Senior DevOps Engineer to work on greenfield projects with Chef
HotelTonight - San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco, CA
(relocation offered)

chef ruby mysql devops sysadmin

HotelTonight is looking for a Senior DevOps engineer to build out our dream infrastructure.

About HotelTonight:
We offer iPhone, iPad and Android users last-minute deals at top-rated hotels personally vetted by the HT team

Users love our sleek design, amazing deals and incredible ease of use (3 taps and a swipe to book)

In 2 years, we grew from 3 cities in the US to over 90 destinations in 10 countries

Named one of the most disruptive services of the year by Apple in 2012

Named Top Developer on Google Play

Named one of the top 6 Apps in 2012 by Today Show


Design and build a new stack on AWS using Chef (greenfield project!)

Be our first line of defense (on-call rotation) for infrastructure issues (IMPORTANT NOTE: Devs take responsibility for app issues to share responsibility and are also on-call)

Help make critical architecture decisions, as well as, scale our systems to serve more people in more places


A person that embraces infrastructure as code and values automation, repeatability, and testability

A mature (able to make decisions and communicate effectively under pressure and in other tough situations), experienced, pragmatic engineer that loves solving hard problems

Strong operations experience with multiple apps/systems at a reasonably large scale, as well as, extensive experience automating things within that environment

Real world production experience with our technology stack (namely Ruby, AWS, MySQL, asynchronous processing such as Resque, Redis, and ideally Chef)


The opportunity to design and build our dream stack and to give as much of that back to other people as possible via open source

Collaboration with an amazing team of designers and developers (among many other people)

Your choice of equipment and a tech conference budget

The opportunity to play a prominent role in helping HotelTonight to grow and make the experience of booking a hotel room on a mobile device at the last minute better for millions of customers and hoteliers located all over the globe

Great SF office location at 5th and Market (if you don’t live in SF but have the legal right to work for any employer in the US, we’ll move you here)

Excellent health, dental, vision and 401K plans. Generous compensation and stock options too!

Sweet perks — Annual travel stipend, your choice of equipment and a giant monitor, catered lunches and breakfast a few times a week, unlimited coffee and snacks, a partially subsidized gym membership at Sports Club/LA, access to our very own hotel-inspired full bar, and a gong that you’ll get to bang when you ship something amazing.

About HotelTonight

HotelTonight is a pioneer in mobile commerce. We build the world’s best mobile apps for booking same-day hotel deals. Our San Francisco-based team is passionate about delivering a flawless customer experience as we play matchmaker between people who need a hotel and otherwise-empty hotel rooms. We are breaking records in hotel bookings every week!

For more info:
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