Lead DevOps and Site Reliability Engineer at Buildout, Inc.

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Everything we do at Buildout starts and ends with our people, and our customers and our product is an important part of our community of people.

In our company we value Team, Customers, Product, Improvement, and Profit. When we say we value the Product, it means that we commit to creating an exceptional product and experience for our customers. Our software team works closely with our Product team to build and improve our industry leading commercial real estate platform. You must be willing to painstakingly perfect every detail while maintaining the full picture and guiding everybody you work with toward delivering on the vision. Our efforts speak for themselves - we are one of the few SaaS companies that has negative net churn and we’ve been listed in Inc. 5000 three years in a row. 

We’re looking for our first Lead DevOps & Site Reliability Engineer who specializes in AWS develops, maintains, and supports our growing infrastructure and application development. In your role, you will provide strategic, innovative, and cost-effective solutions to increase efficiency, reliability, and integration of our services and operations. 

Are you someone who can build trust quickly, influence other engineers and advocate for best practices while consistently delivering on your day-to-day responsibilities? Then this might be the role for you. Your contributions will have a direct impact on the growth of the department and the company and you can bring your passion for great products to the table everyday.

What You’ll Bring to Buildout
  • This is a highly valued role so you should have at least 10+ years of experience in infrastructure development and security in DevOps or SRE roles. 
  • You’ll have an entrepreneurial mindset which allows you to take your knowledge and experience and build a department the most efficient and effective way. 
  • You’ll be well versed in industry trends and best practices and have the ability to identify any trends and best practices we should implement. 
  • You should have experience with building and maintaining various AWS services, including EC2, S3, CloudWatch, Aurora (MySQL), Lambda, WAF.
  • You should have strong experience with database technologies such as MySQL or Postgres. If you’ve used document stores like Mongo, that’s great too but it’s not required.
  • It would be great if you had experience in the commercial real estate industry,  experience building/maintaining ETL systems or experience working on our tech stack (Ruby on Rails, React, Javascript) but it’s okay if you don't, we're happy to help you learn.
  • You’ll have strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to explain technical protocols and processes to other members of the team and to management.
What You’ll Do at Buildout
  • You’ll work closely with the Director of Engineering to develop and drive the overall DevOps strategy and technical roadmap covering our entire AWS technology stack.
  • You’ll create a culture of continual improvement following cloud best practices.
  • You’ll provide the tools, infrastructure, process, and know-how to our software teams that will enable them to innovate and deliver with greater speed and safety.
  • You’ll champion openness, diversity of opinions, and inclusive discussions at all times to evaluate a wide variety of ideas and perspectives in solving challenging problems.
  • You’ll help to mentor and coach our software developers as well as participate in day-to-day infrastructure work.

Of course what is outlined above is your ideal day-to-day, but things may shift based on business needs and other projects and tasks could be added at the discretion of your manager. 

Due to the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, Buildout has decided to protect our current and future employees by managing our business remotely. This is inclusive of interviewing, onboarding and each role day-to-day. Please consider that our roles may not be remote long-term and may return to an office setting once we're safe to do so following the guidance of local health authorities and the CDC.

What We Value
  • Team: We achieve more as a team than apart, so we wholeheartedly commit to listening, empathizing, and giving the benefit of the doubt to our team members. We commit to inclusion by accepting people as individuals and valuing who they are. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work™.
  • Customers: We listen to and support our customers across our teams. We believe that customer service is in every job description and commit to delighting our customers.
  • Product: We live by Q=PUE (n. pooh): Quality = Polish x Understanding x Engineering.  We seek to empathetically Understand the problem and always ask “why.” We iteratively Engineer great solutions. And we patiently Polish the result to get to Buildout Quality.
  • Improvement: We focus on making a significant impact by taking steps to improve ourselves, our company, and the lives of our customers.
  • Profit: We effectively create value as a company, which brings in profit that practically powers our Team, Customers, Product, and Improvement.
More About Buildout

Buildout is the software used by top commercial real estate companies to power their marketing and brokerage operations. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and why we’re changing the face of CRE tech on our website: https://buildout.com/.  

We also built a benefits program to match the quality of our team. This program includes:

  • Insurance and benefit options that are built for both individuals and families, including fully paying your monthly premiums. 
  • Solid programs in some of the staples: transportation, disability and life insurance
  • Beautiful and convenient offices in Downtown Chicago
  • Most importantly, a wonderfully quirky culture with a committed and supportive management team invested in your growth and development

Buildout is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer.  We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Below, you will be asked to complete identity information for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It is required by law that we ask these questions using the format provided by the EEOC. However, we want you to know that at Buildout, we understand that gender is not binary and welcome people of all identities. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please click here to view our Equal Opportunity Employment Poster.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

Buildout’s office is ideally situated along the Chicago River in the Fifth Third Center at 222 South Riverside Plaza, directly above Union Station

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What's something quirky about your company?

Buildout's mascot is the Otter. If you visit our office, you will see otters featured on our coffee mugs, tshirts and in this beautiful mural painted by Graphic Designer, Shannon Lunsford.

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What are Buildout, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Buildout, Inc. Benefits Overview

Medical, Vision, Dental, Life, Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability are 100% subsidized by Buildout for full time employees.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Medical covereage through Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Buildout employees receive discounted memberships to FFC.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Employees can start contributing from their first paycheck
401(K) Matching
Employer Match 100% up to 3%, 50% up to 5%
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Buildout does not have an official dress code, we want employees to feel comfortable and express themselves.
Commuter Benefits
Pre-tax Transit Benefit - save up to 40% annually on commuting cost
Company Outings
Cubs games, cooking classes, escape rooms, holiday parties and more!
Free Daily Meals
A daily lunch stipend of $12.50 is available for all on-site employees
Game Room
Buildout employees enjoy daily use of air hockey, ping pong and pool tables.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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