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Helm believes that a more equitable world will be built by people with organizing superpowers. To achieve this vision, we are building one seamless and intuitive platform that integrates data, tools, and experiences to give anyone those superpowers. We are designing and executing experiments to better understand human civic behavior, determine which interventions drive impact, and scale them toward a more participatory democracy. Our customers are organizations engaged in political and social advocacy that drive big change over the long-term using a portfolio of strategies on a multi-partisan basis. Most importantly, our customers believe that people organizing in their communities are the ultimate agents of durable change.

We are looking for an experienced Senior DevOps Engineer who is passionate about building highly available and scalable services to power a variety of applications. A successful candidate will bring strong analytical ability, cloud infrastructure expertise, and the ability to deliver results within a fast-moving, agile environment.

Issue advocates and organizers are our inspiration. Building with and for them is our mission. We are assembling a team that shares values with, learns alongside, and stands with the people who are doing the work to change the nation. So if you're highly motivated, super passionate about democracy, and want to join a team that is looking to build great things together, Helm may be for you. This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Infrastructure. Helm is a remote first company.

Responsibilities

  • As a key member of an agile DevSecOps team, you will design, code, and maintain performant, reliable infrastructure and platforms.
  • Set up monitoring and improve reliability and performance using SRE practices.
  • Automate tasks using various configuration management and scripting tools such as Ansible, Terraform, and Python.
  • Work closely with engineers to create or update systems for new and existing features.
  • Participate in on-call rotation for critical systems.
  • Document scripts and write guides to help educate the engineering team.
  • Enable self service automation and shift left ethos for development teams by building and enhancing DevSecOps pipelines using scripting and programming languages.
  • Drive the next evolution of our microservices based low-code architecture practices.
  • Provide mentorship and promote engineering best practices throughout the company.
  • Work with the support team to triage bugs and troubleshoot production issues.
  • Assess project risks, quantify risk/benefit relationships and provide alternative solutions and risk mitigation. 

You should have:

  • 5+ years experience building and working on cloud infrastructure for large scale distributed systems (primarily AWS based).
  • Strong in operational best practices such as monitoring, permissions, disaster recovery, and configuration management.
  • Experience with multiple programming languages and automation tools such as Python, Ansible, and Cloudformation.
  • Experience with unit and integration testing, continuous integration, and deployment workflows.
  • Experience with developing REST APIs and integrating third-party APIs.
  • Knowledge of software engineering fundamentals, patterns, and design.
  • Knowledge of security best practices and how to implement them in cloud infrastructure.
  • Strong communication skills.

You could have:

  • Full-stack engineering experience.
  • Experience with NoSQL databases and data warehousing platforms.
  • Building low-code platforms.
  • Understanding of AWS services like ECS, Fargate, MSK, and Lambda.

Helm is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity across all spectrums in its hiring, without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor. With that being said, we wouldn't be able to accommodate candidates in need of work sponsorship at this time since we are a small company. If you find this role interesting and you hit on the elements above, please apply!

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Senior DevOps Engineer