DevOps Engineer

Remote /
Engineering /
Remote
About You.com

The internet is broken.

Yes, we have access to more information than ever before, but too often, hate and misinformation win. What if we could remake the internet into a place of trust, kindness, and facts? And what if we had technology to actually help us through complex decisions?

You.com is on a mission to build a better internet, and to get there we are experimenting with radically new ways to help our users confidently make better decisions. It’s an audacious goal, but we’re ambitious people. We’re looking for a few more ambitious folks to join the founding team.

We’re not just wide-eyed dreamers – we’re pragmatic doers, too. Our founder and CEO, Richard Socher previously started an AI company called MetaMind. Salesforce acquired the company, and Richard became Chief Scientist, leading the company’s AI efforts. Prior to MetaMind, Richard received the best PhD thesis award from Stanford for his groundbreaking work on deep learning. Bryan McCann, co-founder and CTO, is a scientist and philosopher who led natural language processing teams at Salesforce after completing his Masters in CS at Stanford. Our founding team members have built companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars and scaled software to serve millions of users. For fun, we run marathons, paramotor, write poetry, read Latin, hike, and camp in the middle of nowhere.

If this sounds intriguing, say hello!

About the Job

We're building a new search engine, and we're hiring a world-class DevOps engineer to help us build reliable, scalable infrastructure. You'll be a crucial member of the founding team, helping us deploy at scale and ensuring our service is reliable and delightful. 

Technically

    • You'll drive infrastructure automation efforts, working with the team to eliminate manual infrastructure work
    • You'll configure and use tools to build a thoroughly tested and automated release pipeline (complete with smoke tests), ensuring the resiliency and performance of each continuously-deployed release
    • You'll own infrastructure monitoring and implement self-healing methods to ensure our services maintain excellent uptime and recover quickly from outages
    • You deeply understand robust best practices and design patterns for deploying software to the public cloud and are comfortable building and operating at scale
    • Your code and approach to infrastructure design is clean and elegant, with an eye towards graceful degradation

Culturally

    • You are a kind, friendly person and strive to create a kind, inclusive and fun work place
    • You take and give feedback graciously as part of growing individually and as a team
    • You will take joy in collaborative brainstorming and proposing novel ideas
    • You want to play an active role throughout the process of delivering your work to users
    • You are always willing to learn what you do not know
    • You are dependable and take pride in your work
    • You enjoy jumping in to help others with whatever part of the product they are building
    • You want to be part of defining and building a team around a vision and technology that has a direct path to improving the daily lives of people all over the world

Historically

    • You have a strong portfolio, whether it is a collection of professional, academic, or personal projects taking the form of production code, published papers, or open source contributions
More about You.com

You.com is an equal opportunity employer: your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status don’t matter. We’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace that is effectively distributed around the world.

We're a remote-first company, but work hours are generally within the Pacific Timezone (7 hours behind UTC). We get together in-person regularly as a team, but as long as your able to maintain significant overlap with Pacific hours during the workday we're comfortable hiring in almost any location (location-specific legal requirements permitting).

Benefits
• Competitive salary and equity
• Great health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
• 401(k) plan
• Unlimited time off (4+ weeks encouraged annually)
• Generous parental leave
• Flexible work hours