DevOps / Infrastructure Cloud Engineer

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What do we do at Altruist?

We help you do better with your money by empowering financial advisors to do their best work. Altruist is a Los Angeles fintech company that's making investing fair for everyone, allowing real people to make more while paying less. Our platform is the only solution for modern financial advisors who put their clients first. We are looking to hire a world-class team of talented technologists who have a passion for a start-up. Having a background in fintech is a bonus since they understand the complexity around security, high availability, and accuracy of building these systems.

What do we expect from you?

In this role as a DevOps Engineer, we are looking for individuals with 4+ years of experience securing and managing AWS cloud services. This is a full-time role, 100% remote, anywhere on the US East Coast.

The DevOps person will be responsible for the following but not limited to:

  • Ensure running services are highly secure and available
  • Turn infrastructure into a self-service model via automation
  • Partner with the engineering team to ensure we deliver products with high velocity while ensuring infrastructure consistency, uptime & security
  • Be on-call for ensuring we have high SLA for uptime & security

If you are up for this challenge here is what we want you to be great at:

  • Experience with securing infrastructure, applications & code
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (VPCs, IAM, Policies & Roles, ..)
  • Experience with Amazon RDS - Postgres/Aurora (high availability, replication, backup and restore) including some SQL experience.
  • Experience with Amazon EKS, ECR, and EC2
  • Experience with K8s internal including authentication, RBAC and containers
  • Experience with infrastructure as code, such as Terraform
  • Experience with Prometheus, Grafana, Kibana, and ElasticSearch
  • Experience with Red Hat Linux and/or general Linux
  • Experience with CI/CD, automation and testing infrastructure is a plus
  • Experience with managing desktop Macs and Windows is a plus
  • Experience with tools like Jira/Git/Confluence
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation communication skills.

Along with being an expert in the infrastructure world, we also expect the DevOps person to be able to support services built in the following languages and technologies:

  • Java
  • Python
  • Node.js

The individual should be an expert in Shell scripting and Python and knowledge of Go and/or Groovy

What do you get?

  • Competitive salary & benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, ..)
  • Use technology to solve a big problem in the financial world
  • Work with a world-class team of technology, product, and business team members

About our culture

We believe in empowering the team by providing individuals the autonomy to excel in their role and in the process to contribute towards the company's mission. We are a mission-driven organization that believes in honesty and transparency at the core of what we do. We like to provide feedback to each other in a respectful manner to make each other better which directly helps in making the company better.

Come join our amazing team of talented individuals and become a part of the journey and help us in achieving our mission!

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Technology we use

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Per GQ & Forbes magazine, "The coolest street/block in America." Abbot Kinney Blvd. The beach is also just a 15-minute walk away.

An Insider's view of Altruist

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is relaxed and welcoming. We check our egos at the door and focus on producing great work together. Collaboration is paramount. While we're flexible, down-to-earth, and provide plenty of autonomy—we're also extremely motivated and hard-working. Altruist has a huge opportunity to make a big impact and we're dedicated to making it happen.


Head of Design

What does your typical day look like?

Our team has a collaborative spirit while also taking ownership of our areas of expertise. The environment at Altruist requires us to be flexible as we build our technology for our clients. Maintaining a balance between these multiple aspects is both challenging and fulfilling. I genuinely feel empowered and responsible to make an impact.


Quantitative Researcher

What's something quirky about your company?

Let’s just say that I don’t dread Mondays anymore. People genuinely want to be here! Coming to work is like coming to hang out with great friends, and together we are building something that will help a lot of people. The days tend to fly by, and in the heart of Venice, there is never a dull moment!


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What are Altruist Perks + Benefits

Altruist Benefits Overview

Office on Abbot Kinney, 401k with 4% company match, stock options, unlimited PTO, free snacks/beverages, dog friendly office, flexible schedule, community volunteering, monthly lunch & learns, fun work environment.

Volunteer in local community
Altruist loves to volunteer in our communities. We have participated in beach clean-ups and looking to get involved with local charities, animal shelters and helping the homeless.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Altruist offers stock options with a 4 year vesting schedule.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Altruist provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Altruist offers commuter benefits for transit and parking. Altruist will deposit $100 each month towards your commuter benefits.
Stocked Kitchen
You want it, we probably have it. :)
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted every Thursday.
We offer employees flexible commuter benefits up to $100/mo, to be used however best for each team member.
Pet Friendly
Altruist pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
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