Software Engineer - DevOps

Blue Apron

New York, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/06/2021
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  • Company Address: 5 Crosby St 3rd Floor, New York, NY, 10013

About Blue Apron

Blue Apron was founded in 2012 premised on a simple desire—our founders wanted to cook at home with their families, but they found grocery shopping and menu planning burdensome, time-consuming, and expensive. Our founders hand-packed the first Blue Apron boxes themselves, delivered them to family and friends, and received immediate positive feedback. Since those initial deliveries, we have scaled rapidly, developing our expertise and an ever-more ambitious vision.

Job Description


Chefs around the world wear blue aprons when learning to cook, and for us it has become a symbol of lifelong learning. Our highly motivated group of food enthusiasts are inspired to work on complex business problems with creativity and passion, always looking to learn something new. We take preparation seriously, embrace a spirit of excellence, and put in the extra effort in everything we do.  We are thrilled to be part of our customers’ lives, cooking and creating experiences


In the Blue Apron Infrastructure team, we’re looking for a mid-level engineer to take part in our ongoing efforts to modernize and streamline our cloud infrastructure.  While our DevOps team members come from a wide range of technical backgrounds, we share a commitment to pragmatism and resilient engineering, focusing on long-term stability and scalability wherever possible.  This Devops team is an ideal environment for passionate engineers with interest in building effective and resilient systems, giving them good opportunities to learn, grow, and have a large and high-visibility impact on the organization.  


Day-to-day, you’d be participating in an on-call rotation, helping provide internal technical platform support to other engineering teams, and working directly on platform improvements. We primarily run in a multi-account AWS environment with multiple Kubernetes clusters, with RDS PostgreSQL databases as our primary data stores. We use Jenkins for CI and Chef for orchestration.


An ideal candidate would have:

  • Strong familiarity with PostgreSQL
  • Experience managing, migrating, and tuning PostgreSQL clusters
  • Experience with PostgreSQL disaster recovery
  • Experience working around the artificial limitations of AWS RDS
  • Experience with self-inflicted disaster recovery
  • A love of eliminating legacy technical debt

Other great skills to have:

  • Kubernetes management
  • Helm chart management/creation
  • Terraform experience
  • Jenkins experience
  • Knowledge of Groovy and Jenkinsfiles
  • AWS experience, especially IAM, EC2, RDS, Route53 DNS, and VPC management
  • Bash and other shell scripting
  • Python
  • Go
  • Chef
  • Knowledge of Docker best practices and pitfalls
  • Experience with Datadog
  • Experience with log aggregation and monitoring in general
  • Knowledge of Security best practices and principles
  • Experience with vulnerability mitigation

Blue Apron provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Blue Apron complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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