Lead DevOps Engineer at Citizen


Lead DevOps Engineer

Full-Time in New York, NY

Who we are

We are a tech startup based in Downtown Manhattan, backed by top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital. Our mission is to keep people safe and informed. The Citizen app for iOS and Android provides instant alerts about incidents and events happening around you and creates total transparency with live video and real-time updates.

Who you are

We like to hire proactive, creative leaders who value autonomy and share our mission. You may be right for this role if most or all of the following describe you:

  • You are a an expert with systems administration. Strong background in Linux/Unix Administration and Security.

  • You are familiar with best practices. Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service. Comfortable with managing a number of different services.

  • You love hacking things together, both hardware and software. You’re have an insatiable curiosity, a system for getting to the root cause of any issues that arise, and a deep love of researching the best tools for a given challenge.

  • You balance strategy with execution. You don’t wait to be told what to do – you bring recommendations on what needs to be done and then get out and implement your strategies. You’re not afraid to learn from mistakes and you quickly rebound from failure and try again.

  • You are a collaborator. You thrive in a fluid job environment where your job description changes constantly and no team member is afraid to offer or ask for help.

What you’ll do

You’ll lead the designing, managing, maintaining, and scaling of the deployment and operation environment of Citizen’s backend as we grow to millions of users.

  • Architect and Deploy Automation Tools:

    • 5 + years experience with automation/configuration management using either Terraform, Puppet, Chef or an equivalent

  • Deeply familiar with a variety of services:

    • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services (experience with AWS is required). We heavily utilize heroku for rapid deployment

  • Manage multiple environments:

    • dev/staging/production

  • Experience with deployment:

    • Jenkins, Circle CI or equivalent

    • Experience dealing with going from github push through packaging

    • Cron jobs etc

  • Experience with packaging tools:

    • Packer/Docker

  • Strong experience with a variety of databases:

    • NoSQL/SQL (we’re currently leveraging Firebase heavily)

  • A working understanding of code and script:

    • Nodejs (our primary code base), PHP, Python, Perl and/or Ruby

Perks of joining our team

  • Work with openly passionate, smart people on big ideas backed by top-tier VCs

  • Competitive salary

  • Competitive equity, currently seed stage

  • Experienced team of startup veterans

  • Full benefits

  • Flexible vacation policy