SRE / DevOps Engineer

Palo Alto, CA /
Engineering /
Full Time
Isima is the builder of bi(OS)®, the first hyper-converged data platform. The company’s founding team has pioneered outcomes in the areas of scale-out relational databases, high-performance storage, and Applied AI for a wide variety of industries at giants such as Microsoft, AWS, Cloudera, Tibco, BlueArc, Drobo, DataStax, and D. E. Shaw.

The Role

Reliability and quality are of utmost importance in a critical enterprise data product. We are looking for a senior SRE / DevOps engineer to start the SRE / DevOps discipline at Isima to ensure high productivity, reliability, and rhythm from code-commit to go-live for enterprise and cloud customers.


    • Set up systems to monitor uptime and health of production systems, increase their reliability, and automate common production tasks on both hosted and on-premise clusters.
    • Participate in on-call rotation and ensure production systems are healthy; troubleshoot issues, mitigate them, and, if necessary, escalate them to the core engineering team.
    • Perform installation, configuration, tuning, and customer training for on-premise clusters.
    • Produce blameless postmortems for incidents and drive improvements.
    • Manage infrastructure and deployments.
    • Use the same software development principles as a developer (code reviews via PR, etc.) to design and implement an end to end CI/CD pipeline that is effective, and efficient while not being an overhead on the engineering team.
    • Work in an agile model as part of a distributed team to be the gatekeeper of security certifications, hardening, and benchmarking.


    • BS / BE in CS or similar field.
    • 5+ years of experience in writing prolific code using Python, Go, or Java.
    • 3+ years of experience working in a high-velocity agile environment.
    • In-depth experience using or administering public clouds (AWS / GCP / Azure) and Linux servers.
    • Exposure to security certifications such as SOC 2 and NIST on the cloud, and hardening cloud-native PaaS / SaaS offerings.
    • Expert understanding of CI/CD and infrastructure offerings such as Chef/Puppet, Jenkins, Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes/Anthos.
    • Prior experience building CI/CD pipelines and monitoring systems for cloud-native, distributed database offerings is a huge plus.
Why Isima?

bi(OS) is not an iteration or amalgamation; we're creating something entirely new. It allows any company to work at a speed and efficiency that was until now reserved for the rare few.  This is a formidable goal and will require a lot of sweat and tears. Being part of a team that imagines the unimaginable and has fun along the way is the reward.  We are looking for people who want to make a dent in the universe, and who have a sense of pride and ownership in their work.  If you are hungry for such an opportunity, are self-driven to have an impact, and excel in a work-from-home environment, we would love to talk to you!