DevOps Engineer

Austin, TX
Engineering
Full-time
The Zebra -- recently named one of Austin’s Best Places to Work by the Austin Business Journal -- is expanding our engineering team. We're looking for someone with sharp technical chops, lots of experience, and great mentorship skills to build upon and grow our existing engineering efforts.

As a DevOps Engineer / Site Reliability Engineer, you will support our Platform team in helping us enhance and scale our infrastructure, build, release and production systems and processes. You will also play a vital role in taking projects from spec to concept and building them with high-quality, creative, simple, and elegant solutions. You should be ready to take ownership and be thrilled about having broad responsibilities within a fast-growing company in a massive industry.

Our team is passionate about working together to solve interesting problems with technical solutions--and  having fun doing it. With a team split between Austin and Africa, we know from experience the importance of diversity within Engineering teams, and we work constantly to ensure everyone has a voice and feels valued. Collaboration is key to our success. When we're not working you can find us on a trip to find lunch at a nearby food truck, or playing ping pong in the break room.

What You'll Do:

    • Work with new technology to build a flexible hosting & development platform
    • Maintain and scale The Zebra's infrastructure, build, release and production systems
    • Mentor product developers about the best ways to code for platform stability, scalability, reliability, and security
    • Write automated tools to improve the developer experience
    • Work with the engineering team to maintain uptime, and quickly diagnose and remedy production issues
    • Share on-call responsibilities

Our Match Made in Heaven:

    • 5+ years Linux experience
    • 5+ years building, and supporting web infrastructure and understand how to keep it running, secure, and maintainable
    • Experience building and supporting Docker containers and Kubernetes in production
    • Proficiency with SQL and NoSQL data stores, such as Postgres and MongoDB
    • Excellent troubleshooting skills across application, database, and cloud infrastructure
    • System automation and configuration using Ansible
    • Strong experience with AWS
    • Experience with continuous delivery and infrastructure as codeStrong CLI and scripting (Bash, Python)
    • Self-motivated, and looking to work in an energetic, fast-paced environment
    • Ability to adapt to a constantly changing technical environment

Experience That Would Impress The Heck Out of Us:

    • Security background and experience with security monitoring tools
    • Experience with the ELK stack
    • Container orchestration experience with Kubernetes
    • Experience achieving SOC 2 compliance

Perks:

    • Competitive compensation
    • Health, dental, & vision benefits
    • Working with a small team of passionate, collaborative and engaged people
    • Stock options
    • Wellness perk or monthly home maid service
    • Work / Life Balance culture
About The Zebra:

The Zebra is the most comprehensive online car insurance comparison platform in the U.S. Since 2012, the company has brought transparency and simplicity to car insurance shopping — “car insurance in black and white.” The Zebra compares over 200 car insurance companies, and with its real-time, side-by-side quote comparison tool, drivers can easily and quickly find the coverage, service level, and pricing to suit their unique needs.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, The Zebra has garnered the attention and investment of some of the nation’s top venture capitalists, and the company’s success has been profiled in publications like Inc., Time, Forbes, and TechCrunch. Austin Business Journal named The Zebra a Best Place to Work in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Austin American-Statesman also awarded The Zebra as a Top Workplace in 2016.

The Zebra is aiming to grow our fantastic team to add to our dynamic culture and continue building on our success. Working at The Zebra means never being bored, always being challenged, and supporting one another. We’re a happy, hardworking group, and we’re eager to add “new stripes” who share those values.

The Zebra is an equal opportunity employer and “at will” company.

As part of our dedication to maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce, The Zebra provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Zebra complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Zebra expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The Zebra's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

**No external recruiters or agents, please.**