We're a bunch of engineers building a next-generation managed file transfer service, and we need to find an experienced DevOps guy/gal to help us. We're not starting from scratch - we've already got customers in more than a hundred countries - including names like Adobe, Chevron, Lockheed Martin & Zillow. Check out www.exavault.com.
This is DevOps in the true sense of the word. We believe in 'configuration as code' -- almost all of our physical systems are provisioned via chef, and we use docker to build and deploy our application and associated services. As with any DevOps job, there's going to be some ops -- doing things like tuning and tweaking the database servers -- but much of it will be the dev part: building out our configuration management system, improving our docker images, improving our deployment process, writing tests for all of that, and more.
We're looking for a leader -- someone who is technically gifted, but also has the business side & soft skills to ultimately be the DevOps manager, interfacing with the rest of the team, including senior leadership, on planning our infrastructure roadmap. In a bit more detail:
That's a lot, we know. This is the sort of job where the challenge will be different every day, and you'll rarely find yourself doing the same thing twice.
Now, in terms of what we're looking for from you:
We offer an excellent set of benefits to our full-time employees:
ExaVault is headquartered in San Ramon, CA. We've been remote since before it was cool, and have employees throughout the US, Europe & Asia. Take a look at your potential future teammates on our about us page. Some of us work from home, some from co-working spaces, and some from coffee shops or other locations. You should have a quiet, professional, distraction-free workspace (either at home or elsewhere) from which to work; we'll pay for a membership to a co-working space if you'd like.
A note on applying from David, the CEO
Online job postings are a little bit like online dating sites. There are thousands of people out there, all with great skills. There are also thousands of jobs, all great opportunities. We need to find the one person who's the right fit for us... the right skills, the right mindset... somebody who will fit into our culture. You (hopefully) need to find the one job that's right for you: something where you're as excited to go to work on the 1000th day as you are on the 1st day.
So how do we meet each other? The signal-to-noise ratio on the Internet is low. This is probably the 100th job post you've looked at, and we get hundreds of candidates every time we put up a listing like this. I have a proposal: I've tried to share a lot about our company and our culture in this post, and on our website, and elsewhere. Do a little homework on us. After that, if this job really, truly excites you, and you think you'd be great at it, tell me why in your cover letter. I don't need to know that you worked at 'ACME, Inc.' for ten years -- I can get that from your resume. And I don't need to know that you're 'professional, responsive and detail-oriented. Everybody says that. I'm reading every submission personally, and what I really need to know is who you are, what you can do, and why you think this would be awesome.
You should apply using the button on this page, but if you have questions about the job or just want to make an extra pitch for yourself, my email is email@example.com
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