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Senior DevOps Engineer

@ YouNow



Contract Typepermanent
Experience Level4Year (s)

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About DevOps Engineer Role

Younow is seeking an experienced DevOps engineer. You’ll be a critical contributor to YouNow’s engineering team, providing vital infrastructure upgrades and refinement for the platform our broadcasters and audience use daily. 

YouNow’s technical team is highly skilled, knowledgeable, and collaborative. You’ll be able to see the impact of your work in real-time, getting feedback live from users on the platform. This role is perfect for someone who is passionate about having a direct impact on the user experience in a highly engaging social streaming platform. 


  • Contribute to architectural, design, and process decisions improving AWS infrastructure
  • Monitor application performance metrics and error logs, identify potential bottlenecks and implement fixes
  • Upgrade existing backend infrastructure components and resolve inefficiencies
  • Optimize performance for large scale
  • Provide time estimates for stories that are executed during 2-week sprint cycles
  • Think independently and proactively challenge project assumptions
  • Ensure quality assurance by testing your own work, and collaborating with internal QA team before and after release
  • Handle code deployments in dev, load test and production environments
  • Be responsive and jump on critical issues and bugs as they arise
  • Follow best practices and process as established by the engineering team and company


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline preferred
  • English fluency
  • 5+ years of experience as a DevOps engineer
  • Experience developing applications for a large user base optimizing for large scale
  • Proficient in understanding SQL scripts, writing SQL queries, MySQL and Redshift (PostgreSQL)
  • Experience with writing in scripting languages, preferably PHP
  • Experience upgrading existing infrastructure design and components
  • Expertise in using various AWS products and services
  • Redis, DynamoDB, MySQL, Redshift
  • EC2, Elasticache
  • DMS, Cloud formation
  • EKS
  • Up to date understanding of best practices regarding system security measures

Qualities of an Ideal Candidate

  • Critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Ownership over own and team’s performance
  • Proactiveness and initiative
  • Attention to detail

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