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DevOps Engineer II
RapidSOS is hiring! Join an advanced emergency technology start-up in transforming emergency response for hundreds of millions of people globally.
In partnership with public safety, RapidSOS has created the world’s first emergency response data platform that securely links life-saving data from 350M+ connected devices directly to 911 and first responders in an emergency. Through the platform, we’re providing intelligent data that supports over 4,800 Emergency Communications Centers, protecting 90%+ of people in the US, across 150 million emergencies annually.
Partnering with innovative companies recognized as RapidSOS Ready, we’re striving to reach everyone. Together, we’re empowering a faster and smarter response by sending first responders critical data like your exact location, real-time health information, and crash data. We’re united in our commitment to a safer, stronger future where technology and people work seamlessly together to save lives.
RapidSOS is backed by top venture capital firms and the former C-suite of Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Virgin Group, Lucent, Raytheon, the FCC, Harvard Data Initiative, and MIT.
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RapidSOS in the last 18 months:
Launch in multiple countries internationally
Doubled team size
Grew revenue 10x+
Managed 200M+ emergencies (on average 400K/day)
Helped save thousands of lives
What this role is about:
As a DevOps Engineer II, your mission is to help drive our team of innovators and technologists toward creating next-level solutions that improve the way our mission critical business is run. Your hands-on knowledge in system design, application development, testing, and operational stability will help our team deliver high-quality products. Your quest to embrace leading-edge technologies and methodologies inspires your team to follow suit.
What you’ll do:
Oversee for critical parts of our Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) such as building and improving workflows that automate releasing, testing, and deploying RapidSOS Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) AWS-based products.
Research and build monitoring and analysis tools to optimize building and deploying our code base, manage distributed systems, and application resources.
Build workflows for delivering our software to a variety of platforms including AWS and container technologies including Docker, Kubernetes, and Helm Charts to automate deployments and scale our products.
What we’re looking for in our ideal candidate:
2+ years hands-on work with AWS
1+ year development experience with Kubernetes in a large scale production environment
Experience with Git, developing continuous/rapid release engineering (CI/CD)
Infrastructure as Code (IaC), preferably using Terraform
Experience building and administering alerting and monitoring systems for API services
Strong knowledge of PostgreSQL/MySQL and Linux/Unix systems
Strong experience with Python and deploying Python based applications
Strong skills in network services such as DNS, TLS/SSL, and HTTP
Experience implementing secure and highly-available distributed systems/microservices
Experience equivalent to four years of work experience
Nice to haves:
Experience with building custom application monitoring (Datadog, Prometheus)
Experience with data pipelines (BigQuery, Kinesis, ELK)
Experience creating geo-redundant / HA systems
What we offer:
The chance to work with a passionate team on solving one of the largest challenges globally
Competitive salary and benefits and equity participation
A dynamic, flexible and fun start-up work environment with a highly talented team
If you're curious to learn more about RapidSOS, you can check out our full press list!
This job cannot be performed in Colorado at this time.
If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!