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Infrastructure Engineer

Full Time Remote
  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Remote
  • Salary: $60 - $90,000 USD

Website Ghost

We’re looking for a talented infrastructure engineer to help build, manage, and scale our Ghost(Pro) PaaS infrastructure, serving over 500M requests/month. This is a key role working in a small team and reporting directly to Ghost’s CTO.

What we’re looking for

All of our infrastructure and systems have gone through several iterations, but have ultimately been built by a small/scrappy team of passionate developers without significant prior sysadmin experience. Our platform these days is pretty solid, but it took us a long time and a lot of trial and error to get here. What we’re looking for now is a confident sysadmin, capable of helping our team taking our infrastructure to the next level.

For this position, we’re explicitly looking for someone experienced (5+ years sysadmin experience) and confident in taking on a broad set of responsibilities managing, deploying and maintaining complex projects across several different environments.

Extensive experience in systems management and automation is a must. Experience specifically relating to web hosting at scale, continuous integration, monitoring and performance management is a huge advantage. Previous remote work and startup experience is also very valuable.

Our infrastructure is comprised of about 100 servers across two datacenters, running Ubuntu and managed with Saltstack, sitting behind a fairly deep CDN integration. Most common tech across our instances includes MySQL, Varnish, OpenResty/Nginx, LXC, Gluster, and a whole lot of Node.js.

We deliver these services with CI/CD and support them with VictorOps for on-call & alerts, Sensu for monitoring, TIG stack for metrics and have an increasing reliance on ElasticStack for logs and data. As we grow as a business, data & metrics are becoming core to our ability to succeed.

This role requires someone who is exceptional at clear, frequent communication, especially when identifying and responding to infrastructure failures, as well as…

  • Managing infrastructure requirements and optimisations based on app performance and user load scenarios
  • Database clustering and replication management
  • Metrics, monitoring and on-call alert management
  • Common security issues and mitigation strategies
  • Automation, automation & more automation

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