Sr. DevOps Engineer

Engineering Team | San Francisco

Crunchyroll is proud to boast a platform that provides a robust service to its customers all around the world.  The operations team is responsible for operating that platform reliably and at scale, both for customers as well as content partners and developers.  As a member of the team, you have a direct impact on design and feature enhancements to keep our systems running smoothly.  You also build out automated systems that ensure our operations are safe and efficient by monitoring performance, coordinating configuration and maintenance, detecting failures in hardware components, and responding to issues.  Crunchyroll’s platform generates a constant set of challenges which require you to be continually innovative with an evolving set of technologies.  Keeping the platform reliable ensures that our users, partners, and developers stay satisfied, engaged, and productive.

We are looking for a highly motivated, adaptable and talented technical individual to join our team as Senior DevOps Engineer.  Your work will directly impact the experience of our highly passionate audiences.  The ideal candidate has demonstrated the ability to successfully manage infrastructure for an organization that delivers video via web browsers as well as set-top and mobile devices.


  • Maintaining and improving systems infrastructure and application development platform for a leading global destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content
  • Improving and developing best practices for building scalable, reliable services
  • Identifying and understanding existing system architecture and design projects to improve it
  • Building and configuring automation and internal tools to support infrastructure and development teams
  • Maintaining and improving our configuration management tools
  • Ensuring operational best practices by work closely with our development and release engineering teams

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science, related field or equivalent software or operations engineering experience
  • Experience with configuration management systems
  • Linux/Unix systems administration or development experience
  • Your reflex is to automate, and you’ve done it at scale
  • Appreciation of continuous integration, delivery, testing, etc.
  • You advocate process and security
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  The ability to influence others with your ideas

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 4+ years experience as an Infrastructure, Production, Systems or DevOps Engineer
  • 4+ years experience in Linux systems administration, ideally in RHEL/CentOS
  • Demonstrated ability to understand complex systems, and drilling down to resolve problems
  • Proven ability to innovate new ideas and projects to automate existing and legacy systems
  • Strong experience with AWS and scaling virtualized environments
  • Experience with deployments and resolving issues quickly
  • Experience with Vagrant, Chef, and Jenkins
  • Proven ability to support a service oriented architecture
  • Experience with centralized logging stacks such as ELK
  • Experience with version control systems, such as Git and writing version control system hooks
  • Knowledge of monitoring and graphing systems (Nagios/Icinga, Cacti, Ganglia, Graphite)
  • Strong experience with current web and Internet technologies like NGinx, Redis, MariaDB, MySQL, CDN, DNS
  • Experience with cloud and virtualization platforms like VirtualBox, Xen, Hyper-V, Openstack is a plus
  • Strong experience with networking technologies (Load Balancers, Firewalls, Switches, etc) is a plus
  • Experience writing libraries or applications in Python is a plus


  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, and Commuter benefits
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
  • Catered lunch and dinner 4x/week
  • Pet friendly environment


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About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is a leading global destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content. Through applications including Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, Playstation®3, Playstation®4, Xbox LIVE®, AppleTV, Roku, Internet-enabled TVs, set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website, Crunchyroll delivers more than 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers direct to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages within minutes of TV broadcast.  The company was founded in 2006 and now has over 700,000 paid subscribers and is a Top 10 SVOD service.

About Ellation, Inc. (General)

Ellation is a leading OTT video business committed to building premium video experiences for passionate superfans and creating a more sustainable direct-to-consumer business model for content creators and programmers. Ellation operates the anime streaming platform Crunchyroll, the crafting site Creativebug, and the recently launched VRV, a curated multi-channel platform for fans of animation, games, sci-fi, fantasy, comedy, horror, and technology.

Ellation is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and is funded by Otter Media, a Joint Venture between The Chernin Group and AT&T.