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Staff DevOps Engineer



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2023

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About the Role:

Staff DevOps Engineer will drive shaping the foundational systems that Socure engineers use to develop and deploy their applications. We are looking for people who are motivated by the opportunity to solve scalability, reliability and security-related challenges in infrastructure. This role will have a major impact on the infrastructure and scalability of a high-growth company, and your contributions will make a difference across the entire company.

This role can be based remotely in the United States. You will report directly to our Senior Director of Platform Engineering.


  • Build the frameworks, automation and tooling to enable a culture of quality within Socure, and automate all aspects of the infrastructure for scale

  • Participate in high-level architecture of large-scale distributed systems, promoting security, reliability and scalability in development, QA and production environments

  • Build platforms to empower engineers (developers, data scientists, DevOps)

  • Oversee and ensure the security of our cloud infrastructure, data, and internal services

  • Provide technical leadership and vision for the future infrastructure at Socure, which may include pioneering new technologies/services to help meet growing challenges

  • Collaborate with the Executive Team, Product Management, Architects, and existing engineering teams to design, develop, and publish software, processes, and workflows supporting a highly available, fault-tolerant SaaS platform

  • Mentor and lead a team, and take accountability for the deliverables

  • Communicate objectives both within the team and to other teams

  • Plan projects end-to-end; take ownership of the success of the project, delegate responsibilities mindfully, and foster engaging and productive discussions

  • Take ownership of continuous improvement within the team, as we are continuously learning here at Socure


  • 7-9+ years of experience building infrastructure on cloud hosted systems (AWS)

  • Repeated successes in building scalable and resilient infrastructure.

  • Prior hands-on experience in Terraform, GitLab, K8S and Service Mesh is mandatory.

  • Prior experience in software development ideal

  • Experience with communication protocols, restful services, service-oriented architecture, distributed systems, and microservices

  • A strong desire to automate the mundane

  • Experience building processes and services that enable developers and enhance productivity

  • Demonstrated expertise working with developers to understand their needs and ever changing challenges

  • Experience in designing and architecting enterprise grade solutions and processes, and thorough understanding of the best tools to get the job done right

  • Great communication skills—able to explain your solution and its impact to the team and non-technical folks so they can understand

  • Proven experience prioritizing tasks, evaluating trade-offs, communicating deliverables, and organizing a small team in order to execute on projects

  • Availability for on-call support on a rotating basis

  • Comfortable working autonomously with minimal guidance

Salary Disclosure:

Base Salary range: $180,000-215,000

This represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Final offers may vary from the amount listed based on factors including geography, candidate experience and expertise, and other job related factors. Socure's compensation and rewards package for full time roles includes a market competitive salary, equity, comprehensive benefits, and, for applicable roles, commissions plans or an annual discretionary performance bonus.

Socure is all about encouraging people to push the boundaries of what’s possible through top-tier performance, innovation, ownership, and shared expertise.

We empower excellence by providing great perks and benefits to both our fully remote employees in North America and our hybrid teams in India.

To learn more, check out Socure’s Career Page: https://www.socure.com/company/careers

Socure is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity of all kinds at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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