Senior Infrastructure Engineer

ABOUT JOURNAL MEDIA

Journal Media is building the news company of tomorrow. We believe that we best serve the needs of our readers by marrying a world class development team with our talented editorial team of 50+ journalists. As a result, we’re fast becoming a daily habit for the people of Ireland.

Founded just 5 years ago by well-known web entrepreneurs Brian and Eamonn Fallon (Daft.ie, Boards.ie, Adverts.ie, DoneDeal), Journal Media Ltd (TheJournal.ie, The42.ie, DailyEdge.ie, Fora.ie) has already become the largest mobile news platform in Ireland.

About You

  • You love the idea of working in a lean, iterative driven dev team where your decisions impact 500,000 people every day
  • You have a strong track record of launching and delivering complex projects
  • You have three or more years experience operating a high traffic web site or API infrastructure, ideally in Amazon Web Services
  • You have experience automating cloud infrastructure with modern tools, experience with tools such as Puppet, Chef, Terraform, CloudFormation, Packer or Docker would be beneficial

About the Job

This role will involve taking ownership of a modern LEMP stack in an AWS environment. We leverage tools like Puppet and Packer to create machine images, we want to take this to the next level with infrastructure as code tooling such as Terraform or Cloud Formation.

Areas of work include:

  • Managing, evolving and optimising our AWS cloud infrastructure
  • Working on projects to improve the performance, scalability and reliability of our applications
  • Owning our Linux operating system configuration, tuning and patch management
  • Debugging critical infrastructure issues
  • Configure and optimise our database infrastructure, we use MySql (RDS and Aurora), DynamoDB and Redis

What we offer

  • An attractive salary package
  • Opportunity to work on projects across a range of technologies
  • A chance to make a significant contribution to our future technical direction
  • Growth opportunities as part of a talented & committed team of developers
  • A dynamic office environment with a team aiming to take a new approach to news

If you have a github account, have contributed to open source projects, have a personal project of which you're particularly proud or are currently getting neck-deep in a new tech about which you're really excited, tell us all about it in your cover letter!

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