Senior Devops Engineer


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time



Your Role:

We are looking for a senior DevOps engineer who will design, develop and manage our large scale cloud-hosted systems. Our devops team takes care of the infrastructure layer of our services, and works closely with other engineering teams to continuously improve and extend our systems and services.  

Things You Get To Do:

  • Design, maintain and expand our infrastructure (maintained as IaaC)
  • Oversee systems and resources for alerting, logging, backups, disaster recovery, and monitoring
  • Work jointly with other software engineering teams in building fault-tolerant & resilient services that are in line with our infrastructure's best practices
  • Improve the performance and durability of our CI/CD pipelines
  • Think with IT security in your mind all the time
  • You may be asked to be on-call to assist with engineering projects that are timely in nature

Who You Are (Must-Haves):

  • You have 5+ years of experience in DevOps or a similar role
  • You have significant experience with Kubernetes in production environments
  • You have hands-on experience with a cloud provider (we use GCP) by maintaining production applications in the cloud
  • You have a deep understanding of Docker
  • You are familiar with modern distributed logging, monitoring, and metrics systems
  • You have deep experience building and scaling continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines
  • You have deep familiarity with Git for distributed source code version control
  • You have excellent communication skills and value good documentation and writing
  • Strong understanding and comfort with POSIX Operating Systems (Linux/BSD, etc)
  • Experience with RDBMS, message brokers (Redpanda, Kafka)

Who You Might Be (Nice-to-Haves):

  • You have experience with Elasticsearch and Kibana and/or Grafana Loki
  • You have experience with Prometheus (including Prometheus Alerts) and Grafana
  • You are familiar with distributed tracing
  • Experience with multi-region high availability
  • Experience with Golang
  • Strong Postgres scaling and performance tuning experience (including overseeing the management of both self-managed instances and cloud-managed instances)
  • FinTech experience
  • Experience building a local development environment using docker-composite or Tilt

Our Tech & Infrastructure Stack:

  • Our services are running on Google Cloud Platform via Kubernetes
  • Colocated systems in close proximity to financial hubs with cross-connects to data partners and market execution venues
  • Golang
  • Postgres
  • RabbitMQ, Kafka/Redpanda
  • ArgoCD

How We Take Care of You:

  • Competitive Salary & Stock Options
  • Benefits: Health benefits start on day 1. In the US this includes Medical, Dental, Vision. In Canada, this includes supplemental health care.  Internationally, this includes a stipend value to offset medical costs.   
  • New Hire Home-Office Setup: One-time USD $500
  • Monthly Stipend: USD $150 per month via a Brex Card
  • Work with awesome hard working people, super smart and cool clients and innovative partners from around the world

Alpaca is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

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