DevOps Engineer

Austin, TX

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About Zignal Labs
Zignal’s Narrative Intelligence Cloud analyzes billions of digital stories in real time to help customers discover and manage the narratives that can help or harm them. Used by the world’s largest companies and public sector organizations, Zignal’s natural language processing and machine learning algorithms identify risks and opportunities as they emerge, and provide insight into how to shape the narratives that matter most. Headquartered in San Francisco, Zignal serves customers around the world, including Expedia, Synchrony, Prudential, The Public Goods Project, and Uber.
To learn more, visit: www.zignallabs.com.
Role Overview
In this role, you will be a part of a DevOps team specializing in tools and automation. The mission of our DevOps team is to break down barriers between Development and Operations to further Zignal Labs' business goals in the most efficient manner possible. Our DevOps team focuses on building a culture & practice that leads to improved product quality, frequent automated delivery and automated infrastructure changes.
As a DevOps Engineer, you will capture Zignal Labs’ entire stack as code and provide tooling that facilitate releases, maintenance and monitoring. To succeed in this position, you’ll need to be familiar with our tech stack while remaining tech agnostic in your search for the best solutions to our engineering challenges. 
This position is remotely based and is required to support East Coast hours.

Responsibilities

  • Release engineering: Unified tooling and methodology for code release
  • Integration engineering:  Continuously integrate, test, and build code regularly and efficiently, progressing code from local environments to production with ability to roll back.
  • Scaling and tuning: Benchmark, scale and tune application and data services based on testing with identified tools or code written in-house (Note: tuning involves systems kernel parameters, data service options, etc. Not software changes)
  • Software Configuration Management:  Architecting and maintaining environment specific configuration management for applications
  • Develop and refine a development workflow that facilitates rapid releases and improves code quality
  • Create and leverage dashboards populated with time series data to capture the state of our applications

Requirements

  • 5+ years of production experience in either a high uptime or high throughput environment 
  • 2+ years of AWS experience
  • Strong problem solver with critical thinking skills
  • Self-starter who collaborates well and has a strong sense of urgency to resolve production issues
  • DevOps and automation mindset
  • Operational experience with Apache products
  • Experience with Docker and containerization tech
  • Experience administering CI/CD tooling like CircleCI or AWS CodeBuild
  • Python - beginner level and familiarity with AWS CLI and Boto a plus
  • Experience with Kubernetes is highly desirable
  • Cloudhealth, AWS cost management, infrastructure capacity planning - expert
  • Comfortable with being on-call and able to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Familiarity with monitoring toolsets like DataDog or Dynatrace
  • Data pipelining experience in some form is desired
  • Expert level system administration - Linux/Unix
  • Familiarity with Kafka, Zookeeper is desiredFamiliarity with MongoDB, NoSQL

What can you expect from Zignal?

  • Competitive salary based on the work you do
  • 100% employer-paid Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Flexible time off – work with your manager to take the time you need
  • Up to 16 hours of paid time off to volunteer in your local community
  • Learning environment where we value professional and personal development
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Zignal Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position.
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