Senior DevOps Engineer


Job Description / Skills Required

Who we are
Lilt is a language translation services and technology company. We're building the next generation of localization, making it possible for every organization to communicate with their customers in the language of their choice through Lilt's high-quality, scalable, and affordable translation services.
We recruit the world's best human translators and equip them with our software, allowing them to translate better and faster than ever. By combining human expertise and machine efficiency in a complete enterprise localization solution, we can deliver technology-enabled translation services to our customers.
Lilt is backed by some of the world's leading investors including Sequoia Capital, Intel Capital, and Redpoint. Our customers include some of the largest Fortune 500 companies in the world who rely on Lilt every day to provide more personal customer experiences in 300+ languages.
Our team has hubs in the Bay Area, Indianapolis, Washington DC,  Berlin, Dublin, and London.
What you'll do
Lilt is a high-performance, large-scale language translation system. We invest in and prioritize both workflow (i.e., usability and interface design) and backend NLP/AI systems. Since the translation workforce is distributed worldwide, there are interesting multi-region cloud engineering problems to solve. We have a strong preference for building our own AI technology, so you’ll be implementing and working with the latest techniques and ideas.
Lilt is seeking a world-class devops engineer to build highly reliable software systems at Lilt. Your job will be 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 continuously improve our multi-region configuration, and help us expand into new regions. You will collaborate with the rest of the engineering team to support new and on-going products.
This position will be based out of our Indianapolis office and employees will be expected to come into the office in a hybrid capacity.

Key responsibilities include:

    • 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
    • Contribute to infrastructure and engineering roadmap planning, set and attain quarterly OKRs
    • 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

Successful candidates will have:

    • 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
    • Nice-to-haves: Experience in DevSecOps best practices, MLOps, GCP Landzone and/or DB administration

Essential Skills:

    • Willingness to work in a team
    • Sensitivity to different cultures
    • Empathy
    • High communication ability and follow-through
    • Passion for your work 

What we offer:

    • Compensation: Competitive salary, meaningful equity, and 401k matching.
    • Health care: Employees receive coverage of medical, dental, and vision insurance.
    • Monthly lifestyle benefit stipend via the Fringe platform to allow employees to customize benefits to their lifestyle
Authorization to work in the US is a precondition of employment.
All US employees are required to be vaccinated per Lilt's Company policy (some exceptions may apply)
Lilt is an equal opportunity employer. We extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to an individual’s race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, veteran or marital status, pregnancy, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. We are committed to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.