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Senior DevOps Engineer






San Mateo, CA, US


Job description

Location: San Mateo

At Owler, you will have the opportunity to build products that millions of business professionals, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, use every day. As a Senior DevOps Engineer, you’ll be a critical part of a small and dedicated team, with the opportunity to make a huge impact. Your contributions will power the systems that serve the rapidly growing Owler community.

Owler has built the most comprehensive and accurate community-powered dataset available on over 12 million public and private businesses. Since 2015, our MAU base has grown from 5,000 to ~3M. Owler Pro helps professionals discover new opportunities with powerful prospecting tools, and track the companies that matter to them with a concise daily news snapshot and real-time alerts. We are funded and backed by top Silicon Valley VCs, including Norwest Venture Partners and Trinity Ventures.

What will I be doing?

As a senior member of the engineering team you will:

  • Uphold a culture of technical excellence around the team by fostering effective and enduring norms and values.
  • Manage infrastructure-as-code on AWS; we use EC2, ECS, S3, SQS, Cloudfront, API Gateway, ELB, among other technologies.
  • Lead and participate in architectural decisions to help us seamlessly scale large-scale systems.
  • Take part in a shared on-call rotation (a follow-the-sun model).
  • Prototype, build, and deploy dev tools, workflows, and automated monitoring systems to ensure that our cloud platform reliably serves our global user base.
  • Collaborate with development teams to implement best practices in SDLC.
  • Mentor junior team members, with lots of opportunity to grow your career.

What skills/experience do I need?

  • 3+ years working with AWS in production.
  • Experience working within a microservices infrastructure.
  • Experience with DevOps tools e.g. Jenkins, Nexus, Git, TerraForm, etc.
  • Experience with ELK stack administration and performance tuning.
  • Demonstrable skills in a high-level scripting language such as Python.
  • Solid Linux system administration, troubleshooting and performance analysis skills.
  • Additionally, hands-on skills with a significant number of the following: Apache, Nginx, Memcached, Redis, Elasticache, ElasticSearch, Docker, AWS APIs and CLI Tools, EC2 Autoscaling, DNS, HTTP Headers, HTTP Caching, SSL, RESTful APIs, MySQL, Nagios, Graphite, MongoDB.
  • Familiarity with setting up a CI/CD pipeline.
  • Familiarity with Bitbucket workflows.
  • Track record of being a strong collaborator and communicator.


  • Generous Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Stock Options / Equity
  • Unlimited Vacation Time / Flex time
  • Company-sponsored meals, snacks, etc.
  • Strong bi-directional learning culture. You’ll learn from us, and we will learn from you
  • Office Dogs! We like dogs. Do you?

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