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Senior DevOps Engineer at Yello (Chicago, IL)

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About The Role

You’ll be a key member of the Yello Infrastructure Group.  As a DevOps 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 varying levels 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.

How You'll Make An Impact

  • Build out, maintain and run a world-class, fully automated cloud infrastructure on AWS and other IaaS providers
  • Be responsible for the deployment, scaling, and performance of our applications through their entire lifecycle from development to production
  • Drive a culture of “infrastructure-as-code” instead of “traditional IT practices”
  • Work closely with engineering managers and our support team to improve service availability and performance
  • Help manage SQL and NoSQL databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, and Redis
  • Collaborate with development teams to troubleshoot production issues

What We're Looking For

  • 5+ years of professional Linux systems administration or DevOps experience
  • Experience building and running a high-transactional, 24x7 production environment 
  • Experience managing AWS, Rackspace, Azure or other IaaS installations 
  • Experience with Docker and orchestration platforms such as ECS, Kubernetes, Mesos or Swarm
  • Experience provisioning and maintaining clusters of servers that will support large volumes of data
  • Expertise specifying, designing, and implementing; traffic routing, health, and performance monitoring 
  •  Experience with application delivery platforms for load balancing, caching, compression, application firewalling, reverse proxy, SSL termination, etc. 
  • Intimate knowledge of the Linux command line including shell scripting
  • Strong scripting skills with Ruby, Python, or Go 
  • Experience with systems configuration management and CI automation 
  • Strong standardization, policy and process drive

Additional Information

We are the trailblazers in our space and we continually strive to learn and grow, but there is always time to celebrate a colleague's birthday or a recent success. We dress casually, have one of the best views in the city and the whole team sports Apple laptops. Our CEO Jason Weingarten and President Dan Bartfield always have their office doors open. And with opportunities for professional advancement, medical, dental and vision insurance, and a 401K match – Yello has you covered.

  • Yello is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All 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.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for continuous periods of time
  • This role frequently communicates/interacts with individuals, must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Yello reserves the right to assign or reassign the responsibilities and requirements to this job at any time
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Where we are

Most of us work from whatever fabulous location we live in! Yello has employees in 19 different states. While the company is virtual first, those in Chicago can use our beautiful office in the Loop, a block from the Art Institute and Millennium Park, with panoramic 360 degree views of Chicago!

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • CSSLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • DockerFrameworks
    • GraphQLFrameworks
    • KubernetesFrameworks
    • React NativeFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases
    • ElasticsearchDatabases
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Services
    • GitLabServices
    • New RelicServices
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • LookerAnalytics
    • PendoAnalytics
    • SisenseAnalytics
    • FigmaDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • Google DriveManagement
    • Google DocsManagement
    • Google SlidesManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • ShortcutManagement
    • WebflowCMS
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen
    • ZoomInfoLead Gen

What are Yello Perks + Benefits

Yello Benefits Overview

We've got you covered!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Yello has a number of committees and groups including the Flair committee as well as [email protected] and [email protected] (to name a few)
Daily sync
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
DEI Council [email protected] YelloPride YelloBrigade
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Company sponsored short-term disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 13 weeks.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Company sponsored life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Yello provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by John Hancock. We match 3% of contributions with a 4-year vesting schedule.
Company Equity
Yello offers equity to employees at their 1 year anniversary.
Performance Bonus
Yello's performance bonus is an annual bonus of up to 10% of an employee's base salary. Payout is based on company and individual performance.
Match charitable contributions
While we don't match yet, we value giving back to causes that create a positive social impact. Through Percent Pledge, we help employees seamlessly give monthly to their favorite causes
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Yello offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Yello hosts lunch and learn meetings twice per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Yello has a 'Learning Day' every 2 weeks on Friday to allow employees to set aside half a day for learning of any kind.
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Yello is dedicated to supporting career progression through professional development opportunities, mentorship and continued education. We offer student loan repayment plan and a 529 plan contributions through BenefitEd to help support your financial health. There is a monthly fitness reimbursement for your physical health, and quarterly volunteering opportunities to give you a chance to give back while you connect with coworkers.

An Insider's view of Yello

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I returned to my career after years of being a stay at home mom, and work/life balance was something that was vital to me. Yello has amazing benefits and the ability to prioritize both my work, as well as my family. I do not feel (for the first time since working full time) that I am missing out on life because of work.


Solutions Consultant

How does the company support your career growth?

My leader has taken the time to get to know what my interests are and where I’d like to see myself, both short and long term. They have provided me with the resources and mentorship needed to get me to the next step of my career and it is a continued topic of conversation during 1:1s to ensure my personal goals are being met.


Customer Success Manager

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