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Platform Engineer
Toronto, ON, Canada

Introduction

Downtime sucks. OpsLevel wants to make the Internet better by helping companies build more reliable and secure software. We’re building a Service Ownership Platform - starting with a Microservice Catalog - to make it easier for engineering teams to own and operate software in production.

Company

We're a seed stage startup based in Toronto, Canada. We're an experienced team of ex-Amazon, ex-Shopify, and ex-PagerDuty folks. We have paying customers and have seed funding from a number of fantastic Silicon Valley investors.

We’re building a technical product, but our user experience is still paramount. We treat our customers really well and in turn we learn a ton from them.

Work/life balance is a priority for us. We have family, friends, and hobbies that we want to attend to at the end of the day (and we suspect you do too). 

We care a lot about culture. Here are our values:

  • Empathy: Think of others; think of your users
  • Growth Mindset: Get comfortable with being uncomfortable
  • Intellectual Honesty: The best solution is more important than anyone's ego
  • Focus & Efficiency: Keep the main thing the main thing
  • Simplicity

Position

This job could be defined as "Automate all the things!".

We are looking for someone with a background in infrastructure automation to help us meet the growing demand for our Service Ownership Platform. The primary areas of responsibility are:

  • Design, implement, monitor, and secure OpsLevel’s deployment processes and cloud infrastructure. Infra is cattle, not pets.
  • Define and implement new features for our internal platform to power new functionality in our main product. (Workflow processing/queuing systems, etc.)
  • Work with our application engineers to build a scalable, reliable, and observable architecture.

OpsLevel helps engineering teams better adopt service ownership and DevOps best practices. We practice what we preach. Our engineering culture is strongly rooted in “You build it, you own it”.

The ideal candidate is someone with a breadth of knowledge in a number of technologies; can operate under minimal supervision; is a fast learner; and is adept at communicating technology automation concepts.

We have some of the basics covered (we use Docker, Terraform, and AWS already), but you’ll lead the way and define the big rocks around infrastructure automation. 

Required Skills

You have a track record of making good engineering decisions. You improve those around you. You care about reliability, security, scalability, and maintainability, but know when to trade-off technical debt vs. building for the long term. 

Here are some of the technologies we use (or plan on using):

  • Terraform
  • MySQL
  • AWS / GCP
  • Redis
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Sidekiq
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • ElasticSearch
  • DataDog
  • Vue.js
  • Git

It's not a requirement that you've used these before, but you should be comfortable with getting up to speed on new technologies quickly when needed.

As our first Platform Engineer, we’ll also need someone who can guide and teach others, and who is a great communicator - both written and verbal.

Keep in mind that we’re building a tool for people like you - and so as a bonus we’ll love someone who can empathize with our customers, who is involved in the DevOps community, and who can give good feedback on our product.

Know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!