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Tradeshift // supply chain finance platform
Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019
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Have you ever worked for a company that actually wanted you to bring your whole self to work every single day?

About Tradeshift
Tradeshift is a unicorn in the fintech industry. We are disrupting a typically stagnant environment by connecting companies of all sizes & providing them with the platform & network needed to create value from old processes like procurement, invoicing, payments, & workflow. We recognize that business is both messy & social - two revelations that have driven the development of Tradeshift, a platform for all your business interactions.


Expect engineer involvement from product inception through production support. Our teams have great autonomy & responsibility to choose the best solutions, technologies & approaches to bringing Tradeshift to the next level. Of course, this will not be easy; this role will face a lot of complex challenges in our growing, global, fast-paced startup.

Job Description

We are looking for an outstanding DevOps Engineer with the skills to bring new products to market & improve our existing platform & products. You will have the opportunity to make a difference as we strive to connect all of the companies in the world & make business applications better for people.
The Tradeshift platform is hosted on AWS & composed of a number of Java applications (with a dash of node. js & Scala/Akka) using RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, Riak, PostgreSQL, & Cassandra. All of our current infrastructure is highly automated with Jenkins, Rundeck, Puppet, Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes, Consul, etc playing key roles.

We work based on an agile value set & try to minimize the formal process footprint - no more than it takes for everyone to remain sane & productive. On the engineering side of things, we subscribe to continuous integration with a lot of automated testing, extending to our infrastructure related code. We also fully subscribe to automation of the build & release processes, test/behavior driven development, etc.

What a day is like:

  • Helping with investigations & root cause analysis often in real time
  • Manage cloud provider operations cost
  • Be part of on-call duties for maintaining the platform
  • Identifying & removing performance bottlenecks throughout the platform, & improve platform security implementations
  • Building & implementing new tools & automation to solve problems
  • Expanding our platform footprint as we roll out into additional regions
  • Working with other engineering teams to increase reliability & availability

You're perfect for this role if:
Have experience with a few of the items listed below, but there is no such thing as a perfect candidate!We value diverse skillsets & want to hear from you even if not all of the following apply.

  • Deep experience working in Linux based environments
  • Experience developing, releasing & iterating on distributed applications
  • Hashicorp technologies - Terraform, Vagrant, Consul, & Vault
  • Experience with configuration management technologies: Puppet, Chef or Ansible
  • Docker & Docker orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes & Helm
  • AWS services including but not limited to EC2, S3, CloudFront, Route53, EBS, SQS, etc.
  • Datastores such as PostgreSQL, Riak, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, etc.
  • CI/CD pipeline operation & automation
  • Designing architecture aiming horizontally scalable microservices
  • Cloud Design Patterns & Cloud Cost Models
  • PCI DSS experience
Additional Information

At our Headquarters in San Francisco, you'll be surrounded by the best & brightest in the industry. Your colleagues are wicked smart & some of the kindest & nicest people around. We're never assholes. You'll be given the opportunity to do creative problem solving for issues that actually matter, & have a real impact on the projects you are driving.
Our culture began day one when three Danes poured their brains, heart, & guts into creating a platform that could connect every business in the world. We expect each employee to approach their work with the same amount of pride & passion. One day you might find us having a ping pong matchin the middle of the work day, & then you'll find us handing off projects to colleagues in different time zones so we can continue progress around the clock.

Tradeshifters come from various backgrounds & nations, & we all thrive off challenging the status quo. We take pride in nurturing employee happiness, encouraging personal development, & welcoming teammates from all walks of life.

We value diversity & we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Why you might like working here:

  • You love autonomy & the freedom to get your work done how you want
  • You like sharing your opinions & feeling like they matter
  • You want to work for a company that requires you to bring your whole self to work every day: brains, heart, & guts.
  • Career & professional development opportunities
  • Flexible hours & vacation policy
  • Supplemented cell phone plan
  • Lunch provided daily from local SF eateries & snacks
  • Fully paid 6 months parental leave
  • A competitive compensation package + equity
  • 100% covered medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Life, short & long-term disability insurance
  • 401k
  • Wellness & volunteer Programs
  • Fun company events like happy hours, outings & much more!

This is a full-time role based in our downtown San Francisco office.All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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