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Infrastructure & Backend Developer

Posted Oct 3

Daily Kos
Headquarters: Oakland, CA

DailyKos, the leading online progressive blogging and activism platform, is looking for an Infrastructure & Backend Developer. DailyKos is a great place to work-- your code will be used by hundreds of thousands of people a day who care deeply about progressive politics and are working to effect real political change. We provide an extensive feature set that extends from blogging to activism and beyond. If you want a job that provides more than just a technical challenge, we'd love to hear from you.

The job offers a flexible work environment, the ability to work remotely on a distributed team of self-sufficient collaborators, competitive salary and benefits, and we provide an Apple MacBook Pro or your comparable preferred hardware. Our organizations commitment to personal growth reduces churn and encourages a very rewarding long term position. We have an energized team filled with great people with different backgrounds.

We are seeking a self-sufficient, operations-at-scale experienced remote worker (U.S. residents only, please) who:

  • can comparatively weigh tradeoffs of different configuration management, scheduling, and infrastructure design approaches
  • has a deep understanding of distributed systems from the network level up
  • has experience with AWS deployments relying on EC2 primitives (VPCs, subnets, security groups, instances, load balancers, auto scaling groups, ...) and preferably RDS too.
  • has experience with convergent and congruent configuration management systems and can articulate the pros or cons of each
  • has exposure to functional programming such as with the Nix expression language or Haskell
  • has exceptional operational troubleshooting capabilities
  • has operationally managed stateful services like Kafka or ElasticSearch and their upgrades, or other complex stateful JVM infrastructure components with a production-level SLA
  • has interest in working on backend services or monitoring systems which are currently written in Ruby and Haskell. Haskell coaching, pointers, reviews available for your growth, not required upfront. :)
  • has production experience deploying Nix/NixOS systems at scale (highly preferred).

At Daily Kos, we believe that the diversity of ideas, experiences and cultures that our employees contribute to our organization help us be more effective in our work, and we are proud to be an inclusive and equal-opportunity workplace. We're a company that loves learning and supports growth and training for all our employees.

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