Refinery29 is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer (DevOps)

New York, United States

About Refinery29

Refinery29 is the leading media and entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 425 million across all platforms. Through a variety of lifestyle stories, original video programming, social, shareable content, and live experiences, Refinery29 provides its audience with the inspiration and tools to discover and pursue a more independent, stylish, and informed life. Please visit,,, and for more information and to browse content.

About the team:

We strive to be a diverse team and place great emphasis on respect, collaboration, and communication. We value knowledge sharing and being the tide that lifts all boats. We genuinely enjoy our work! It’s exciting to ship code whose impact reaches our audience and to build tools that directly help our authors connect with our readers.

What Makes an R29er?

You have commitment and passion for the mission of R29 to be a catalyst for women to feel, see, and claim their power and realize their infinite potential. You are a magic maker who sees possibility and turns dreams into reality.

What you’ll do:

  • Automate everything: rapid deployment, scaling, monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Create and execute forward-looking technology roadmap
  • Keep up with industry trends to ensure we are using the best tools and services
  • Own and improve our integration, deployment and monitoring story
  • Work closely with developers to solve systems problems
  • Contribute daily to our code base
  • Respond to PagerDuty notifications as part of a rotation
  • Help build a great company

What you have:

  • Experience serving web applications from Linux
  • Knowledge of Python and Bash scripting
  • Experience with Ansible, Jenkins or other CI and deployment tools
  • Experience with AWS hosting is a plus
  • Experience with WordPress is a plus
  • Strong communication skills to explain challenging coding problems and best practices
  • Interest in leveraging your knowledge to shape our rapidly growing codebases
  • You’d like to help cultivate an inclusive, positive work environment with a team that trusts each other

To be successful here:

  • You are a self-starter who is proactive when solving challenges
  • You are a great mentor and teammate
  • You care about code quality and writing highly performant, maintainable, scalable software

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