Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the intimidating barriers around financial transactions to make them intuitive, friendly, and even fun. And it worked: people love sending money with Venmo, and we're growing by leaps and bounds!
But we're only just getting started. We want to take that magic of sending money with Venmo and cascade it into every place where people use money. That means connecting people to their money in the most intuitive and fun way possible, then connecting people with each other. Users already love Venmo, but we know there are lots of things we haven't thought of to make the experience of using Venmo even more delightful and valuable. All that's going to take a lot of figuring out. Let's figure it out together!
Engineering at Venmo
At Venmo, we are creating a product that people love. We strive to create a delightful user experience while connecting the world and empowering people through payments. We are looking for intellectually curious people who want to be inspired and inspire others to change the world.
Engineering is a craft, and at Venmo we want the internals of our software to be as elegant as the end user experience we are designing. We spend our days scaling our infrastructure and building new features to meet and exceed our user's needs and wants. We teach and learn from one another, and push each other to be at our creative and analytical bests.
TechOps at Venmo
As a Senior Staff SRE - Infrastructure Automation at Venmo, you'll be responsible for the back-end infrastructure that the Venmo platform lives on. You're the type of person that dreams about articulating infrastructure as code to deliver awesome, automated environments. You love data, metrics and iterative improvements and have a passion for building a resilient, reliable and scalable database, web and API infrastructure.
What You'll Do
Designing, guiding teams and working hands-on to build reliable, scalable, and observable systems
Scaling our architecture to support heavy growth while keeping the Venmo service fast and reliable
Lead efforts to expand our infrastructure and systems across multiple sites
Implement monitoring and alerting tools that can keep track of both system-level and business-level performance
Expanding our configuration and container management infrastructure to enable rapid deployment of new services
Working with security engineering to perform security audits and proactively make recommendations/improvements to keep Venmo secure
Contributing improvements back to the open source projects we use
What We're Looking For
Fluent in one or more high-level programming language
Comfortable working in a continuous deployment environment
Expert collaborator with peers in software engineering teams
Have delivered scalable infrastructure using automation tools such as Puppet, Ansible or Vagrant
Deep understanding of networking in public cloud environments
Extensive experience designing and building systems with Docker containers and Kubernetes
Built automated, scalable solutions with AWS using CloudFormation or Terraform
Experienced with both relational and non-relational databases
Experience with distributed data and streaming systems, including Kafka
Proficiency with monitoring and metrics collection tools such as ELK, Graphite, Sensu, or Prometheus
Bonus points for Python/Django, node.js, and Nginx
We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.