Your Role at Bolt

Payment infrastructure on the internet is fragmented and broken. Bolt is building a future where sending payments is as easy as sending messages. To do this, we’ve redesigned payments from the ground up. Bolt makes online commerce easy, secure, ethical, and efficient for all parties. To solve such a large problem, we’ve put together an incredible team and are selectively adding to it.

Play a mission-critical role in designing and building the infrastructure that powers all things reliability. We’re looking for someone with the experience, creativity, and passion for producing world-class technology. Companies and consumers alike will rely heavily on what you build, and you’ll have a ton of trust and responsibility. If challenges excite you, and you’re ready for a large one, let us know.

Responsibilities

  • Spearhead major infrastructure, devops, reliability, and security initiatives
  • Oversee PCI compliance and coordinate quarterly audits
  • Build tools for automation, deployment, monitoring and operations
  • Defend and maintain Bolt's infrastructure from internal and external threats
  • Build tools to deploy and operate applications
  • Troubleshoot issues across the entire stack, from network and OS to applications
  • Set strategic direction for infrastructure and operations

Requirements

  • 4+ years of professional experience
  • Independent and self-driven
  • Experience with operations, maintenance, site reliability engineering, and security
  • Experience in operating and maintaining AWS based deployments
  • Experience with configuration management technologies (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, or similar)
  • Experience with Linux at scale
  • Experience with highly secure systems
  • Advanced knowledge of TCP/IP, web application security, and HTTP/HTTPS
  • Ability to operate in a startup environment and execute in the presence of ambiguity and change
  • Willing to do security compliance (PCI-DSS, Auditing)
  • Located in or willing to relocate to Bay Area

Nice-to-Haves

  • Experience with PCI compliance
  • Experience with modern container systems (Docker, Vagrant, etc.)
  • Strong scripting (BASH, SH), Go and Python skills
  • Strong understanding of current Internet security issues and threats
  • Experience in scaling technical infrastructures
  • Experience in defending corporations against malware, phishing, and other forms of exploits
  • Experience in payments or financial services
  • Additionally, experience with some of the following is helpful: AWS, EC2, ELB, Docker, Nomad, Consul, RDS, cluster management, scheduler, Mesos, Kubernetes, Google Cloud, CDN, SSH, - Postgres, MySQL, Redis

Our Values

Be 20% Wrong

As a startup, speed is extremely important. The quicker we move, the more mistakes we make. If we are making no mistakes, it means, quite simply, that we’re not moving fast enough. Therefore, a 20% error rate is, not only permissible, but expected. If you’re not wrong 20% of the time, you’re not moving fast or ambitious enough.

Be Fearless

Fear is the primary motivator of human action. It drives people to cherish safety and complacency, coupled with an aversion to risk and change. However, it’s risk and change that advances the human race. Extreme risk and change is required to disrupt the digital commerce space as we know it. The outside world can’t possibly have the same knowledge that we have within our company walls. While we’re being called crazy, we must be fearless and driven by our internal conviction.

Chase 10X, Not 10%

The only way a startup with 10s of people can outcompete corporations with 1000s is by leveraging its force multipliers of nimbleness, talent, and creativity. Large corporations focus on 10% optimizations to generate millions in revenue. They cannot evoke major changes without years of preparation. As a startup, we don’t have that luxury… it also does not make economic sense to optimize something that’s very small. There are always more incremental features to build. There are always more incremental people to hire. But, from product to people, we must consistently chase 10X opportunities and force multipliers.

Fuck Yes or No

Fuck Yes or No is the guiding philosophy for our decisions. Starting with why we work at Bolt, it is, quite simply, because we’re obsessed. We’re not here to advance our professional careers or for a financial outcome. We’re here because we’re obsessed with changing the world and becoming the best versions of ourselves. And we trust that, to the degree to which we do what we are obsessed with, everything else in life will fall into place. Similarly, we make only “Fuck Yes” decisions about others we bring onto the team and product features we build.

Keep it Simple

Complexity worship has drowned the modern world. Simple solutions are harder to come to, and, rather than be dismissed as “too simplistic”, should be hailed as a result of clear thinking. Simplicity enables speed, reduces cost, and allows for faster learning.

Win as a Team

At Bolt, we want everyone to be as successful in their pursuits as possible. We know that our peers’ successes are tied to ours. And their triumphs, whether personal, professional, or otherwise, will benefit the company and us as individuals in the long-term.




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