DevOps / infrastructure Automation at Signal Sciences
About Signal Sciences

Signal Sciences empowers security and engineering teams by providing visible and effective web application security, protecting against real-world attacks. With our unique hybrid on-premise and cloud architecture, we process, protect and report on billions of requests per day for some of the most sophisticated companies in the world ranging from Adobe to Vimeo, Taser to Under Armour. Our goal is making a more secure Web, with tools that people love to use, written by people who love to make them.

The Role

The Technology Operations team at Signal Sciences is guided by three principles: security, simplicity and automation. We work collaboratively and support each other, but all engineers in Technology Operations are expected to carry a project from start to completion. We work independently and find and implement solutions to described business problems.

  • You have managed 100+ systems. You don't ssh to make changes... ever.
  • You have experience with:
    • AWS
    • System Configuration Management (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack)
    • Terraform
    • Docker
    • Jenkins
    • ELK stack (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana)
  • You value security in your design and implementation of projects. Strong security experience is a plus.
  • You have managed data systems and have experience with some of the following: Cassandra, Kafka, MongoDB or ElasticSearch.
  • You value monitoring, can't live without it, and nothing you build goes unmonitored.
About You
  • You are a well-rounded generalist who can work independently.
  • You are excited about learning.
  • You have empathy for developers and other internal customers, and fit with our culture.
  • You use the right tool for the job (i.e., no technology "Fan Boys" allowed).
The Details
  • This position is part of the Technology Operations team
  • It is an individual contributor position (no people management)
  • Located in Los Angeles, CA
  • Involves sharing in an after-hours, on-call rotation

To apply, send the following to

  1. Your resume, preferably in PDF, plaintext or markdown format.
  2. Your github or other social-coding handle, or a URL to your personal site or blog.
  3. A brief introduction to yourself, and why the job and Signal Sciences are right you.

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