DevOps Security Engineer at Wyzant

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You take pride in your work, helping others learn and you look for the same from everyone on your team. Your past experience shows an eye for detail and a desire to talk about that new thing you just learned or that new skill you picked up.

You feel passionate about automating repetitive tasks. You don’t just think “there has to be a better way”--you find the better way and can’t help but show it off to your teammates.

In this role, you will work with a team of Engineers who are responsible for managing the overall health of our production environment running on Google Cloud Platform. You will assist with maintaining our Kubernetes clusters and GCE instances running all of our sites and services while identifying risks and vulnerabilities.


  • Performing day-to-day operational tasks on public facing infrastructure 
  • Assisting in the architectural design of new services and making them operate at scale in a secure manner.
  • Monitoring and analysis of systems, services and service clusters, optimization of performance and resource utilization.
  • Partnering with engineering and customer teams to identify threats and opportunities.
  • Assisting or leading incident response, diagnosis and follow-up on system outages or alerts.
  • Keeping supporting systems up to date. Provide recommendations on needed upgrades or migrations.
  • Balancing security and risk assessment with business needs and processes.
  • Evangelizing security best practices.
  • Participate in a flexible on-call rotation schedule.


  • 3+ years experience in an SRE/Operations/DevOps role as part of a team with at least one year focused on security.
  • Experience communicating incident response and resolution to engineering and business stakeholders.
  • Opinions on IAM deployment and configuration
  • Experience managing high traffic customer facing websites and servers.
  • Familiarity with vulnerability assessment tools and practices.
  • Comfortable with shell and scripting languages in relation to the role (Python and Bash required, any others are welcome).
  • Experience with cloud-based solutions (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, etc) including networking, IAM, provisioning, and monitoring/tracing.
  • Experience with software and service deployments built on Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Desire to automate tasks and assume ownership of production infrastructure.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • GolangLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Vue.jsFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • TrelloManagement


1714 N. Damen Suite 3N , Chicago, IL 60647

What are Wyzant Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
We regularly get groups of people together to walk dogs as a nearby shelter, play with cats at a nearby cafe, and help out at the food pantry.
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our social and culture committee is always coming up with fun ideas to keep things interesting.
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Wyzant provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Principal. We match 100% of the first 3% you contribute and 50% of the next 2%.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 10 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
We host company outings throughout the year.
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Employees regularly bring their dogs to work.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Wyzant offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
We host lunch and learns on occasion
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Really, Really Generous Vacation Package - Free Coffee! Free Soda! Free Snacks! - Dogs. Real Dogs - Drinks on Fridays - Free Yoga. Namaste - 50% Off on Wyzant. Learn Stuff! - Discounted Gym Memberships - Wear What You Want. No Jorts - Maternity and Paternity Leave

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