Lead DevOps Engineer - Developer Productivity

Fitbit, US - San Francisco

Stay motivated and improve your health by tracking your activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep

At Fitbit, our mission is to help people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals.

We started our journey in 2007—as a team of two with one big idea. Since then, we’ve grown to over 1,500 employees, sold over 60 million devices, and built a health and fitness community across the globe.  In fact, the Fitbit Community has taken enough steps to walk from the Sun to Pluto!  Offering award-winning products, a top-rated mobile app and an easy-to-use online dashboard, Fitbit provides personalized experiences that help our users reach their goals. With a reenergized focus on innovative devices, interactive experiences, and enterprise health we are transforming the way consumers and businesses see health & fitness.

From your first steps as a Fitbitter, you will be at the forefront of developing new products. Our culture combines the spirit of startup with the perks of being public. We offer a competitive benefits package and amazing perks like unlimited snacks, Friday happy hours, onsite workout classes, and a strong focus on a healthy work-life balance. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, contribute your ideas to life-changing products and services, and—above all—have fun doing it.

Fitbit’s HQ campus is located in the heart of San Francisco with office locations in Boston, San Diego and around the world.  Think you’ve found your fit?

The Role:

Fitbit is looking for a Lead DevOps Engineer - Developer Productivity to join an existing team of 3. The team is responsible for Developer Productivity, which includes build and deployment systems, building and operating internal tools, providing quick start training for new developers, and shaping the vision and future of service creation and deployment.
The current tech stack is Jenkins, Bitbucket, Artifactory with a sprinkling of Groovy, Bazel, Go, Python. Our deployments are using Apache Mesos and Aurora with plans to get to Kubernetes in the very near future. The team is currently working on a custom auditing control plane for tracking and collecting metrics and KPI on our deployments. We help dev teams debug and adopt groovy pipeline templates, provide standard libraries within pipelines, and debug bazel builds. We have a vision of achieving end-to-end continuous deployment with mechanisms for promotions, blue-green deployments built in.

What You’ll Work On:

Ideally, you have worked with Jenkins and have a love-hate relationship with Groovy and have a decent grasp of Linux fundamentals. You would understand why source controlled pipelines make sense and have an opinion on how to accelerate new services getting off the ground with pre-configured pipelines and deploy environments. You would have an opinion on Infrastructure and Platform as code, and have worked with one of Terraform, CloudFormation, or Ansible.

Required Skills:

       • Familiarity with Jenkins, Artifactory, Bitbucket
       • Experience troubleshooting issues with Bazel, Gradle and Groovy
       • Proficiency with Python, Go, Java
       • Possess knowledge of public cloud environments in AWS and /or GCP
       • Experience having worked with Kubernetes, Mesos, Aurora


Fitbit is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or other statuses protected by law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.

San Francisco applicants:  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance Fitbit will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Fitbit

We're a passionate team dedicated to health and fitness who are building products that help transform people's lives. While health can be serious business, we feel it doesn't have to be. We believe you're more likely to reach your goals if you're encouraged to have fun, smile, and feel empowered along the way.

Want to learn more about Fitbit? Visit Fitbit's website.