DevOps Engineer (SRE)

Brooklyn, NY /
Engineering /
Circle is building the modern community platform for every creator and brand in the world: think "Shopify for creator/brand-led communities". We make it really easy for creators and brands to bring their discussions, members, and content all into one place.

We're looking for a DevOps Engineer (SRE) to help our DevOps team build and maintain monitor-able, performant, reliable, and highly-scalable software systems.

This is a 100% remote role. We're now a fully remote team of 65 (and growing!) based in the U.S., Colombia, Portugal, India, Argentina, Slovenia, and other countries. We have a preference for candidates in U.S. and European time zones.

Check out our Careers page for more information about us.


    • Manage the infrastructure and communicate updates with the Dev team
    • Ensure the safety and security of all our infrastructure and data
    • Maintain production cloud infrastructure
    • Support the product team with the relevant knowledge about the infrastructure evolution
    • Maintain, evaluate, and improve the developer experience, including the local developer environment, continuous integration, and deployment workflows

Who we're looking for

    • A strong understanding of GNU/Linux and operating system basics
    • Hands-on experience on using IaaS cloud solutions, specifically AWS - knowledge of AWS services (EC2, EKS, RDS, S3, Cloudfront, VPC, Security groups, and Cloudwatch) required
    • Experience with CI/CD tools and automating them using tools like Jenkins / CircleCI
    • Experience working with declarative Infrastructure-as-Code frameworks (Terraform) and knowledge of configuration management frameworks (Ansible)
    • Experience running docker workloads in production and at scale using Kubernetes
    • Strong experience with databases such as MySQL, Elasticsearch, and Redis
    • Experience with automation skills in bash scripting, Ruby on Rails, and / or other languages.
    • Solid understanding of network fundamentals and protocols such as HTTP/S, DNS, TCP/IP, load balancing, and reverse proxy
    • Knowledge of security practices / related tools like firewalls and VPNs on cloud and servers
    • Experience doing logs aggregation and analysis using tools like EFK
    • Nice to have: Experience in managing / deploying Ruby on Rails applications on the cloud
    • Nice to have: Understanding of Redshift, AWS Glue, and other data warehouse tools
    • Nice to have: Knowledge of Prometheus, Grafana, Helm, Kustomize, and Ingress Controllers