Senior Cloud Operations Engineer

  • The Climate Corporation
  • Seattle, San Fran, St Louis, Chicago
  • Jan 16, 2020
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Senior Cloud Operations Engineer

Climate is a mission-driven company engaged in the Digital Agriculture Revolution 4.0 helping farmers to grow food and feed a growing planet!

Are you driven to make a real-world impact while leveraging your skills in Python and AWS? Do you love designing and building highly efficient and robust software and infrastructure with a global reach? If you answered yes to these questions, we would love the chance to talk to you. We are looking for a Senior Cloud Operations Engineer to join our Operations Infrastructure Team and help us accelerate our scientists’ and engineers’ ability to innovate.

Our Operations Infrastructure team combines software and systems engineering to run large-scale fault-tolerant cloud-based systems. As a Senior Cloud Operations Engineer, you’ll ensure that Climate’s internal and external systems have reliability and uptime appropriate to users' needs and a rapid rate of improvement while keeping an ever-watchful eye on capacity and performance.

What You’ll Be Doing:

Working extensively with AWS using ECS, IAM, Permissions, CloudFormation, R53, EC2, S3, RDS, DynamoDB, etc.
Working with Continuous Integration and Continous Deployment CI/CD) tools and principles like GitLab, Jenkins, etc.
Experience with Containers and tools like ECS, Kubernetes, Docker
Developing automation at scale using Python
Flexing your communication skills, both written and oral
Triage and pinpoint root causes of problems, then going the extra mile to work across teams to develop long-term solutions to those problems.
Basic Qualifications:

5+ years of experience in building automation tools in Python for AWS
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent work experience
Strong working knowledge of Amazon Web Services, specifically Infrastructure
Strong working knowledge of microservices, containerization using Docker and orchestration using Kubernetes
Preferred Qualifications:

Assist in the sustained availability, performance, and security of Climate’s systems.
Troubleshoot, debug, and diagnose service-related issues.
Analyze data from production monitoring tools to determine areas of improvement, then design and implement the necessary changes
Experience with distributed data platforms (e.g. DynamoDB/Aurora, Hadoop, PostGIS, ElasticSearch)
Analyze software application operations, understand their strengths and weaknesses, and uncover opportunities for improvements
Collaborate with development teams on infrastructure operations practices, continuous and automated deployments
Develop automation and tools to increase operating efficiency
Work within a 24/7 monitoring and support model, including on-call escalation point and incident management
Ability to analyze varying stakeholder concerns, proactively influence and lead diverse groups to address operational concerns and build consensus
Able to mentor junior Engineers
What We Offer:

Our teams are composed of industry experts, top scientists, and talented engineers. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best possible products and experiences for our customers.

We provide competitive salaries and some of the best perks in the industry, including:

Superb medical, dental, vision, life, disability benefits, and a 401k matching program
A stocked kitchen with a large assortment of snacks & drinks to get you through the day
Encouragement to get out of the office and into the field with agents and farmers to see first-hand how our products are being used
We take part and offer various workshops, conferences, meet-up groups, tech-talks, and hackathons to encourage participation and growth in both community involvement and career development
We also hinge our cultural DNA on these five values:

Inspire one another
Innovate in all we do
Leave a mark on the world
Find the possible in the impossible
Be direct and transparent
Learn more about our team and our mission:

The Climate Corporation - The Technology Behind Making A Difference or visit

Climate aims to create a welcoming and collaborative environment for our employees in which a diverse set of perspectives and voices are represented and celebrated.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, The Climate Corporation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex (including pregnancy), protected veteran status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any unlawful criterion existing under applicable federal, state, or local laws. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at


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