Senior DevOps Engineer at Cision (formerly TrendKite) (Austin, TX)

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TrendKite, now a part of Cision, is looking for a driven, engaging Senior DevOps Engineer to join our team in Austin. The ideal candidate thrives in a high-growth, tech environment. 

What you love to do:

  • Work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment with a team of smart, passionate engineers, product managers, and designers 
  • Be part of a small, fast team of talented DevOps engineers 
  • Accelerate, optimize, and bullet-proof production systems and development processes 
  • Manage orchestration, configuration, and provisioning automation 
  • Own clusters of hundreds of nodes hosting petabytes of data 
  • Design and create infrastructure in a continuous development, integration, and deployment shop 

The things you have to have:

  • At least five years operational experience with infrastructure supporting 10+ million in revenue 
  • Impressive proficiency with Linux 
  • Proficiency with networking, including WAN/LAN, TCP/IP (routes, subnets, NAT), VPN 
  • Experience with AWS Cloud (including EC2, VPC, RDS, ELB, EBS, S3) 
  • Configuration Management experience with at least one of Ansible, Salt, Puppet, or Chef (Ansible and Salt preferred) 
  • Veteran’s point of view on monitoring large-scale production systems (Ganglia, StatsD, Prometheus, Datadog, etc.) 
  • Zealous insistence on Security, including identity control (A&A), penetration tests, vulnerability audits 
  • Demonstrable expertise with relational data stores (PostgreSQL and MySQL preferred), particularly with expertise in optimization at the metal (I/O, RAM, CPU) and application levels 
  • Competence with at least one compiled language (Java, GoLang, C, etc.) 
  • Competence with at least one scripting language (bash, Python, etc.) 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, related technical field, or comparable industry experience 
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident (We do not offer sponsorship at this time) 

The things we’d love you to have:

  • Insatiable desire to constantly learn and grow 
  • Passion for building stable, scalable, and maintainable SaaS infrastructure 
  • Maniacal pride in the reliability you’ve built into every system you’ve touched
  • Deep-seated drive for and pride in flawless uptime on every system 
  • Amazing stories and outcomes from post mortems you’ve run 
  • SRE-style focus on performance and scale improvements 
  • Great balance of strategic vision and tactical pragmatism 
  • Confident command of distributed / NoSQL data stores (ElasticSearch and Cassandra preferred) 
  • Experience working in fast-paced agile team (Kanban preferred) 

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