Senior DevOps / Site Reliability Engineer

| Greater LA Area
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We are PickTrace, a fast-growing software start-up that provides workforce and harvest management solutions for large-scale farms. We are building the farm management system of the future. Today, we serve some of the largest berry, citrus, and apple growers in the United States and internationally, and our application is used by tens of thousands of farmworkers each day. 
PickTrace is a YCombinator-backed company, and we just raised a Series A round of financing from an investment firm with a track record of building multi-billion dollar software companies. We are based in Glendale, CA, in the Los Angeles area, and we are hiring rapidly engineers to supercharge our growth. 
Our software offering is built on a multi-tenant microservices-based platform utilizing dockerized services and Kubernetes within Google Cloud Platform, featuring a ReactJS front-end and a back-end written primarily in Python and Golang. Our mobile application is Android-first, written in Kotlin, with agriculture-specific applications including asynchronous data communication, bluetooth, in-field push notifications.

As PickTrace's Sr. DevOps / Site Reliability Engineer at PickTrace, you’re given the unique opportunity to drive the next generation of application platform initiatives in a global SaaS infrastructure. We’re looking for someone who consistently produces meticulous, high-quality, client-ready work, and who is thoughtful in both planning and implementation. We are also excited to work with an individual who is friendly and easy to collaborate with, passionate about his/her work, and receptive to feedback and professional growth. 

What you’ll do:
  • Drive deployment excellence and product quality through a software-defined approach to operations and infrastructure. 
  • Work side-by-side with engineering teams to automate and roll out new standardized service platforms.
  • Take ownership of the end-to-end configuration, technical dependencies, and overall success of the SaaS environment. 
  • Educate and drive adoption of automation and orchestration principles, and create an eagerness to automate, wherever and whenever the possibility arises.
  • Lead reviews of site reliability processes, such as testing, CI/CD, and release management.
  • Provide unwavering support & collaboration for our software/QA engineers. 
  • Partner with QA to drive improvement in the testing of functionality, operability, deployment, and performance for any application or infrastructure changes.
  • Set up testing, development, and production environments and infrastructures 
  • Ensure our services are designed and delivered with security, stability, scalability, and performance in mind. 
  • Continuously monitor and guarantee an uptime of 99.99% 

What we're looking for: 

  • 5+ years of combined experience as a Software Engineer and DevOps Engineer
  • Demonstrated experience leading the automation of infrastructure/application systems deployment and configuration
  • 3+ years supporting production in a SaaS multi-tenant environment
  • Experience with IaaS solutions such as Google Cloud, AWS or similar (certified Cloud Architect or Cloud DevOps Engineer preferred)
  • BS is required and MS degree is a plus
  • Experience working with teams, providing mentorship and guidance to improve the overall reliability of the ecosystem
  • Someone who can grow into a mentor and coach for junior site reliability engineers as we scale
  • Ability to consistently evaluate current technical approaches to establish a best-of-class Engineering team
  • Demonstrated expertise and the capacity to lead complex technical initiatives in all of the related domains:
    • Infrastructure/cloud automation tooling
    • Service Mesh/Discovery Tooling 
    • Continuous Integration & Deployment
    • Containers and Container Management
    • Configuration and Security Management 
    • Demonstrated experience leading/contributing significantly to an open-source infrastructure/application platform initiative is a big plus
    • Technical Certifications are a plus
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google FirestoreDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • ZeplinDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WrikeManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Campaign MonitorEmail


In the heart of Glendale, a walkable hotspot of multicultural restaurants, bars, and shopping. Easy access to Amtrak and the 134, 5, and 2 highways.

An Insider's view of PickTrace

What's something quirky about your company?

At PickTrace, we all have fruit/veg alter-egos (I'm a sweet potato!). Every day, we eat lunch together at a community table where there's always a bowl of fresh fruit featuring produce from our clients! If you think we're a little ag-obsessed, you're not wrong...

Kelsey Spencer

Office Manager

What does your typical day look like?

I teach people who work on farms how to use cool high-tech software that keeps track of the fruit they pick and the hard work they are doing. Some days I teach field workers how to use our mobile devices in Spanish! Other days, I'm on video call with farm managers and executives, helping them understand the valuable operational data we provide.

Michelle Ramirez

Implementation Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

At PickTrace, we drive the concepts, the process, everything. We’re deciding on infrastructure while also building the business-focused logic. As an engineer, dealing with both expands my knowledge horizontally and also my technical skill set. The last time I implemented a TCP server was in college; now I get to do it from the ground up. Exciting!

Renxia Wang

Senior Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to become the technology platform empowering produce farms all over the world. Our simple, powerful software will help growers build efficient, compliant, successful operations that provide healthy fruit & vegetables and fair, rewarding jobs for billions of consumers and agricultural workers globally.

Austin Steed


What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The biggest problem we're tackling is to bring simplicity and great practices to a very complex domain area. Agriculture has huge variations of possible workflows and real-world complications that our product must support. At every client, thousands of people in actual fields and in offices must be able to use our product and their data seamlessly.

Marsel Saifullin

Engineering Manager

What are PickTrace Perks + Benefits

PickTrace Benefits Overview

At PickTrace, we are a dynamic, warm, and collegial start-up environment. We merge fun collaboration and world-class standards of excellence. Everyone on the team has a tremendous impact on the organization, the product, and our clients.

We offer benefits including: Competitive salary compensation, Equity, a 401(k) program, Healthcare benefits, Flexible time off, Build-your-own workstations, Free parking, Commuter benefits, Casual dress, Pet-friendly office environment, Frequent team events, and more

Volunteer in local community
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
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Company sponsored family events
PickTrace sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
PickTrace hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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