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Ns1 // intelligent DNS & traffic mgmt
Engineering, Full Time    New York, Remote US    Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2021
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About Us

NS1 optimizes delivery of the worlds most critical internet & enterprise applications. Only NS1s platform is built on a modern API-first architecture that acts on real-time data & grows more powerful in complex environments, transforming DNS, DHCP, & IP Address Management (IPAM) into an intelligent, efficient, & automated system. NS1s technology drives dramatic gains in IT efficiency & application performance, reliability, & security for the largest global enterprises, including Salesforce, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Nielsen, Pitney Bowes, Squarespace, Pandora & The Guardian. We solve incredibly challenging problems on behalf of our customers in the most mission critical parts of their stack.

The Role

Site Reliability Engineers scale our infrastructure & tooling to deliver innovative traffic management services to our customers. SREs work magic by fusing together operational discipline with a deep understanding of systems, networks, automation, & scaling. SREs amplify developers by working closely together to ship observable applications. SREs see the future by building a well-instrumented production environment that signals trouble well before any customer is affected. SREs are empowered to make any changes necessary to deliver reliable, resilient services.

Your Skills:

  • Strong operational knowledge of Linux systems, security, networking, & automation
  • Operating containerized applications using Docker
  • Proficient in one or more of Bash, Golang, Python
  • Ansible or other configuration management
  • Ability to collaborate with developers to design modern internet infrastructure for operability, including metrics, logging, observability, automation, etc.
  • Expertise in troubleshooting & performance tuning of complex, high-traffic, distributed applications
  • Experience with major cloud providers

Nice to have:

Experience with

  • The Domain Name System, DNS tools & protocol
  • Amazon Web Services, Digital Ocean, Vultr, Packet, etc.
  • Elasticsearch, Logstash, Grafana, Kibana, Telegraf
  • Container Orchestration: Kubernetes, Nomad, Calico, Envoy, Etcd, etc.
  • Hashicorp tools (terraform, vault, consul, etc.)
  • Traffic load balancing, filtering, & DDoS mitigation tools
  • Postgres & operating it in multiple environments and/or regions
  • Linux kernel tuning, user-space networking
  • Automated build systems such as Jenkins

Our technology stack at NS1, & the many systems youll have an opportunity to work with here:

  • Our globally distributed platform is comprised of many subsystems including:
    • Custom built DNS platform thats deployed on physical hardware
    • Anycasted edge network that spans nearly 30 facilities globally
    • REST API & Client Portal
    • Deployment automation, CI/CD, unit/integration testing
    • Monitoring, metrics collection & alerting
    • Traffic load balancing, filtering, & DDoS mitigation tools
    • Distributed messaging, persistent DB & caching systems
  • Other technologies & integrations include:
    • Linux, Ansible, Docker & other container platforms
    • AWS & other cloud providers
    • BGP, BPF, SDN, packet analysis
    • MongoDB, Redis, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQL
    • Go, Python, Bash, C, C++14, React, Redux, D3
    • OpenTSDB, ELK, Grafana
    • Integrations with third party SaaS, APIs, & libraries, various Open Source 

Working @ NS1

Were a fast-growing, well-funded startup based in the heart of New York Citys Financial District with offices & team members around the world. Working at NS1, youll come to understand our team is unique, both in & out of the workplace. We have PhDs, musicians, artists, & athletes working side by side, dedicated to delivering first class products. Were hardworking, but we're also a compassionate group. We understand that outside of NS1 is a world that places demands on our time. Our leadership team is dedicated to open & honest communication & we continuously strive to foster a culture of transparency, flexibility, & creativity.

We offer:

  • competitive compensation (salary & stock options)
  • medical, dental, & vision
  • commuter benefits
  • 401k
  • flexible hours & time off
  • choice of workstation
  • remote work

NS1 is an equal opportunity employer.

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