DevOps Engineer

| Santa Monica
You will lead, design, maintain and evolve the infrastructure at Sure. You are a hands on, collaborative, adaptive, detail oriented and forward looking leader and will build policies, standards and processes designed to allow for rapid growth in a secure environment.
This would be the first dedicated role for infrastructure purposes. Since you would be the first, the role will consists of 2 hats: A daily hands on SRE hat, and a high-level planning and strategic hat. Our philosophy is that you would be teaching us as much as you'd learn from us. By learning and inspiring others, you'll help cultivate an environment that makes us better at what we do each day.
We are a Python shop, and our platform is built with Django. Our data is stored in PostgreSQL and MongoDB databases. Our infrastructure is on top of AWS and maintained with Terraform. We are 100% containerized with docker, and orchestrated with Kubernetes, and we use Helm to tie it all together in our CI pipeline.

What you'll be doing:

  • Plan and execute an infrastructure roadmap, collaborating with stakeholders across teams.
  • Maintain and improve our entire infrastructure.
  • Add to our developer tool belt to improve our teams day-to-day.
  • Constantly improve our deployment pipelines, monitoring, uptime and networking.
  • Maintain our IaC standards and implement tools to automate operations and toil.
  • Help conduct risk assessments and build risk mitigation plans.
  • Contribute your insights across teams to help us improve or re-architect existing systems for scale, security and extensibility.

What we're looking for:

  • 3+ years in an SRE or DevOps role in a financial or technology startup.
  • 3+ years experience Linux, the shell and bash scripting.
  • 2+ years experience with Kubernetes, Docker and Terraform.
  • 2+ Experience with AWS IAM, networking, database and compute services.
  • Experience programming with Python, Ruby, Java or Go.
  • Experience translating strategic goals into actionable projects.
  • Have a risk-averse mindset with it comes to production data, access and security.
  • Have an experimental mindset with it comes to improving our infrastructure.
  • A passion for finding an elegant solution for complex problems.
  • When you see something broken, you can't help but fix it.
  • Excellent English communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Self-directed and self-motivated individuals comfortable working with diverse teams.

About SURE.
SURE is on a mission to improve every aspect of insurance by reinventing how people interact with insurance. Our e-commerce SaaS and CRM reinvents how people buy insurance, giving carriers and brokers a platform to reach out to customers and provide a hassle-free way to sell and manage insurance policies.
SURE revolutionized insurance in 2015 with the introduction of Episodic Insurance™, making it possible for anyone to purchase on-demand insurance with a smartphone. Today, SURE provides the tools that power global insurance companies and consumer brands to distribute and service any insurance policy digitally. This cohesive ecosystem of managed technology, insurance products, APIs, and Insurance-as-a-Service helps insurance companies and brands manage digital sales, launch new markets, and modernize their systems. Recently, SURE was selected as one of CNBC's Top 100 Startups. SURE has offices in Santa Monica, New York City, and Johannesburg, is licensed in all 50 states, and partners with more than 35 global insurance carriers.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
For more information, visit https://www.sureapp.com/. Follow @SureHQ on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Employment at SURE is contingent upon a satisfactory verification of criminal, education, driving and/or employment background. Upon an offer of employment, all prospective employees may be required to complete an employment application which includes work history, education details, and criminal history during or after the interview process. Any background verifications will be obtained with written consent from the individual.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • IllustratorDesign

Location

We're in the heart of sunny Santa Monica 2 blocks from the promenade's shops and eats and just a few more from the beach.

An Insider's view of SURE

What’s the vibe like in the office?

This was my first proper job out of university after moving to the USA, and SURE made me feel like I'd found a place of genuine comfort. Anyone who's done a big move at a young age would understand how difficult it can be to find that. If you're looking for great friends and a place with constant entertainment, then here could be a wonderful fit!

Udhai

Insurance Sales Consultant

What does your typical day look like?

My days are dynamic like many growing startups, but the environment makes them standout. I have walking meetings along the bluffs. In the afternoon the office conversation will turn into a random and hilarious topic. Almost every day we have a cross-team conversation about a new feature or experiment we want to launch. It’s always interesting.

Mark

Product Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful members of the SURE teams are ones who have an innate desire to be successful, be part of something larger than themselves, and can operate and thrive in an autonomous work environment. Every member of our team has the ability to contribute new ideas and bring creative solutions to the table.

Nate

Chief Revenue Officer

How does the company support your career growth?

SURE has opened the door to tons of opportunity for me to expand professionally. I am constantly encouraged to explore new ways to excel our business across both technical and social platforms, and my ideas are met with sincere support. My trajectory for success here is how I define it, and that's what's so exciting about coming to work every day!

Emily

Recruiter

What are SURE Perks + Benefits

SURE Benefits Overview

SURE believes that a healthy and happy team is essential to the success of our company. We practice what we preach and offer a huge range (20+) of customizable insurance plans suited to any employee's preferences and priorities. We are obsessed with collaboration and inclusion and believe that spending time together having fun helps fosters great working relationships.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
SURE employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
SURE's dental insurance policy contributes 80% of the cost of insurance premiums for both employees and their families.
Vision Benefits
SURE's vision insurance policy contributes 80% of the cost of insurance premiums for both employees and their families.
Health Insurance Benefits
SURE's health insurance policy contributes 80% of the cost of insurance premiums for both employees and their families.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 8 weeks of parental leave for all parents.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes full-time remote for specific positions.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
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