Humi is an all-in-one(Payroll, HR,and Insurance) platform for Canada

DevOps Specialist

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3+ years
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About the role

Are you a go-getter? Do you pride yourself on thinking innovatively? You could be just who we’re looking for.

As a tech startup, 2021 was a huge year for growth and we’re continuing to rapidly scale as we move towards 2022. We are looking to add to our growing DevOps team and find our next DevOps Specialist who will help with the acceleration, and out-of-the-box thinking we are looking for. You’ll be able to flex your skills in security and infrastructure, and you’ll help us reach new heights by harmoniously bridging IT and software.

You will be joining a team striving to continually improve their knowledge of system architecture, infrastructure, design patterns, and testing. We are an incredibly supportive team giving peer feedback and constructive pull request reviews. We are passionate about clean, well-organized code and how systems and users interact with our implementations.

Joining the Software Engineering team at Humi, you will be part of a team that leverages leading, cutting-edge frameworks to ensure fast, consistent, secure, and scalable solutions. Our front-end application uses Google's Angular framework for a prescriptive approach to web application development. Our payroll and payments service is a Ruby on Rails application, allowing us to abstract and simplify everyday tasks and maintain a flexible environment for future growth. Our HR API is a PHP Laravel application offering us strong community support, learning materials, and in-depth documentation.

Our infrastructure:

  • Hosted on AWS, enabling us to utilize all AWS offerings and quickly deploy new solutions.
  • We leverage EC2, CodeDeploy, RDS, S3, ElasticCache, and much more.
  • We use Github Actions for all things CI/CD
  • We use GitHub for version control
  • We use Sentry/New Relic for error logging and data visualization
  • We use Cypress for E2E testing.

Who are we?

Humi’s mission is to help organizations throughout Canada foster their greatest asset – their employees. Starting with a powerful yet intuitive HR, payroll, benefits, and insurance platform, Humi has established a leadership position as the only company addressing all of these needs in one place. With a potential reach spanning every business in Canada, and a platform that touches every employee at every business that uses it, Humi is reimagining the future of work.

Humi is backed by the same group who funded Slack, Carta, and more (Tribe Capital), the top value-based U.S. accelerator (Y-Combinator), as well as several of the world’s leading angel investors.

We’re hiring across Canada and are open to applicants who prefer to work remotely!

We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce, representative of the communities we serve and beyond. We encourage and are pleased to consider, applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/persons of colour, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who contribute towards promoting innovative ideas and solutions.

What will you do as a DevOps Specialist?

As a DevOps Specialist, you'll help us build out our core product by developing highly available, internal infrastructure and tools. In our growing engineering organization, you'll support our core platform by increasing product stability and decreasing lead times. You'll work collaboratively with engineers and stakeholders to drive the implementation and release of new infrastructure, and be a champion of best practices for CI/CD, testing, security, and software reliability.

In your first 30 days, you will:

  • Be briefed on our current approaches and practices to infrastructure, provisioning, CI/CD, testing, deployment, scaling, load balancing, and monitoring.

In your first 60 days, you will:

  • As part of the DevOps team, innovative changes to our infrastructure and processes to make processes more stable, scalable, and efficient.
  • Work with businesses to understand the required system load and adjust to support future growth
  • Understand the future needs of the product teams and define projects to keep the Humi infrastructure ahead of the product needs.

In your first 90 days, you will:

  • Look at implementing best practices (and industry-proven) approaches to information security and privacy via SOC2.
  • Collaborate with our DevOps team to modernize and improve the state of our platform infrastructure
  • Collaborate in initiatives to prepare Humi for scale

Candidates are a good fit if they:

  • are focused on business continuity: how to keep things up and available as we investigate a problem and as we evolve our infrastructure
  • are careful to follow a safe, consistent approach to change management
  • have a good troubleshooting approach
  • proactively seek to find ways to improve the process and the tooling
  • are comfortable learning new technologies and new work approaches
  • find the balance between "disagree and commit" and speaking up when they see risk
  • are strategic with their technology choices, and can explain their reasoning and tradeoffs
  • communicate effectively with diverse teams and diverse levels in the organization, sharing the right level of detail to the situation
  • can work individually and can also collaborate with teammates on a deliverable
  • are comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds and styles
  • pay attention to emotional intelligence and to grow their listening skills

What are we looking for in a DevOps Specialist?

  • 2 years of full-stack software development experience working with modern frameworks and languages
  • 2+ years of DevOps experience in a production environment
  • Experience with AWS services or similar IaaS infrastructure platforms (Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud) and AWS certification is an asset
  • Comprehensive knowledge in security and compliance best practices (key management, access control, penetration testing, etc)
  • Experience with deployment automation and management in CI/CD
  • Thirst for continuous learning and the ability to grasp, acquire and become proficient in new technologies in the DevOps space
  • Strong understanding of cloud-scale and monolithic architecture with experience in operating high performance and scalable SaaS-based applications
  • Ability to collaborate within a small team on objective-driven projects in a fast pace, high growth environment
  • Passion and enthusiasm for well-tested, well-organized code
  • Post-secondary degree in Computer Science

Let’s do this! We can’t wait to hear from you.

Why you should join Humi

Humi is building the ultimate HR & Payroll software solution for Canadian SMBs. We're based in Toronto and are looking for talented people to join the team.

Our mission is to give Canadian organizations the tools needed to foster their greatest asset: Their employees. We offer competitive salary, equity ownership, group benefits, and an awesome work environment; downtown Toronto at the OneEleven shared space. We're a diverse group of guys and girls, with a common interest in doing the right thing, constantly finding ways to improve, and helping other companies offer a great experience like the one we believe we've built for ourselves.

Team Size:141
Location:Toronto, Canada
Simon Bourgeois
Simon Bourgeois
Kevin Kliman
Kevin Kliman
Matt Loszak
Matt Loszak
Drew Millington
Drew Millington