DevOps Manager, Axios HQ

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Interview Process

1. Take-home project 2. Follow-up of take-home, involving a discussion.

Programming Languages Mentioned

Python, JavaScript


DevOps Manager

 

1 big thing: Axios HQ is a software platform that helps organizations communicate more effectively by bringing years of newsroom research to remote team’s fingertips so they can create smart updates that distill essential information in half the time — increasing transparency, boosting engagement, and building trust. Learn more about Axios HQ:

Why it matters: Our DevOps Manager will play an integral role in driving the vision for Axios HQ and scaling our system operations.  This role will play a key role in delivering  our infrastructure migration to establish HQ as a standalone SaaS company. We are seeking a true thought leader who can be a major contributor to the stability of the Axios HQ product.

Go deeper: In this role, you will make an impact to Axios HQ through the following responsibilities:

 

  • Work closely with the CTO as a player/coach, routinely operating as an individual contributor while leading and managing Axios HQ’s first Infrastructure team
  • Set standards and define best practice for infrastructure engineering, with a strong preference for automation
  • Hire, retain, and grow the world-class talent Axios HQ needs to succeed
  • Ensure all engineers in your domain are delivering high-quality technical output and collaborating well with other teams
  • Coach and mentor staff to help them grow in their abilities as they work on cross-functional product-oriented squads
  • Serve as a lead in the delivery of high-performance, scalable web applications
  • Be an authority on systems architecture and ensure squads are aligning their technical choices to the bigger picture
  • Influence the cost of operating for ideal optimization 

 

The details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Axios’ mission and have the following skills/experience:

 

  • 5+ years of experience
  • 2+ years experience leading and managing teams of engineers in a fast-growth environment
  • Deep, current technical capacity with infrastructure engineering, DevOps practices, and enterprise-grade software delivery
  • Deep and current knowledge of AWS and other cloud provider platforms
  • Expert-level knowledge of Linux, Kubernetes, and Docker
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts and ability to manage complex networks
  • Experience securely locking down environments and datacenters
  • Proven track record of creating pragmatic, maintainable systems using industry-recognized best practices
  • Significant, current knowledge of common web application stack components such as Django, Node, Postgres, and related frameworks and technologies
  • Experience with front-end technologies, specifically React, is a plus
  • Highly skilled at making systems more efficient, faster, and cheaper
  • Experience with Security Ops and Compliance is a bonus

 

Don’t forget: 

 

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend

 

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

 

  • One mental health day per quarter
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services 
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
  • Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers 
  • Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
  • Weekly company-sponsored exercise and meditation classes 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events



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