About Airtime

Today, online means alone. We're changing that. We are charting the course for the next era of the Internet: live, shared experiences. We're building a new way to use the Internet—together.

That’s why we’re pioneering a new kind of social experience, one designed for togetherness.  At its core, Airtime is a social platform for doing whatever together. Gather with your people to explore the Internet: group video, listen to music, chat, watch stuff, send pictures, GIFs, and more.

Our company was founded a few years ago by Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning and is backed by Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Founders Fund, and a host of other amazing partners.

Role

Responsible for “DevOps” at a fast-growing startup with locations in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and NYC.  Combination sys-admin/SRE/operations.  You’ll work very closely with the backend and client teams- responsibilities change as the company scales, so huge potential for learning and growth opportunities, and building out a team.

We feel very strongly at Airtime that routine tasks should be automated, deployments should be easy, and infrastructure should be fault-tolerant.  This means we use TDD, continuous integration/deployment, and systems are self-healing (i.e., if a host goes down, it’s replaced automatically).  

At a high level, you should be interested in solving problems like “how could we replace this instance faster?”, “how could we build a system that can handle a 500x spike in RPM?”, “how can I make this Docker image smaller, so I can speed builds up 15%?”.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation
  • Maintain and improve existing infrastructure (build out autoscaling, support new services)
  • Troubleshoot and address infrastructure issues
  • Automate recurring tasks (for example, syncing data from the production Mongo cluster to a reporting server)
  • Maintain and improve existing build and deployment processes across all teams (Android, iOS, backend)
  • Enforce best practices for security and reliability across the organization

Must haves

  • Expert level AWS knowledge.  Familiarity with both the console and the CLI is a plus.
  • General familiarity with monitoring/troubleshooting.  Most importantly the ability to address an issue, and trace it back to a root cause.
  • General familiarity with networking and security
  • General familiarity with microservices/container architecture
  • *nix familiarity:  company works off OSX, servers are Ubuntu + Amazon linux
  • Basic scripting knowledge (bash preferred)
  • Self directed learner and worker

Tools we use

  • AWS (VPC, Route53, EC2/ELB/ASG, Redshift, ECS, Elasticache, SNS/SQS, DynamoDB, ECR, Lambda, Cloudfront, Cloudwatch, RDS)
  • Docker
  • MongoDB
  • CircleCI and Jenkins
  • Git
  • New Relic and Sumologic
  • PagerDuty
  • Ansible
  • Vagrant
  • Node.js
  • Redis
  • Nginx
  • Supervisor
  • Fastlane

Are you in?

Airtime Leadership

Sean Parker, Founder & Executive Chairman
Daniel Klaus, President
Thomas Purnell-Fisher, Chief Product Officer 
Sanidhya Khilnani, VP of Product
Prakash Ramakrishna, Vice President of Engineering, Airtime West
Jesse Rabek, Vice President of Application Engineering
Erik Martin, Vice President of Marketing
 

 

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