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Senior DevOps Engineer at Synack
Redwood City, CA, US

Imagine a world dedicated to Security Without Compromise. Synack, headquartered in Silicon Valley with regional offices around the world, has protected over 100 global organizations by reducing companies’ security risk and increasing their resistance to cyber attack. How do we do this? By utilizing the world’s best and most trusted team of ethical hackers who test through our powerful and controlled platform to deliver real security without compromise. At Synack, we aren’t afraid to think outside the box or take on big challenges. Backed by top-tier venture capital firms including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Microsoft, and Google Ventures, Synack's mission is to leverage global security talent coupled with advanced technology to help enterprises discover security vulnerabilities before they become business problems. Discover the possibilities at Synack!

Synack is seeking a DevOps/Infrastructure Automation Engineer with expertise in automated infrastructure build tools such as Chef, Ansible, and Salt.  The position requires knowledge of Amazon Web Services and the networking/security constructs of their Public Cloud environment. The DevOps Engineer role will require hands-on programming and iterative development for various infrastructure components including web stacks, database systems, security tools, and networking/cloud environment configurations.  You will work closely with the Engineering teams to ensure proper software support, monitoring, and security policies. We understand this is a difficult role and do not expect all candidates to possess knowledge of every tool we use -- but we do expect the motivation and ability to learn/adapt/overcome challenges with a winning attitude.

If you want to be challenged and thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment and love wearing multiple hats, you’ll enjoy this role!

Here’s what you'll do:

  • Champion infrastructure software automation projects and partner with Engineering, Product Management, and QA to define and execute on them
  • Work as a member of feature teams to deliver on the infrastructure portion of the feature/product
  • Predict and deliver improvements to our automated infrastructure components within an Agile methodology, and also recommend and implement alternative tools and new technologies that could better solve our challenges
  • Tune automation to overcome systems performance issues and hiccups
  • Create tests around our infrastructure suite to improve reliability
  • Monitor the Synack production application and address issues that arise

Here's what you'll need:

  • 5+ years of experience to deploy and support scalable and high availability infrastructure
  • 5+ years of experience to support SaaS in an AWS production high-traffic environment
  • 3+ years of scripting skills in Python or Ruby, preferably both
  • Experience with database technologies such as Postgres, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Hadoop, etc.
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix
  • Experience monitoring tools such as Nagios, Ganglia, Monit, etc.
  • Cloud automation experience using tools such as Puppet, Ansible, etc.
  • Experience automating tasks with advanced scripting skills

Bonus points:

  • Understand security in a systems environment (What does a kernel-based rootkit look like?)
  • A technical degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering.  To us, DevOps is a combination of great systems engineering and software engineering
  • Experience with side projects where you’ve learned to apply new technologies, frameworks or programming languages