GIPHY is hiring a

Lead DevOps Engineer

New York, United States

The Company:

GIPHY is the world’s largest place to search, discover, and create all the GIFs. We’re the leading brand in short-form entertainment and visual communication.

iMessage, Facebook, Twitter, Tinder, Slack, WhatsApp and many more all integrate against our API to serve GIFS to their millions of users across the globe. We serve over 5 billion GIFS every day to more than 300 million people.

We’re a creative and passionate group of GIF-obsessed individuals continuing to build out what we believe is the future of GIFs. We have big goals and are looking for like-minded, talented people to join us.

The Opportunity: receives 200M unique visitors per month, our mobile products have millions of users and our API is integrated into some of the biggest digital platforms in the world. We operate at scale.

We’re looking for a Lead DevOps Engineer to help operate and improve our systems so we can provide the best, most relevant content in real time. You will be part of a team supporting and scaling the production infrastructure for the delivery of these applications.


  • Build and manage software delivery systems as well as developer support tools utilizing components of the AWS stack as well as open source tools
  • Plan and implement strategies for improving the infrastructure
  • Support, troubleshoot, monitor, and optimize production systems
  • Conduct load testing and performance tuning of existing systems
  • Manage budget


  • 5-7+ years of experience in devops
  • Familiarity with containerized microservice deployments - especially Kubernetes
  • Expert-level knowledge of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) ecosystem
  • Programming ability with one programming language
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix administration
  • Experience with configuration management; Puppet, Chef or an equivalent
  • Experience supporting 24x7, high availability internet application environments that include web, application and database servers and load balancing systems


This is a full time salaried position, including stock options, fully covered health insurance, 4% 401K match, free lunch every day, free gym membership and lots of other fun perks.

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