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Engineer, DevOps

Company: Kinship
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are

Kinship is here to help everyone pet parent like a pro. Why? Because our pets make us better humans, and we owe them the best possible care. As the premier partner to a new generation of pet parents, we use our data, products, and services to help people be the best pet parents they can be. And we unite changemakers in pet care to break down barriers, open new doors, share insights, and advance our collective knowledge. All so we can reimagine the pet parenting experience, up people's confidence, and help the world find better ways to care.

Kinship Is a Coalition That Includes

  • Adopt-a-Pet, the destination for finding homes for homeless pets; we help animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies connect their homeless pets to millions of adopters a month
  • Our world-leading Wisdom Panel --- genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs
  • The award-winning Whistle --- GPS dog tracker and health monitor
  • Pet Insight Project, our ground-breaking science team that uses AI to turn billions of data points into actionable insights
  • VETINSIGHT--- which gives modern pet parents the veterinary and wellness guidance needed to make smarter, more informed health decision for their pets.
  • The Wildest , the destination that helps pet parents keep their cool in the wild world of pet parenting
  • GoodFriend, our recently-launched marketplace for all your pet's people
  • PetStory , our platform that curates top services for pet parents in Russia
  • FluffyGo , the mobile-first platform is a one-stop solution for science-minded pet parents in China
  • LEAP VENTURE STUDIO , our accelerator that supports innovators and start-ups, allowing Kinship to bring new solutions to pet parents
    Together, these teams and more work to set new standards in pet care. And, as a part of Mars Petcare, they work to create a better world for pets. Learn more at .


    We exist to help everyone pet parent like a pro. We bring the best philosophies, tools and practices to our technical associates across our many business groups to help everyone execute on our vision.

    • Contribute to architecture, design, and implementation of new and existing systems to enhance their performance, reliability, and scalability
    • Monitor, manage, and setup alerting for our systems using third-party services such as New Relic, PagerDuty, Sentry and a host of other open source tools
    • Work with engineers to automate deployments and their configuration across multiple platforms
    • Identify and resolve bottlenecks and vulnerabilities in our infrastructure and code
    • Collaborate with other DevOps and Software Engineers in our 24/7 on-call rotation for Whistle's critical systems
    • Participate in incident response and post-mortems, helping to perform root cause analysis and implementing resulting action items
    • Support development teams in their infrastructure needs and guide them in DevOps best practices
    • Work with the team on capacity planning and optimizations to Kinship's infrastructure footprint
    • Continue to expand Kinship's cloud infrastructure

      Leadership Competencies

      As Kinship people, we have three pillars that set out how we aim to be--in our everyday work, and in how we approach each other. We call these our Cultural Pillars. In all of the roles that we hire for, we look for people who are Optimistic, Purposefully Inquisitive, and Open to All. And for this role, you'll need these skills to knock it out of the dog park:
      • You Have Courage: a willingness to bring forth a new idea, engaging others across Kinship to support you, and taking risks and action will full accountability
      • You Learn at Pace: a consistent and fast work ethic to meet growth goals, and the ability to evolve and pivot quickly from what you've learned
      • You Value Difference: a genuine belief in inclusion and diversity is in your DNA, and it shows up in your work, and how you work.
        Technical Skills
        • 3+ years professional DevOps or SRE experience
        • Autonomous, passionate individuals with experience across the stack
        • Experience working in high-scale environments
        • Knowledge of and experience working with common AWS services
        • Strong skills in "Infrastructure as Code" (IaC), including experience with Terraform or Pulumi
        • Background in sound agile software development principles
        • Experience running docker workloads in production and at scale using Kubernetes and/or ECS
        • Experience working with CI/CD tools including Github Actions, CircleCI, Bamboo
        • Treat best practices for security as a requirement, not an afterthought
        • Nice to have: Proficiency in languages such as TypeScript, Python or Ruby.
          This position is not eligible for H1B sponsorship.

          JOIN OUR PROS!
          • Unique opportunities for a customizable career within pet care
          • A super collaborative, flat work environment with direct access to our senior leadership team
          • Work from the hottest cities across the world
          • Dog-friendly workplaces
          • Medical, dental, vision, 401k match, and pet benefits for you and your family
          • Unlimited paid time off
          • Flexible work opportunities
          • Parental leave for the birth or adoption of your new human child (and fur baby)
          • Discounts on pet products, services, nutrition and veterinary wellness plans
          • Welcome kits with pet merch & Kinship swag
          • An extensive onboarding program with a chance to meet all of our leaders across Kinship

Keywords: Kinship, San Francisco , Engineer, DevOps, Engineering , San Francisco, California

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