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Maximum Security DevOps Engineer

San Francisco, CA | Engineering

Job Description

Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security. 

 - John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy


About this Job:

You are either A) a security professional who used to love operating Linux environments and misses getting your hands dirty, or B) a highly curious and detail-oriented dev-ops engineer with the ambition to design, run, and evangelize a serious security infrastructure for a fast-growing tech company.

This job will be 60% security and 40% operations. You will be on the DevOps team and you will own the security portfolio.

We are a big data SaaS platform and integration startup with strong legs here in the SoMa area of San Francisco. We run a hybrid colo/cloud environment with over 400 physical servers, scaling to multiple hundreds of virtual servers. We are responsible for ensuring high availability, low latency, and security for more than a petabyte of data and over one billion requests we receive every day. Join us as our Maximum Security DevOps Engineer as those numbers grow to two petabytes and two billion daily requests, and beyond.



  • Strengthen and grow our network and application security program.

  • Evangelize security inside the organization.

  • Communicate policies to our product team and to customers.

  • Automate everything!

  • Help build a great company.


  • 2+ years of work experience in dev-ops or Linux sysadmin role, preferably in a fast-paced web application environment.

  • At least 1 year of web or network security.

  • B.S. degree in computer science, information technology, information security, or equivalent.

  • Whether or not you’re certified, you can talk intelligently about CISSP, SAS70 and what differentiates SOC2 Type 1 from SOC1 Type 2.

  • Experience writing security policies, pentesting, and static code analysis.

  • You like to code. Our ops team is unique: We are part of the development team. You know at least two of Ruby, Bash, Java, Python, C, C++, and Perl.

  • Smart, friendly, you get stuff done.

  • Ability to learn quickly.

  • Great team and business communication skills; presentation skills; project management communication ability.

Employee Benefits:

  • Work with talented, collaborative, and friendly engineers who love what they do.
  • Enjoy unlimited PTO. We believe passion and hard work grants flexibility and trust.
  • Participate in a thriving culture. We host events such as weekly yoga, game nights, happy hour, and a two night camping trip.
  • Leverage our health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401K, and pre-tax commuter benefit.
  • Own equity in the company.  Every employee is a stakeholder in our future.
  • Work in the heart of San Francisco - the best city in the world.


Keywords: Ruby, Bash, Java, Python, C, C++, Perl, “static code”, analysis, “information technology”, IT, security, “network security”, dev-ops, sysadmin, startup


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