Systems Engineer at Earnest
San Francisco, CA, US
Want to revolutionize finance?

Earnest is looking for an experienced Systems Engineer to collaboratively build upon our cutting-edge infrastructure platform. You will have direct input into how we scale, secure, and monitor our systems and services throughout the entire organization. You will work on our Infrastructure team made up of experienced Systems Engineers with a diverse background. Earnest Engineering strongly believes in allowing team members to take ownership of what they do, and our approach to problem-solving relies heavily upon creativity, communication, and collaboration.

We strive toward Infrastructure as Code - you'll be automating and streamlining All The Things. High availability of production systems and a highly visible and measurable environment are chief among our priorities. We believe that a healthy and cooperative team dynamic gives us the ability to get stuff done better, so you'll be pair-programming, participating in architecture designs, reviewing code, etc. We're all about supporting each other and improving, so you'll also be participating in Blameless Post-Mortems to help get to the heart of issues and prevent future repetition. And because we are a team, you'll be participating in our on-call rotation ;)


Strong background in Linux/UNIX (Debian/Ubuntu, AWS Linux)
Strong scripting experience (ie. Bash, Python, or Go)
Experience with Amazon Web Services, preferably with multiple AWS offerings
Information Security best practices, particularly in the context of AWS
Experience with configuration management & automation (Ansible, Cloudformation, Terraform, etc.)
Monitoring and Metrics gathering (Splunk, Prometheus, CloudWatch, Nagios)
Familiarity with Linux Containers and Virtualization (Docker, LXC, KVM)
Knowledgeable in networking protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, TLS, IPSEC, etc.)
Strong interest in learning new and emerging technologies
General experience with RDBMS (Access Control, Administration, Tuning, etc.)
5+ years of experience working in a production environment
Nice to have:

Knowledge of microservices architecture
Experience working with Kubernetes / OpenShift or a different container orchestration system
CoreOS awareness
Familiarity with Hashicorp tools
Experience with Postgres, Redshift
Performance benchmarking and capacity planning
Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance.