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Blue Apron // grocery delivery service
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Friday, June 04, 2021
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Chefs around the world wear blue aprons when learning to cook, & for us it has become a symbol of lifelong learning. Our highly motivated group of food enthusiasts are inspired to work on complex business problems with creativity & passion, always looking to learn something new. We take preparation seriously, embrace a spirit of excellence, & put in the extra effort in everything we do.  We are thrilled to be part of our customers lives, cooking & creating experiences


In the Blue Apron Infrastructure team, were looking for a mid-level engineer to take part in our ongoing efforts to modernize & streamline our cloud infrastructure.  While our DevOps team members come from a wide range of technical backgrounds, we share a commitment to pragmatism & resilient engineering, focusing on long-term stability & scalability wherever possible.  This Devops team is an ideal environment for passionate engineers with interest in building effective & resilient systems, giving them good opportunities to learn, grow, & have a large & high-visibility impact on the organization.  


Day-to-day, youd be participating in an on-call rotation, helping provide internal technical platform support to other engineering teams, & working directly on platform improvements. We primarily run in a multi-account AWS environment with multiple Kubernetes clusters, with RDS PostgreSQL databases as our primary data stores. We use Jenkins for CI & Chef for orchestration.


An ideal candidate would have:

  • Strong familiarity with PostgreSQL
  • Experience managing, migrating, & tuning PostgreSQL clusters
  • Experience with PostgreSQL disaster recovery
  • Experience working around the artificial limitations of AWS RDS
  • Experience with self-inflicted disaster recovery
  • A love of eliminating legacy technical debt

Other great skills to have:

  • Kubernetes management
  • Helm chart management/creation
  • Terraform experience
  • Jenkins experience
  • Knowledge of Groovy & Jenkinsfiles
  • AWS experience, especially IAM, EC2, RDS, Route53 DNS, & VPC management
  • Bash & other shell scripting
  • Python
  • Go
  • Chef
  • Knowledge of Docker best practices & pitfalls
  • Experience with Datadog
  • Experience with log aggregation & monitoring in general
  • Knowledge of Security best practices & principles
  • Experience with vulnerability mitigation

Blue Apron provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Blue Apron complies with applicable state & local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms & conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation & training.

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