DevOps Engineer

  • Engineering
  • Full-time
  • Victoria, British Columbia
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Change.org is the world's largest technology platform for social change. Our goal is to empower people everywhere to start campaigns around the issues they care about, mobilize others, and work with decision makers to drive solutions.

Over 175 million people have started and signed petitions, and our users win nearly one victory per hour, including strengthening hate crime legislation in South Africa; fighting corruption in Indonesia, Italy, and Brazil; ending the ban on gay Boy Scouts in the United States, and big wins for women’s rights in India. And we’re just getting started. Here’s a small snapshot of some of the victories our users have had: https://youtu.be/h4O81mgK85E.

We love serving our incredible users, and we love our staff too. We show it with competitive salaries, five weeks of vacation, robust parental leave, an amazing culture, free language training (if you want it), and a high impact, low-ego team that can’t wait to learn from you and teach you what they knowt

About the role:
Change.org is seeking a DevOps engineer who will be part of the team responsible for deploying, managing, and monitoring our global infrastructure. As a member of our team, you will ensure that activists all over the world can participate in Change.org actions and truly help make an impact on the world! We are facing exponential growth so the scaling and data locality projects are very interesting. In this role you will have the chance to work on our high traffic website and projects related to autoscaling, globalizing, geo-spanning our data, or massively caching the world to bring the information pages closer and closer to our end users all over the world. We built our own stats ingester to be fast enough for our fleet. Our stack allows millions of metrics per second without slowing down.

This position reports to the VP of Infrastructure, Performance & Security. The ideal candidate has experience with infrastructure-as-code environments as well as time in the chair as an operator/troubleshooter.  We like true generalists who are comfortable at several different layers in the stack. We are growing rapidly around the globe and there is ample opportunity for each engineer to put their stamp on parts of the architecture.

When we get busy, it’s likely that we’re making headline news somewhere. Along with the standard sysadmin dedication to the site, we also get the distinct pleasure in knowing that our site stats equate with empowering people all over the world. The DevOps team takes great pride in using our powers for good.


Here's what you'll do as part of our team:

  • Work with constituent engineering teams in building out global service oriented architecture.
  • Monitor our front-end nodes, internal services and databases.
  • Continuously contribute to and maintain our well architected Chef codebase.
  • Help evangelize the ideal DevOps & CI platform with internal teams.
  • Participate in our on-call rotation, currently ~1 week in 6.

And here are the skills & experience we hope you have:

  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years experience in public facing systems operations.
  • Experience with AWS.
  • Proficient with Linux and Bash.
  • Proficient in one or more of Ruby, Java, Javascript, and/or Python.
  • Working understanding of firewalls, security groups, and networking.
  • Competent with Chef and/or Puppet.
  • Experience with MySQL, Redis, Cassandra, Node and/or Rails is helpful.

This is a full-time opportunity, based in Victoria, BC.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.

We are working for a world where no one is powerless, and where creating change is a part of everyday life. We're just getting started, and we hope you'll join us.


Change.org Careers

Outsized impact

Change.org is the fastest growing social change organization in the world, empowering more than 50 million people to create change in their communities.

Amazing people

We are building a world-class team of technologists and creatives along with the most accomplished team of social movement creators in the world.

Extraordinary benefits

5 weeks vacation

Free language training

Personal growth