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Software Engineering

DevOps Engineer

South San Francisco, CA

2019_06_09_PLENTY_TIGRIS_GROW_ROOM_1262_FNL
At Plenty, we’re on a mission to give people in local communities everywhere access to the freshest, most amazing tasting produce possible. And to do so in a way that’s better for the planet. 

About Role

Plenty grows nutritious and delicious plants sustainably at scale. To do this, we must create a platform for high precision, high automation farming. As a DevOps Engineer you will be part of the Software Engineering team, bridging development and farm operations. You will drive continuous improvement of our platform by applying a software engineering mindset to all aspects of farm commissioning and operation. You will also have an opportunity to help change the world - making nutrient rich, fresh fruits and vegetables abundant, affordable and sustainable. In doing so you will work at the cutting edge of AI, software engineering, and precision agriculture.

What You'll Do

  • Develop a strong understanding of farm operations and all supporting systems, services and data flows.
  • Work with teams across the organization to ensure core services reliability, participating in capacity planning, process design and improvement, performance analysis and systems tuning.
  • Build and run large-scale distributed fault-tolerant systems.
  • Setup end-to-end monitoring, alerting and recovery methods to ensure SLAs.
  • Write and review code to automate development and deployment processes, and farm operations tasks.
  • Troubleshoot complex distributed system issues.
  • Practice sustainable incident response and blameless postmortems.

What We're Looking For

  • BS in Computer Science or related disciplines.
  • Fluent in Java and Python.
  • 5+ years of experience in software engineering.
  • Strong understanding of linux systems, networking protocols and security practices.
  • Experience with production SaaS services.
  • AWS
  • Docker, Kubernetes
  • SQL databases
  • Curiosity, initiative, diligence.
  • Experience with or willing to learn: NoSQL databases, Kafka, Apache Spark, Prometheus, Grafana, ELK, Git, IoT/MQTT 

About Plenty

Plenty is here to change the way people eat, making extraordinary flavor and nutrition more available in a way that's better for people and the planet. We build farms that can put craveable flavor first while delivering exceptional yields. And our produce is always pesticide-free and grown using less than 1% of the land and 5% of the water of outdoor farming.

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