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DevOps Engineer at Couchsurfing
San Francisco, CA, US
Couchsurfing is the world’s premier social travel platform, with over 14 million members in nearly every country in the world. Couchsurfing changes people’s lives. Hearing the stories of Couchsurfers whose lives have been transformed by travel is the greatest reward for doing what we do. Join us and every day thousands of people from every country in the world will meet in person and embark on new adventures as a direct result of your work.

We are a small, nimble and hyper-focused team who are building the next generation of this powerful service, with a strong focus on mobile. Our platforms include web, ios, and android, and our mobile audience is growing rapidly. If you’re interesting in making a big impact at a small company with a passionate and large user base and growing revenue streams, then you’ll like it here.

Experience and skills we’re interested in

Experience with UNIX systems administration including solid scripting skills in Shell, Ruby, or Python
Knowledge of configuration management systems such as Chef, Puppet or Ansible
Infrastructure experience in a AWS-heavy environment.
Experience working in an agile, Rails environment
SQL proficiency, either on MySQL or Postgres
Believer in data driven decision making and a predisposition to leveraging existing systems instead of rolling your own
Building APIs for mobile and/or web a plus
Experience with SOLR or Elasticsearch a huge plus
A bit about you

You love to code, and you’ve worked with multiple programming languages.
You love to build tools that enable a whole organization to rapidly produce software products and services.
You have an insatiable craving for making applications more consistent and reliable over time.
You believe you can automate everything, and you can identify opportunities to remove manual processes.
Strong communication and collaboration skills, and the ability to take constructive feedback well
A talent for simplifying, and passion for great design
Passion for travel a plus!

Culture and perks

Awecome co-workers who care about building a great service and each other
We work hard and play hard - you have freedom to get the job done, but must deliver results.
Tasry and healthy group lunch from our own chef
Competitve salary and benefits
Ping-pong where walls, ceiling, and floor are in play
Kegerator/Bar
Staff in the Wild program where each month we send an employee to go Couchsurfing somewhere in the world.
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