M1 is a young, rapidly growing company revolutionizing personal finance. The current tools used to invest, borrow, or spend your money are woefully undershooting what’s possible -- so we have created a new generation of investment and banking tools that will entirely reinvent how people interact with their money.

Our signature product is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, free investing platform. People can easily create and automate their investments, borrow against a flexible portfolio line of credit, and soon, use M1 as their bank -- creating a finance experience that is totally new and incredibly exciting. There has never been an easier, more convenient, or less expensive way to control all aspects of your finances.

We manage hundreds of millions of dollars and are signing up thousands of new customers each week. But we are not done! We have ambitious plans to take on an entrenched, aging industry. Join us and help build the future of personal finance.

Job Description

M1 seeks a DevOps engineer looking to take the next step in their career: an energetic, enthusiastic, optimistic candidate searching for a smaller organization where they can try on many different hats, create and manage new processes, and grow with us to become a manager in their own right. The individual we seek will be a generalist with knowledge of many different parts of infrastructure and excited to deepen their knowledge of every part of the DevOps stack.

At M1, we value diversity and foster a positive, creative work environment. We seek individuals who want to enable each others' best contributions, are willing to take an active yet compassionate role in helping guide the vision of our business, and aren't afraid to become an integral component of our company.

As a member of the infrastructure engineering team, you will:

  • Operate and own production-grade Kubernetes clusters for a variety of workloads

  • Manage and build a best-in-class release engineering framework

  • Implement clean and maintainable infrastructure-as-code that adheres to industry best practices

  • Identify and execute on opportunities to improve existing systems

  • Contribute product ideas to overall company growth

  • Grow alongside an exciting, committed team of engineers who will always help you be your best


Desired Skills and Competencies

  • 4+ years of professional Devops or SRE experience

  • Experience with managing Terraform, NGINX, elasticsearch, neo4j, OpenVPN, Consul, and other widely-used FOSS tools

  • Experience with Chef or comparable configuration management tool

  • Experience with modern, container-based networking stacks

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and Docker

  • CI/CD pipeline construction

  • Proficiency with Ruby, Go, and/or shell script language knowledge

  • Amazon Web Services usage

  • Postgres database administration

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, self-motivated, growth-minded

  • Ability to work quickly and independently with minimal oversight

  • Excellent communicator and collaborator

  • General knowledge of investing and personal finance or desire to learn

  • A demonstrated ability to learn quickly and apply best practices to new problem areas is as critical a qualification as prior work experience.

Additional Information

Job Perks

  • Unlimited PTO & personal days

  • Comprehensive health benefits

  • Stock options for all employees

  • Office in River North conveniently located near public transportation

This is a full-time, on-site position at our Chicago, IL headquarters (no remote). Candidates must be authorized to work in the US. Sorry, we are unable to sponsor visas at this time.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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