Lead DevOps Engineer | Mission Driven Startup

  • Location

    United States

  • Sector:

    Software Engineering, DevOps

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Competitive + Strong Equity and benefits

  • Contact:

    Lydia Kolb

  • Contact email:


  • Consultant:

    Lydia Kolb

My series C client is the #1 Diversity Recruitment Platform (DRP) and is looking to add a Lead DevOps Engineer to the team.  They're backed by Sequoia and recently closed $20 million in funding. 

The Tech Our stack consists of a Swift iOS app, Kotlin Android app, Vue.js frontend, Django / Python backend, ML recommendation-based microservice, and AWS/Netlify as our infrastructure, with a transition to Kubernetes-based deployments underway.

Role and Responsibilities 

  • Operate & troubleshoot company-wide infrastructure that supports everything from our backend Django app to our Python ML microservice
  • Collaborate with our backend team to secure & deploy resilient, performant applications on our container-based infrastructure
  • Support, troubleshoot, and optimize the databases that comprise our data layer, including: PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Redis
  • Take a security-first approach in executing on infrastructure projects and maintaining our highly available cloud infrastructure
  • Use Infrastructure as Code solutions like CloudFormation to provision and configuration our cloud resources
  • Collaborate with all of engineering to implement metrics, tracing, and monitoring for our various platforms
  • Be instrumental in the future development of our organization, scaling us from hundreds of thousands of users to hundreds of millions

Skills and Experience 

  • 6+ years of experience managing production AWS workloads in a DevOps environment
  • Experience implementing enterprise-level security best practices using AWS IAM and other solutions
  • Experience managing applications using container technologies, including: Docker, AWS ECS, AWS ECR, Kubernetes
  • Experience working with database technologies, including: PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Redis
  • Experience supporting distributed systems that leverage task queueing technologies like Celery
  • Experience monitoring cloud environments using tools like Datadog, CloudWatch, and PagerDuty


  • Medical, dental, vision insurance: 99% coverage for you and your dependents
  • 401(k) plan and we match 3% of your salary (regardless if you contribute or not)
  • unlimited paid-time off
  • flexible parental leave
  • $500 work from home stipend 
  • $75/week reimbursement for your meals or groceries
  • quarterly wellness days off with a $125 quarterly wellness stipend