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Senior DevOps Engineer



Software Engineering
Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

About Checkr
Checkr builds people infrastructure for the future of work. And we believe everyone should have a fair chance to work. That's why we've designed a faster—and fairer—way to screen job seekers. Established in 2014 and valued at $5B, Checkr puts modern technology powered by machine learning in the hands of hiring teams, helping thousands of companies like Uber, Instacart, Netflix, Compass Group, and Adecco to hire great new people with an experience that’s fast, smooth, and safe.

A career at Checkr means collaborating with brilliant minds, disrupting an industry, and opening channels of employment to often overlooked candidates. Checkr has been recognized as one of BuiltIn's 2023 Best Places to Work in the US and is a Y Combinator 2023 Breakthrough Company and Top Company by Valuation.

About the team/role

As a Senior DevOps Engineer, you will work closely with our foundation teams to build and run the core components that power Checkr. You will enable all teams to take collective ownership of their software's reliability, scalability, and performance. You will also guide other teams in fine-tuning their services, resulting in improved robustness and efficiency, ensuring that every team can focus on building superior software, backed by a reliable, scalable, and efficient infrastructure. We believe every engineering team at Checkr should be responsible for the software they build, and DevOps plays a critical part in providing the tools, practices, and expertise to make that happen.

What you'll do

  • Building, maintaining, optimizing, and scaling Checkr’s cloud infrastructure
  • Improving infrastructure operations and processes with automation and tooling
  • Optimizing CI/CD pipelines and DevOps tooling
  • Participating in or leading design reviews and production reviews for new infrastructure services
  • Debugging production issues across services and levels of the stack
  • Ensuring the scalability and security of Checkr infrastructure
  • Partnering with application developers to ensure best practices and efficient use of infrastructure
  • Building and fostering collaborative relationships with other engineering teams and leaders
  • Plan for the growth of Checkr’s infrastructure

What you’ll bring

  • 5+ years of experience as a DevOps engineer or related experience
  • Experience driving platform adoption with various product engineering teams, guided by a self-service and product-first approach
  • Experience designing technical architecture and creating a strategic roadmap to realize a technical vision
  • Expertise with AWS, Kubernetes, containers, CI, CD, IaC, Terraform, Linux, and microservice architecture
  • Advanced knowledge of TCP/IP, web application security, and HTTP/HTTPS
  • Experience with Istio or other service mesh technologies
  • Your rollback plans are just as meticulous as your rollout plans
  • An ability, willingness, and desire to mentor and up-level less experienced Infrastructure Engineers
  • A passion for customer-centricity and building relationships with other teams
  • Unwavering commitment to operational security and best practices
  • Recent experience programming in Golang, Python, or Ruby

What you’ll get

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Learning and development allowance
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement
  • 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Up to $25K reimbursement for fertility, adoption, and parental planning services
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Monthly wellness stipend, home office stipend

At Checkr, we believe a hybrid work environment strengthens collaboration, drives innovation, and encourages connection. Our hub locations are Denver, CO, San Francisco, CA, and Santiago, Chile. Individuals are expected to work from the office 2 to 3 days a week. In-office perks are provided, such as lunch four times a week, a commuter stipend, and an abundance of snacks and beverages.

One of Checkr’s core values is Transparency. To live by that value, we’ve made the decision to disclose salary ranges in all of our job postings. We use geographic cost of labor as an input to develop ranges for our roles and as such, each location where we hire may have a different range. If this role is remote, we have listed the top to the bottom of the possible range, but we will specify the target range for an exact location when you are selected for a recruiting discussion. For more information on our compensation philosophy, see our website.

The base salary range for this role is $133,588 to 180,737 in Denver, CO.