DevOps Lead – Linux, AWS, SaaS, Elastic, Kafka

February 20, 2020
Full Time
Dallas Plano Pleasanton California

Cowbell is an enterprise cyber risk observability and insurance provider. Our mission is to expedite and simplify the process of obtaining cyber insurance by mapping insurable threats to the risk exposures. We are building standalone, individualized and expedited cyber coverage.

The correlated nature of security breach risks, the imperfect ability to prove loss from a breach to an insurer and the inability of insurers and external agents to observe a company’s self-protection efforts have posed significant challenges to cybersecurity risk management. If self-protection of a firm is observable to an insurer so that it can design a contract that is contingent on the self-protection level, then self-protection and insurance behave as complements. Cowbell brings a unique approach to risk selection and pricing using deep learning techniques.

What we’re looking for:

  • You’re hungry to get things done, in a fast-paced environment
  • You have an ownership mindset: you are comfortable with both responsibility and accountability
  • You’re thoughtful about creating and maintaining a world-class engineering culture
  • You work well in teams and enjoy collaborating with engineers, designers and product teams
  • You are passionate about cyber risk and insurance and want to be part of a team comprised of experts from cybersecurity, enterprise and insurance domain
  • You will be part of our founding engineering team with unmatched rewards.


  • Experience with development tools (such as Git, Jenkins, Maven, Chef, Puppet) in some of these domain areas: source control management, continuous integration, automated deployments, configuration management
  • Experience scripting in shell, python, bash, ansible
  • Experience integrating functional test automation suites with continuous integration systems
  • Understanding of ITIL processes
  • Experience in an Agile delivery environment, Cloud infrastructure environment (such as AWS)
  • Bachelor’s degree 

Technical Skills and Experience Required:

  • Linux Administrative and Automation (Terraform, Cloudformation, Ansible) skills
  • Experience with source code management tools (Github), code build tools (maven, gradle) and continuous integration tool experience (Jenkins)
  • AWS management preferably with SAAS applications built using EC2, RDS, SQS and ELBs with Autoscaling
  • Working with AWS Elastic (or Elastic Cloud) and managing / scaling Kafka
  • Managing / configuring / scaling databases (Postgres preferred)
  • Dockers, Kubernetes deployment / management / auto-scale
  • Working with DataDog, Pager-Duty / VictorOps
  • Large-scale, high-availability web-based n-tier systems and high-transaction systems
  • Chef, Puppet, Salt, or other deployment and configuration automation solutions

Professional Experience

  • Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Dallas Plano Pleasanton California

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