Senior DevOps Engineer @ Follow Up Boss

Added Apr 06 from WFH.io

Job Details:
Who Is Follow Up Boss?

  • We’re a simple, sales-focused CRM for real estate teams (and we use our own product)

  • We’re a bootstrapped, profitable company started back in April of 2011

  • We’re a remote company with a mostly US-based team

  • We don’t just claim to be customer-centric - we live it: https://www.facebook.com/followupboss/reviews


Why Would You Want To Work Here?

  • We’re a young, ambitious company who only answers to our customers

  • Opportunity to have a big impact on our growth and your career

  • No red tape or pointless meetings

  • Competitive base salary, health/dental insurance and 20 days paid holiday


This Role Is For You If…

  • You would describe yourself as patient, empathetic and having a good sense of humour

  • You’re independent, self-motivated and can stay efficient and productive without someone looking over your shoulder all day long

  • Superb written and verbal skills (with a professional yet fun demeanor).


Your qualifications:

  • Self motivated and proactive mindset.

  • Remote work experience is considered an asset.

  • Based in the USA, quiet home office with fast internet.

  • Strong experience with configuration and infrastructure automation using tools like docker, chef, puppet, or similar.

  • Well versed in using and managing various Amazon Web Services offerings. We use services such as RDS, EC2, Route 53, S3, Redshift, ElastiCache and more.

  • Strong knowledge of scripting languages (Bash, PHP, Python, Perl)

  • Strong knowledge of relational databases (we use Aurora and PostgreSQL)

  • Strong knowledge of unix and networking.

  • Proven track record of being security conscious.

  • Has the ability to cross into the application development side as necessary.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Share ownership and responsibility for the infrastructure, reliability, scalability and performance of our applications and services.

  • You will be our first DevOps hire, you will be relied on to lead infrastructure efforts and help lay a foundation we can continue to grow with.

  • Actively measures and monitors systems.

  • Actively troubleshoots issues with the infrastructure and services.

  • Press us forward with more automation and tooling to support our customer growth and engineering team effectiveness.

  • Mentor other team members.

  • Monthly customer hero day (spend a day on the front lines once per month to truly understand our customers)


30 Day Targets:

  • Become familiar with the infrastructure, product architecture and existing tools

  • Pair with all engineers to gain knowledge about the system and how we work

  • Improve the new hire onboarding process, by being a part of it


60 Day Targets:

  • Determine key metrics not measured, setup monitoring and alerting for them

  • Identify top infrastructure problems, develop a plan to address them

  • Take over the responsibility of applying security updates to servers


90 Day Targets:

  • Implement DB backups outside AWS

  • Implement a robust plan to handle outages


Our Core Engineering Values

  • Teamwork

  • Communication

  • Code Quality

  • Focus and Prioritization

  • Customer Driven

  • Leadership Qualities


If this sounds like a great fit we would love to hear from you.


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