Ghost Senior Infrastructure Engineer

  • Devops & Sysadmin
  • Full-Time

Posted on May 17th, 2019

We're looking for a talented senior engineer to help build, manage, and scale our Ghost(Pro) PaaS infrastructure, serving over 500M requests/month. This is a key role working in a small team and reporting directly to Ghost's CTO.

Responsibilities

All of our infrastructure and systems have gone through several iterations, but have ultimately been built by a small/scrappy team of passionate developers without significant prior sysadmin experience. Our platform these days is pretty solid, but it took us a long time and a lot of trial and error to get here. What we’re looking for now is someone who is comfortable and confident in leading our architecture and taking it to the next level.

For this position, we're explicitly looking for someone experienced (5+ years sysadmin experience, minimum) and confident in taking on a broad set of responsibilities managing, deploying and maintaining complex projects across several different environments.

Extensive experience in systems management and automation is a must. Experience specifically relating to web hosting at scale, continuous integration, monitoring and performance management is a huge advantage. Previous remote work and startup experience is also very valuable.

Our infrastructure is comprised of about 100 servers across two datacenters, running Ubuntu and managed with Saltstack, sitting behind a fairly deep CDN integration. Most common tech across our instances includes MariaDB, Nginx and Phusion Passenger, LXC, Gluster, and a lot of JavaScript.

Requirements

This role requires someone who is exceptional at clear, frequent communication, especially when identifying and responding to infrastructure failures, as well as…

  • 🎛 Analysing infrastructure requirements and optimisations based on app performance and user load scenarios
  • ⚙️ Database clustering and replication management
  • ☎️ Monitoring and on-call alert management
  • 🔑 Common security issues and mitigation strategies

This role would be well suited to someone in an existing ops team at a fast-paced technology company looking for a more senior position where they’re able to have more control and leadership of systems architecture across a company. There are many of opportunities for growth here as the team expands!

We don't mind where you're based or what hours you work, but this role does require reasonable working-hours overlap with the rest of our internal/ops engineering team in Europe, as well as availability to be on-call on a rotating schedule in the event of downtime.

We value diversity of all types at Ghost and our team is made up of a kind, thoughtful group of people with a wide range of backgrounds. We have as many people who speak German as we do English and our engineering team contains as many women as it does men. Some of us are single, others are married, while others are parents. We actively try to find people with different perspectives and experiences to the ones we already have.

Location

  • Worldwide
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