DevOps Engineer

Chicago, Illinois, United States Full-time

DevOps Engineer

SpotOn - Chicago, IL

SpotOn is a fast-growing marketing, loyalty, and payments platform that helps small business owners understand and reach out to their customers and increase revenues by making informed decisions. Customers can discover businesses using our mobile apps, then at order time can check in and pay for their order using our mobile and tablet applications. The resulting data allows merchants to send targeted marketing campaigns, track their online reputation, and monitor the growth effect loyal customers can have on revenues, through our flagship web application. These applications are built in our quiet, open, sunny office in the West Loop of Chicago, and we need some extra help!

As a DevOps Engineer at SpotOn, you’ll be building and maintaining the AWS infrastructure that powers our platform. Today, our deployments are automated but we’re looking for someone who can transition us to Amazon VPC while using the best security practices possible. Our technology stack includes Postgres, MongoDB, Redis, Python 2.7/3.6+, Node (for the front-end toolchain), Fabric, Boto, and Ansible. On AWS, we make use of EC2, ELB, EBS, Cloudfront, S3, Glacier, Route 53, and a few more we’re probably forgetting. Most of our team works locally in our West Loop, Chicago office. This is a full-time, W2 position.

If this describes you…

  • Security-conscious with everything you do, and are not afraid to speak up if something has been left vulnerable
  • Hands-on experience writing automation for the provisioning, configuring, and deploying applications using an automation framework such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc
  • Solid understanding of networking principles: both universal as well as their realities inside AWS
  • Solid Linux skills (We currently utilize Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)
  • Intermediate scripting knowledge (Bash, Zsh Python, Perl, etc)
  • Experience maintaining & configuring replication for Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB or other open-source database technologies
  • Monitoring experience using PagerDuty, Zabbix, Splunk, Nagios, OpsGenie etc.
  • Understand Git and comfortable using a branch+tag workflow model that leans heavily on GitHub’s Pull Request utilities
  • Bonus: expertise with systemd
  • Bonus: You’re opinionated about tooling, process, code / test styles, etc., but not too snobby about it. Our process is flexible and ever-changing, and you’d be welcome to leave your mark on it!

… then here’s a bit about what we have to offer!

  • Salary Range: $90,000 - $110,000 annually. This is based on experience and what you bring to the table
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Relocation stipend available
  • Flexible hours
  • Reasonable work-from-home/wherever flexibility
  • Company-provided MacBook Pro (or similarly-spec’d device if you’re more of a Linux type). Bringing your own device is cool, too.
  • Casual dress code
  • Kitchen stocked with drinks and snacks
  • A supportive learning environment, where you will work closely with our small but skilled team of software and QA engineers and graphic designers
  • At time of writing we score a 10 on the Joel Test and are working to raise that to at least an 11 in the near future

SpotOn will consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis as prohibited by federal, state or local law. If you’re allowed to work in the US, you are welcome here.

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