Principal DevOps Engineer

New York City / Engineering — Engineering / Full-time
Who we are
Albert is a new type of financial service that uses powerful technology to automate your finances, with a team of human experts to guide you. Albert saves and invests automatically for you, helps you avoid overdrafts, finds savings you’re missing, identifies bills you’re overpaying, and much more. Text Albert a financial question, and our geniuses won’t just offer guidance — they’ll help you take action.

We're an LA-based startup with a proven business model, backed by top-tier institutional investors and with over 8 million users who have trusted Albert to help them achieve their financial goals. We're on a mission to democratize money management through our simple, beautifully designed product, and we're looking for thoughtful, talented people to join us on our journey.

About the role
We are looking for a mature, talented Principal DevOps Engineer to help us design, build, deploy, and maintain secure and scalable infrastructure to support our rapid growth. As a key member of our team, you will work closely with engineering leadership as well as all the other engineering teams to continuously improve our infrastructure and workflows while maintaining tight security to protect our users’ data.
Things you're good at
  • Ownership: Diving in and taking ownership of projects, then driving them to completion in a methodical, organized, independent manner. All the while communicating plans and progress effectively.
  • Shipping: Delivering projects quickly but with high quality. It's not done when it’s deployed, it's done when it's documented, monitored, and measured.
  • Communication: You will be excellent at communicating technical topics concisely and practically, both verbally and in writing, in order to get buy-in from team members and move projects along effectively.
  • Security: We hold sensitive customer data and money for our users, so building secure infrastructure is of the utmost importance. Everyone across the company is expected to maintain a security mindset.
  • Organization: We value making sure things are well-organized and well-documented, whether it’s code or documentation.
  • Collaboration: We bring the best out of each other. We're looking for people who will bring the best out of all of us.
The right candidate will
  • Have experience managing production infrastructure with scale (1+ million users)
  • Have deep knowledge of AWS, strong knowledge of Google Cloud (our primary resources are in AWS, with a few in GCP)
  • Be an expert in deploying and managing production infrastructure with Terraform
  • Be an expert in architecting, implementing, and managing CI/CD pipelines
  • Have experience managing production datastores in AWS (we use Postgres)
  • Have a command of monitoring and observability tools (we use New Relic)
  • Have strong written communication skills and be meticulously organized
  • Have experience with service-based architectures
  • Be effective with scripting in Python
  • Be passionate about technology and finding ways to automate tasks and constantly improve our process with a focus on our business problems
  • Rationalizing our existing cloud infrastructure assets while building our new infrastructure to support millions of users
  • Partner with our Data team to monitor and maintain AWS Aurora Postgres clusters
  • Architect, plan, and implement a CI/CD pipeline that allows us to deploy continuously with confidence
  • Improve the observability of our infrastructure to make sure we are properly monitoring our assets to get ahead of problems — so we are proactive instead of reactive.
  • Apply infrastructure-as-code methodologies across configuration, infrastructure, and orchestration
  • Write clean, well-documented code to automate tasks to help us scale
  • Implement security best-practices to make sure our data is locked down
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 6+ years of DevOps experience managing production infrastructure with scale (1+ million users)
  • Command of Python for scripting, knowledge of Django a plus

  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Meals provided
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • 401k match
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