Senior DevOps Engineer - Managed WordPress

Posted May 18


This position is not eligible to be performed in Alaska, Colorado, Mississippi, North Dakota, or the Virgin Islands.

At GoDaddy the future of work looks different for each team. Some teams work in the office full-time, others have a hybrid arrangement (they work remotely some days and in the office some days) and some work entirely remotely.

This role can be remote in the US or near a GoDaddy Hub except for the locations listed above.

Join our team...

The Product:

GoDaddy is one of the world’s largest providers of WordPress hosting. Our Managed WordPress product is a key pillar of GoDaddy’s business, with nearly a million sites. We know that each one of these is someone’s business, project, portfolio, wedding site, etc., and that they depend on us to make sure that it just works. There are very interesting technical challenges in keeping this many sites running as efficiently and securely as possible.

The Platform:

We are a small team that manages the core platform that all these sites run on. This includes the traffic routing, caching, monitoring, infrastructure provisioning, troubleshooting, and development of in-house software. The platform is generally containerised and managed using Nomad. There are special challenges at our scale, and a lot of the complexity comes into how we segment the customers, wire together the bits of infrastructure they need, and pass on the metadata necessary for their sites to run.

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced developer that is comfortable with Linux-based infrastructure. If you happen to be fluent in Ansible, Python, distributed data stores, Prometheus, Golang, C, PHP, Kibana, Nomad, AWS, etc., those will all be quite helpful, but because our platform is always evolving, it’s far more important that you are good at learning and curious enough to continually find new opportunities to improve the platform.

For this role, we need someone that has experience driving small projects and making technical decisions with minimal oversight. It’s critical that you be a team player, and that you are comfortable as a tech leader in an agile development team, and that you are comfortable mentoring new developers. We work closely with several other teams, and we depend on our experienced developers to identify problems and opportunities that exist across these teams.

What you'll get to do...

  • First and foremost, this is a DevOps role. You will be expected to perform both SDE and SRE work
  • Hands-on development delivering on our roadmap
  • Leading key efforts
  • Troubleshooting
  • Identifying improvements that we bring onto the backlog
  • Making architectural decisions and participating in larger architectural discussions
  • Communicating with stakeholders and partners

Your experience should include...

  • 4+ years of software development experience
  • Linux command-line experience (e.g., bash)
  • Experience working with monitoring/observability tools
  • Experience working in an Agile development team (e.g., Scrum/Kanban)
  • Experience in GoLang, Python or similar languages

You will gain experience working with:

  • Reverse proxies and caches (HAProxy, Varnish, Apache, FastCGI, and custom GoLang)
  • Ansible and bash
  • Containers using Nomad
  • A rich monitoring ecosystem that includes ELK, Prometheus, Grafana, and New Relic
  • Distributed file stores
  • Troubleshooting WordPress

We've got your back...Enjoy our many benefits (My Wallet), including paid time off, 401k, equity grants and parental leave. Join one of our employeeresourcegroups (Culture). Continue to have a side hustle, if you have one (we love entrepreneurs, remember?). Most importantly, come as you are and make your own way.

Misc Info For This Position:

Remote Mix: 100% Remote

Position Level: Senior

Job Type: Full-Time

Regional Restrictions: USA Only

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