DevOps Engineer

| Chicago
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SPINS Ventures builds high-octane software products which help companies reach their customers. We correlate data with precision to deliver insights and recommended actions no one else can provide.


As a dev ops engineer, you will play a pivotal role in leading our devops practices and systems into a posture where we are playing offense. This means that you are assisting the company leadership, including the CTO and senior engineers, in eliminating reactive and defensive processes and replacing them with proactive measures. This undertaking will enable us to throttle up our development velocity significantly, amplifying our product reach and speed to market and setting up the development team for success.

In addition to the typical duties of unblocking and accelerating developers use of our technical stack and infrastructure, the role will also require experience in infosec and hygiene. This means tackling CVEs, performing active vulnerability scans, intrusion detection, and reviewing security suite assessments and putting recommendations into action. Additionally, experience with systems hardening, working with white hats and bug bounty hunters, and understanding how to implement and monitor compliance with various best practices (i.e., NIST, SSAE, SOC and other governance frameworks). This is a very hands-on, demanding role. You will not only examine, assess, and define, you will also act, implement, and improve systems, processes and standards.

The candidate will be comfortable working with a distributed team, gathering details of their activities and helping everyone stay on top of the right priorities. They will be focused on finding solutions while embracing the challenges and never giving up. The candidate will have high standards for themselves and everyone they work with and will be constantly looking for ways to improve performance, quality and cost.


  •  Taking part in the building and maintenance of our cloud infrastructure, which includes services across multiple partners, but focused largely on Amazon AWS and Google Cloud Platform
  • Automate various components of our cloud infrastructure to reduce development friction and improve maintenance and security
  • Work alongside Ventures engineers to create scalable cloud infrastructure to power our products
  • Maintain and expand CI/CD platforms and related tools
  • Actively managing infosec posture, uncovering and actively managing and mitigating attack vectors and threats, while practicing and promoting proper hygiene throughout the development team
  • Keep current with the pace of innovation at cloud providers like AWS and Google Cloud, putting their latest and greatest tools, applications and services into action so that we can also continue accelerating


  • At least 5 years of working experience as DevOps engineer, ideally supporting an agile development process of a large-scale online application
  • Strong hands-on experience with mainline programming and scripting languages such as Shell, Python, Ruby, Perl, Java, .Net, or C++.
  • Hands-on experience with building and managing release systems, code merging and promotion, and CI/CD workflows and tools.
  • Experience working with and delivering using Agile practices.
  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience. BS in Computer Science, or commensurate industry experience, preferred
  • Strong scripting capabilities (e.g. Bash, Python and/or Ruby)
  • Vast knowledge and experience with Linux OS (system Administrator)
  • Practical experience with AWS cloud computing service
  • Strong capabilities with different monitoring tools and practices
  • Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle and supporting tools.
  • Understanding Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment processes and supporting tools
  • Familiarity with web-based applications and microservice architecture -advantage
  • Experience with Docker
  • A Shell ninja, familiar with all the various tools (awk, sed, pipes, redirection, text processing)


  • Great troubleshooting skills
  • Self-motivated learner, quick to research and implement new technologies and tools
  • A team player, independent, assertive and professional
  • Experience with CloudFormation
  • Knowledge of IP networking, VPN's, DNS, load balancing and firewall
  • Experience with monitoring and log aggregating frameworks like CloudWatch, Datadog, Splunk, Opentracing, AWS X-Ray, and APM tools
  • Experience with Git
  • Management of continuous integration servers like Jenkins, Bamboo and TeamCity
  • Experience with development and automated testing
  • Understanding of microservices and distributed application architecture
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate core DevOps concepts (CI/CD, Agile & Automation)

What You Get:

  • Competitive salary (DOE)
  • 3+ weeks paid time off
  • 401k Retirement matching
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Insurance Benefits
  • Catered company lunch and unlimited snacks & beverages, coffee and Kombucha on tap
  • Fast paced work environment with great people who love what they do
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We are just steps from the Merchandise Mart, located in the bustling River North neighborhood of Chicago.

An Insider's view of SPINS LLC

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The beauty of our mission lies in the fact that we're impacting all consumers to live healthier and more vibrant lives, and this transcends to our own team members within the office. With our mission in mind, we cultivate an office environment and culture where we support team members to live their best lives.


Chief People Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

If you work on the QA engineering team, you will learn about all of our different products and work with the various development and product intelligence teams that make up SPINS. You will gain an understanding of how our company works from end to end.

AJ Rudolph

Manager, Data and Software Quality

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Over the years, I've worked for both corporate and not for profit organizations and SPINS feels the most nurturing and organic. Individuals and teams are empowered to define a path to success. If you are curious and passionate, you can forge multi-disciplinary partnerships & make a difference beyond the boundaries of your specific department/role.


Senior Product Owner

What makes someone successful on your team?

We bring creativity to obstacles, living principles that drive innovation. We work smart; always striving and learning. We want you to chime in. We want you to be you. We're diverse, confident, collaborative, and unafraid. We don't punish progress which sometimes takes two steps back. We refactor. We're quality, at velocity.


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What are SPINS LLC Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave: SPINS provides six weeks of paid maternity leave (or more broadly speaking, primary caregiver leave), and six weeks of paid paternity leave (or secondary caregiver leave).

Flexible Schedule: Our teams offer flexible options to serve business goals and accommodate personal needs.

Full access to SPINS’ comprehensive wellness program "Vibrancy 360" which includes: chef led cooking demonstrations, yoga, natural/organic fare in kitchens, office gym with personal training sessions, running club, volunteer opportunities, massages, meditation, in-office happy hours

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