Overview

Quick Take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy content in an audience-first format. This year, we celebrated a major milestone, launching a SaaS product for corporate communications called Axios HQ.  In our first year we’ve already passed $1M in ARR and welcomed over 150 customers to the platform. We’re hiring an Infrastructure Engineer!

Why it Matters: By leveraging your Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) mindset and Infrastructure Engineering expertise, you will play a key role in our mission. You will design, build, and support tools, systems, and workflows that will amplify and enable the efforts of fellow engineers. You will help us optimize our stack and ultimately work toward making our systems faster, more efficient, and able to deal with massive volumes of traffic as we continue to launch worthy products into the world.

Go Deeper: In this role, you will make an impact on Axios through the following responsibilities:

  • Build standards, patterns, and tools that help engineers in other squads make effective use of infrastructure
  • Consult with other squads in a SRE capacity to help leverage infrastructure effectively
  • Configure and manage our software defined networking capabilities including VPCs, firewalls, and routing
  • Configure and maintain core shared services like Kubernetes clusters, databases, and CI/CD systems
  • Be security-first when designing and evaluating solutions
  • Help audit and harden our production monitoring and alerting systems
  • Assist in crafting incident management and release coordination processes

The Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Axios HQ’s mission. A DevOps mindset, the ability to ensure production performance at scale, and a passion for data engineering is the target mix. The following skills are a great fit:

  • Experience building and maintaining AWS infrastructure
  • Experience configuring ingress routing and proxies like Traefik
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience with monitoring systems like Prometheus, Grafana, and Loki
  • Experience writing scripts in Python, Go, or Bash
  • Experience using Terraform is preferred
  • The ability to perform security audits, environment hardening, and monitoring for security is a plus
  • An understanding of business continuity and disaster recovery is a plus
  • Familiarity with security and audit compliance frameworks such as GDPR, SOC2, and FedRamp is a plus
  • Always looking to make systems more efficient, faster and cheaper
  • Fast learner with an ability to work collaboratively

Don’t forget: 

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per quarter
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Company-sponsored access to Ginger coaching and mental health support
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services
  • Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers
  • Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies
  • Class pass discount
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Axios is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Axios makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.