Devops Engineer 🔥
You must currently live and work in the USA to be considered. If hired, you can work from anywhere in the USA, our San Francisco office, or Hybrid. See our Remote Work Policy, below.
Who we are: has built and is expanding the premier distribution and peer review platform for academic research. Guided by our mission to accelerate the world’s research, Academia aims to make every academic paper ever published available for free online and accessible by anyone in the world. This is just the start of our long-term vision and we are growing fast.
Through Covid-19 we’ve remained profitable and we’ve been able to continue our work without having to resort to layoffs. Academia’s platform has registered more than 169 million users and growing monthly by 2-3M a month. We have over 300,000 paying premium subscribers, which has contributed to a doubling in revenue over the last three years.
What we're looking for: Our ideal candidates are not only great at what they do, but they also want to make a meaningful impact on our mission. Academia is hiring a DevOps Engineer to join our team. At Academia, we believe DevOps is a mindset and a set of engineering approaches to running better production systems - we build our own creative engineering solutions to reliability problems. DevOps Engineers are responsible for the big picture of how our systems are designed for operability, how they relate to each other, and we use a breadth of tools and approaches to solve a broad spectrum of problems.
Requirements:* 2+ years of experience as a DevOps Engineer supporting production web infrastructure at scale.* Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and/or a wide range of relevant work experience.* Extensive experience with AWS and Linux systems.* Strong verbal and written communications skills.* Solid knowledge of web architecture and systems.* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.* Experience with one or more configuration management tools (e.g. Ansible, Chef, Terraform, equivalent) Familiarity with one or more time-series and tracing monitoring tools.* Shell scripting and coding in one other language.
Pluses: * Experience as a Lead or Sr. DevOps Engineer supporting a high scale B2C web development platform.* Experience with Ruby on Rails at scale.* Extensive Postgres experience.* Strong experience with any NoSQL database (MongoDB, Cassandra, etc.)* Experience supporting Data Science or Business Analysis teams at scale.
What you will do:* Participate in system design, redesign as we continue to grow.* Modify and deliver Ansible playbooks and Terraform modules that describe resilient architectural components.* Contribute to best-in-class monitoring and self-healing.* Troubleshoot system infrastructure problems and bottlenecks and determine the best solution.* Maintain and enhance our CI pipeline.* Evangelize good systems engineering practices. About Academia Academia has attracted $39 million in investment from leading VC firms including Khosla Ventures, True Ventures, Spark Capital, and Tencent. Our work has garnered favorable attention from trade and mainstream media including UK Times, Fortune, Wired, EdTech, Venture Beat, San Francisco Business Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, TechCrunch, Scientific American, and Forbes.
Benefits & perks:* Compensation & Benefits: Competitive salary, stock options, Competitive salary, stock options, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) & Dependent Care Account (DCA), and a 401k.* Health & Self-Care: Paid medical, dental, & vision insurance for employees & their dependents. Flexible sick days, flexible hours, four weeks + 1 day (21 days) paid vacation, 11 holiday days, and paid parental leave. Standing desks.* Convenience & Location: All Academia employees may work remotely. As soon as San Francisco rules permit and we can safely re-open the office, employees may optionally work there. We cater lunch in the office every day, with a huge selection of free snacks & drinks. On-site showers & bike storage, and located a short walk to Montgomery Station public transport.* Learning & Development: Budget for professional development, team building, and events. Free books.* Fun & Activities: Before Covid-19 shelter-in-place, we had an active work “life” at Academia. But now, we're all sheltering in place. Many of these activities are remote now. We have regular “lunch and learn” Zoom classes, an active “movie night”, chess, weekly piano recitals, and interactive video games. * Paid Sabbatical: Six weeks of fully-paid sabbatical leave for every four years you work here. Diversity and Inclusion: Academia is a proud equal opportunity employer and we are committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Why work at Academia?
Academia's Post-Covid Remote Work Policy, Effective June 1, 2021* Academia will start hiring from a national pool* Employees may move to and work from remote locations, anywhere in the U.S., permanently* Academia values collaboration, and for anyone in the Bay Area, we will establish a norm that people come into the office 1-2 days a week (once it is safe to do so). It's a norm, and not mandatory. Employees can work from home in the Bay Area 5-days a week, if they decide they are more productive like that.* We will have frequent company retreats, when it is safe to do so, where we all try to get together, and the Company will pay for people who are remote to fly in.* This is an evolving policy and will be updated, as we learn more.* Our core work hours are 10am-4pm PDT.