Senior DevOps Engineer

| Chicago
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Our software team’s main job is to build and improve our industry leading commercial real estate platform.

Our core product is our marketing suite, which gathers Buildout users’ property information then sends it out to our users’ customers through all the main marketing channels. We create emails, pdf documents, print materials, almost anything you can think of. We also have a modern, customizable plugin that brokers can embed in their websites to keep every bit of information up to date.

Moving forward, we have a deep product roadmap that we want your help with. We just launched a lot of awesome new features like property maps complete with interactive overlays, a fully user-customizable version of our plugin, and even a tool to help companies make custom-built, browser-compatible emails. We are looking for teammates who want to take ownership of their products and see them from inception all the way through the first release.

What kind of team are you joining?

Our goal as a team is to give you the tools you need to be the most comfortable doing your work. If you like collaborating, we have an open office and you can pair with other team members easily. Maybe you like to put your head down and concentrate? We respect your flow so pop in your headphones and work. We emphasize a work life balance at Buildout, and because of that we have a flexible schedule. You’re never going to have a manager looking over your shoulder asking you to report your hours (however they will be around for frequent 1-on-1’s to make sure that you’re feeling great). As a team member at Buildout you can do what you need to do to get the job done.

When you join the team, you’re not just joining part of Buildout, you’re joining Buildout. While you are a member of the engineering organization, you are also part of a team that includes dozens of other great people. We have the kind of team where everyone knows everyone’s name, where having a chat with the CEO isn’t a special occasion because all of us, from top to bottom, pride ourselves on being accessible. We are a company where everyone is free to be whoever they want to be, always.

What are the technical skills that you’ll need to succeed?

We are looking for someone with a solid base of experience in DevOps, specifically someone looking to be our first Dev Ops Engineer and help establish the department at Buildout. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Learn our AWS infrastructure
  • Own our deployment process
  • Own our CI process
  • Suggest and implement improvements to all three
  • Perform all server OS updates
  • Monitor New Relic for performance and stability issues
  • Monitor Alert Logic for security issues
  • Work directly with our product software engineers to quickly identify and resolve issues
  • You’ll do well here if you have the following skills:
    • A preference for a role where you’re in charge of helping to create the organization’s DevOps processes
    • A great base of knowledge on AWS, MySQL and general server ops
    • A desire to automate processes and build internal user-facing products to allow you to work on the things you want to work on
    • Solid technical and business communication skills
  • Some nice-to-haves, but not required:
    • Experience working on our tech stack (Ruby on Rails, React, Javascript) a plus
    • Commercial Real Estate knowledge a plus

What can you expect when applying?

We promise that we review every single application, there is no filtering robot. When you apply, you can expect a confirmation email that we received your application. Once you know we received it, we will read it over and contact you about the next steps soon.

Buildout is proud to be an Equal Opportunity 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.

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Technology we use

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


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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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
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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