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Infrastructure Engineer

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We are living in some of the most exciting times for creative entrepreneurs. Visual artists are more empowered than ever before to capture the world around us - to share it and ultimately, to sell it. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive platform that gives visual artists access to the tools they need so that making a name for themself - and making a living - is easier than ever before. 

Meet Format, where photographers get serious. 

Created specifically for photographers, tens of thousands of members worldwide use Format to showcase their work and grow their careers. Our product suite includes a website portfolio builder, an online store, client management tools and more. With 45+ team members, tens of thousands of customers in over 190 countries, and voted the #1 online portfolio, we’ve come a long way since our inception in 2010, but have really only just begun. And did we mention we are 100% bootstrapped?

Role Overview

As Infrastructure Engineer, you’ll be reporting to our CTO and working with our Developer team to take full ownership of our development, staging, and production infrastructure, operations, and workflows for both our application and data pipeline systems.

As the lead engineer responsible for Format’s cloud-based infrastructure, you’re excited at the idea of designing, building, and maintaining a set of automated application environments that can be easily changed, upgraded, and deployed to with zero downtime. 

Every member of our team is expected to ship top-notch work and take complete ownership of their responsibilities. In return, this is an incredible opportunity to get down into the trenches of a growing business and product, work with cutting-edge technologies, be immersed in a seriously awesome company culture, and solve challenging problems daily.

What you’ll be working on at Format:

  • Incident management: Configuring, maintaining, monitoring and alerting systems for our application and data pipeline systems.

  • Reliability improvement: Designing, implementing, and improving ways to increase reliability, availability, and redundancy.

  • Building Infrastructure: Designing, building, maintaining, and improving staging and production systems in a cloud environment

  • Process Engineering: Designing, documenting, and implementing development and operations workflows, such as environment standup and teardown. 

  • Automating: Improving processes, such as testing and deployment, through the use of automation.

What we would like to see in our ideal candidate:

  • At least 3 years of Operations/DevOps experience or equivalent, including experience with workload orchestration and incident response techniques

  • Demonstrable experience with: cloud computing platforms (e.g. AWS), CI/CD, data analytics collection platforms (e.g. Segment), SQL, configuration management (such as Ansible or Chef), Linux, Ruby/Rails, Python, Javascript

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, at all levels of the organization

  • Strong scripting & systems skills

  • Ability to multitask while maintaining strong attention to detail

  • The desire to take initiative and be energized by change

About Us

We are a company built on the values we believe in—impact, trust, care, and simplicity.  We move fast, solve important problems and continuously aim to do, and be, better. At Format, the work of every team member matters—whether it’s for our members, company, team, or culture—we all strive to make an impact with ideas that are better, smarter, and more innovative.

As a small, but mighty, 40+ person team distributed globally, we are fiercely passionate about our mission. Our team members make important decisions every day that have direct and tangible impacts on our business. We also care deeply about fostering a company that our team is extremely proud to work for—creating many culture building and social opportunities and providing competitive salaries, flexible work arrangements and great perks and benefits. 

How to apply:

If this sounds like the right place for you, then get in touch! We can’t wait to meet you. 

Format is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a work environment that is both diverse and inclusive. All qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, creed, disability, or age. We are committed to working with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

About this role

February 3rd, 2022

August 11th, 2021

Full Time

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About Format

Learn about Format and their company culture.

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Format makes it easy for photographers to showcase their work and grow their business. 

Founded in 2010 by CEO Lukas Dryja and CPO Tyler Rooney, Format is proudly self-funded. Each of the company's offerings is formed around three guiding principles: make it simple, make it flexible, make it beautiful.

Want to work with us?

We’re looking for talented, hardworking, passionate, and fun people to join us in empowering photographers. Browse our current open positions and apply today. We’ll save you a seat.

Know the perfect person for a job here, even if it’s not you? Be sure to use our External Referral Bonus program and we’ll pay you $1,000 for a successful referral. It’s rewarding to know good people.

Perks & benefits

We want to make Format the most friendly, fun, and rewarding workplace we possibly can. That’s why we offer our team members all sorts of amazing perks and benefits.

  • Flexible schedules & remote options

  • Top notch health & dental coverage

  • Paid parental leave

  • Health & wellness allowance

  • Fun & inspiring company events

  • Lunch & coffeeon the house

  •  Located in the creative hub of Parkdale

  • Professional development

  • Ergonomic workstations & a beautiful office(with a rooftop patio!)

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