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Lead DevOps Engineer


4 months ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (USA Only)

Hiring from: USA Only

Category: DevOps / Sysadmin

About Shift:
We believe car buying should be fun, fair, and accessible to everyone. We’ve set out to transform an industry, using technology to bring transparency and convenience to the car buying process.
And we aren’t stopping there. We seek to bring that same openness and simplicity to car ownership too, with payments, maintenance, and insurance in one easy app. At Shift, we’re building the tools that empower people to buy, own, and sell the cars that make life go. 
About the role: 

The Lead DevOps Engineer reports to the Director of Technical Operations and is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable engineers in the TechOps Organization in the areas of Cloud Infrastructure, Site Reliability Engineering, and Developer Productivity. They will be leading projects in all of those 3 areas and participating in implementation. They will mentor engineers in TechOps and be influential across the rest of the Engineering Department.

What we ask for:
  • 5+ years of DevOps experience - supporting production cloud infrastructure (must include AWS) and software development toolsets and processes.
  • 5+ years of experience with Linux-based Server Operating Systems, including shell scripting (BASH or equivalent)
  • 2+ years of experience mentoring junior engineers in DevOps disciplines of Cloud Infrastructure, Site Reliability Engineering, and Developer Productivity.
  • 2+ years of experience with Infrastructure-as-Code and Configuration-as-Code (Terraform/CloudFormation/etc and Puppet/Chef/etc)
  • Strong understanding of web service fundamentals, such as HTTP/S, SSL/TLS, TCP/UDP, caching, DNS and load balancing.
  • PostgreSQL Database performance tuning and high-availability experience.
  • Ability to be a role model for team and cross-functional collaboration, demonstrating professionalism by example and empathy for other functional groups within the business.
  • Experience using agile methodologies to plan and track project work.
  • Experience working collaboratively with software engineers on web-apps, leveraging your familiarity with MVC frameworks, build pipelines and deployment strategies.
  • Expert knowledge of monitoring systems including host/OS metrics, logging, and web application performance, using SaaS products such as DataDog, StackDriver, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate project plans and progress with stakeholders across the business, including experience producing technical documentation.
Nice to have:
  • Production Docker and Kubernetes experience.
  • Production experience with Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
  • Experience implementing Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tools (NewRelic, DataDog APM, AppDynamics, etc).
  • Experience deploying Continuous Deployment solutions for high velocity development teams.
  • Experience deploying Machine Learning models, or infrastructure for ML Training.
  • Experience managing development tooling and workflows for mobile (iOS/Android) development.
On diversity
Our company depends on balance and equality — between buyers and sellers, among employees, and in our relationships with customers.
Our mission to evolve car ownership and transform an industry is a challenging one. It can only be achieved by a team of diverse problem-solvers — engineers, designers, business people — from the same broad demographics as our customers.
Why join now?
We’ve built a small but highly talented team backed by >$275 million in funding from investors like DFJ, Goldman Sachs, BMW, and Nissan. In October 2018 we announced a deep partnership and a $140m round led by the third largest auto retailer in the  US, Lithia Motors. With strong product-market fit and a great business in California, the next two years will be focused on scaling the business nationally.
Shift is the Bay Area’s #1 seller of used cars with $150 million in cars sold per year. We’re serving most of California and are gearing up to scale to new markets. With a solid business model and no clear winner in our space yet, this is a hugely exciting time to join the team.
Shift is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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