Senior Systems Developer / Operations (DevOps) Engineer

Posted by Christina Koshzow

Company Details

Branding Brand

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Remote Ok

FTE only


Branding Brand is looking for a full-time senior systems developer / operations engineer to help us expand our infrastructure for the next generation of online application hosting.

Do you want to build with the latest tooling? As a member of our team, you’ll get to utilize bleeding-edge cloud networking technology like Terraform, Kubernetes, Docker, and Istio to help us build, maintain, and optimize an enterprise-scale network, hosting hundreds of applications across multiple major cloud network providers.

Are you interested in the red team or the blue? We design our network with a security-first methodology utilizing state-of-the-art industry standard IDS and IPS to help us protect our clients and our customers from the malicious dark corners of the internet.

Do you like learning about and leveraging new tools? We offer a wide array of different solutions to our clients so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to be exposed to and master a variety of technologies.


  • Design and implement automated network and web hosting architecture for distributed applications

  • Manage configuration and administration of linux virtual servers and networks

  • Manage internal tooling and logging

  • Work with internal departments to resolve issues and scale systems

  • Handle service monitoring and alert response

  • Participate in an on-call alert schedule

  • Act as a source of knowledge for other departments

  • Implement secure systems development best practices

  • Participate in ongoing security training and awareness

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum BS in computing-related field

  • Minimum of three years of experience working in a large scale 24/7/365 environment

  • Proficiency in Linux

  • Experience building highly available / distributed systems

  • Competency in data structures, algorithms, and software design

  • Experience in building and deploying containerized applications

  • Experience in microservices

  • Experience with managing large data sets

  • Proficiency in writing and maintaining Ruby & Node.js applications

  • Strong knowledge of Nginx, HAProxy, Redis tuning

  • Strong knowledge of Git & Github

Bonus Points if Familiar with the Following:

  • AWS and/or GCP

  • Traditional Networking

  • Configuration Management Systems (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform, Packer)

  • Continuous Integration (Jenkins, AWS CodePipeline, etc)

  • Container Orchestration (Kubernetes, DC/OS, Mesos + Marathon, etc)

  • Service Mesh (Istio, AWS App Mesh, etc)

  • Monitoring, Logging and Event management (ELK, Sensu, Prometheus, etc)

  • System Hardening Best Practices

  • System Security Compliance

About Us:

Branding Brand launched in 2008 as an interactive marketing firm and quickly evolved into the largest and fastest-growing provider of mobile commerce apps and sites for retailers. Although it has since expanded into an international clientele and additional offices, the Company continues to operate out of its Pittsburgh headquarters, where it employs over 100 full-time technophiles and proudly contributes to the City’s rust belt transformation.

Branding Brand is proud to be an employee-owned company, a supporter of the Whitehouse Equal Pay Pledge, and a Top Workplaces award winner. When we’re not working from home, Branders (company employees) enjoy numerous in-office perks, including the ability to bring dogs to work and a free onsite, waterfront gym. In addition, all Branders enjoy unlimited PTO, free employee health insurance, a 401(k) matching program, paid leave for new parents, flexible work schedules, use of a new Mac, sponsorship, and stock options–everyone in the Company is an owner.

Branding Brand is also an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, individuals with disabilities, age, sexual orientation, protected veterans, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To learn more about Flagship, our React-based framework, check out our GitHub.

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