Senior DevOps Engineer

Location: Santa Monica, CA
Referral Fee: $3,000 (contact for details)

Excited to be able to find engineers for a great VP I’ve known for a long time and would be happy to work for myself. He’s at a growing adtech company with massive scale, and they are hiring multiple engineers for this role. If you want to gain experience working on a system with billions of events, real-time and batch processing, massive storage and cluster size – this is your place. Plus the regular perks of a hot startup. So what do you need?

First, you need to have solid AWS experience. I won’t say they drank the Kool-Aid, because they use a number of OSS and commercial products, too. But they really love it and won’t be ditching it anytime soon. It’ll be a big part of your job.

Hand in hand, they are big Ansible users. If you have Terraform, that’s cool, too. But it should be one of those two.

Other than those two hard requirements, they are pretty open. They are doing a lot of Dockerizing of apps, so Docker experience would come in handy. ECS (the AWS version of Kubernetes) was mentioned for management.

What else do they use? A lot!

  • OS/app servers: Ubuntu, Red Hat, AMIs, Tomcat, Nginx, bash
  • Data: Apache Cassandra, Druid, MySQL
  • Kafka, Storm (currently replacing)
  • Elasticsearch, Sumologic, PagerDuty
  • CI/CD: Jenkins, GitLab CI, Spinnaker, AWS CodeDeploy
  • and more!

A lot of room for growth, and they are looking for a DevOps manager, too. I have referral fees for all roles and so if you’re interested or know someone who might be, email me (Philip) at Thanks!