Senior DevOps Engineer

Looker, Santa Cruz

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Looker is on a mission to bring better insights and data-driven decisions to every business. Everything we do is aimed at making sure our customers love every aspect of Looker, from our products and technologies to our ease of doing business and our support. We are looking for curiously brilliant individuals to join our team as we reinvent data analytics. Get data-driven and see yourself at Looker.

Looker is seeking a DevOps engineer to support our rapidly growing business.  You'll have a pivotal role in designing and implementing key systems, and you'll be doing it in a fast-paced environment where everything counts - security, reliability, and scalability. The ideal candidate has touched all aspects of a large production environment and is prepared to scale their own responsibilities along with the company.

The engineering team at Looker is a tight-knit group of high-performers. We value simplicity in both our code and our user interfaces. We don’t believe in large teams; we opt for small groups that move fast, communicate clearly, and achieve more. We try to choose the right tool for the job, not one tool to solve all problems. We make a huge impact on product direction, we experiment, and we iterate rapidly.


  • Work closely with the software engineering, product management and customer support teams to design, deliver, and manage our services with high uptime
  • Troubleshoot operations and database issues for internal and external customers
  • Ensure system and network security
  • Develop custom tools and automate processes
  • Implement monitoring, develop automated provisioning, and develop self-healing automation
  • Perform incident resolution and root cause analysis of critical outages
  • Implement solutions to systematic failures


  • Strong Linux system administration skills
  • Experience with design and maintenance of a cloud based highly-available (HA) architecture
  • Strong understanding of databases and Web server technologies
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience with configuration management and monitoring tools
  • Strong scripting skills in any common scripting language available on Linux
  • Bonus for experience working as a full-stack developer or directly supporting full-stack development
  • Knowledge of best practices related to security, performance, and disaster recovery
  • Ability to work in the US without Visa sponsorship from an employer

Looker is a unified Platform for Data that delivers actionable business insights to every employee at the point of decision. Looker integrates data into the daily workflows of users to allow organizations to extract value from data at web scale. Over 1600 industry-leading and innovative companies such as Sony, Amazon, The Economist, IBM, Spotify, Etsy, Lyft and Kickstarter have trusted Looker to power their data-driven cultures. The company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boulder, London, Tokyo and Dublin, Ireland. Investors include CapitalG, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Goldman Sachs. For more information, connect with us on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and YouTube or visit looker.com.

Looker aspires to be a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspective, and background lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users. We encourage you to join us in changing the way businesses use data.

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About Looker

Inspiring curiosity Data is no longer just a place to find answers. It’s the place where ideas originate. And when everyone in your company is looking at the same numbers, sharing the same truth, they’ll be able to collectively make smarter, more informed decisions. This is the core of our mission at Looker: To inspire everyone to embrace their curiosity, dig deeper and keep asking questions.

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