Principal DevOps Engineer

  • USAJobsCareers
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Feb 10, 2018
Full time Engineering Information Technology Maintenance Management Skilled Labor

Job Description

Principal DevOps Engineer

TextMe - San Francisco, CA

UnitedStatesJobsCareers is partnering with TEXTME seeking an experienced SENIOR DEVOPS ENGINEER for their SAN FRANCISCO, CA operation.

About the Company: TextMe was created in March 2011 with a single vision and single measure for success: to remove the modern barriers of communicating and provide people with universal and free communication options. TextMe's ultimate measure for success is to achieve the highest quality and thus rival and surpass classical communication alternatives. In order to deliver on this vision, TextMe gathered a group of enthusiastic engineers, with brilliant development skills in web and mobile technologies, joined by highly experienced entrepreneurs with in-depth technical and commercial expertise in mobile and telecommunications and, last but not least, with solid financial skills thus enabling a sound, though fast growing, self funded development of the company. TextMe is based in downtown San Francisco in Union Square.

About the Job: This role is key to the engineering team. You will be responsible for building, hosting and scaling resilient API / VoIP / messaging platforms for millions of users. In this position you will be working directly with senior members of the management team and have the opportunity for a high level of ownership and autonomy. We place a high value on a problem-solving attitude and an excitement to learn new subjects. Join us in revolutionizing the way people communicate with each other, worldwide!


  • Manage the entire server-side infrastructure (150+ instances)
  • Participate in architecting and building systems for maximum performance, reliability and scalability.
  • Work with the engineering team on product design, decisions and troubleshooting
  • Organize and participate in on-call rotation (be available by phone or email in case something goes wrong)
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues with hardware, software, applications and network
  • Improve the development team’s ability to rapidly and safely deploy code and configuration
  • Responsible for the data pipelines used by the product, analytics andadops teams

Why you would be perfect for the role:

  • You want to make direct impact on an organization and its users/customers
  • You excel working in a small team and startup organization in a high-profile role
  • You enjoy being the backbone of an organization’s technology platform
  • You can work hand-in-hand with C-Suite Executives, Senior Management, Sales, Customer Service and all aspects on an organization
  • You love to problem-solve

Requirements and Skills Needed:

  • 5+ years of experience in managing production-critical infrastructures
  • Approach: strong self-starter, operationally-focused, problem-solving
  • Fluent with the Debian GNU/Linux operating system
  • Demonstrated experience with Web/API solutions: Nginx, Python + Django + REST framework, MySQL (replication and high availability), Cassandra clusters, Memcached and Redis, log management, mobile push (APNS, GCM)
  • Strong knowledge of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) ecosystem: EC2: instance deployment + ELB + autoscaling, Amazon RDS: MySQL, Elasticache: Memcached and Redis, S3 objects+ ACL and lifecycle, Redshift and mobile analytics, IAM policies and roles, cost reporting
  • Strong experience with BI and analytics tools: HP Vertica, AWS Redshift, Google BigQuery, Tableau (Server and Desktop), data pipelines, ETL, Python
  • Experience with infrastructure automation and monitoring tools: Chef, Zabbix, Rsyslog, Sentry, New Relic Knowledge of VoIP (SIP, WebRTC) a plus SQL, a plus

Company Benefits: Competitive compensation and benefits package including equity

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Equity in Company
  • Open Time Off

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • AWS: 3 years
  • managing Production-Critical Infrastructures: 5 years