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

Why it matters: By leveraging your existing engineering knowledge and learning new skills, you will play a  key role in our mission. By working with senior engineers, you will design, build, and support tools, systems, and workflows that will amplify and enable the efforts of fellow engineers. You will help us optimize our stack and ultimately work 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 on Axios through the following responsibilities:

  • Follow standards, patterns, and best practices in order to help engineers in other squads make effective use of infrastructure
  • Work with more senior engineers to grow your skills while taking on more advanced responsibilities over time
  • Consult with other squads in a SRE capacity to help leverage infrastructure effectively
  • Configure and manage our software defined networking capabilities including VPCs, firewalls, and routing
  • Update AWS account and group policies
  • Maintain core shared services like Kubernetes clusters, databases, and CI/CD systems
  • Familiarity with security policies such as SOC 2, NIST, and CIS benchmarks is a plus
  • Assist in following and enabling incident management and release coordination processes
  • Understand the importance of creating and reviewing documentation

The details: The person in this role should have knowledge of basic concepts of DevOps engineering and be able to work collaboratively to learn, achieve goals, and grow their skills both through mentorship and through independent learning. The ability to work independently some of the time is a must, along with being comfortable asking questions.

  • Understanding of cloud engineering concepts (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience with Kubernetes is a plus
  • Understanding of CI/CD concepts (Jenkins, CircleCI, GitHub Actions, etc)
  • Familiarity with monitoring systems like Prometheus, Grafana, Loki, Sentry, etc.
  • Experience with a language like Python, JavaScript, Go, or similar
  • Experience using Terraform is a plus
  • An understanding of business continuity and disaster recovery is a plus 
  • Proactively seeking to make systems more efficient, faster and cheaper
  • Fast learner with an ability to work and learn collaboratively
  • Experience with AWS a plus

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

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per quarter
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services 
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
  • Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers 
  • Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
  • Weekly company-sponsored exercise and meditation classes 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events

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