Senior DevOps Engineer

Washington, DC, US

Job Description / Skills Required

What you’ll do


Lilt is seeking a world-class DevOps Engineer to build highly reliable software systems at Lilt. The tasks you will be doing are to apply your software talents to our infrastructure and operations needs, including bare-metal Linux deployments and commercial deployments in GCP and AWS. Our system requires low latency worldwide, so you’ll help us improve our multi-region configuration, and expand into new regions. You will collaborate with the rest of the engineering team to support new and ongoing products.


This contractor role can be based out of DC, NY, Boston, Indy, or any EST remote location. The contractor must be a US Citizen for this role, as it will be working on US government projects.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Support technical operations in our development and production systems

  • Deliver infrastructure engineering projects to support company initiatives

  • Collaborate with our research and development teams to deliver software fast and reliably

  • Secure our platform infrastructure and harden our on-premise builds

  • Ensure high uptime and fast, multi-regional server and DB performance for the production system

  • Work with engineering teams to set, measure, and reach SLIs and SLOs for SLAs

  • Execute on the roadmap in sprints, and adhere to SCRUM best practices

  • Introduce and implement new technologies and best practices in InfoSec, DevOps and Site Reliability


Skills and Experience:


  • Minimum 3 years experience as Linux System Administrator, DevOps Engineer or similar position.

  • Strong knowledge of at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Bash).

  • High proficiency with at least one configuration management/infrastructure as code (IaC) tool, preferably Terraform.

  • Experience with GCP services such as Compute Engine, shared VPC, and data analytics or equivalents from other vendors.

  • Solid understanding of Docker and hands-on experience with orchestration frameworks like Kubernetes or Swarm.

  • Expertise in monitoring/alerting and maintaining high production availability

  • Experience with CI/CD tools and concepts, such as JenkinsX

  • Preferred: Experience in DevSecOps best practices, MLOps, GCP Landzone and/or DB administration


Who we are


Lilt is the leading AI solution for enterprise translations. Our stack made up of our Contextual AI Engine, Connector APIs, and Human Adaptive Feedback enable global organizations to adopt a true AI translation strategy, focusing on business outcomes instead of outputs. With Lilt, innovative, category-defining organizations like Intel, ASICS, WalkMe, and Canva are using AI technology to deliver multilingual, digital customer experiences at scale.


Our founders, Spence and John met at Google working on Google Translate.  As researchers at Stanford and Berkeley, they both worked on language technology to make information accessible to everyone. They were amazed to learn that Google Translate wasn’t used for enterprise products and services inside the company and left to start a new company to address this need – Lilt. 


At its core, Lilt has always been a machine learning company since its incorporation on March 6, 2015. At the time, machine translation didn’t meet the quality standard for enterprise translations, so Lilt assembled a cutting-edge research team tasked with closing that gap. While meeting customer demand for translation services, Lilt has prioritized investments in Large Language Models, believing that this foundation was imperative to the future of enterprise translation.


As a result, Lilt’s AI technology foundation is similar to ChatGPT and Google Translate, before our patented Contextual AI Engine, connector-first approach, and human-adapted feedback.


Our team is located globally in San Francisco, Indianapolis, London, and Berlin, with hubs located in Washington DC, NYC, Boston, and Dublin.