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DevOps Engineer - Infrastructure



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Who we are:

  • Our name is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt’s ‘Citizenship in a Republic’ speech, which pays homage to the ‘(hu)man in the Arena’. To us, entering the Arena means committing oneself fully and accepting the risk of failure in the pursuit of an audacious, worthy cause.
  • We’re a close-knit tribe of scientists and builders exploring the boundaries of how artificial intelligence can benefit humanity. If you share our passion for delving deep into real-world problems and solving them with fully autonomous AI, join us in the Arena.

What we do:

  • Arena empowers businesses across industries to make high frequency, critical path decisions fully autonomous. Our products have helped some of the world’s largest CPG companies transform their sales and supply chains into increasingly autonomous, self-learning systems — unlocking efficiencies and resulting in better, more affordable consumer experiences.
  • But autonomous selling is just the beginning. Arena knows that Autonomy can help organizations tackle much more, from delivering critical goods and services more affordably, sustainably, and equitably to the world, to reducing green premiums on renewable energy to compete more effectively with fossil fuels.

How you will contribute:

  • As a DevOps Engineer at Arena you will own the implementation and improvement of our cloud, devops, and security landscapes. You will work closely with our CTO and product teams to execute projects that allow our technology to scale as we grow our customer base, ensure we uphold our security and compliance standards, and improve the productivity of our engineers.
  • In the short term this includes:
    • Reducing devops friction and failures
    • Automating AWS infrastructure management
    • Owning permission and access controls implementation
    • Ensuring SOC compliance
    • Improving monitoring and observability
  • In the long term, this includes:
    • Developing self-service infrastructure provisioning and software delivery
    • Owning SOC2 compliance and automating our security posture
    • Ensuring all production systems are managed via Terraform
    • Improving our monitoring and alerting systems, working closely with our product development teams
    • Owning container orchestration systems
    • Pioneering and implementing best practices for Arena’s cloud infrastructure

Required qualifications:

  • Working full time in our office in NYC
  • Passion for AI and building machine learning systems
  • Passion for good engineering, clean code, and scalability
  • Interest and enthusiasm for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Eagerness to go 0 to 1 on business critical efforts
  • Eagerness to work multiple teams and context switch
  • Proficiency in object-oriented programming
  • Proficiency in automating service deployments in the cloud, ideally in AWS
  • Proficiency in Linux administration
  • Proficiency in container orchestration using Docker or Kubernetes
  • Proficiency in monitoring and alerting systems like Datadog
  • Proficiency in Terraform

It would be great if you have:

  • Experience spearheading devops best practices in a startup environment
  • Experience owning security and SOC compliance for an enterprise-facing company


  • 99% of the monthly premium for Aetna medical insurance, plus vision and dental coverage
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Laptop and monitor provided
  • Office supplies / peripherals stipend
  • Ramp Company Card
  • Continued education allowance (books, e-courses)
  • Attendances to top conferences in their fields
  • Lunch every day (and at company wide events)
  • Snack and self-serve lunch options
  • Global WeWork membership

The base salary range for this position is $150,000 - $200,000 yr. However, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to base salary, we also offer competitive equity and benefits packages.