Senior Infrastructure Engineer

 Daily Kos
 Oakland, CA
 22 days ago

Headquarters: Oakland, CA

We are seeking a Senior Infrastructure Engineer to support and associated products. As Senior Infrastructure Engineer, you will be responsible for planning, designing and implementing infrastructure projects (including security, performance optimization, and monitoring/observability), training application engineers, and creating runbook documentation. To accomplish this, you will ideate with engineers and the QA team and work independently to execute on your project plans. You will report to the Director of Engineering to ensure your work advances the strategic goals of the organization and the progressive movement. 

Our stack includes Kubernetes, Ruby on Rails, Elasticache, Redis, Sidekiq, MySQL, AWS.

This role is exclusively represented by the Pacific Media Workers Guild, CWA Local 39521.


  • Support and maintain our development, staging and production environments
  • Maintain our CI/CD pipeline(s)
  • Create, innovate, and maintain our monitoring and observability platform
  • Drive performance initiatives around database optimization
  • Right-size our cloud environment
  • Collaborate with engineering leadership to manage cloud costs
  • Work collaboratively with remote teammates 
  • Create runbooks and other documentation
  • Share knowledge with application engineers and contribute to application code as needed
  • Act as a contributing member of the on call team
  • Own and develop security initiatives as required

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • At least three years of professional experience with Kubernetes and Terraform
  • Experience with a public cloud environment (ideally AWS)
  • Experience with SQL and database optimization (ideally MySQL)
  • Can develop and support in-house monitoring and observability dashboards (Grafana’s LGTM stack)
  • Ability to thrive as the only infrastructure engineer supporting a small team in a high traffic environment (excellent communication skills and ability to take personal initiative)

Additional Experience/Qualifications

  • Experience with writing and testing Ruby
  • Documented history of supporting security initiatives (pen testing, bug bounty programs)
  • Believer in infrastructure as code and writing self-documenting systems

Daily Kos is proud to deliver a strong total rewards program to our employees.

The position offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Remote-first work environment
  • Paid employee medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401K with a 5% company match
  • 9 Company-paid holidays 
  • 6 weeks vacation 
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Traumatic Grief Leave
  • Paid parental/family/medical leave
  • Remote Worker Stipend
  • Professional Development Stipend
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Flex Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Company paid short & long term disability
  • Voluntary Accident & Critical Illness benefit
This position is a 40 hour/week, full-time exempt position and reports to the Director of Engineering. Daily Kos has an office in Oakland, California. This role is fully remote. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States. Our organizational commitment to personal growth and work-life balance reduces churn and encourages a very rewarding long term position.

At Daily Kos, we believe that the diversity of ideas, experiences, and cultures that our employees contribute to our organization help us be more effective activists, and we are proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity workplace. We have a team of amazing people with different backgrounds and talents that are energized by the day’s news events, and people united by common cause. We’re a company that loves learning and supports growth and training for all our employees.

Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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