DevOps Engineer: System Administrator at App Direct in San Francisco, United States

As a DevOps on our Technical Operations Team, you will ensure the daily success of a software system built from countless components and running on top of multiple servers. You will leverage your technical skills to strengthen our ability to deploy and maintain highly performing and scalable systems. You will have the opportunity to participate in, and eventually own, the configuration management which covers installation and configuration of operating systems, databases, networked file systems, and system monitoring tools. Given the complexity of our systems and our team's expansion, there is no limit to your technical and managerial growth.


  • Contribute to the evolving design and architecture of reliable and scalable infrastructure
  • Provide system administrator support to colleagues in Development and Quality Assurance
  • Identify system weaknesses and propose/implement improvements
  • Design and implement automation
  • Architect and Automate Amazon AWS and various other cloud providers
  • Architect fast, scalable, secure, and highly available computer networks
  • Provide technical guidance to other staff members within the organization
  • Available on call as part of rotating 24/7 Support TeamResolve unexpected issues in real time

​Your profile:

  • 5+ years of experience
  • Deep understanding of Linux
  • Chef, you must have a deep understanding of Chef, Chef best practices, and feel comfortable leading and/or improving the direction of our Chef infrastructure
  • Experience managing multi-tier web services using technologies such as Apache web server or Tomcat, Java applications, and MySQL
  • Knowledge of MySQL preferably Percona
  • Love of automation and try to use it as much as possible
  • Strong knowledge of scripting languages including ruby, bash, and others
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and work under deadlines
  • Flexible, continuous learner, excellent communicator, works well in team environment, appreciates challenge, comfortable, and effective working in new areas that require experimentation and rapid problem solving

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Docker, Kubernetes
  • Terraform
  • RabbitMQ
  • Celery, Django
  • Nginx
  • Redis
  • Socketio


At AppDirect, we strive to create a work environment where team members are motivated to amplify our culture.

In addition to a competitive benefits packages, we offer wellness programs, catered meals, fully stocked kitchens, and regularly sponsored events. Our newly renovated global offices create relaxed, open atmospheres where you can easily collaborate with colleagues or find solo contemplation.


We are headquartered in San Francisco with 10 global offices across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

And we continue to grow, helping businesses harness the power of cloud software around the world—in the Americas, in Europe, and in Asia. At AppDirect we are building a company not just with global reach, but with global presence.


Work alongside talented, but humble people as you help transform the cloud software industry.

At AppDirect, we work to create an environment where each individual is motivated and challenged everyday. We encourage team members to bring creative solutions that reflect their diverse experiences and personalities.


We strongly believe a company’s success depends on its culture.

That’s why we've established a comprehensive set of core values that every team member must exemplify.They guide everything we do and provide a solid foundation for continued growth.

TRUE NORTH: Seek empirical truth to disrupt subjective convictions and align priorities for long-term success.

HUMILITY: Focus on the mission, not egos; listen before being heard, stay open to being wrong, and don’t take credit, give it.

INTENSITY: Invest the energy to consistently outpace the impossible through speed and perseverance.

PMA: Affect change through positive thoughts and actions; never criticize, condemn, or complain.

OWNERSHIP: Take full responsibility for your actions and never make excuses in the face of epic challenges.

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