DevOps Engineer at UpCounsel

DevOps Engineer

As our first DevOps Engineer at UpCounsel, you will play a key role in the design and implementation of infrastructure for a growing startup. You will be responsible for automating new shared infrastructure services and making improvements to the existing CI/CD pipeline. You will join our fast growing team as an early employee and work directly with our engineering leadership team to build and shape the delivery of reliable, high performance, and secure services to our users.

At UpCounsel, you will:

  • Build and maintain systems using containers
  • Design orchestration solutions that enhance developer productivity, increase speed of deployments, maintain uptime SLAs, and provide advanced security controls
  • Implement robust CI/CD and QA testing pipelines that support developers to release code daily to production
  • Automate security testing, continuous integration, deployments and infrastructure management
  • Improve and optimize infrastructure through data-driven analysis
  • Manage monitoring tools to ensure relevant alerting capabilities and reporting tools to provide rapid investigation of systems
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to investigate and repair system outages, and share root-cause analysis with the rest of engineering team

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in a DevOps reliability role, with 4+ years experience as a systems administrator or developer
  • Experience implementing and maintaining infrastructure for web applications hosted on AWS
  • Excellent skills in linux administration and server hardening, shell scripting, and container debugging
  • Production Docker experience and familiarity with container orchestration platforms
  • Production configuration management experience using Ansible, Salt, Chef, or Puppet
  • Strong understanding of networking principles and best-practices, including network security
  • Solid familiarity with information security techniques, including authentication and authorization, key management solutions, and data encryption in transit and at rest
  • Experience managing production workloads on MongoDB, Redis, PostgreSQL, or similar technologies
  • Experience building, optimizing and automating CI/CD workflows
  • Familiarity with Ruby, Python, or Golang, or a strong desire to learn systems programming
  • Experience writing end-to-end infrastructure tests and creating pipelines that run them
  • Experience aggregating logging and metrics data, analyzing, and surfacing actionable results
  • Ability to thrive in a startup/fast-paced environment
  • Experience being in an on-call rotation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • BS/MS in computer science or related technical fields

Benefits + Perks

We want UpCounsel to be a great place to work. It’s that simple. We continue to look for new approaches to provide competitive wages, quality benefits, opportunities for our employees' growth and a culture that supports our strong commitment to family, balance, and wellness. Here are just a few of the benefits and perks you can expect at UpCounsel.

  • Healthcare: Choose between Anthem or Kaiser. We offer Delta Dental and VSP (for vision)
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • 12 Weeks company paid Parental Leave
  • 100% reimbursement for Work-related public transportation expenses
  • Work Remote Wednesdays
  • Learning stipend
  • We're located in the Financial District, near BART, Muni, and even the California Street cable car!

Perks & Benefits

Health + Vision + Dental Insurance

Full medical, dental and vision to keep you healthy

Competitive salary + equity

Competitive salary & generous stock option package


We encourage our team to be thinking about their future

Open vacation policy

We don’t track PTO - take the time that you need

Enjoy delicious meals

Enjoy lunch at the office

Flexible work hours

Flex your schedule to start and end work when is best for you

Commuter reimbursements

Get reimbursed for your public transportation costs each month

Customize your workstation

Build your workstation and desk to make it comfortable

Team Retreats

Quarterly off-site team retreats full of fun surprises and team inspiration


When it comes to games, we know how to have fun! Foosball, Xbox, fantasy football, and more!

Great coffee 24/7

We're serious about getting quality coffee from throughout the world

We're in San Francisco