Senior DevOps Engineer – Elenion Technologies – New York, NY

Who We


Technologies is driving innovation in silicon photonics, an emerging technology

poised to significantly increase performance and reduce costs of optical

systems. We are headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Jose,

California and Munich, Germany.

After pursuing a

path of intensely focused research and development for two years in

stealth-mode, Elenion recently unveiled itself to the world and has assembled a

world-class team of multi-disciplinary experts. Members of our leadership team

have built and sold several companies, published papers in the top scientific

journals in the world, raised hundreds of millions of dollars of venture

capital, and have built products and deployed them to the market. The technical team includes world leaders in our space, and many members are PhD

scientists and engineers from the top schools in the world, such as MIT,

Caltech, UChicago, and Columbia. This has enabled our team to run very lean on

IT resources, relying on external consultants for support up to this point.

Elenion is

developing next-generation photonic integrated circuit technologies and

solutions for a broad range of datacom and telecom applications. It is almost

certain that, as you read this web page, the data traveling from the server to

your computer or phone went through hardware that someone on our team designed,

built, or deployed.

This team builds

the hardware at the heart of the internet. We think that’s cool. Hopefully, you

do too.


We are looking

for an experienced DevOps engineer to help drive our success in developing

world-class optical technologies. This position will be located at our

headquarters in midtown Manhattan, on Madison Avenue, with a large team of

highly technical personnel – physicists, engineers, programmers, et cetera. One

of the key responsibilities for this role will be to help centralize and

organize our IT infrastructure, including networking and computing resources

and administration mechanisms, policies and procedures. These are key systems

which will enable our R&D teams to perform at their best and for our team

to excel. As this position is our first full-time IT hire, we need someone who

can assess existing systems, transition services to new platforms, implement

industry best-practices, generate detailed documentation, and help create a

culture of operational excellence in all aspects of our IT infrastructure.

Additionally, we are looking for someone who is interested in building tools to

automate processes directly involved in our research, development, and

operations teams.

This position will require someone who can identify what needs to be

done with minimal direct supervision, then prioritize and execute. As the

organization grows there will be multiple opportunities for professional growth

and career development, in any of several different directions. The ideal

candidate is someone who has deep experience with the relevant technology, but

who is first and foremost a problem solver, a fast learner, and someone who

understands how to triage and prioritize many different tasks in light of

overall organizational goals, seeking guidance as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

Operate key business and

operational support systems, including monitoring, configuration management,

and other key platforms


Propose new and innovative

solutions to improve customer satisfaction, reduce cost, and decrease



Implement infrastructure

strategy decisions and budget planning


Reduce the number of parallel

platforms through consolidation and virtualization


Automate day-to-day tasks on

service providing systems


Produce written documentation,

provide training, and occasionally perform maintenance and respond to issues

outside of business-hours


Respond to support tickets and

escalations in a timely fashion


Troubleshooting, capacity

planning, performance tuning and reporting



On the First Day, we expect you

to have:

Direct experience as a Linux

systems administrator, and the capability to step into the role immediately.

Additional capability as a Windows sysadmin is also expected


Extensive knowledge of

configuration management, virtualization, and automation tools, and the ability

to deploy, maintain, and update solutions using these systems


Experience working with key

internet protocols (SMTP, HTTP/S, DNS, TCP, UDP, etc)


A solid understanding of networks,

and the ability to work with site-to-site VPNs


A structured approach to your

work, great eye for detail, and excellent troubleshooting skills


A B.S. in computer science, information

systems, or equivalent work experience


you’ll be working with:

Operating Systems: CentOS &

RHEL Linux, Windows Server 2012 R2


Web Servers: Apache, Nginx,

Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)


Mail Servers: Office 365,

Linux-based SMTP


DNS: Unbound, Windows DNS


Configuration management:
Puppet, mcollective


Server Automation: DHCP,

kickstart, preseed


Network: Cisco Switches,

Juniper Firewalls, Pulse Secure VPN Gateway


Security: Two factor

authentication solutions (Duo, Yubikey), Site to Site IPSEC VPNs


Collaboration: Atlassian

Confluence, JIRA


Development tools: Git, Gitlab


Desktop: Linux, Windows 7/10

Professional, Mac OSX


Cloud services: Docker, Azure,



Hardware: Dell PowerEdge, HP

Proliant server range, custom desktop PCs

Compensation: Competitive salary and full range of benefits

Travel: Minimal

We are an Equal

Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant

for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion,

sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of

disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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