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Senior Infrastructure Engineer

| El Segundo
At GoGuardian, we pride ourselves on bringing the very best talent to empower millions of student lives in the most impactful way. Our engineering team is built on principles of fluidity, critical thinking, innovation, and collaboration to meet business demands without sacrificing elements that make engineers unique.
With the rapidly growing requirements of our 4 million – and counting – users, we're in growth mode – that’s why we need you. GoGuardian is hiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer to work closely with cross functional teams to help us build and maintain systems known for their large scale, high performance, and rock-solid reliability. This is a very hands-on, dynamic opportunity that will require challenging system development and maintenance activities for GoGuardian’s cutting edge educational technology products. This role will involve architecting and deploying systems and processes that operate under scale, providing security and reliability while remaining cost-effective and developer-friendly.

Your Background

  • Extensive experience managing cloud infrastructure, particularly AWS services including VPC, EC2, and IAM.
  • Experience with provisioning/infrastructure-as-code tools like Docker, Ansible, Packer, and Terraform.
  • Mastery of Linux and the command line, including Bash/shell scripting and service management.
  • History of driving best practices around security and reliability, including disaster recovery planning, security auditing, and access control management.
  • Experience designing and managing CI/CD pipelines using tools such as Jenkins, Travis, and Bazel.
  • Ability to write code in at least one programming language (Go/Golang, Scala, JavaScript, Python, etc.) highly preferred.


  • Design and implement cloud infrastructure architectures for networking, security, data storage, continuous integration, and service deployment.
  • Collaborate within an agile, multi-disciplinary team of engineers, product, data analysts, UX designers, QA, and scrum master to solve customer problems effectively.
  • Work with internal business stakeholders and external vendors and consultants to implement and maintain standards and best practices around security and compliance while optimizing cloud infrastructure usage and related costs.
  • Provide expertise and leadership on making technical decisions, mentoring junior engineers, and delivering a platform that provides business value and meets end user goals.

Success Factors

  • Strong experience with cloud infrastructure, especially at a low level and managed using automated tools.
  • Experience prioritizing and executing infrastructure initiatives across a diverse group of engineering and business stakeholders in a highly agile scrum based environment.
  • Expertise with security analysis and implementation. Bonus for experience with security certifications, legal compliance, and data privacy.
  • Knowledge of CI/CD systems, including cloud services and self-hosted implementations.
  • Experience writing code, either for automation/infrastructure management or customer-facing products is a big plus.
  • Team player, able to work with engineers at different levels of experience and working on different parts of the software stack. Great documentation and communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills to build robust, efficient, and maintainable technical solutions at scale.
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200 N Sepulveda Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

An Insider's view of GoGuardian

What are some social events your company does?

We love hanging out together here at GoGuardian and have a different social event almost every week! We’re not short on company events like Oscar viewing parties, basketball or crafts club and Harry Potter birthday celebrations. We also love smaller team events and have done everything from ice skating to biking on the beach to Korean BBQ /karaoke!


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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our vision brings tall challenges; one of which is finding ways to sift through nearly insurmountable amounts of data, finding the important nuggets of information, then surfacing it to the right people. By using a combination of machine learning and cutting-edge data science (really), we're building better products for our users.


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What are some things you learned at the company?

One of GoGuardian's core values is to experiment and learn. I think the engineering team embodies this well, and one skill I have learned is to be open to all the learning opportunities available and not be afraid to try new things.


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What's something quirky about your company?

Being a company geared towards improving education it’s only fitting that we embrace the theme of the most magical school on the face of the Earth. Of course I’m referring to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There’s nothing like wrapping up a game of Fifa in the Forbidden Forest and then jumping into a meeting in the Ministry of Magic.


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What are GoGuardian Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Relax, recharge, and refresh with weekly yoga classes & guided aromatherapy meditation. Whether you're a golfer or a gamer (or both), there's probably a weekly activity with your name on it.

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