Operations Architect at Valimail
San Francisco, CA, US
Imagine working on a global communication network that’s used by 3.7 billion people and every day more than a quarter trillion messages cross this network. There’s just one problem: Because authentication isn’t built in to this platform, nobody can be certain who is sending most of these messages. This gap means that companies are vulnerable to a whole host of attacks on their employees, partners, and customers. Whether it’s wire fraud, W-2 thefts, or “fake news” in an attempt to destroy a brand, companies have been powerless to protect themselves against these impersonation attacks.
Valimail solves this problem. We’ve built a revolutionary platform on top of open standards — DMARC, DKIM, and SPF — that for the first time makes it possible for any organization to protect itself against email impersonation. Valimail pioneered the notion of automated email authentication, with innovative components like our DNS-based Authenticator (including our patented Instant SPF). Our system makes enables organizations to authenticate their email quickly, easily, and reliably.
We’re committed to build a more trusted email ecosystem. As part of that commitment, we’re active participants in the open source and standards communities. We’re co-authors of open standards like ARC and BIMI, and contribute to a variety of open source projects that serve the wider community.
As Valimail’s newest Operations Architect, you’ll be a major contributor to the company’s success. You’ll work with teams across the organization to build and maintain monitor-able, performant, reliable and highly-scalable software systems. Your technical contributions will help protect dozens of brands, authenticate hundreds of millions of emails every day, and protect people all over the world from fraud.
If you like the idea of working on planetary-scale messaging systems with some of the latest tools and making a difference in the lives of half the world’s population, we’d love to talk to you.   
What You’ll be Doing:-Evangelize best practices for building and operating highly reliable systems-Serve as subject matter expert in observability and monitoring-Consult in system design to meet reliability and capacity requirements-Automate infrastructure and configuration management-Conduct timely mortems of production infrastructure incidents-Assist with all aspects of operational security and compliance-Seek out potential threats to security and reliability and advocate solutions-Participate in an on-call rotation to receive escalations-Work with Amazon Web Services, Ansible, and Terraform
Skills & Experiences that will make you successful in this role:
-Real passion for reliable, scalable, observable software with strong sense of ownership
-8+ years experience developing and monitoring mission-critical systems
-Experience building Infrastructure as Code (preferably with Terraform)
-Experience building deployment pipelines (we use CircleCI)-Substantial experience with a programming languages (we use Ruby, Python, and Golang)
-Working knowledge of a centralized configuration tool like Chef, Puppet, or Ansible
-Experience managing, configuring, and tuning data stores (we use Postgres and Redshift)