398 day(s) ago

DevOps Engineer (Fully Remote) vacancy at Float

Negotiable salary

Remote worker location: Worldwide
English: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Native Speaker
Experience: 3+ years
Employment: Full-time


United States, New York
The resource planner that keeps projects on track.
Float is the world’s leading resource planner, helping teams at brands such as Airbnb, Buzzfeed and Ogilvy better plan and manage their time. Founded in 2011, Float is proudly self-funded, profitable and 100% remote. Our growing team of twenty-four are made up of engineers, product designers, marketing and customer success folks in more than eight countries.

Description of the job

Who We Are
Float, the world’s leading resource planner, is looking for a DevOps Engineer with exceptional skills in cloud engineering and site reliability engineering to join our remote-first team.

We’re a team of people living our best remote work lives. From New York to Melbourne, Canada to South Africa - our team of Engineers, Product Managers, Marketing and Customer Success folks work asynchronously to help teams plan and manage their time better. Float is self-funded, profitable, and growing. If you’re a self-starter, aligned with our values, and are looking to join a team that’s passionate about helping others work and live more productively, we want to hear from you. Here are a few tips from our CEO to make sure your resume stands out from the crowd.

Who We’re Looking For
A motivated DevOps Engineer who is committed to putting in place the systems and processes necessary to support a geographically diverse Engineering team and customer base. You are excited to provide new levels of insight and analysis into our production systems and to work closely with Product Engineers to ensure the availability and reliability of our best-in-class product. This role reports to the Senior DevOps Engineer and focuses primarily on maintaining a consistently reliable platform by ensuring we have the monitoring and alerting necessary to take timely action when necessary.

We expect that the successful candidate will have significant expertise in the following areas:

  • Infrastructure as Code - preferably Terraform
  • GCP (Google Cloud Platform)
  • Kubernetes and use of Helm
  • SLOs and SLAs (Service Level Objectives & Agreements)
  • Monitoring and observability - Including tools such as Grafana, statsd & Datadog

As a fully remote team, we're looking for an experienced DevOps Engineer who is able to take responsibility, lead with good intent and continuously improve not just themselves but also the team around them. Asynchronous is the default form of communication at Float, and we have very few meetings, so you’ll have long stretches of time to focus on deep work. Everyone at Float leads by example and sets the bar for quality. If you have the skills listed above and strong opinions about DevOps best practices, demonstrate a passion for infrastructure work and are interested in sharing Float’s views within the technical community online as well as supporting our team members in these endeavours, we want to hear from you.

What You’ll Do
You will be working directly with our Engineering team to ensure the health of our platforms, create and maintain incident response procedures (including runbooks) and ensure product engineers have the tools and environments they need.

As a DevOps Engineer, your work will be measured by increased visibility and understanding of service health across the engineering team, improved monitoring coverage of our production systems, improvements in incident metrics (MTTA and MTTR), SLO coverage of production systems and improvement in Infrastructure as Code coverage on our infrastructure.

As Float grows, the health of our underlying platform becomes increasingly important and this role will play a key part in providing the ongoing support and improvements of processes and checks needed for our SOC2 certification.

What We Offer
The salary for this role is US $125k

We have a range of expanding and improving benefits and perks including:
  • Home office expense budget
  • Co-working expense budget
  • Health & Fitness budget
  • Annual team meetup
  • Care for your community

For those in the US, we’ll pay 50% of your medical, dental & vision coverage, including partners and children. Since our HQ is in New York, those outside of the US will be hired as contractors—but don’t worry—you’ll have access to the same great benefits. We’re a global company and we encourage people of all different locations, nationalities, backgrounds, and perspectives to apply.

About Our Process
You can find a lot of useful information about our interview process and what it’s like to join our global team on the Float careers page.

We appreciate and understand the time and energy that goes into crafting a solid job application, so we thank you in advance for your interest in joining our team. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide individual feedback during the application stage due to the volume of applications that we receive.

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