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Infrastructure Engineer

Engineering – Infrastructure | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

imgix is looking for Infrastructure Engineers from mid- to senior-level expertise to join our engineering team. You will collaboratively build and maintain the high performing, highly available service infrastructure that powers image delivery for some of the largest sites on the Internet. You will also have the opportunity to help guide our engineering practices by encouraging and developing operational best practices and enhancing reliability for imgix’s services. We seek engineers who not only have strong professional skill-sets, but who are passionate about encouraging the growth of others and positively impacting the company's growth trajectory.


Core Team Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain high reliability distributed systems

  • Observe and measure our systems for performance and reliability

  • Utilize existing commercial and open source tools when appropriate; build it ourselves when it's core to our business

  • Foster and promote operational awareness within the engineering team

  • Actively participate in the review and testing process for our services

About You

  • Pragmatic about your engineering choices and not adverse to changing course when a better option presents itself

  • Strongly value automation and see it as a tool to help reduce incidents and promote reliability

  • Enjoy a collaborative environment with your peers to design and implement systems

  • Aren't afraid to take the initiative to improve service quality and advocate for imgix customers

Things You're Familiar With

  • Automating a zero-downtime deployment in a high traffic environment

  • How content delivery networks operate (caching, Anycast, TCP and HTTP layers)

  • Working with configuration management tooling (Chef, Ansible, Puppet, or Salt)

  • Linux systems administration, including software packaging and system tuning

  • Instrumenting services and log collection (Grafana, Prometheus, ELK, or Heka)


About Us

imgix is building the future of visual media on the Internet. The imgix service is the premier solution to deliver impactful, engaging, highly responsive and super fast imagery to eyeballs around the world. It consists of a top tier image delivery platform tightly coupled with imgix's proprietary, on-demand image processing pipeline. It also provides customers with great design flexibility while reducing the engineering investment required to serve state-of-the-art visual media. imgix enables our customers to greatly increase the value of their imagery and get back to building awesome things.

We're located in downtown San Francisco, pretty close to BART, Caltrain and a really good sandwich place. Employee benefits are comprehensive (401k, medical, dental and vision), perks are generous (catered lunches, paid rides home, the occasional team outing), vacation time is flexible and salaries are commensurate with experience. We also provide employees with the tools they need to be effective in their work: fancy keyboards, standing desks, a desk cactus and maybe even a laptop.

If you would like to help us build the future of image serving on the Internet, submit your resume/CV for consideration. Principals only please. We look forward to hearing from you!