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Cloud Operations Engineer



Software Engineering, Operations
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2023
We’re on a mission
At Octaura, we continually evolve markets to unleash value for clients. It’s in our DNA to make a difference and do things differently.
Existing workflows within our markets are painful for clients: they are outdated, overcomplicated, and time-consuming. We want to change that. Octaura fundamentally rebuilds and redefines the markets by streamlining workflows, digitizing platforms, and bringing transactions, data and analytics together for the first time.
Join our inclusive culture
At Octaura, everyone belongs.
It’s so important to us that all Octaurians are confident in knowing they have the space to use their voice and talents. We love the diversity we see in the world and we actively want our team to reflect this. We’re a values-driven company and by engaging, solving and evolving together, we create a culture that is collaborative, switched-on, and fun to be part of.
The role in a nutshell
The Cloud Operations Engineer is responsible for building out our operations platform, ensuring efficiency through automation, deploying product updates, identifying production issues and implementing strategic integrations that meet our clients’ needs. The ideal candidate will have good communication skills, a well-rounded understanding of Enterprise Architecture, and an automation background with experience running production environments at scale. The candidate will help develop new architectural patterns for emerging products, contribute to environment standardization, develop new monitoring and security tools, and contribute to maintaining operational BAU.
This is an exciting time for Octaura as we are rapidly growing and are looking for energetic, collaborative and driven thinkers to join us! Please note this role is based out of our NYC office and our current structure is 4 days in the office, 1 day from home.
Core responsibilities
  • Contribute to operational readiness and platform stability by proactive automation and reactive environment support
  • Develop and maintain a platform of integrated systems and tooling to support Agile and DevOps practices across a diverse set of workflows used by multiple development teams
  • Evaluate and integrate third-party software and configure connectivity with client infrastructure
  • Maintain and enforce compliance with audit controls and external certifications
  • Design and implement solutions for managing applications and infrastructure, with goals of increasing the security, reliability, repeatability, and consistency of operational tasks
  • Work with software developers to ensure best practices of development, processes, testing, ­operations, production deployment and monitoring
  • Work closely with business and technology teams to analyze and resolve issues on the platform
  • Provide day-to-day application-level support for production incidents
  • Develop and maintain automation application tools, websites, and utilities
  • Actively contribute to ongoing process improvement to help streamline the development life cycle

Desired experience

  • 5+ years of infrastructure engineering experience
  • Extensive knowledge of modern cloud environments (preferably AWS)
  • Linux sysadmin and debugging experience
  • Proficiency in 1 or more scripting languages. Python preferred
  • Proficiency in Infrastructure-as-code management. Terraform preferred
  • Problem solving and focus on understanding root-cause of issues
  • Experience with VMs and containers
  • Experience running scalable, multi-region production environments
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player
  • Sense of humor

The base pay range for this position in New York is $140,000 - $170,000 annually. Pay may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Equity and year-end bonus may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits, dependent on the position offered. Applicants should apply via Octaura's internal or external careers site.

Octaura Work Perks
At Octaura, our people are our most valuable asset, and we are pleased to offer the following benefits to all full-time employees:
  • Competitive compensation and equity
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Competitive Parental Leave
  • Daily breakfast, coffee and snacks in the office
  • 90% company-paid healthcare
  • Onsite gym & discounted membership
We’re committed to equal opportunity employment
Octaura is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.