Software Engineer, DevOps

Redwood City, CA

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Posted 1 month ago

We’re looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to fill the mission-critical role of ensuring that our complex, web-scale systems are healthy, monitored, automated, and designed to scale. You will use your background as an operations generalist to work closely with our development teams from the early stages of design all the way through identifying and resolving production issues. The ideal candidate will be passionate about an operations role that involves deep knowledge of both the application and the product, and will also believe that automation is a key component to operating large-scale systems.


  • Serve as a primary point responsible for the overall health, performance, and capacity of one or more of our Internet-facing services
  • Gain deep knowledge of our complex applications.
  • Assist in the roll-out and deployment of new product features and installations to facilitate our rapid iteration and constant growth.
  • Develop tools to improve our ability to rapidly deploy and effectively monitor custom applications in a large-scale UNIX environment.
  • Work closely with development teams to ensure that platforms are designed with operability in mind.
  • Function well in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing environment.
  • Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation.

6-Month Accomplishments

  • Familiarize with Poshmark tech stack and functional requirements.
  • Get comfortable with automation tools/frameworks used within Cloud Ops organization and deployment processes associated with.
  • Gain in depth knowledge related to comms functionality and infrastructure required for it.
  • Start Contributing by working on small to medium scale projects.
  • Understand and follow on call rotation as a secondary to get familiarized with on call process.

12-Month Accomplishments

  • Execute projects related to comms functionality, independently, with little guidance from lead.
  • Create meaningful alerts and dashboards for various sub-system involved in comms infrastructure.
  • Identify gaps in infrastructure and suggest improvements or work on it.
  • Get involved in on call rotation.

Desired Skills

  • 3+ years of experience in Systems Engineering/Site Reliability Operations role is required, ideally in a startup or fast-growing company.
  • 3+ years in a UNIX-based large-scale web operations role.
  • 3+ years of experience in doing 24/7 support for large scale production environments. 
  • Battle-proven, real-life experience in running a large scale production operation.
  • Experience working on cloud-based infrastructure e.g AWS, GCP, Azure.
  • Hands-on experience with continuous integration tools such as Jenkins, configuration management with Ansible, systems monitoring and alerting with tools such as Nagios, New Relic, Graphite.
  • Experience scripting/coding 
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools.


Technologies we use:

  •   Ruby, JavaScript, NodeJs, Tomcat, Nginx, HaProxy
  •   MongoDB, RabbitMQ, Redis, ElasticSearch.
  •   Amazon Web Services (EC2, RDS, CloudFront, S3, etc.)
  •   Terraform, Packer, Jenkins, Datadog, Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible and other DevOps tools.

Please note that Poshmark will not be able to sponsor work-related visa for this position. 


Why Poshmark?

Poshmark is a leading social commerce platform for the next generation of retailers and shoppers. Through technology, our mission is to build the world’s most connected shopping experience, while empowering people to build thriving retail businesses. Since launching in 2011, Poshmark has become a vibrant social shopping community with seven million Seller Stylists helping 60 million users discover items they love from over 100 million items. The company is backed by the world’s leading investment firms including Mayfield, Menlo Ventures, GGV Capital, Temasek, Inventus Capital, Uncork Capital, Union Grove Venture Partners, Shea Ventures and AngelList. For more information, please visit, or find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.


About us

We’re constantly challenging the status quo and are looking for innovative and passionate people to help shape the future of Poshmark. We’re disrupting the industry by combining social connections with e-commerce through data-driven solutions and the latest technology to optimize our platform. We’re nothing without our amazing team who deliver an unparalleled social shopping experience to the millions of people we connect each day. Come help us build the most connected shopping experience ever.


We built Poshmark around four core values: 1) focus on people to create empowered communities that drive success; 2) together we grow to support each other to strive for our dreams; 3) lead with love to foster genuine connections built upon a foundation of respect; and 4) embrace your weirdness to accept and empower one another on their own unique journey. We’re invested in our team and community, working together to build an entirely new way to shop. That way, when we win, we all win together. Come help us build the most connected shopping experience ever.


Here’s what we’ll set you up with:

  • A team that is invested in transcending journey, career growth and training
  • Competitive salary and equity, based on experience
  • Company sponsors up to 100% cost for your health, dental and vision plans and up to 90% for your dependents
  • Macbook and Smartphone reimbursement
  • Work alongside world-class talent
  • Flexible vacation / paid time off policy
  • Parental leave
  • Healthy and exciting catered  lunches, snacks and beverages offered daily
  • Personal style encouraged (or not, whatever you’re in to)
  • Fun company happy hours, parties, and offsite events


Poshmark is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job tags: Ansible AWS Azure CloudFront Docker EC2 Elasticsearch GCP JavaScript Kubernetes MongoDB Nginx Open source Packer RabbitMQ Redis Ruby S3 Terraform Tomcat Unix