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Lead DevOps Engineer

Level: 5 to 8 years experience

Location: Remote

Last updated: 2/18/22

Join Us!

Play a key part in the growth of an industry innovator in data engineering automation and big data analytics.

  • Switchboard serves globally-recognized enterprise customers in digital media and marketing.

  • Our customers are running at scale in production where we are essential to help them deliver innovative products and grow revenue.

  • Our founding team built and launched Google BigQuery. We have more than a decade of experience working in concert with engineering to bring enterprise-grade market-leading SaaS products to market.


Switchboard is the leading SaaS company helping some of the leading Enterprises in the world (companies like Spotify, Meredith Corporation, Orangetheory Fitness, Financial Times, and others) transform their business through the use of data automation. 


Partner with the Founding Team to create a world-class pre-sales practice in Data Operations, one of the fastest-growing enterprise opportunities. Switchboard's Solution Engineering team is a strategic differentiator; we are highly professional, technical, and results-driven.


To accelerate our growth, we are seeking a talented Senior DevOps Engineer who excels at building automated systems.  Collaborate with Switchboard's Engineering and Customer Success teams to ensure that bug fixes are deployed quickly and the system is hardened against security threats. 


This key role reports to our Chief Architect and is part of the engineering team.  We’re looking for someone who enjoys working with our Kubernetes ecosystem and welcomes challenges as opportunities to grow both personally and in their career.


  • Continually improve automated pipelines to build, test and deploy to production systems running on Kubernetes in AWS.

  • Continually improve automated checks of pull requests.

  • Connect tools to track CVE, analyze code for security vulnerabilities, and limit third-party vulnerabilities.

  • Design and build enterprise security features (SSO, Multi-tenancy).

  • Run Spark on Kubernetes.

  • Deploy to multiple clouds (AWS and GCP).

You Will Be Successful If

  • You are a self-starter and able to work in a fast-paced technical environment.

  • You strive for continual professional growth and help others with the same. You have strong research, learning, and mentoring skills.

  • You have strong decision-making skills. You can explore options, weigh trade-offs, select an option, and communicate your thought process with the team.

  • You can iterate on design and implementation, understanding what you can achieve today and planning how you can incrementally improve on that over time.


  • 5+ years of DevOps engineering

  • 2+ years with Python

  • Preferred: Running a system in AWS (VPC, EC2, IAM, CloudWatch)

  • Preferred: Working in an early-stage startup environment

  • Preferred: Running a system on Kubernetes

Preferred Experience

  • Automated functional and load testing

  • Experience deploying and troubleshooting in production environments

  • Familiarity with AWS and Kubernetes a plus

About Switchboard

Switchboard enables digital-first teams to grow their revenue and acquire more customers by leveraging the growing amounts of first- and third-party data available to them, without any complex IT work or custom development. Founded by the product team who created Google BigQuery, Switchboard is specifically designed for the unique challenges facing multi-channel marketing and publishing teams. Built as a SaaS platform and in production with customers since 2017, Switchboard has solved enterprise-scale problems for leading companies including Spotify, Meredith, and Orangetheory Fitness.

About The Space

Big data analytics continues to swell into a multi-billion dollar market. Companies are looking for the fastest, easiest way to extract value. However, only organizations with robust resources and highly skilled data science teams are able to swiftly monetize and take advantage of data analytics. 

The oversized problem around data has grown exponentially for the digital media market. Worldwide digital ad spending increased from $335 billion in 2019 to $378 billion in 2020. This year, as the overall ad market rebounds, digital spending will increase by 20.4% to more than $450 billion. The business health of media agencies, publishers, and trading desks are driven from efficiently capturing digital insights. These organizations are drowning in data as they often lack engineering & data science resources to analyze and monetize content.