Infrastructure Architecture and Development (DevOps)

Infrastructure Development

RapidSOS is hiring!  Join a rapidly growing advanced emergency technology start-up in solving one of the greatest challenges of our generation:

  • The Challenge: 911 was built 50 years ago for a landline system and has seen limited change since. The result is 250M 911 calls a year are managed with basically voice only. Watch John Oliver discuss the challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-XlyB_QQYs
  • RapidSOS Tech: Partnering with Internet of Things (IoT) companies and the public safety community, RapidSOS provides a rich data link to public safety sending life saving data to aid in emergency response
  • Media/Awards: Won most major start-up awards (including Start-Up of the Year by CTA/CES & Top Innovation of 2015 by MIT) and featured across national media (WSJ, NYT,WIRED,TechCrunch, Newsweek, Time, Fortune, etc.)
  • Team: MIT, HBS, Stanford, Wharton, Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Argonne & Oak Ridge National Labs, Bell Labs, venture capital, over 40 tech start-ups
  • Investors: $65M of capital raised from preeminent global investors including several top VCs, Microsoft, and former leadership of Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Lucent, Raytheon, and three former FCC Chairmen

Watch the RapidSOS 3-Min Summary Video

What This Role is About:

As an experienced Infrastructure Development professional, your mission is to technically lead our team of innovators and technologists toward creating next-level solutions that improve the way our business is run. Your hands-on knowledge in system design, application development, testing, and operational stability will help your team deliver high-quality products. Your quest to embracing leading-edge technologies and methodologies inspires your team to follow suit.

What You’ll Do:

You will be responsible for building and maintaining workflows that automate releasing, testing and deploying RapidSOS SAAS AWS-based products. Research and build monitoring/analyze tools to optimize building and deploying code-base, manage distributed systems and application resources. You will build workflows for delivering our software to a variety of platforms including AWS (now), GCP, (future), Azure (future), and container technologies Docker, Kubernetes, Helm Charts, to automate deployment and scale our products. This role focuses on Infrastructure Development and not on 24/365 operation

What We Offer:

  • The chance to work with a passionate team on solving one of the largest challenges globally
  • Competitive salary and benefits and equity participation
  • Dynamic, fun work environment with a highly talented team
  • Flexible startup work environment and a fun atmosphere
  • Rapid growth opportunities

What We’d Like to See in Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Minimum 1-2 year with cloud infrastructure
  • Minimum one-year development experience with Kubernetes in large scale a Production Environment
  • Experience with developing continuous/rapid release engineering (CI/CD)
  • “Infrastructure as Code” configuration management systems such as Terraform, Chef, Puppet or Ansible
  • Experience building and administering alerting and monitoring systems for API services
  • Strong knowledge of PostgreSQL/MySQL and Linux/Unix systems
  • Expertise in one or more mainstream programming languages (such as Go, C/C++, Python, PHP, etc)
  • Strong experience with Python and deploying Python based applications
  • Strong skills in network services such as DNS, TLS/SSL, HTTP
  • Experience implementing secure and highly-available distributed systems/microservices
  • Design, implement, manage and orchestrate container clusters
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience


  • Experience with Kops, Helm, Weave (Kube network overlay)
  • Experience with DataDog, OpsGenie, Jenkins
  • Performance analysis and debugging with tools like perf, sar, strace, dtrace
  • Experience with OpenTracing/Jaeger
  • Experience with Terraform, AWS Dynamo, RDS, Cognito, ECR, ELK
  • Experience creating geo-redundant SQL systems

If you’re curious to learn more about RapidSOS, you can check out our full press list!

RapidSOS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.

Company: RapidSOS
Job Type: Engineering
Location: New York
Added: February 1, 2019