Plan, communicate, and benchmark your compensation in real-time.

Senior DevOps Engineer

$153K - $230K
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

Why join Pave? At Pave, our vision is simple - Make Compensation Fair.

How are we going to get there? By building the most intelligent compensation platform, powered by the largest real-time compensation dataset on earth.

We partner with our customers to help them build and retain world-class teams through planning, communicating and benchmarking their team’s compensation in real time. And you don’t have to just hear it from us — you can hear it from our customers: Hover, Sweetgreen, Airtable and more.

We’re growing fast, building an incredible team and product, and having plenty of fun as we do it in our San Francisco and New York City offices.

If stretching the rubber band, building with intellectual honesty and focusing on impact sounds exciting - we highly encourage you to reach out. We’d love to partner on our journey to change the world of compensation!

DevOps @ Pave The DevOps team at Pave manages the infrastructure and facilities development velocity for our Software Engineers. We are looking to create scalable, secure, and robust infrastructure architecture using IAC and implementing self-service methodologies wherever we can. As a Senior DevOps Engineer we are looking for you to help engineer our infrastructure stack, enable IaC and Self-Service, and improve our organization’s development velocity.

What we're looking for:

  • 5+ years of experience as a DevOps engineer or site reliability engineer
  • Knowledge of public cloud platforms (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, etc) with deep knowledge in GCP preferred
  • Experience in system and process scalability
  • Experience with at least one programming language (e.g., Python, Go, Bash, Typescript)
  • Exposure to architectural patterns for Serverless based applications
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code methodologies and implementation especially using Terraform

What you'll get out of it:

  • Exposure: DevOps sits at the center of engineering. We work with every engineering team on almost every initiative at Pave
  • Leadership: You will be directly responsible for setting the tone and nature of best practices going forward
  • Impact: You have the opportunity to act as a force multiplier at an exciting, growing company! Pave is still at an early enough stage where you can have a lasting impact on how we do business going forward
  • Experience: We are looking to provide solutions to improve our workflows as well as trailblazing new ways of solving problems at the company. This will involve new tools, processes, procedures
  • Work in a true DevOps culture. Many shops give lip service to a DevOps culture in engineering, Pave actually implements a DevOps culture throughout engineering

A final note — we highly encourage you to apply for this role, even if you don’t feel entirely qualified, or entirely sure. You never know!

About the interview

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Pave’s interview process. Below is what to expect in our interview process. If you have questions, email us at

Recruiter Screen -- 30 minutes Hiring Manager Screen -- 30 minutes Pre-Onsite Technical Screen focused on a Terraform troubleshooting/evaluation & Script/app building exercise -- 90 minutes


  • presentation to cross-functional stakeholders -- 60 minutes
  • 1:1 with Head of Security-- 30 minutes
  • meeting with engineering leads -- 30 minutes

What can I expect in interviewing at Pave?

At Pave, we value intellectual honesty and transparency, and we bring this to our interview process. Throughout your time interviewing with us, we will be evaluating where you can best make an impact through multiple conversations with your recruiter, hiring manager, peers and cross-functional partners. We also use our interviews to determine leveling, which is finalized at the end of your interview process by your hiring manager. The majority of our roles have 3-5 interview rounds. You can expect to hear back from our team within 7 days of application, as well as within 2 days after each interview round. Once we extend an offer, we hope to hear back from you within 1 week. It is extremely important to us that we find a great mutual fit - we’re excited to get to know you!

About Pave

** What's the problem? **

  • Do you know how your compensation is decided?
  • How do your employers know the market rate?
  • How is your financial success tied to the company's financial success?

** Who are we: **

Pave is a compensation hub that provides real-time benchmarking data and tools to help companies guide their compensation plans. Companies integrate their HR systems and unlock Pave’s real-time data and suite of intelligent software tools. We communicate the company's compensation policy to their employees, and explain how they grow as the company grows.

** What we do: **

At Pave, you will reinvent the world of compensation and help build a more transparent future. Pave allows companies to benchmark compensation to leaders in their industry, analyze internal compensation data. We launched in March of 2020, and in 2023 now proudly serve over 5,700 customers (and growing!). This makes Pave the largest compensation provider in the world for private technology companies.

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Team Size:170
Location:San Francisco
Matt Schulman
Matt Schulman