Say Yello to Yello! Yello is reinventing recruiting by replacing outdated practices with innovative solutions. Organizations from Fortune 500 companies to high-growth start-ups use our technologies to modernize talent acquisition processes. Our culture emphasizes collaboration and supports rapid professional growth. At Yello, employees have the opportunity to solve challenging problems and provide an immediate impact.

Senior Infrastructure/DevOps Engineer at Yello

Company Description:

Yello’s talent aquisition software helps companies reinvent how they recruit, to hire the right candidates at the right time. Our client-partners include more than 70 Fortune 500 companies and dozens more high-growth organizations.

 We’re proud to be a 2016 Built in Chicago Moxie Award winner for Best B2B Company and an Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS Award winner for Outstanding Technology Development. We continue to grow quickly, and we’re looking to hire people who believe nothing is impossible, love to learn and be curious, can be accountable for success, always enjoy the journey and will own their personality. If this is you, come grow your career with Yello.
Job Description:
You’ll be key member of the Yello Infrastructure and Security Group.  As a senior engineer you’ll be responsible for the mission critical services that keep the Yello Enterprise platform running. You must enjoy working with people and possess the ability to communicate technical information to users with a varying level of technical experience.  Technical and performance troubleshooting skills are a must.  You’ll be part of a rapidly growing team that values hard work, experimentation, and a “nothing is impossible” mindset.
  • Help build a cloud operations strategy to deliver high availability and performance
  • Implement scale-up / scale-down strategies based on various utilization metrics
  • Build out, maintain and run a world class fully automated cloud infrastructure on AWS and other IaaS providers
  • Drive a culture of “infrastructure-as-code” instead of “traditional IT practices”
  • Oversee infrastructure spend and budgets
  • Work closely with engineering managers and our support team to move Yello cloud operations to the next level
  • Help manage SQL and NoSQL databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, and Hadoop
  • 5+ years of professional Linux systems administration or DevOps experience
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve challenging technical issues related to cloud infrastructure and/or Linux.
  • Experience building and running a high-transactional, 24x7 production environment
  • Experience managing AWS, Rackspace, Azure or other IaaS installations
  • Experience provisioning and maintaining clusters of servers that will support petabytes of data
  • Expertise specifying, designing, and implementing; traffic routing, health, performance monitoring
  • Experience with application delivery platforms for load balancing, caching, compression, application firewalling, reverse proxy, SSL termination, etc.
  • Experience with applications that span multiple geographical locations
  • Intimate knowledge of the Linux command line including shell scripting
  • Strong scripting skills with Ruby, Python, or Perl
  • Experience with systems configuration management and CI automation
  • Strong standardization, policy and process drive
  • A “nothing is impossible” attitude with the ability to get your own hands dirty when necessary

  • Additional Information:
    At Yello, we work together to improve the hiring experience and power recruitment programs. Every Yello team member is empowered to grow each day and achieve new career accomplishments, and we always make time to celebrate team members’ successes. Our Loop office is steps away from public transportation, overlooks Lake Michigan and our open concept office offers plenty of space to collaborate with colleagues, or to work independently. We offer health, dental and vision insurance, a competitive 401k match, a reimbursement for fitness memberships and support for ongoing learning. Above all, we look forward to coming to work each day to solve interesting problems and make the impossible, possible.
    • Yello is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
    • Candidates local to Chicago are preferred.
    • You must be authorized to work in the United States, full-time, for any employer.

    Company Reviews

    At Yello, I’m able to solve problems, build great technologies and see projects through from start to finish. I feel like I’m part of a company where I make a difference and am rewarded for new ideas.
    Derrick Neier
    at Yello
    As a college intern with Yello, I attended the company’s annual conference and was able to see first-hand the impact Yello’s technologies have on some of the world’s biggest companies. That’s what drew me in and now, five years later, I still enjoy working to make a difference for our clients.
    Danny Davidson
    at Yello
    I wanted to have a big impact on a small company and really be part of its growth. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing at Yello. I genuinely have fun at work because I couldn’t ask for better colleagues, enjoy the work I do and learn something new every day.
    Kerry McCourt
    at Yello
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    Why work with us
    We are trailblazers in our space and we continually strive to learn and grow, but there is always time to celebrate our achievements and milestones. We dress casually, have one of the best views in the city and employee ideas are heard from day one. At Yello, team members are genuinely interested in learning from one another and solving challenging problems. If you are looking for a company that has a start-up feel, as well as solid funding and stability, then you’re a natural for Yello!
    Perks & Benefits
    You’re covered: Yello provides Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, as well as dental and vision insurance.
    Plan for retirement: Yello offers a competitive 401k matching program.
    Go on vacation: With unlimited vacation, you can take time off whenever you need it.
    Keep active: Yello sponsors office sports leagues and offers discounted memberships to Chicago Athletic Clubs.
    Continue to grow: Yello is dedicated to supporting career progression through professional development opportunities, mentorship and continued education.
    Stay healthy: Yello offers healthy catered lunches each week and a fully stocked kitchen with fresh fruit and snacks.

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