Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Remote (US Time Zones) /
Technical /
Full Time
About us

Privacy Dynamics’ mission is to empower innovative and ethical data teams by improving their ability to generate high quality anonymized data. 
 
Personal data is being collected and used everyday. 87% of U.S. citizens are identifiable by as few as three common data points. Meanwhile, now 66% of countries around the world have legislation in place to protect our personal privacy. 

Every organization now shares data privacy concerns when they collect and use customer data. In fact, 55% of all data collected by companies is currently dark data; meaning that despite good intentions, usage is murky, and attempts to anonymize the data has yielded mediocre results at best. Until now, anonymized data has struggled to achieve a level of accuracy necessary for deep analytical insights or reliable machine learning. 
Privacy Dynamics is working to make anonymized data just as useful as the raw data it’s derived from, while minimizing the growing number of regulations and risks that data teams need to account for every day. 

We believe our micro-aggregation process provides engineers and analysts with the most accurate anonymized data possible, giving them confidence to use it for internal analysis, machine learning, or publishing to partners. 
 
Privacy Dynamics is backed by a passionate group of investors (Root, Crosscut, Upside Partnership, Slack, Data Community Fund, and Aviso Ventures) and angels with experience building and leading companies like Looker, Signal Sciences, Auth0, Flatiron Health, Puppet, and Square. 

Why we're hiring for the role

We are geeks. We are passionate, spirited, individuals that seek fulfillment at work, in an environment that is inclusive and supportive of us as whole individuals. We are motivated to do good work by the mission of the company and work hard to have a hand in improving the relationship between privacy and data. That's why we are picking up the pace at Privacy Dynamics and creating a great book of business. As we continue to grow, we want you to build, maintain, and expand our software’s internal and external networks to better serve both our team and our users.

As our Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, you will contribute to the framework that our engineering team uses to develop and operate our services. Your day-to-day tasks will include maintaining our cloud infrastructure tools, in addition to supporting our data anonymization software. This is a great opportunity if you’re interested in working with groundbreaking services and wanting to grow within a young company, as you will play a key role in helping us hit our product goals. You will join at an exciting time where you would get to take part in early production and use customer feedback to iterate and improve what you build. 

What we're looking for

    • You have a strong software engineering background and experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and container-based system architecture.
    • You are patient and detail-oriented when analyzing, monitoring, and troubleshooting distributed cloud systems.
    • Your work history shows a willingness to think differently, test your knowledge, and explore learning opportunities.
    • You feel comfortable embracing some ambiguity and testing ideas by building.
    • You share our curiosity and have an intrinsic interest in our team's mission and company vision.

What you'll focus on

    • Build core infrastructure platforms to handle production scales of machine learning data.
    • Collaborate with engineering to establish and facilitate development best practices.
    • Ensure the reliability of Privacy Dynamics systems, through both proactive improvements and by handling live production incidents.
    • Diagnose and optimize the performance of our infrastructure, in order to improve the experience for our end users.
    • Design, build and own secure data infrastructure, tooling for our team to connect in multiple cloud environments.
    • Monitor, protect, and troubleshoot cloud infrastructure.
    • Provide feedback and guidance to your team, including design feedback, code review, and production issue investigation.

Who you'll work with

    • As one of our first cloud infrastructure engineers, you will collaborate with our principal software engineers and our product team to develop and deploy our product to customers.
    • We expect you to be comfortable working with evolving requirements and working asynchronously. We all have different backgrounds and we are committed to helping you find success no matter what industry you started in.

Background and necessary experience

    • Comfortable working with AWS.
    • Working knowledge of Kubernetes.
    • Professional experience with at least one language similar to Go, C, C++, Python, Java.
    • Experience with GitHub Actions and self-hosted runners.
    • Stands for the Privacy Dynamics values of being curious, candid, living in your genius zone, being well rounded and acting as an ally


Polices

Privacy Dynamics is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives. 

Privacy Dynamics does not accept unsolicited referrals or CVs from any source other than directly from candidates or approved agencies with written agreements in place and instructed on specified roles.

Unsolicited CVs received from any agency not engaged as outlined above will be considered a "free gift", and there will be no fees due should we choose to contact the candidate directly. Receipt of unsolicited CVs will in no way establish any prior claim to the candidate should they also be submitted by another agency. We consider this type of activity an attempt to lay claim to a given candidate and therefore entirely inappropriate.

Any submission of unsolicited CVs to us will be deemed as full acceptance of these terms. We only engage with agencies who are respectful of candidates, businesses and other agencies.  We abide by our agreements with them and maintain genuine, straight-forward and lasting relationships which generate the highest caliber candidates for our business.