Site Reliability Engineer at Kenna Security

| Chicago
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Kenna Security is revolutionizing cyber risk with a SaaS-based platform that uses data science to combine vulnerability data with exploit intelligence to measure risk, predict attacks and prioritize remediation. We are leading the way in helping enterprises reduce their risk while increasing their efficiency and preventing attacks. Kenna Security was recently named one of the top 10 hottest start-ups and named to the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies list.
We’re looking for a smart and driven engineer who will be responsible for ensuring the Kenna Platform continues to be performant and reliable. You'll be joining a small, growing team which is tasked with diving right into problems. The team is responsible for developing and implementing best practice guidelines and solutions to help all engineers ensure the code they ship is working as expected. You will work closely with others to learn the answers to complex and interesting technical questions and issues.
We’re small enough that every employee receives a healthy amount of equity and the chance to have a significant impact on technical process and company culture, but large enough that we’ve established product-market fit, so you can focus on scaling our platform to keep up with the growth of the business.
Candidates should have a software development background. Ruby experience is desired but not required; candidates should have experience and be comfortable working in multiple programming languages. Experience in a Devops team or role would be a good fit. All candidates should feel comfortable troubleshooting potentially unfamiliar issues across a variety of technologies.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensuring stability, reliability, and performance of the Kenna Platform.
  • Identifying and fixing problems in both the software and systems domains, especially those that lie somewhere in between.
  • Pragmatic technical decision-making to ensure we're delivering high quality software as quickly as possible.
  • Developing automation to maintain multiple production environments.
  • Helping design and build our deployment pipeline for multiple production environments.
  • Acting as DBA for our MySQL, Elasticsearch, and Postgres databases, and suggesting or making improvements to application queries and query patterns.
  • Documentation and internal training of best practices around stability, reliability, and performance.
  • Interacting with developers, system operations, and support to define and prioritize projects.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • 4+ years of experience in a software development and/or Devops role.
  • Experience working in small teams with a great deal of autonomy.
  • Experience with some or all of our software stack: Ruby, Rails, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Postgres. While Ruby experience is preferred, experience in any dynamic language is acceptable.
  • Experience with some or all of our current or future systems stack: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Fedora/RHEL, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Vagrant.
  • Experience with scalability, deployment, monitoring, alerting, and other aspects of running distributed applications in a public-facing production environment.
  • Experience communicating with stakeholders and customers in the lifecycle of a technology product or project.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

Located in the heart of West Loop close to Restaurant Row, unique shops and attractions.

An Insider's view of Kenna Security

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Working at Kenna Security is...FUN! The people definitely make the difference. We are supportive of one another—respectful, motivating, challenging, creative, and diverse in every single way. This is what makes us unique, inspiring, inviting, friendly, honest, and challenging at the same time.

Tania

San Francisco Operations Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

I have a deep passion for and understanding of technology and how it can enrich our lives. Developing the Prioritization to Prediction research series has been an incredibly rewarding project. I get to work with some of the brightest minds in the security industry and help spread new knowledge to the greater cybersecurity community.

Dan

Director of Corporate Communications

What are some things you learned at the company?

I take a consultative approach in the sales process which enables customers to fully understand not only the WHAT of the solution, but also the HOW and WHY. Every day, I get to take my passion for security and data analysis and engage in conversations with really smart folks—and discuss ways to improve their approach to vulnerability management.

Angela

Senior Sales Engineer

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

The support system at Kenna is second to none. In addition, we have a team of extremely smart people when it comes to the engineering department and I am in awe of how much I learn from them every day. Flexible work schedules allow me to work at the best times for me and in the most convenient places.

Molly

Lead Engineer

What are Kenna Security Perks + Benefits

Kenna Security Benefits Overview

We offer our employees a full suite of benefits ranging from health and wellness plans, wealth management programs, flexible work arrangements and professional development opportunities.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Kenna offers standard and roth 401k plans with a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
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