DevOps Engineer - Oakland, CA



Riffyn, an innovative software company providing research software to bioscience and pharmaceutical companies is expanding our engineering team and seeking a Senior 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


Apply Below!