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Senior DevOps Engineer, Tessera Data



Software Engineering
Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2023

About Checkr
Checkr builds people infrastructure for the future of work. And we believe everyone should have a fair chance to work. That's why we've designed a faster—and fairer—way to screen job seekers. Established in 2014 and valued at $5B, Checkr puts modern technology powered by machine learning in the hands of hiring teams, helping thousands of companies like Uber, Instacart, Netflix, Compass Group, and Adecco to hire great new people with an experience that’s fast, smooth, and safe.

A career at Checkr means collaborating with brilliant minds, disrupting an industry, and opening channels of employment to often overlooked candidates. Checkr has been recognized as one of BuiltIn's 2023 Best Places to Work in the US and is a Y Combinator 2023 Breakthrough Company and Top Company by Valuation.

About Tessera Data
Tessera Data is a leading background data provider with specialized expertise in criminal records, court data, and motor vehicle report retrieval for people-risk insight assessment and management. We are focused on building a safer future by providing valuable, people data used to drive informed trust and safety decisions, both online and offline. Our industry-leading data is the backbone for background checks used by companies to elevate the protection of everyone they serve.

We’re looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer who can help us design, build, and maintain high-performance, scalable, reliable infrastructure built in our cloud environments. As a DevOps Engineer at Tessera, you will work closely with our Infrastructure team to design, build, and improve our current infrastructure and drive the modernization of legacy applications to cloud-native solutions. You will also partner with our other engineering teams to enable their services to be more performant, scalable, observable, and reliable. We are looking for someone that can bring their expertise, experience and perspective to the team to help us build solutions that empower holistic and tangible transformation at every level.

What a typical week may look like at Tessera

  • Building, maintaining, optimizing and scaling Tessera’s cloud infrastructure
  • Improving infrastructure operations and processes with automation and tooling
  • Participating in design reviews and production reviews for new infrastructure services
  • Debugging production issues across services and levels of the stack
  • Ensuring the scalability and security of Tessera infrastructure
  • Working with application developers to ensure best practices and efficient use of infrastructure
  • Participate in planning and execution to modernize legacy applications and systems leveraging cloud-native principals.
  • Plan for the growth of Tessera’s infrastructure

What we value in a DevOps Engineer

  • 5+ years of experience as an Infrastructure, DevOps engineer or relatable experience
  • Unwavering commitment to operational security and best practices
  • Experience with containerization is a plus
  • Experience with .Net and Windows servers
  • Experience SQL Server and Mongo DB
  • On-premise Experience
  • Expertise in IaC tools such as Terraform and Ansible
  • Expertise in containerization of applications using Docker
  • Expertise in container orchestration technologies such as Kubernetes and ECS
  • Knowledge of serverless frameworks
  • Knowledge of infrastructure monitoring systems such as CloudWatch, Datadog and alerting systems such as PagerDuty and OpsGenie
  • Willingness to work on an on-call support rotation schedule
  • Experience with AWS or Azure, understanding of Cloud concepts
  • Hands-on experience with Terraform or other IaC solutions
  • GitLab and GitOps experience is a plus
  • A track record for being able to diagnose problems within complex systems
  • Hands-on experience with containers, PowerShell, Linux (Bash experience), CI/CD, and log management
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, web application security, and HTTP/HTTPS
  • Go and/or Python knowledge is nice to have

What you get:

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment where we leverage the latest technology
  • Hands-on coaching and professional development
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement – a true meritocracy
  • 100% medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Gym membership, transportation reimbursements

At Tessera Data, we believe a hybrid work environment strengthens collaboration, drives innovation, and encourages connection. Our hub locations are Denver, CO, San Francisco, CA, and Santiago, Chile. Individuals are expected to work from the office 2 to 3 days a week. In-office perks are provided, such as lunch four times a week, a commuter stipend, and an abundance of snacks.

One of Tessera Data’s core values is Transparency. To live by that value, we’ve made the decision to disclose salary ranges in all of our job postings. We use geographic cost of labor as an input to develop ranges for our roles and as such, each location where we hire may have a different range. If this role is remote, we have listed the top to the bottom of the possible range, but we will specify the target range for an exact location when you are selected for a recruiting discussion. For more information on our compensation philosophy, see our website. The base salary range for this role is $137,636 to $186,214 in Denver, CO.

Equal Employment Opportunities at Tessera

Tessera is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Tessera believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace.

Tessera also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Tessera’s commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.