Senior DevOps Engineer

| Chicago
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M1 is a young, rapidly growing company revolutionizing personal finance. The current tools used to invest, borrow, or spend your money are woefully undershooting what’s possible -- so we have created a new generation of investment and banking tools that will entirely reinvent how people interact with their money.

Our signature product is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, free investing platform. People can easily create and automate their investments, borrow against a flexible portfolio line of credit, and soon, use M1 as their bank -- creating a finance experience that is totally new and incredibly exciting. There has never been an easier, more convenient, or less expensive way to control all aspects of your finances.

We manage hundreds of millions of dollars and are signing up thousands of new customers each week. But we are not done! We have ambitious plans to take on an entrenched, aging industry. Join us and help build the future of personal finance.

Job Description

M1 seeks a DevOps engineer looking to take the next step in their career: an energetic, enthusiastic, optimistic candidate searching for a smaller organization where they can try on many different hats, create and manage new processes, and grow with us to become a manager in their own right. The individual we seek will be a generalist with knowledge of many different parts of infrastructure and excited to deepen their knowledge of every part of the DevOps stack.

At M1, we value diversity and foster a positive, creative work environment. We seek individuals who want to enable each others' best contributions, are willing to take an active yet compassionate role in helping guide the vision of our business, and aren't afraid to become an integral component of our company.

As a member of the infrastructure engineering team, you will:

  • Operate and own production-grade Kubernetes clusters for a variety of workloads

  • Manage and build a best-in-class release engineering framework

  • Implement clean and maintainable infrastructure-as-code that adheres to industry best practices

  • Identify and execute on opportunities to improve existing systems

  • Contribute product ideas to overall company growth

  • Grow alongside an exciting, committed team of engineers who will always help you be your best

Qualifications

Desired Skills and Competencies

  • 4+ years of professional Devops or SRE experience

  • Experience with managing Terraform, NGINX, elasticsearch, neo4j, OpenVPN, Consul, and other widely-used FOSS tools

  • Experience with Chef or comparable configuration management tool

  • Experience with modern, container-based networking stacks

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and Docker

  • CI/CD pipeline construction

  • Proficiency with Ruby, Go, and/or shell script language knowledge

  • Amazon Web Services usage

  • Postgres database administration

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, self-motivated, growth-minded

  • Ability to work quickly and independently with minimal oversight

  • Excellent communicator and collaborator

  • General knowledge of investing and personal finance or desire to learn

  • A demonstrated ability to learn quickly and apply best practices to new problem areas is as critical a qualification as prior work experience.

Additional Information

Job Perks

  • Unlimited PTO & personal days

  • Comprehensive health benefits

  • Stock options for all employees

  • Office in River North conveniently located near public transportation

This is a full-time, on-site position at our Chicago, IL headquarters (no remote). Candidates must be authorized to work in the US. Sorry, we are unable to sponsor visas at this time.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Location

213 W Institute Place, Suite 301, Chicago, IL 60610

An Insider's view of M1 Finance

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Laid back but very energetic at the same time. We're always working on the next product update, the next campaign, and while it can be a bit demanding, every team is good about providing flexibility and we celebrate all successes together.

Catalina

Art Director

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Open communication and collaboration welcome at all times. We're always looking for ways to harness each other's expertise so that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Patryk

Digital Marketing Specialist

What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for people who are smart, ambitious, hard-working, and friendly.

Steven

VP of Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

M1 Finance should functionally change the way we manage our personal finances.

Steven

VP of Engineering

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

M1 has a mountain to climb, and we are always looking for more solutions. Any person on my team is empowered to come up with those solutions

Steven

VP of Engineering

What are M1 Finance Perks + Benefits

M1 Finance Benefits Overview

A great product is the result of a talented team and strong work culture. At M1, our philosophy is to hire unbelievably intelligent, motivated, high-integrity individuals and promote an environment that enables their best work.

Our company’s culture reflects what creative, intelligent people value in their careers: meaningful and interesting work, a fun environment, and financially rewarding opportunities.

https://www.m1finance.com/about/culture

Culture
Volunteer in local community
M1 sponsors volunteer opportunities in the Chicago community each quarter, which allows us to give back, bond as a team, and spend time doing things that are important to the employees of M1.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
M1 uses a SIMPLE IRA, which is similar to a 401K. It allows us to use the M1 platform for the retirement benefit. M1 will contribute 2%, regardless of the employee contribution, even if that is 0%.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. M1 also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
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