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Director of Platform

As Director of Platform at Universe, you will apply your passion for technology and live events in our quest to build a world-class event ticketing platform. In this deeply technical and business-minded position, you will report directly to the CTO, manage a direct report of your own, and lead development of our platform operations. You'll be challenged with technically rewarding tasks such as completing our migration to Kubernetes, implementing and monitoring security controls, and optimizing the spend of a ~$250,000 IT platform budget.

What your day would look like:

  • Migrating the last of our services to Kubernetes
  • Maintaining our Kubernetes-based testing environment infrastructure
  • Modernizing build and deployment processes
  • Managing the work priorities for the software developer on your team

What we're looking for:

  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker
  • Experience with devops methodologies
  • Experience with high-availability, high-demand systems
  • Experience with security and IT operational audits
  • Experience with people management

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with Go
  • Experience with databases like PostgreSQL, MongoDB and Redis
  • Experience with designing and consuming GraphQL APIs

At Universe you will deepen your knowledge of:

  • Ruby on Rails, Ruby
  • Phoenix, Elixir
  • React, Redux, ES6 JavaScript (+ some use of Flow.js)
  • JSON API v0, GraphQL
  • MongoDB, Redis, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch
  • AWS' EC2, GCP's GKE, Kubernetes, Docker

You should work at Universe if:

  • You're a hacker at heart who lovingly crafts elegant solutions with pride
  • You are an independent, fast-learning, self-starter who takes ownership over solving hard problems
  • You're energetic, passionate, and driven

Here's why you'll love working at Universe:

  • You'll work with veteran engineers, who will challenge you to ship frequently
  • You'll work with amazing designers, who will challenge you to implement beautiful interactions and user interfaces
  • You'll be at the helm of your own career, shaping it with your own innovative contributions to a nascent team and product
  • You'll enjoy the culture and perks of a startup, with the stability of a fortune 500 company. Perks include local kombucha and cold brew coffee on tap, 4 tickets to see a concert of your choice every year, unlimited access to Amphitheatre shows in North America for you and a friend, extended parental benefits, and 4 weeks vacation (2 weeks during the winter holidays & 2 weeks of your choice)
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