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Senior DevOps Engineer



Software Engineering
London, UK · Europe
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2023

We want to make study and work more efficient and enjoyable, by providing the best digital paper solution possible. We plan to be the go-to tool for all forms of notes.

Our Values:

Dream big
—Be visionary, strategic, and open to innovation

Build great things
—Work in service of our users, always improving and pushing higher

Take ownership
—Take responsibility with bold decision-making and bias for action

Win like a sports team
—Be trusting and collaborative while empowering others

Learn and grow fast
—Never stop learning and iterate fast

Share our passion
—Share ideas and practice enthusiasm and joy

About the team:

The newly built Platform team is distributed accross Europe and Asia with experts in the domain using the latest technologies:

  • Monitoring and Logging: we are currently using Datadog for monitoring, APM, logging, CI/CD optimization, Budget and cost management. Metrics are collected across our agents, taken from the logs using metric filters, and updated directly from lambda function or the application.
  • Infrastructure-as-Code: most of our infrastructure is written and defined in Terraform. We are slowly migrating towards CDK.
  • CI/CD: we are currently using GitHub Actions for our backend applications, and CircleCI for our iOS applications.
  • Deployments: we have multiple EKS clusters set up either for Blue/Green rollouts or dedicated feature sets. We manage the workload configurations using ArgoCD and Helm.
  • We are currently running dedicated stateful clusters for our CockroachDB deployments.

About the role:

This is the role for you, if you’re excited to work on the things listed below:

  • Design, build, and maintain the GoodNotes infrastructure, ensure it adheres to Dickerson’s Hierarchy of Reliability.
  • Educate the various teams in DevOps and SRE best practices. Aid them, from designing, capacity planning, to rolling out new features.
  • Be the go-to person for higher-level escalation for applications
  • Improve the system monitoring, health reporting, and logging
  • Design and implement security, assist in maintaining information security practices and procedures

The skills you will need to be successful in the above:

  • Deep understanding of Linux and Networking fundamentals.
  • Strong knowledge of network and container security.
  • Extensive experience working with AWS products.
  • Proficiency in container orchestration, with a particular emphasis on Kubernetes.
  • Proven track record in building and maintaining CI/CD pipelines.
  • Solid experience in managing Relational and Non-relational databases, including backup and restore operations.
  • Familiarity with distributed databases.
  • Proficiency in automation/configuration management tools, preferably CDK and/or Terraform.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages, particularly TypeScript.
  • Familiarity with system monitoring tools.
  • Some background in back-end development, including API usage and creation.

The interview process:

  • An introductory call with someone from our talent acquisition team. They want to hear more about your background, what you are looking for, and why you’d like to join GoodNotes
  • A hands-on take-home challenge to showcase your DevOps skills.
  • A 2 hours technicall interview call with one of our engineers covering low level questions and some short practical exercise. This is where you get to see what it would be like working at GoodNotes as well as the chance to ask any engineering questions you may have
  • A call with your hiring manager. This is the person who will be managing you day to day, working on your growth and development with you as well as support you throughout your career at GoodNotes
  • Values interview with another member of the leadership.

What’s in it for you:

  • Meaningful equity in a profitable tech-startup
  • Budget for things like noise cancelling headphones, setting up your home office, personal development, professional training, and health & wellness
  • Sponsored visits to our Hong Kong or London office every 2 years
  • Company wide annual offsite
  • Flexible working hours and location
  • Medical insurance for you and your dependents