Senior DevOps Engineer

Checkr (View all Jobs)

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Interview Process

1. 1 hour CoderPad problem 2. Four 1 hour interviews: API Design using your computer and languages, Refactoring in language of your choice, Object Design (no coding), System Architecture (no coding) and sometimes a 30 minute manager chat



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About Checkr
Checkr builds people infrastructure for the future of work. And we believe everyone should have a fair chance to work. That's why we've designed a faster—and fairer—way to screen job seekers. Established in 2014 and valued at $5B, Checkr puts modern technology powered by machine learning in the hands of hiring teams, helping thousands of companies like Uber, Instacart, Netflix, Compass Group, and Adecco to hire great new people with an experience that’s fast, smooth, and safe.

A career at Checkr means collaborating with brilliant minds, disrupting an industry, and opening channels of employment to often overlooked candidates. Checkr has been recognized as one of BuiltIn's 2023 Best Places to Work in the US and is a Y Combinator 2023 Breakthrough Company and Top Company by Valuation.

We’re looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer who can help us design, build, and maintain high-performance, scalable, reliable infrastructure built in our cloud environments. As a DevOps Engineer at Checkr, you will work closely with our Infrastructure team to design, build, and improve our current infrastructure and drive the modernization of legacy applications to cloud-native solutions. You will also partner with our other engineering teams to enable their services to be more performant, scalable, observable, and reliable. We are looking for someone that can bring their expertise, experience and perspective to the team to help us build solutions that empower holistic and tangible transformation at every level.


  • Write, Review, Apply and Merge Terraform
  • Maintain and administer (2 or more) MSSQL, mysql, postgresql, Mongo, ELK
  • Work towards integrating various technologies towards a target state 
  • Design & Develop highly available systems 
  • Assist in development of policies and directives, develop architectural documents to be shared internally and externally
  • Engage with Product and ensure that initial user stories are vetted from a production standpoint prior to being implemented, whenever possible
  • Ensure that best practices are met or exceeded as it relates to different teams touching production and provide recommendations and feedback in review sessions
  • Identify and track metrics, consistently monitor OKR in order to exceed SLA expectations
  • Designs and creates networks, VPCs and infrastructure for shared services, completes projects without supervision
  • Consistently and continuously lower MTTR as it relates to system incidents as well as help reduce MTTR for incidents by means of immediate resolutions and post hoc automation
  • Create robust monitoring/alarming and self-healing feature sets
  • Conduct and assist with investigations, test and deployment activities, identify and mitigate risks in the design process
  • Guide junior engineers and dev teams with best practices as related to infrastructure

What you bring:

  • Minimum of 8 years’ direct experience in a similar role OR minimum of 5 years’ experience with Master’s degree in Computer Science
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or STEM field strongly preferred 
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect 
  • Experience with AWS or Azure, understanding of Cloud concepts 
  • Strong database administration skills
  • Ability to write SQL and ELK queries, advanced Linux skills, diagnostic experience with monitoring applications (APM), APM configuration, basic IAM management, TCP/IP and OSI proficiency, and AWS proficiency.
  • Ability to merge and apply PRs (Ansible and Terraform)
  • Deep understanding of release cycles and SDLC
  • Ability manage VMW devices 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Listening, teamwork, analysis, reasoning and problem solving, time management, attention to details and works well with others.

What you get:

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Learning and development allowance
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement
  • 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Up to 25K reimbursement for fertility, adoption, and parental planning services
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Monthly wellness stipend, home office stipend

At Checkr, we believe a hybrid work environment strengthens collaboration, drives innovation, and encourages connection. Our hub locations are Denver, CO, San Francisco, CA, and Santiago, Chile. Individuals are expected to work from the office 2 to 3 days a week. In-office perks are provided, such as lunch four times a week, a commuter stipend, and an abundance of snacks and beverages. 

One of Checkr’s core values is Transparency. To live by that value, we’ve made the decision to disclose salary ranges in all of our job postings. We use geographic cost of labor as an input to develop ranges for our roles and as such, each location where we hire may have a different range. If this role is remote, we have listed the top to the bottom of the possible range, but we will specify the target range for an exact location when you are selected for a recruiting discussion. For more information on our compensation philosophy, see our website.

The base salary range for this role is $133,588 to $180,737 in Denver, CO.

Equal Employment Opportunities at Checkr

Checkr is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Checkr believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace.   

Checkr also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Checkr’s commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.

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