Synack is hiring a

Senior DevOps Engineer


Imagine a world dedicated to Security Without Compromise. Synack, headquartered in Silicon Valley with regional offices around the world, protects leading global organizations by reducing companies’ security risk and increasing their resistance to cyber attack. How do we do this? By utilizing the world’s best and most trusted team of ethical hackers who test through our powerful and controlled platform to deliver real security without compromise. At Synack, we aren’t afraid to think outside the box or take on big challenges. Backed by top-tier venture capital firms including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Microsoft, and Google Ventures, Synack's mission is to leverage global security talent coupled with advanced technology to help enterprises discover security vulnerabilities before they become business problems. Discover the possibilities at Synack!

Synack is seeking a superstar Senior DevOps/Infrastructure Automation Engineer with extensive production experience in GCP. You have hands on experience with service migration to cloud platforms from other cloud providers, including their networking/security constructs.  You also have expertise in automated infrastructure and container orchestration tools and such as Kubernetes, Terraform, Ansible, or Salt.  Experience maintaining build and deployment pipelines through CI/CD systems is a key part of this role.

This role requires hands-on programming and iterative development for various infrastructure components including web stacks, database systems, security tools, and networking/cloud environment configurations.  You will collaborate closely with the Engineering teams to ensure proper software support, monitoring, and security policies.  This is a strategic DevOps role with significant opportunity to influence our DevOps infrastructure and is a critical member of the team--we are seeking the motivation and ability to learn/adapt/overcome challenges with a winning attitude.  If you want to be challenged and thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment and love wearing multiple hats, this is the role for you!

Here’s what you'll do

  • Champion infrastructure software automation projects and partner with Engineering, Product Management, and QA to define and execute their requirements using DevOps practices
  • Work as a member of feature teams to deliver on the infrastructure portion of the feature and product
  • Predict and deliver improvements to our automated infrastructure components within an Agile methodology, and also recommend and implement alternative tools and new technologies that could better solve our challenges
  • Tune automation to overcome systems performance and stability issues
  • Create tests around our infrastructure suite to improve reliability
  • Monitor the Synack production application while creating new alerts and responding to issues as needed

Here's what you'll need

  • Experience supporting SaaS or PaaS in a production high-traffic environment in GCP
  • 5+ years of experience deploying and supporting scalable and high availability infrastructure utilizing CI/CD tools
  • Cloud automation experience using tools such as Terraform and Ansible in a production setting
  • Container Orchestration experience using GKE in a production setting
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix
  • Experience with database technologies such as CloudSQL
  • Experience with message broker/queue technologies like PubSub
  • Experience with event monitoring and alerting tools such as Datadog, Stackdriver, or Splunk

Due to federal government contract requirements, we can only hire a citizen of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada for this role.

Nice to have

  • Production level experience with Google VMware Engine
  • Understand security in a systems environment (What does a kernel-based rootkit look like?)
  • A technical degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering.  To us, DevOps is a combination of great systems engineering and software engineering
  • Experience with side projects where you’ve learned to apply new technologies, frameworks or programming languages

It’s all hands on deck, it’s hard work, it’s winning, it’s Synack. Join us!

Synack is committed to embracing diversity. Our people are our strength.  Each addition to our team is an opportunity to grow and diversify our ideas, experiences, and viewpoints. We strive to be inclusive of Race, Ethnicity, Religion, Sex, LGBTQ+, Veterans, Disabilities, and Age.  Synack welcomes you!