DevOps Engineer

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Work directly with America's best employers to bring joy to millions of employees! 

Chicago + Remote: We have a solid footprint in Chicago, but we also hire exceptionally talented people who reside elsewhere.

We love the friendships we've forged in our Chicago office. But let's be real; things have changed. We don't plan to all return 100% in-office, but our office and gym are open on an optional basis for all employees who feel comfortable, including happy hours and team events. However, because culture and relationships are important to us, all candidates should be open to being in-office with their teams at pre-arranged times throughout the year. The specifics vary by role, so please discuss your plans with the hiring team.

Hi, welcome to PerkSpot. We’re looking for a creative, outside-the-box thinker to join our engineering team as a DevOps Engineer. This is an exciting opportunity for a hardworking go-getter to impact some of the largest employers in America. 

Our tech is at the forefront of what we do here at PerkSpot. In this role, you will work with the engineering team to improve the technical functions of our application through design, building, and maintenance of our distributed environments, including hosted applications and the cloud environment. Your work will serve to improve the usability and effectiveness of our platform for all of its users. 

About PerkSpot 

PerkSpot is an employee benefits company that works with America’s top employers to offer exclusive discounts, rewards, and recognition to millions of employees. These exclusive perks and savings are a great recruitment and retention tool that allows employees to take advantage of unique opportunities and feel great about the company they work for. We help employees from over 1,000 companies like Spotify, Walgreens, McDonald's, and Lyft save on everything from gym memberships and movie tickets to electronics, new cars, and travel.

Profitable and growing, our company was founded in 2006 by good people with a great vision, and we’re carrying on the work they started. In 2018, our company was proud to announce an additional investment of $50 million dollars from Susquehanna Growth Equity. As we continue to grow, we’re excited about our leadership position in the industry, but we’re also committed to doing more - developing better products, reaching more employers, and getting more employees engaged with our platform. Our passion is to make every place a great place to work, starting with our own. We’re a big platform, but a small team. That means we’re going to trust you with more responsibility than you’d have anywhere else and invest in your success and growth more than any other employer.

Meet the Engineering Team

PerkSpot’s tech team is made up of Software Engineers, QA Analysts, and DevOps Engineers with one goal in mind - to keep PerkSpot moving and improving. We work collaboratively to optimize our application, making it as efficiently and user-friendly as possible. Because of our fast-moving, project-based structure, the team allows for significant opportunities for learning, growth, and diversity of work - you’ll certainly never get bored here. Our work directly impacts the PerkSpot platform, and therefore our partners and their hardworking employees as well. 

Life as a DevOps Engineer:

  • Taking on the complex design and development of software solutions within all aspects of the PerkSpot tool
  • Partnering with Software Engineers to build, test, and release internal applications and software upgrades
  • Working with the Technical Support Engineer to maintain PerkSpot’s hosted and cloud environments, as well as source control tools such as GIT
  • Handling system and data backup strategies, as well as CI and CD tools
  • Brainstorming ways to automate our manual processes, while also troubleshooting and correcting system/code defects
  • Regular participation in the team’s on-call support rotation
  • Regularly attending team meetings and brainstorming new features, solutions, and programming ideas
  • Keeping tabs on new developments within the industry and implementing them where appropriate

What we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years of experience in .NET, Windows Administration, and Azure
  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar
  • Strong experience with environment builds and Terraform
  • Experienced in software release procedures and CI/CD pipelines
  • Experienced in source control management, such as GIT
  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft .NET, SQL Server, IIS 
  • Familiarity with cloud-based PaaS and IaaS providers such as Rackspace, Azure, and AWS; experience working within virtualized systems
  • Proficiency in T-SQL, and reporting tools like Splunk and/or Datadog
  • Proven experience in production support, security monitoring, and prevention processes
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills and a desire to learn and grow
  • Proven ability to adhere to deadlines and stay organized
  • Understanding of user experience as it relates to the application design and development
  • Positive attitude and a thoughtful approach to all work

What will REALLY help you stick out:

  • Experience with scripting tools like PowerShell
  • Background in Azure DevOps CI/CD 
  • Basic experience with scripting tools such as PowerShell
  • Understanding of the Agile process including things like Stories/Points

Your First Few Months:

We’re fast-moving here at PerkSpot, and the engineering team is no exception. On your first day you’ll start collaborating with team members to build, integrate, and release internal applications, while learning how to maintain our hosted and cloud environments, as well as our data security and backup strategies. Soon you’ll be an integral part of the team, taking an active role in designing new program capabilities and the on-call rotation. The sky’s the limit within this team, as you continue working to improve our platform for the better. 

The Perks of Working at PerkSpot

We’re a big platform, but still a small team. That means we’re going to trust you with more responsibility than elsewhere, and invest in you more. You’re going to grow – a lot. We work out of our office in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. When we are in the office, we dress how we like, encourage flexible hours and an open time-off policy, stock a good beer selection, and we’re pretty obsessive about our coffee. Most of all, we welcome good people with lots of energy and enthusiasm.

PerkSpot offers the full suite of benefits you’d expect from a profitable, established company, including health and dental insurance, a generous parental leave policy, 401(k), pre-tax transit benefits, and fully-funded disability coverage. We have in-office bike storage, a private gym, and a shower on-site.

We hold weekly company get-togethers where we learn from what went wrong and celebrate what went right. Every week at PerkSpot, we aim a little higher and get a little bit better than the previous week.

Because we consider every member of our team to be a fundamental part of our success, we encourage everyone to be invested in our success, regardless of their position. We want every one of our employees to think like an owner: put in the effort to exceed expectations, solve problems before they come up, and always go the extra mile. It’s this drive to succeed that makes PerkSpot such an interactive and fulfilling place to work. 

How to Apply

All applications will be kept strictly confidential. Please submit a resume AND cover letter (we know it is old school, but a cover letter is very important to us) telling us how you stack up to the qualifications, plus any other information you feel would be relevant to PerkSpot. Don’t be afraid to show your spark and personality!

All positions require a full background screening.

Offering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is a priority at PerkSpot. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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Location

320 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of PerkSpot

What's something quirky about your company?

We get to bring our furry friends to keep us company and remind us that there is always someone looking up to you.

Levi

Accounting Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

The projects that excite me most are ones where I collaborate with different departments to create something that really effectively markets our company, both internally and externally. These projects are always the ones that help deepen my understanding of our company and how we work, which is vital for a marketing professional.

Amy

Content Marketing Associate

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful PerkSpot AM takes pride in providing superior customer service to our clients and is dedicated to being their partner-in-crime throughout their efforts to inspire employees. A love for rescues is also a must.

Becky

Head of Client Success

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The tech team has a lot of influence over how solutions are implemented, leading to scalable, reliable solutions which provide great value to our users. Ultimately these design decisions help grow the business by providing a great user experience!

Chris

DevOps Engineer

How does your team reward individual success?

Each week a member of our team is recognized as the PerkSpot "Star" of the week. They recieve a big trophy to position on their desk for the week and receive credits to spend in our gift card platform. This person has gone above and beyond to help the company and/or support multiple teams on a special project or initiative.

Anthony

Senior Account Executive

What are PerkSpot Perks + Benefits

PerkSpot Benefits Overview

PerkSpot offers the full suite of benefits you’d expect from a profitable, established company, including health and dental insurance, 401(k), pre-tax transit benefits, and fully-funded disability coverage. We have in-office bike storage and showers on-site.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

PerkSpot offers free Financial Advisory services to all our employees from an outside Financial Advisory firm.

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