Senior DevOps Engineer


  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Post Date: 01/20/2021
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  • Company Address: 121 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107

About Guru

Guru is a collaborative knowledge management solution where answers find you--everywhere, every time.

Job Description

Guru helps teams create and surface the knowledge they need to do their jobs in real time. With offices in Philadelphia and San Francisco, including a distributed team across the US, Guru is looking for a Sr. DevOps Engineer to be a core part of our build and release team.

As a Sr. DevOps Engineer you will help ensure that our Continuous Delivery Platform, pipelines, and supporting technologies are run efficiently and are built with scalability in mind. In addition, you will be expected to integrate with development teams from the ground floor to provide direction and improvement to current automation processes and procedures.

At Guru your voice will be heard and respected. One of our core values is “Learn and Grow” as we seek to reflect on past projects to identify opportunities to learn how we can better communicate and work more effectively as a team. We actively promote a healthy work life balance especially during the global pandemic as we realize for many life and work are intertwined more than ever.

This position is not only about enthusiasm for clean code and developer productivity, it’s how well you handle the day to day responsibilities, it’s about how you lend your positivity and presence, combined with your skill set to an energized environment and highly collaborative team. Strong sense of humor required, sarcasm detection skills a plus.

Key Responsibilities

  • Improving, reworking, and maintaining CI/CD pipelines and procedures
  • Working closely with the developers to create solid and resilient pipelines for deploying multiple accounts and environments
  • Develop new strategies to deploy faster and safer than before
  • Works as part of a small DevOps team to ensure quality product using new and cutting edge technologies
  • Quickly adapt to new situations and scenarios
  • Building scalable pipelines to ensure limited bottlenecks with growth
  • Improved pipeline and system monitoring and alerting


  • 5+ years of overall IT experience supporting complex Linux systems
  • 3+ years of CI/CD Engineering experience
  • 3+ years with cloud tools (AWS) and docker
  • Excellent knowledge of deployment pipelines
  • Excellent with deployment pipeline tools Jenkins and CircleCI
  • Experience with a UNIX shell scripting and other languages such as Bash or Python.
  • Experience with code repositories (Git), continuous integration tools
  • Strong understanding of network fundamentals
  • A desire to learn new skills
  • Passion for scalable and reliable systems

Benefits to you:

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Generous health, wellness, and commuter benefits
  • The chance to contribute to an upbeat, fully engaged culture

About Guru

Guru is a dynamic, fast growing start-up based in Philadelphia and San Francisco. Our mission is to reinvent the way people connect with meaningful information at work. Guru’s knowledge management solution provides customer-facing teams access to expert-verified information where they work and when they need it most. We believe in cultivating a welcoming, inclusive culture that encourages personal growth through working hard and having fun.

Launched in September 2015, our vision is backed by an amazing group of investors including FirstMark Capital, Salesforce, Michael Dell, the Slack Fund, Emergence Capital, Thrive Capital and Accel. As we enter the next exciting stage of expansion, we're searching for passionate individuals to join our rapidly growing team.

This is a full-time position located in Philadelphia, San Francisco, or Fully Remote. Re-location and/or Visa Sponsorship is not included in our hiring package. Applicants will need to be authorized to work in the US.

All are welcome here. At Guru, being inclusive is very important to us. Regardless of race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identification, or background. If you have any questions about the application process or need any accommodations, please contact: [email protected]

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.