Senior DevOps Engineer

Engineering · Austin, Texas
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

The Opportunity

Stoplight is looking for an experienced Senior DevOps Engineer to help us scale and deliver our software solutions. You will be responsible for cloud infrastructure, continuous integration, testing, and deployment processes, system administration, and on-premise software delivery. You will be expected to take ownership of important projects and systems, and independently take them from planning to completion.

The Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, maintain, monitor, and support scalable cloud infrastructure (powering our SaaS product offerings)
  • Empower our developers to deliver quality-code through improvements in our continuous integration, testing, and deployment processes.
  • Improve our “on-premise” deployment option
  • Triage issues affecting production systems
  • Lead security initiatives
  • Maintain, monitor, and support internal corporate software and systems
  • Keep us up-to-date with evolving industry best-practices
  • Carry a (virtual) pager and take shifts “on-call” for production incidents

The Ideal Candidate Brings

  • Experience creating and delivering a SaaS product in an agile development environment
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure providers (preferably GCP)
  • Experience with containerization technologies (Docker and Kubernetes)
  • Experience with cloud networking (e.g., load balancers, reverse proxy, SSL)
  • Database experience (preferably Postgres)
  • Node.js experience
  • A pragmatic and flexible approach fit for a rapidly growing startup
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills

Bonus Points For:

  • Experience with a hybrid SaaS/on-premise delivery model
  • Familiarity with the OpenAPI specification
  • Experience with microservice architecture
  • Experience with logging and monitoring tools (e.g., ELK stack)

Why Work at Stoplight

Stoplight values every employee, every idea and the team we create together. We are passionate about working together to build awesome products and experiences for software developers and drive business and digital transformation for businesses. We also believe that a balanced approach to work and life in a remote world is more important than ever. 

Other Benefits include:  

  • Remote-first culture with a work-from-home stipend
  • Flexible vacation policy for paid time off with unlimited sick time and 10 company holidays 
  • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance plans (including an HSA with a company contribution for employees and their families) for US-based employees 
  • Company paid life insurance, short & long term disability 
  • 401k plan for US-based employees that includes 4% matching from the company
  • Parental leave of 12 weeks off for primary caregivers and 6 weeks for non-primary caregivers, including adoptive and foster parents (with 100% pay)
  • Wellness programs for health plan participants including access to services such as Ginger emotional support, Maven maternity care, Calm mental wellness, PlushCare virtual doctor visits, Vida virtual health coaching, and monthly ClassPass fitness credits
  • Automatic enrollment in a climate-positive program run by Ecologi with 100% of monthly contributions provided by the company
  • Team building activities such as cocktail-making class, team trivia competition, and more
  • Employee-hosted lunch and learn sessions 
  • Room to grow your career
  • Strong engagement in the open-source community with our offerings: Spectral, Prism, and Elements.

About Stoplight

Our company mantra is simple. Design first. Develop better.  

Stoplight is a collaborative API design platform that integrates seamlessly into existing workflows to enable all stakeholders working with APIs to be more productive.

Stoplight's design-first platform drives a collaborative API development experience. The fabric of the internet is changing with APIs. As companies increasingly rely on microservice application development, good design-first practices enabled through the Stoplight platform will minimize future costs, speed up time to market, and lead to more consistent and higher quality services. Stoplight also offers three open-source tools and a visual editor: Prism is an open-source mock server, Spectral is an open-source JSON/YAML linter, and Elements is an open-source, interactive documentation tool. Stoplight Studio is a powerful OpenAPI and JSON Visual Editor for designing and collaborating on APIs. Together, along with collaboration and API management features, these open-source tools contribute to a robust design, governance, and documentation experience in Stoplight platform.


Stoplight was founded in 2015 in Austin, TX, with employees located across the globe. We live through the fullest potential of our three core values — be an owner, build together, and practice mindfulness. Stoplight is an equal opportunity workplace. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. 

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