Quick Take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are hiring a Director of Infrastructure Engineering!

Why it Matters: In this role, you will support our team of infrastructure engineers as they design, build and support tools, systems and workflows that will amplify and enable the efforts of fellow engineers. Our infra team delivers a consistent platform for applications at Axios, supports our product squads, and works toward making our systems faster, more efficient and able to deal with massive volumes of traffic as we continue to launch worthy products into the world.

Go Deeper: In this role, you will make an impact to Axios through the following responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the CTO to build a vision for technology at Axios
  • Set standards and define best practice for infrastructure engineering
  • Hire, retain, and grow the world-class talent Axios needs to succeed
  • Ensure all engineers in your domain are delivering high-quality technical output
  • Coach and mentor staff to help them grow in their abilities as they work on cross-functional product-oriented squads
  • Serve as a lead in the delivery of high-performance, scalable web applications
  • Be an authority on systems architecture and ensure squads are aligning their technical choices to the bigger picture

The Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Axios’ mission and have the following skills:

  • Experience leading and managing teams of engineers in a fast-growth environment
  • Deep, current technical capacity with infrastructure engineering, DevOps practices, and enterprise-grade software delivery
  • Deep and current knowledge of AWS and other cloud provider platforms
  • Expert-level knowledge of Linux, Kubernetes, Terraform, and Docker
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts and ability to manage complex networks
  • Experience securely locking down environments and datacenters
  • Proven track record of creating pragmatic, maintainable systems using industry-recognized best practices
  • Significant, current knowledge of common web application stack components such as Django, Node, Postgres, and related frameworks and technologies
  • Experience with front-end technologies, specifically React, is a plus
  • Highly skilled at making systems more efficient, faster, and cheaper

Don’t forget:  

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend

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