DevOps Engineer II / Senior DevOps Engineer

| Santa Monica

Description

 

Summary

A Senior DevOps Engineer is a seasoned professional and is responsible for designing and building our always-evolving cloud infrastructure. The cloud infrastructure underpins the Advertising and AI products that serve GumGum clients and are critical to GumGum’s operational and business success.

The Senior DevOps Engineer writes infrastructure-as-code, improves system monitoring, builds POCs to test the limits of new tech, enforces security best practices and influences designs for systems that serve >25 million RPM and produce over 50TB of data per day. This role works extensively in AWS, Terraform, Docker and Kubernetes. 

As a senior on the team, this role will be responsible for training and mentoring, always being on the front line and should be able to make data-driven decisions and recommendations to improve our highly distributed systems.

Responsibilities

  • Mentor: Maximize the growth of our junior and intermediate engineers 
  • Design new tools and systems to better maintain the health, stability and security of our high-traffic production and dev environments
  • Define and enforce best practices for writing infrastructure-as-code (IaC) and performing application deployments in a safe, zero-downtime manner
  • Lead POCs to certify and test the capabilities of emerging technologies
  • Performance: Ensure high reliability and availability of our auto-scaled "Big Data" systems
  • Monitoring: Create and maintain monitoring solutions and instrument applications to provide insights into application performance and to understand emerging issues
  • Process Improvement: Continually identify and methodically improve cloud infrastructure for all systems through best practices and continuous process improvements and cost reduction
  • Tools / Technology: Work with AWS (EC2, ECS, EKS, S3, RDS, ElastiCache, VPC, Route53, CloudFront, CloudWatch), Terraform, Kubernetes, Ubuntu 16/18, Docker, Ansible, Packer, Git, Jenkins, Drone CI, Kafka, Druid, Storm, Tomcat, Nginx, MySQL, Prometheus, Grafana, OpenVPN

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science preferred
  • 4+ years of DevOps experience (6+ years if missing relevant degree)
  • 2+ years of experience with AWS
  • 1+ years of experience with Kubernetes in production
  • Proven track record (5+ years experience) supporting a 24/7 production environment with scale in the hundreds of nodes
  • Strong scripting experience - a bash command line expert comfortable writing scripts that utilize the AWS API (like Python w/boto3)
  • Experience deploying, managing and tuning Big Data systems (Apache AirFlow, Kafka, Druid, Storm)
  • Thorough understanding of Infrastructure Engineering technologies such as AWS VPC networking, TCP/IP, NAT, firewalling, VPN, cloud-based load balancers, storage, monitoring, security best practices
  • Able to design and setup complex CI and CD workflows (Jenkins, Drone CI, GitLab CI, Spinnaker, AWS CodeDeploy)
  • Linux administration fundamentals (Ubuntu, Redhat, Amazon Linux)
  • Self-starter who can take initiative and lead projects
  • Very strong problem solving skills - you should strive to find the root of the problem rather than designing band-aids
  • Cool, calm and collected attitude
  • Strong communications skills and a "customer service attitude"
  • Enthusiasm for exploring new technologies - picking up new technology should be fun for you!

Preferred Qualifications

  • Open-source contributions are a huge plus

*Please note that we are not currently accepting candidates from recruiting agencies or 3rd parties.* 

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive health, vision and dental benefits
  • Healthcare and dependent care FSA
  • Employer-matched 401(k) plan
  • Stock incentive program
  • Paid parental leave
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Fitness reimbursement and wellness workshops
  • Discounted Pet Health Program
  • Flexible time off and work schedule
  • Incredible work/life balance with a collaborative and friendly work space
  • GumGum Gives Back volunteering opportunities
  • Team building lunches and events, and monthly company celebrations

Career & Personal Development Focus

  • Ongoing learning and development for education opportunities such as webinars, books, classes, relevant conferences and events
  • Opportunities to pursue business related side projects and yearly Hackathon
  • Highly encouraged to contribute to open source software, including our own open source software
  • Environment of learning from peers, including meetups, presentations and blog posts
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology
  • Life Skills sessions - geared towards the whole life/health/person
  • Leadership Bites Dinner Series - connecting current and future GumGum leaders over great food and meaningful conversation

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WE INVITE YOU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GUMGUM!

Our Values…

Be Thoughtful
We listen to understand different perspectives, show everyone respect, and relentlessly seek solutions for our clients (internal and external).

Have Agility
We are quick, nimble, and change direction gracefully, while maintaining control.

