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Tips for Lead DevOps Engineer

The Muse helps people navigate their entire career journey. We offer expert advice alongside a job search experience that’s engaging and doesn’t suck. We help companies recruit top talent from a diverse pool of qualified candidates by showing our millions of readers what it’s like to work there before they even apply.

There’s a lot of cool technology behind our products, and our engineering team is looking for a Lead DevOps Engineer to help provide end-to-end solutions for our infrastructure now and as we grow.

How You’ll Make an Impact

  • You’ll design the infrastructure that makes it possible for our Engineering team to work efficiently and our website to run smoothly.
  • You’ll help our Data Science team manage tooling that processes billions of data points every month.
  • You’ll work to improve our development and deployment processes to reduce the likelihood of downtime and optimize costs.

Why We’ll Love You

  • You have at least 3 years of DevOps experience in a cloud-based environment.
  • You love to build and optimize systems that are resilient to failure, ready for growth, and as efficient as possible.
  • You have experience deploying and managing PostgreSQL, Redis, ElasticSearch, Python, and Go (or similar tech) on AWS.
  • You’re familiar with other AWS technologies, like Redshift, OpsWorks, Kinesis, Data Pipeline, and so on.
  • You’re well versed in continuous integration systems, monitoring, and capacity planning.

Why You’ll Love Us

  • We’re fanatical about finding the right tool for each job. We pick technologies because they make sense, and we’re not afraid to try something new when we feel that it could be useful, even if we’ve never used it before.
  • You’ll get a chance to work on systems that operate on a large scale—tens of millions of users, and hundreds of millions of documents served every year.
  • You’ll be a part of a team where reliability and stability are everyone’s responsibility: Every engineer (including our CTO and VP) is part of the on-call schedule.
  • We move fast, with multiple releases every day and an iterative approach to developing new features and measuring their success.
  • We place a heavy emphasis on open source. Check out our Github account.
  • We offer unlimited vacation—and we mean it!
  • We also offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and tons of opportunities for personal development.

How to Find Freelance Videographer

The Muse is looking for a Videographer/Photographer located in Seattle to film company offices on a freelance basis. You’ll be interviewing clients, putting them at ease, and helping them convey their awesome company culture. As a freelancer, you’ll need to upload footage to our servers within 48 hours of the shoot, and you’ll have the potential to edit your own work to be showcased on company profiles like these:

  • Bloomberg
  • Dropbox
  • Marriott International

Why we’ll love you

  • You have a passion for film production
  • You have a show reel and are excited to share it with us!
  • You’re experienced working as a freelancer and own equipment such as a camera, microphones, and lights
  • You studied Film & TV production and ideally have 1 to 3 years of production experience
  • You’re comfortable being a one-person team, traveling to remote shoots, and interviewing new people on a daily basis
  • You enjoy being organized and handling all steps of the production process—from shooting to editing
  • You’re known for being detail-oriented and rarely let things fall through the cracks
  • You’re motivated to suggest improvements to the production experience
  • You can work independently and think quickly on your feet

What is The Muse?

The Muse is your ultimate career destination, offering exciting job opportunities, quality coaching, expert advice, and a peek behind the scenes into fantastic companies and career paths. We believe that you can and should love your job–and be successful at it–and we want to help make that happen. Whether you’re just starting out, changing career paths, or aiming for the C-suite, we’ve got everything you need to take charge of your career.

So… do you want to change the way companies hire?

If you’re excited about this opportunity, please submit your show reel and portfolio. Unfortunately, we cannot accept application without show reels.

