Infrastructure Engineer



Quick Take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are hiring an Infrastructure Engineer!


Why it Matters: By leveraging your Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) mindset and Infrastructure Engineering expertise, you will play a key role in our mission. You will design, build, and support tools, systems, and workflows that will amplify and enable the efforts of fellow engineers. You will help us optimize our stack and ultimately work toward making our systems faster, more efficient, and able to deal with massive volumes of traffic as we continue to launch worthy products into the world.


Go Deeper: In this role, you will make an impact on Axios through the following responsibilities:


Build standards, patterns, and tools that help engineers in other squads make effective use of infrastructure
Consult with other squads in a SRE capacity to help leverage infrastructure effectively
Configure and manage our software defined networking capabilities including VPCs, firewalls, and routing
Audit and update AWS account and group policies
Configure and maintain core shared services like Kubernetes clusters, databases, and CI/CD systems
Be security-first when designing and evaluating solutions
Help audit and harden our production monitoring and alerting systems
Assist in crafting incident management and release coordination processes
Mentor other team members through pair-programming and empathetic code review
Understand the importance of creating and reviewing documentation


The Details: A DevOps mindset, the ability to ensure production performance at scale, and a passion for data engineering is the target mix. Ideal candidates will embody a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios’ mission and have the following skills:


Experience building and maintaining AWS infrastructure
Strong experience with Kubernetes is preferred
Experience with CI/CD utilizing CircleCI
Strong experience with monitoring systems like Prometheus and Grafana
Experience configuring ingress routing and proxies like Traefik
Experience writing scripts in a language like Python
Experience using Terraform
An understanding of business continuity and disaster recovery is a plus 
Proactively seeking to make systems more efficient, faster and cheaper
Fast learner with an ability to work collaboratively


Don’t forget:


Competitive salary
Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
401K
Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
Company equity
Commuter and cell phone benefit
A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
Annual learning and development stipend


Additional pandemic-related benefits:


One mental health day per quarter
$100 monthly work-from-home stipend
Tele-mental health services 
OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers 
Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
Weekly company-sponsored exercise and meditation classes 
Virtual company-sponsored social events

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