Show Grit
We bring energy and perseverance to everything we do.

Our Team…
GumGum is an AI company with expertise in computer vision built on the imagination of its people. Each day, our talented team of thinkers and doers comes together to solve hard problems on behalf of the world’s most successful businesses. Through a combination of computer science, creativity and hustle, we’ve produced a series of major technology breakthroughs across a variety of industries - from advertising to sports.  

Our Tech...
GumGum is constantly evolving to be at the forefront of computer vision and machine learning advancements. With nearly 10 years experience, we use our proprietary image recognition technology to deliver highly engaging, contextually relevant ad experiences across premium publishers all over the world. 

Our Products & Services...
Our Advertising business serves contextual marketing messages in line with content users are actively engaged with. 

Our Sports business helps marketers and rights holders understand the full media value of their sponsorship investments across broadcast and social media. And we deliver on brand safety by leveraging our AI to detect unsafe text and imagery, allowing us to deliver ads in brand safe, contextually relevant environments.

Our Hackathons...
What’s a Hackathon? We’re glad you asked. Our employees split into teams and spend 48 hours ‘hacking’ together before presenting their ideas to our executive team. It’s a chance for anyone within our company to showcase the visions they want to bring to fruition.

Our Culture...
GumGum recently earned LA’s Best Places to Work Award, and it’s no surprise why. With company-sponsored social hours, annual holiday celebrations and o-site gatherings, GumGummers enjoy a fun, creative and collaborative workplace. We provide ourselves on our strong track record of giving employees the autonomy and support they need to succeed.  

Oh, and doggies...
We love our dogs so much, we even have an Instagram dedicated to them! Follow us: @dogsofgumgum 

In Addition... 

About GumGum
Careers at GumGum
GumGum Women in Tech Panel - Living a Balanced Life
Women of GumGum Around the World
Innovators in Esports Content
Sponsorship Targeting with Visual Intelligence
GumGum Sports - Sizzle Reel - 2019 (EMEA)
GumGum - LinkedIn 
GumGum Advertising
GumGum Sports
Forbes

 

 

 

GumGum is committed to providing equal opportunities. GumGum prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws (“Protected Characteristics”). It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

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Location

1314 7th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

An Insider's view of GumGum

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

What I have found most refreshing about the collaborative nature of the GumGum Sports team is the commitment to providing a fun non-work environment, as well. These activities, in combination with a generous and flexible PTO schedule, make the work-life balance at GumGum the best of any company I've worked for.

Guy Dotan

Associate Product Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

One of the challenges our team faces is training a deep learning model with minimal biases. The goal is to discern between safe and threatening content such that brands are only aligned with brand suitable content. Our priority is to ensure that our data is diverse and representative resulting in a model that is more objective than subjective.

Iris Fu

Manager, Computer Vision

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

From Publisher Development Intern to Growth Marketing Manager, Global, GumGum has given me so much opportunity for growth internally and helped pave the road for my career. I've found my love for marketing through all these opportunities and I'm truly grateful to GumGum for it!

Maya Bitton

Growth Marketing Manager, Global

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

A team isn’t truly a team unless everyone involved is open to new ideas, approaches and feedback—including the leadership group. And I believe a successful company is when leadership clearly articulates their values to the employees with the hope that they share these values and beliefs. Keeping open dialogue throughout the company is essential.

Phil Schraeder

CEO

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Hackathon, one of my favorite events of the year, encourages team-bonding, collaboration and innovation by empowering employees to form teams, brainstorm product ideas and ultimately execute on those ideas over 3-days. This event has helped drive innovation & efficiencies in our business!

Vanessa Rivero

Employee Experience & Engagement Associate

What are GumGum Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Daily Stand-up
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Pair Programming
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team Workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match Charitable Contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
GumGum provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-Work Program Post Parental Leave
Company-Sponsored Family Events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
GumGum's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and Learns
Cross-Functional Training Encouraged
Promote from Within
Mentorship Program
Time Allotted for Learning
Online Course Subscriptions Available
Customized Development Tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Life Skills for Gummies is a program that was was launched by our PeopleOps team as a learning series focused around everyday life skills! Our CEO actually pitched this program as he wanted to offer courses to Gummers that help with everyday life (outside of the workplace). Topics range from money management to nutrition, meditation, buying a home, stocks & investments, urban gardening, etc. This program has seen extreme success and we are constantly surveying employees to offer classes that resonate with them!

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