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    Lead Platform Engineer

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The Lead Platform Engineer is responsible for building and maintaining a performant, well-architected, secure, reliable hosting platform for our tools and services.


Ideally you

  • Enjoy having a “multiplier effect” for your teammates by pro-actively recognizing and reducing “toil.”

  • Are knowledgeable of modern container-based cloud architectures.

  • Understand the importance of regular system maintenance, to prevent technical debt and reduce security risks.

  • Have experience configuring network architectures and firewall rules for optimal service security, redundancy, and resiliency.

  • Have experience using Config-as-Code tools such as Terraform.


You will:

  • Maintain and improve our current usages of AWS ECS and Heroku.

  • Determine pros/cons of moving to alternate platforms (e.g. k8s) and (if applicable), create a long-term implementation plan.

  • Simplify and modularize our processes for creating new containerized services.

  • Address security vulnerabilities in a timely manner, adhering to our published SLAs.

  • Minimize downtime, orchestrate releases, and establish appropriate deployment and operational metrics and monitoring.

  • Participate in primary on-call rotation for infrastructure related alerts. [rare]

  • Document, develop, and improve operational practices and procedures.


Here is our tech stack: 

Web Application: Ruby on Rails, React, GraphQL via Apollo

Infrastructure/Ops: Heroku, AWS ECS, AWS Kinesis, AWS SQS

Background Processing: Sidekiq, Shoryuken, Protobufs, Go

Database: PostgreSQL, Redis

Management: Notion, Slack, Github

Other: Insomnia



We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply - we’d love to hear from you.




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