DevOps / Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

Riffyn, Inc. - Oakland, CA - riffyn.com

Description

Riffyn, an innovative software company providing research software to bioscience and pharmaceutical companies is expanding our engineering team and seeking a DevOps/SRE engineer to join us. You will be adding your skills to a capable and vibrant team and your work will have an immediate impact on the rest of the company.  

The Team:

The small DevOps team working as part of the larger engineering group is responsible for cloud-native infrastructure.  The primary responsibility is building and maintaining the company's hosted service platform. You will be establishing best practices and tooling for our platform by leveraging cloud-native principles, containerization and continuous integration strategies.

What's In It For You:

You'll work with modern open-source tooling while maintaining mission-critical systems hosting a wide array of applications. You'll be depended on to advise on design, architecture, and scaling of infrastructure as we build the next generation of our product. You'll play a critical role in improving the scalability and performance of our application.

You'll Need to Have:

  • Experience working in a 24/7 production engineering organization,

  • Understanding of Linux container principles and best practices

  • Ability to listen, communicate, evaluate, problem solve, multi-task, and prioritize in many different areas of our organization.  

We'd Love to See:

  • Deep expertise troubleshooting complex distributed systems hosted on AWS using tools like Terraform or CloudFormation.

  • Proven experience in coding or scripting repetitive tasks.

  • Understanding of cloud-native technologies like Prometheus and Kubernetes

  • Experience with creating and improving documented procedures and/or runbooks

  • Working knowledge of a configuration management tool such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, or Salt

  • Familiarity with open source configuration, orchestration, and CI/CD tools like Jenkins, TravisCI

  • Deep understanding of TCP/IP and Unix networking, Linux kernel performance (virtual memory and process scheduling)

  • Familiarity with an agile workflow using tools like Jira and Confluence.

  • Experience and desire to work independently in a small company with minimal bureaucracy.

  • Demonstrated track record of improving and simplifying operations

  • Self-starter who can anticipate issues and implement solutions

Nice to Have:

  • Background in information security

  • Familiarity with ISO27001 best practices and documentation

Keywords SRE, Devops, kubernetes, DevOps Engineer

Apply (join@riffyn.com)