The Role

As a DevOps Engineer at Striveworks, you will be working on a team tasked with ensuring the robustness, reliability, efficiency, and automation of our development and operational environments as well as the design, engineering, and development operations for our products. You will have the opportunity to work with new, cloud-native technologies, and have the autonomy to select or engineer solutions to address the unique challenges posed by artificial intelligence data systems at both large and small scale.  In addition to standard site reliability engineering tasks—such as building software for monitoring and alerting, DevOps, and infrastructure automation—you will have the opportunity to contribute to the design and deployment of our MLOps platform.

The Right Fit

Purehearted geniuses. How do you know you’re a purehearted genius? Easy: you persevere relentlessly to achieve your goals. You know the team has the same goals as you, and you make and accept decisions for the team with humility. Your say/do ratio is 1. Your “acceptable” is what others call “excellence.” You embody grit and default to ownership. You know that there is no smartest person in the room. Fit all those? We’re already on the same page. Here’s what else we’re looking for:

  • 2+ years experience with the following:
    • Deploying and maintaining Kubernetes services (as opposed to consuming a vendored Kubernetes service, e.g. AWS EKS or Azure AKS)
    • Deploying and maintaining Helm charts
    • Deploying infrastructure in a cloud such as AWS, Azure, GCP, or OpenStack
    • Monitoring and alerting solutions such as Prometheus and Grafana
    • Containerization and related technologies: Docker, containerd, Podman
    • Cloud-native Architecture
    • CI/CD pipeline development and maintenance, e.g. Gitlab CI, or build servers such as Jenkins
    • Ansible or other configuration management solution such as Chef, Puppet, or Salt
    • Infrastructure as Code, such as Terraform, AWS Cloudformation, or Azure Bicep
    • Linux server administration
    • Troubleshooting network connectivity issues
    • Scripting languages, especially Python and Bash
    • Utilizing Git for source control management
  • In addition to the above,
    • 3+ years experience in Software Engineering
    • 1+ years managing a team in any Information Technology field
    • 10+ years experience in any Information Technology field

The Tech Stack

We believe in constant curiosity and peer-driven learning. As a DevOps Engineer at Striveworks, you’ll have access to our growing learning library, participate in open-source projects, and take part in pair programming. Find some of our public projects at github.com/Striveworks. You’ll be able to grow your skills in:

  • Kubernetes (Kubespray, Helm, EKS, AKS)
  • Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, Ansible)
  • Cloud (AWS, Azure, OpenStack)
  • Python 
  • Bash
  • Git

Extra Considerations

We’re very interested in DevOps Engineers who possess the above qualifications, and heavily appreciate and consider the addition of experience in:

  • Kustomize, Kubeadm, Kubespray, Kops, Kind, Microk8s, minikube, K3s
  • Deploying and maintaining OpenStack services
  • Managing and/or deploying information systems on DoD or other air-gapped networks
  • Configuring GPU-equipped servers
  • Willingness to obtain and/or maintain a U.S. security clearance

We also appreciate academic degrees in Computer Science or a related field and/or active TS/SCI clearances. 

The Perks

So, you made it this far and are up for the task... good, we’ve been waiting for you! Joining Striveworks in its current stage means you’ll be a key player in our growth strategy. Striveworks is a well-funded and operating startup whose founders have already taken a company to IPO. We’ve got competitive salaries, good benefits, the best snacks, a learning library, and weekly free lunches. But most importantly, we believe that everyone at the company should be a stakeholder and participate in the company’s success. We have a generous equity plan that puts that belief into practice. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Striveworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity or expression), national origin, social or ethnic origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Striveworks will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.

If you require assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact Operations at hr@striveworks.us. Striveworks is a participating employer in the E-Verify program.

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