Sr. DevOps Engineer

San Francisco

Help Percolate build the PaaS used by our engineers.
Percolate’s DevOps Engineers develop the platform that equips our engineers to work more efficiently by providing a complete technical environment to build and ship products. Our platform encompasses a wide variety of applications, either built internally or maintained by 3rd parties. DevOps Engineers are also responsible for deployment, monitoring, quality control, and qa/dev infrastructure.

The ideal candidate will take pains to, simply put, fully understand the systems that s/he builds and maintains - the how and the why. Only then can s/he take responsibility for the stability of the system, help make it fault-tolerant, keep changes and enhancements well-documented, and dream up the next phase of the platform with newer and more useful utilities to auto-scale. 

“Good ops is lazy… Automate everything you intend to do more than once.” - JB 


  • 5+ years of a healthy mix of Development, SysAdmin, Sys Engineering, DBA, and/or TechOps
  • At least 2+ years of DevOps experience
  • Comfortable working in a cloud based environment (we use AWS & Google App Engine).
  • Strong in infrastructure automation using config management tools such as CFEngine, Chef, Puppet, etc.
  • Experienced and comfortable operating in a GNU/Linux or *BSD environment
  • Automation freak; next level thinking to scale full cloud infrastructure lifecycle from planning & provisioning to monitoring and maintaining
  • Must have a solid understanding of git and GitHub
  • Knows that the devil is in the details

Nice to haves

  • Python Scripting
  • Comfort with both SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Experience in a Continuous Integration environment.
  • Vagrant