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Senior DevOps Engineer

Elenion Technologies
New York, NY


New York, NY

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Who We

Technologies is driving innovation in silicon photonics, an emerging technology
poised to significantly increase performance and reduce costs of optical
systems. We are headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Jose,
California and Munich, Germany.

After pursuing a
path of intensely focused research and development for two years in
stealth-mode, Elenion recently unveiled itself to the world and has assembled a
world-class team of multi-disciplinary experts. Members of our leadership team
have built and sold several companies, published papers in the top scientific
journals in the world, raised hundreds of millions of dollars of venture
capital, and have built products and deployed them to the market. The technical team includes world leaders in our space, and many members are PhD
scientists and engineers from the top schools in the world, such as MIT,
Caltech, UChicago, and Columbia. This has enabled our team to run very lean on
IT resources, relying on external consultants for support up to this point.

Elenion is
developing next-generation photonic integrated circuit technologies and
solutions for a broad range of datacom and telecom applications. It is almost
certain that, as you read this web page, the data traveling from the server to
your computer or phone went through hardware that someone on our team designed,
built, or deployed.

This team builds
the hardware at the heart of the internet. We think that’s cool. Hopefully, you
do too.


We are looking
for an experienced DevOps engineer to help drive our success in developing
world-class optical technologies. This position will be located at our
headquarters in midtown Manhattan, on Madison Avenue, with a large team of
highly technical personnel – physicists, engineers, programmers, et cetera. One
of the key responsibilities for this role will be to help centralize and
organize our IT infrastructure, including networking and computing resources
and administration mechanisms, policies and procedures. These are key systems
which will enable our R&D teams to perform at their best and for our team
to excel. As this position is our first full-time IT hire, we need someone who
can assess existing systems, transition services to new platforms, implement
industry best-practices, generate detailed documentation, and help create a
culture of operational excellence in all aspects of our IT infrastructure.
Additionally, we are looking for someone who is interested in building tools to
automate processes directly involved in our research, development, and
operations teams.

This position will require someone who can identify what needs to be
done with minimal direct supervision, then prioritize and execute. As the
organization grows there will be multiple opportunities for professional growth
and career development, in any of several different directions. The ideal
candidate is someone who has deep experience with the relevant technology, but
who is first and foremost a problem solver, a fast learner, and someone who
understands how to triage and prioritize many different tasks in light of
overall organizational goals, seeking guidance as needed.

Key Responsibilities:
Operate key business and
operational support systems, including monitoring, configuration management,
and other key platforms
Propose new and innovative
solutions to improve customer satisfaction, reduce cost, and decrease
Implement infrastructure
strategy decisions and budget planning
Reduce the number of parallel
platforms through consolidation and virtualization
Automate day-to-day tasks on
service providing systems
Produce written documentation,
provide training, and occasionally perform maintenance and respond to issues
outside of business-hours
Respond to support tickets and
escalations in a timely fashion
Troubleshooting, capacity
planning, performance tuning and reporting

On the First Day, we expect you

to have:
Direct experience as a Linux
systems administrator, and the capability to step into the role immediately.
Additional capability as a Windows sysadmin is also expected
Extensive knowledge of
configuration management, virtualization, and automation tools, and the ability
to deploy, maintain, and update solutions using these systems
Experience working with key
internet protocols (SMTP, HTTP/S, DNS, TCP, UDP, etc)
A solid understanding of networks,
and the ability to work with site-to-site VPNs
A structured approach to your
work, great eye for detail, and excellent troubleshooting skills
A B.S. in computer science, information
systems, or equivalent work experience

you’ll be working with:
Operating Systems: CentOS &
RHEL Linux, Windows Server 2012 R2
Web Servers: Apache, Nginx,
Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)
Mail Servers: Office 365,
Linux-based SMTP
DNS: Unbound, Windows DNS

Configuration management:
Puppet, mcollective
Server Automation: DHCP,
kickstart, preseed
Network: Cisco Switches,
Juniper Firewalls, Pulse Secure VPN Gateway
Security: Two factor
authentication solutions (Duo, Yubikey), Site to Site IPSEC VPNs
Collaboration: Atlassian
Confluence, JIRA
Development tools: Git, Gitlab
Desktop: Linux, Windows 7/10
Professional, Mac OSX
Cloud services: Docker, Azure,
Hardware: Dell PowerEdge, HP
Proliant server range, custom desktop PCs

Compensation: Competitive salary and full range of benefits
Travel: Minimal

We are an Equal
Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant
for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion,
sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of
disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.