[arch-women] hiring Dev Operations Engineer at EFF

Amiee Kushner amiee at eff.org
Mon Dec 11 23:13:28 UTC 2017


*Operations Engineer*

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is seeking applicants for the
full-time position of Operations/DevOps Engineer to join our Technical
Operations team and help build the infrastructure that lets EFF defend
civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions
user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation,
policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We
work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as
our use of technology grows.

The EFF's Technical Operations team designs and maintains our systems
and networks while also providing hardware and software technical
support for our staff. The ideal candidate must work well with a very
busy staff with varying levels of technical expertise. Because our team
benefits from close communication with each other and the with other
teams at EFF's San Francisco office, *working remotely is not an option*.


    Monitor and improve the performance and reliability of production
    GNU/Linux platforms, network infrastructure, services, and
    network-attached devices like PBX and conference systems. Maintain
    the corresponding documentation
    Develop and implement process improvements in the way we build,
    secure, and maintain our infrastructure over its life-cycle from
    design through deployment, operation, and retirement
    Scale and standardize systems through automation
    Participate in on-call rotation and incident response efforts,
    perform blameless postmortem reporting
    Respond to support requests within team-defined Service Level
    Agreements (SLAs). This includes working closely with other teams to
    design and adapt systems for changing program and operational
    Communicate effectively about technical issues with non-technical

Minimum Qualifications:

    Deep respect for user privacy and organizational security
    3 years of system administration, site reliability engineering, or
    other ops experience in a Unix-like environment
    Experience collaborating on engineering projects and processes
    Ability to debug and optimize code, and automate routine tasks
    Understanding of common algorithms, data structures, and basic
    software design
    Experience in one or more of: C, Python, Go, Bash / POSIX shell,
    Rust, PowerShell, Perl
    Experience operating cloud infrastructure including the
    configuration and maintenance of virtual servers & load balancers
    Experience with TCP/IP network design
    Experience with relational database administration

Bonus Qualifications:

    5 years of experience operating servers running Unix-like operating
    Experience in a large-scale or mission-critical production service
    Experience with a managed cluster environment (such as Kubernetes,
    Mesos, Docker Swarm)
    Knowledge of multiple programming languages
    Experience with orchestration tools like SaltStack, Puppet, Chef,
    Ansible, etc.
    A history of open-source contributions (bug reports, pull requests,
    projects / packages)
    Experience with network hardware and network hardware configuration
    Experience using, designing, and implementing CI/CD pipelines
    Experience with SSO, SAML, OAuth and other industry standard
    AuthN/AuthZ solutions
    Experience with fleet management in a mixed environment (GNU/Linux,
    macOS, iOS, Android, etc.)

EFF is a really great place to work
<https://www.eff.org/pages/working-at-eff>. We offer a supportive and
empowering environment, along with an excellent benefits package
including housing cost assistance, student loans assistance, medical,
dental, and vision insurance, a 403(b)(7) retirement savings program
with matching, paid time off, holiday benefits, paid parental leave, a
dog-friendly workplace, and more.

As an advocacy organization, EFF is committed to being part of a diverse
community. Diversity of life experiences makes a big difference in how
we identify and litigate legal issues, design privacy-enhancing
software, and organize our activism. To that end, we deliberately seek
applicants with different perspectives, identities, and experiences to
build a diverse and inclusive workplace to better inform our advocacy
and defense of freedom in our digital world. EFF is an equal opportunity
employer and encourages people of all races, genders, ages, abilities,
orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply.

*Limited Visa Support:  *We welcome applications from all qualified
applicants. However, this job requires U.S. work authorization. EFF may
be able to provide support obtaining a visa in appropriate circumstances.

*Interested in joining the team? Apply
**with: *

  * A cover letter introducing yourself and telling us why you want to
    work at EFF.
  * *A resume in PDF format with links to recent work.*

Apply Now

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