DevOps Engineer at Vox Media
New York, US / Remote

As the leading independent modern media company, Vox Media ignites conversations and influences culture. Across digital, podcasts, TV, streaming, live events, and print, we tell stories that affect our audience's daily lives and entertain as much as they inform.

Our portfolio features influential and respected editorial properties including Vox, New York Magazine, The Verge, The Cut, Eater, Vulture, The Strategist, Polygon, SB Nation, Intelligencer, Curbed, Grub Street and Recode. Off-platform, the Vox Media Podcast Network offers one of the largest collections of popular podcasts, and Vox Media Studios produces and distributes the award-winning nonfiction shows. Powered by innovative technology that scales quality, the Chorus publishing platform and Concert advertising marketplace answer the always-changing needs of modern audiences, creators and marketers.

Vox Media has been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies in Media,” an Inc. “Company of the Year,” Digiday’s “Best Company for Parents,” and one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.

About the role:

New York Magazine energizes people around shared interests, igniting important conversations with a cosmopolitan point of view and providing the map to shrewdly navigate a fast-moving culture. We want to be a beloved habit for people around the world, with groundbreaking journalism at our core. By connecting our consumers to indispensable content and experiences, our media becomes the starting point from which we can provide innovative offerings across multiple platforms.

Managing multimedia products that millions of people use every day is important work, and the Technology team is dedicated to making sure that everything New York Magazine creates is efficient and accessible. We enable other teams at New York Magazine to streamline their work and help our audience engage easily with our products.

The DevOps Engineer position will entail enhancing current standards and practices for development workflows, building out systems for infrastructure provisioning and management, and supporting technology teams by contributing to their product roadmaps and requirements.  This team sits at the core of our engineering efforts and helps to establish the culture on how we operate our family of sites.

What you'll do:

  • Evangelize DevOps as a culture across the technology teams
  • Optimize developer workflows
  • Ensure reliability and uptime of our sites
  • Build out and maintain our cloud infrastructure
  • Build out our monitoring and observability story with minimal complexity
  • Communicate out processes and best practices to developers through tutorials and documentation

What you'll bring:

  • 3-5 years of experience as in SRE, DevOps, web development, or equivalent experience engineering and orchestrating a modern cloud environment (ideally AWS)
  • Intermediate proficiency in the following tools & concepts: Cloud orchestration and computing paradigms, containerization, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Terraform, Configuration management tooling, CI/CD, DNS management, Shell and Python scripting, CDNs, and Version Control
  • Experience building future-proofed systems with clarity and reproducibility in mind
  • Experience evaluating long-term implementation tradeoffs with consideration of both cost and maintainability
  • Preferred experience with cloud networking, Docker, Varnish VCL, Node.js development experience, Elasticsearch, and Redis

We understand the magnitude of tools that exist, so if you bring at least some of these requirements to the table we’d love to hear from you.

About working at Vox Media:

This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits—including flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You'll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that's challenging and fun—and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.