Headspace is hiring a

Senior DevOps Engineer

San Francisco, United States

About Headspace:

Headspace was founded in London in 2010 by Rich Pierson and Andy Puddicombe. Originally conceived as a meditation events company, Headspace has evolved into the world’s most popular meditation app. Using proven mindfulness techniques, it will teach you how to train your mind for a healthier, happier life. Sessions take as little as 10 minutes a day, and you can do them wherever and whenever you like. Our app has now been downloaded more than 5 million times in 150 countries, helping so many people to enjoy the benefits of a clearer calmer mind. Today, we’re ready to embark on the next phase in our evolution: to become the world’s most comprehensive guide to health and happiness.  

Last summer we completed a $30mm Series A funding round. The round was led by The Chernin Group, with significant participation from other media and tech leaders including Jim Breyer (via Breyer Capital), Allen & Co, William Morris Endeavor, Freelands Ventures (the venture arm of Elisabeth Murdoch) and Advancit (the venture arm of Shari Redstone). Rounding out the raise were a handful of influential individuals including Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn CEO), Jessica Alba, Ryan Seacrest, and Jared Leto. 

You can read more about us in Fast Company or the New Yorker.

About the Sr. DevOps Engineer @ Headspace:

We are searching for a Sr. DevOps Engineer to join our team. This role will provide support for the Developers, Big Data, QA and Product teams and will focus heavily on automation, monitoring and scaling the infrastructure.

How your skills and passion will come to life at Headspace:

  • Build and maintain Production, Development and QA environments
  • Improve performance and scalability of existing systems
  • Monitor and troubleshoot server related issues
  • Develop and document best practices for disaster recovery and application deployment
  • Perform penetration testing to ensure security of our infrastructure
  • Research and develop new technologies for improving existing systems
  • Build, maintain and improve CI/CD systems
  • Participate in on-call rotation

What you’ve accomplished?

  •  BS/MS degree in Computer Science or 6-10 years related experience
  •  Solid experience with Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS) administration
  •  Experience with Bash, Apache, Nginx, Nagios, Icinga, HAProxy, MySQL, Redis
  •  Experience mentoring team members
  •  Ability to work effectively within a team and autonomously with minimal supervision
  •  Experience with Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD)
  •  Database administration experience
  •  Familiar with Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence)
  •  Experience with Git

Bonus points if you have experience with the following:

  •  AWS (EC2, VPC, S3, RDS, CLI, ElastiCache, Redshift, Elastic MapReduce, Route 53, CloudFormation)
  •  Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, C, PHP, Javascript
  •  Graylog or ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana)
  •  CoreOS (etcd, rkt, fleet, flannel)
  •  Docker, Vagrant, Kubernetes
  •  Fabric, Capistrano, Jenkins
  •  VPN tunneling

How to get started:

If you’re excited by the idea of seeing yourself in this role at Headspace, please apply with your CV and a cover letter that best expresses your interest and unique qualifications.