Easy to Find Freelance Videographer in San Francisco

The Muse is looking for a Videographer/Photographer located in San Francisco to film company offices on a freelance basis. You’ll be interviewing clients, putting them at ease, and helping them convey their awesome company culture. As a freelancer, you’ll need to upload footage to our servers within 48 hours of the shoot, and you’ll have the potential to edit your own work to be showcased on company profiles like these:

  • Bloomberg
  • Dropbox
  • Marriott International

Why we’ll love you

  • You have a passion for film production
  • You have a show reel and are excited to share it with us!
  • You’re experienced working as a freelancer and own equipment such as a camera, microphones, and lights
  • You studied Film & TV production and ideally have 1 to 3 years of production experience
  • You’re comfortable being a one-person team, traveling to remote shoots, and interviewing new people on a daily basis
  • You enjoy being organized and handling all steps of the production process—from shooting to editing
  • You’re known for being detail-oriented and rarely let things fall through the cracks
  • You’re motivated to suggest improvements to the production experience
  • You can work independently and think quickly on your feet

What is The Muse?

The Muse is your ultimate career destination, offering exciting job opportunities, quality coaching, expert advice, and a peek behind the scenes into fantastic companies and career paths. We believe that you can and should love your job–and be successful at it–and we want to help make that happen. Whether you’re just starting out, changing career paths, or aiming for the C-suite, we’ve got everything you need to take charge of your career.

So… do you want to change the way companies hire?

If you’re excited about this opportunity, please submit your show reel and portfolio. Unfortunately, we cannot accept application without show reels.

 

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Product Manager That You Should Know Before

As the Product Manager for Data & Analytics, you’ll work across Muse teams to take our data and analytics capabilities to the next level. You’ll have the opportunity to significantly impact the growth of our company as we redefine the way companies hire and people find jobs, and develop our suite of analytics products for clients. You will be responsible for executing product strategy and helping build out a strong analytics infrastructure. We’re a young start-up and poised for rapid growth, but in order to achieve that rapid growth, we’re looking for people who share our passion for our users, embrace aggressive goals and work hard to achieve them.

How you’ll make an impact

  • Be the Voice of the Customer. You’re excited to use data to understand the customer journey, and share those insights across the team. You don’t take self-reported issues at face value, and know how to truly define the core problem at hand
  • Manage our product management system – you’re energized by keeping Pivotal Tracker up to date, writing clear and effective specs, A/B testing, goal setting and keeping our product and engineering machine running smoothly
  • Collaborate across the team – you are a partner to the engineering, data science and design teams, working very closely with them as well as team leads and stakeholders for different feature builds
  • Collect and prioritize asks – as our product manager, you will be on the receiving end of a lot of ideas and suggestions from excited colleagues, users and clients. You’ll be collecting and assessing those asks, synthesizing the information with quantitative or qualitative information as needed, and making recommendations to our Head of Product and CTO to determine what is built, based on your assumptions and our constraints.
  • Manage QA and bug prioritization – we don’t like to ship bugs, but you can’t ship fast and be perfect. You’re looking forward to improving upon our existing QA process, and have a knack for prioritizing bugs (and knowing when they’re not worth fixing) so that we can focus as much effort as possible on new features

Why we’ll love you

  • You have 2-5 years of product management experience, and have worked with engineers on successful web and/or mobile product/feature launches. Experience working with remote teams a plus, but not required
  • You are passionate about data, and can debate the merits of cookies versus pixel tracking for off-site and cross platform data collection. Experience working in adtech or on an analytics platform / data-focused product a plus
  • You have technical acumen, and are savvy enough to ask the right questions of engineers and know what information our engineers need to know before starting a feature. More advanced technical experience, especially with our stack, is a plus
  • You’re curious, know when you’re not at the bottom of the problem, and will scratch under the surface with the right questions to make sure we understand what we are building and why
  • You have exceptional critical reasoning and problem solving skills. You are able to lay out edge cases, identify dependencies, and lay out the if/then in any scenario. You likely find puzzles fun
  • You’re flexible and comfortable with ambiguity, and know how to look at new considerations or data and determine if any changes need to be made
  • You have empathy in spades, for both our user and your colleagues
  • You’re collaborative, diplomatic and humble, with outstanding written and verbal communication skills