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DevOps Engineer

Austin, TX

Job Description

ForeFlight is looking for a DevOps engineer to join our Server/API team. This position is for a technical individual with experience in the day-to-day operations of a system running on Amazon Web Services.

You’ll work with a Senior DevOps Engineer to improve automation and reliability, helping us increase the velocity in which we ship new features. You will also work with our server development team to help ensure that rollouts go smoothly, and that we have active monitoring in place for any critical components. Additional responsibilities include assisting in advancing our automation tools, monitoring, management, scalability, security, and fault tolerance. This person is naturally curious, exploring new technologies in order to stay current, and always striving to learn more.

Technically, this person should be comfortable with Unix-based systems, such as Linux or Mac OS X, experience or familiarity with DevOps practices such as Continuous Integration and deployment, and experience with Java application stacks. This person also understands and strives toward the core DevOps values of CAMS: Culture, Automation, Measurement, and Sharing.

Professionally, this person is driven to execute, deliver, and complete projects independently, seeking advice and direction from team members when needed, and plowing ahead to completion when the path forward is clear.

This position is based in our Austin, TX office. A pilot-coder, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot license, is a plus. Benefits include medical insurance, 401K with matching, and flight training reimbursement.

Skills & Requirements

  • 1+ Years experience as a DevOps Engineer or System Admin.
  • Comfortable on the *nix command line and with common shell scripting tasks.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services.
  • Experience with server configuration and troubleshooting.
  • Experience configuring NGINX, Apache, or other *nix web server.
  • Familiarity with at least one Continuous Integration tool (TeamCity, Jenkins, etc).
  • Plus: Software development experience(Java, iOS).

Benefits

  • Health and dental benefits.
  • 401(k) with matching.
  • Performance based bonuses.
  • Flight training reimbursement.

About ForeFlight, LLC

ForeFlight produces the best selling iPad and iPhone app for pilots flying personal and business aircraft, corporate flight departments, and aircraft operators. Customers include individual pilots worldwide, Fortune 500 corporate flight departments, state and federal agencies, leading operators, and leading aircraft OEMs. We have been in the App Store since Day 1 (7/10/2008) and are consistently ranked in the top 50 grossing iPad apps in the App Store.

We are known as a leader in aviation and software development because we build exceptional products and hire skilled employees. Over the last decade, we have not only revolutionized the pilot’s flight bag but serve customers across the world and touch all segments of aviation. Our drive for innovation is why we won Aviation Week’s Laureate Award for Best New Product, received Flying Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award four times, and are featured in Apple’s “Dreams” iPhone commercial.

Our downtown Austin office is located at 1801 E 6th St, just a short walk from the MetroRail station. We are a product-focused company where software development and customer service are the top priorities. Our software development team hails from Trinity University, Rice University, Texas A&M, UT Austin, and Clemson. We score 12 out of 12 on the Joel Test. We love shipping.

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