DevOps Engineer

| Austin

At Square Root, we need amazing DevOps engineers to handle the demands of our customers. Our platform is continually evolving, and we’re working to provide more scale and automation to keep up with the customer and feature growth. Our DevOps engineering team works with software development teams to instill a culture of DevOps and builds shared components that make all teams faster and more successful. We're a collaborative organization with an emphasis on iteration and learning. We’re looking for someone excited to work with modern technologies in a startup culture, looking to have an immediate impact, and ready to rise to the challenge of a growing organization. 

Sound like you? Keep reading!

The Gig

  • You’ll help design and build our enterprise-scale SaaS infrastructure to stay ahead of our growing usage, planning for scalability, high availability, and low maintenance cost
  • You’ll collaborate with software engineering and data engineering
  • You’ll automate processes with a DevOps mindset, building infrastructure as code.
  • We use containerization, orchestration, configuration management, and deployment automation. We don’t have CI/CD running yet, but with your help, we will.
  • You’ll share best practices and mentor other Engineers in the areas where you're an expert
  • Continuing to learn and grow, you’ll pick up new technologies and patterns as the product and industry evolve. While experience with these tools is not required, you’ll be working with AWS and Azure, Terraform, Docker, Chef, Jenkins, Kafka, ELK, and Datadog.

About You

  • You've got deep experience running web apps at scale
  • You're a coder, not an administrator. You don't manage one server at a time; you build frameworks for configuring and monitoring them
  • You have opinions on what makes a good DevOps tech stack, but you know that tech is dynamic so you don't limit yourself to just one approach
  • You make the people around you better
  • You're a thoughtful communicator, positive, with a bias for action

We're always looking for people to add to and evolve our culture + company. We want you to bring your unique experience and perspective, so don't worry about checking all the boxes. If our values and mission resonate with you, please apply!

Basics

  • Please apply with a cover letter​ that details why you’re a fit for the role and Square Root!
  • This role can work remotely in the United States or in our Austin, Texas office. 

Our Radical Culture

Our culture is at the core of everything we do. As we grow, we’re not only looking to hire the best and brightest, but we’re also looking for people that share our values. This is the code we live by:

  • Think big. Do bigger. Big ideas are meant to be pursued. We have a bias for action, iteration, and impact.
  • Be Customer Inspired. Our customers’ toughest challenges inspire us to build innovative software. We delight them by deeply understanding their business and driving results.
  • Partner. We’re approachable, dependable, and collaborative. We go above and beyond to help our customers, our partners, and one another succeed.
  • Thrive. We revere personal and professional growth. We recognize individuality, embrace authenticity, and celebrate each other’s success.

The Good Stuff

Founded in Austin, Texas, we’ve been bootstrapped and profitable since our start in 2006. Along the way, we’ve added a slew of benefits + perks inspired by our team of Radicals. Here’s a sample:

  • Flexibility: no dress code, office hours, or vacation policy
  • Competitive benefits and compensation
  • A cozy campus of five 1920’s craftsman homes in downtown
  • Radicals get $3,000 a year to learn anything (seriously!)
  • Team lunches, stocked kitchen + bar, coffee-snob compliant coffee machines

Square Root is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Neo4jDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Survey MonkeyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • HTMLDesign
    • CSSDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • IntercomCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Campaign MonitorEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

We have a cozy campus of three 1920’s craftsman-style homes in the historic district of Clarksville, just a few blocks away from downtown Austin.

An Insider's view of Square Root

What projects are you most excited about?

I find our Move a Metric projects really exciting at Square Root. We work with clients to identify a key metric to improve. Using a combination of data science and technology we formulate a plan to help the client move that metric in a positive direction. Through this program, we’re able to show strong business value.

Jessica

Customer Success Director

How does the company support your career growth?

Career goals at Square Root are supported by mentorship, a learn anything budget (that really is for learning anything!), and regular 1x1's with our CEO to talk about anything! More than that, though, we have a team that supports growth by always providing new and different opportunities to develop skills and show off ones you've gained.

Mary

Marketing Manager

What are some social events your company does?

Square Root invests in work/life balance. They take care to include my family regularly in events like holiday parties, the family picnic, happy hour invites, and much more. When they do, the attention to detail and care to make the moment special for us really makes an impact. It isn’t just checking a box.

Eric

Sales Director

What are Square Root Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our perks are inspired by our values and team. For example, in 2015 we added a $3,000 annual budget for each Radical to Learn Anything. Our Thrive value and the team’s passion for personal + professional growth inspired this perk. Through feedback surveys and 1-on-1 conversations, we continue to learn what matters most to our team. Each thing we add is meaningful, not just a box to check.

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