Infrastructure Engineer

  • Optoro
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Apr 01, 2019
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Optoro is a fast-growing technology company that is revolutionizing the retail industry. Every year, more than 15% of retail goods are returned or simply never sell. This creates tons of unnecessary waste and costs retailers billions.

Our mission is to make retail more sustainable by eliminating all waste from returns. Our technology platform connects every returned item to its best home, thereby increasing profitability for retailers, giving consumers great deals, and reducing environmental waste.

Backed by some of the top investors in the country - including Kleiner Perkins, Revolution Growth, and UPS - Optoro is powered by its collaborative, unconventional, and resourceful employees who love solving big problems. We are looking for individuals with similar creativity and energy to help build a lasting company focused on the triple bottom line.

Infrastructure Engineer

Optoro is looking for a highly motivated Infrastructure Engineer who will apply their innovative ideas to helping with the scaling, automation, and stability of our environment. We hire people not only based on what they already know, but based on what they are learning and their hunger to deliver and to keep expanding their skills!

If you enjoy working on products that will propel sustainable commerce forward, this is it. We need our Engineers to be versatile, entrepreneurial, and enthusiastic to tackle new problems across within the reverse logistics industry as we continue to push our technology forward each day.


  • Design and own the services that power the production platform
  • Install, configure, tune, and monitor linux servers
  • Install, configure, tune, and monitor a variety of services including:
  • Web servers such as Traefik, Nginx, and Unicorn
    • Data systems including MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, Kafka, ElasticSearch, and Redis
  • Automate the above using tools like Gitlab pipelines, ArgoCD, Helm, and Kustomize
  • Work with tools such as Docker, Triton, Terraform, Consul, AWS, Rancher, and Kubernetes
  • Monitor capacity usage of server and network resources and plan for future needs using tools like Grafana, Prometheus, and ELK
  • Assist developers in deployment and operalization of Ruby on Rails and other applications
  • Ensure security of systems utilizing tools like Aquasec
  • Keeping the lights on, while building out the next generation
  • Other duties as assigned from time to time by your manager
  • On-call responsibilities will be on a rotational basis
  • We build pipes, we don't turn wrenches!


  • 3-5 years experience in DevOps or Infrastructure
  • A Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • 2+ years of Linux administration
  • Experience with Chef or other automation framework
  • Experience with services mentioned above
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Love for building, and breaking things

Optoro is an equal opportunity employer.


$100,000-115,000 + bonus & equity

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