Strike Social develops artificial intelligence to drive the best outcomes in social media advertising. Through media-buying software and service, Strike powers 15,000+ campaigns each day for the world’s leading agencies and brands, including Honda, Xbox and Mattel. In 2016, Strike earned a Moxie Award as Chicago's Best B2B Startup.

Job opening: DevOps Engineer

Company Background

Strike Social develops artificial intelligence and provides 24/7 optimization to drive the best outcomes in social media advertising. Through media-buying software and service, Strike powers 15,000+ campaigns globally each day for the world’s leading agencies and brands, including Disney, Honda, Xbox, Mattel and Wendy’s. With global operations, Strike is headquartered in Chicago and was named the city's Best B2B Startup in the 2016 Moxie Awards.

Who you are

You are someone who takes pride in your work, seeks order in chaos, and wants the opportunity to work with your like-minded individuals. You are a leader, not a follower, with an innovative spirit who wants to collaborate with a team of brilliant minds in our quest to build supercool products.

What you’ll do

We are working on some challenging problems that require bright minds and grit to help us solve. We work in an agile environment and working with lots of cool toys. Our DevOps role is a critical part of our solutions and will play a key role designing best-in-class infrastructure.

A career at Strike Social is an exciting journey, where you will

  • Partner with product development teams to architect and implement redundant, failover tolerant, highly performant technologies and processes including containerization, continuous integration (Chef / Puppet preferred), infrastructure as code, metrics, monitoring, support resolution and more
  • Build and manage Amazon Web Services (AWS) and private cloud services
  • Develop and deploy sandbox, development, staging and production VPCs and resources
  • Track system and service performance to make sure we’re meeting SLAs (Hello NOC!)
  • Participate on the team that will provide call support after hours and on weekends for regions that are asleep
  • Report progress, issues and status at daily and weekly stand-ups
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and new design approaches
  • Provide technical leadership both within and outside the development team.

What you need

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher - Computer Science or equivalent field
  • 2+ years of DevOps / system administration and designing software solutions for high availability systems
  • 1+ years of AWS administration
  • 1+ years experience managing MEAN applications and an understanding of SOA architecture concepts
  • 1+ years experience administrating and developing linux environments. 
  • Agile software development methodology experience and test-driven development experience
  • Take pride in writing clean dependable code
  • Strong ability to analyze problems and formulate effective solutions
  • Sharp critical thinking skills, including systems and business analysis, problem analysis and resolution, and sound judgment/decision making ability
  • Proven ability to work in a rapid release product environment

Impress us with

  • Strong understanding of system scalability and performance tuning
  • Strong understanding of network security best practices

Working at Strike Social

Strike Social 
is a close-knit, work-hard/play-hard environment. If you want a fun, challenging and rewarding experience, apply to join our team! Aside from standard (and generous) employee benefits, Strike offers unlimited PTO, an open office environment, casual dress code, a spectacular Loop location and frequent team outings.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

Company Reviews

"Everyone I work with makes Strike Social a blast. We all come in and work hard and have a great time, which has helped us become leaders in the ad tech space."
Jason Nesbitt
VP, Media & Agency Operations
at Strike Social
"I am excited to be a part of a profitable startup that knows what it's doing and does it well. I have found myself at a company that truly embraces change, learning and rapid execution."
Neil Gallagher
UX Developer
at Strike Social
"I took a once-in-a-lifetime trip to work with my colleagues in the Philippines. I love the growth potential here and our great global team."
Marissa Minichello
Account Strategist
at Strike Social
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Why work with us
We invest in our people. From hiring the best talent to rewarding our employees both personally and professionally, we strive to create a culture that is second to none (as evidenced by our superior rating on
We think big while staying scrappy. Strike was built with a lot of gut and grit. While our operations span the globe, we work hard to maintain our entrepreneurial spirit and fun, supportive culture.
Perks & Benefits
Competitive pay and stock options
Health, vision and dental
Unlimited PTO
An open, bright and convenient office in Chicago's Loop with stunning views of both the river and the lake
Top-notch technology to help our employees do their best work
Company-sponsored happy hours and frequent team outings
Free snacks
Opportunity for world travel, including to our offices in Krakow and Manila

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