Software Engineer - Systems

As a Systems Engineer at Socotra you will be focusing on site performance, infrastructure, and security. Empowering users of varying nationalities, cultures, and knowledge with a consistently reliable and elegant experience that will depend on your tooling and automation. Your focus will be to combine significant Linux experience, programming abilities, network knowledge, information security and debugging skills to design, deploy, monitor and automate all operational aspects of Socotra's platform. A desire to solve engineering challenges for, and learn about, a user base that lives in the fastest growing markets in Africa and Asia is necessary.


  • Ensure the overall health, performance, and reliability of the Socotra platform
  • Control configuration and deployment of infrastructure components
  • Maintain standard security practices and identify infrastructure vulnerabilities
  • Create tools for automating the deployment, administration and monitoring of our large-scale Linux environments
  • Become deeply knowledgeable on the Socotra platform’s applications and contribute to their lifecycle, from design through implementation and deployment


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Previous experience deploying, configuring, and monitoring infrastructure
  • Deep focus on using automation and tooling to ensure consistency and reliability
  • Ability to analyze technical infrastructure trade-offs and drive solutions
  • 2+ years of experience

Nice to Haves

  • Familiarity with Java and Javascript
  • Experience with Amazon's AWS APIs
  • Proficient in Python
  • Comfort with Bash scripting


  • Meaningful equity at an early stage company
  • Daily catered lunch and countless snacks
  • Great location in San Francisco's SOMA district (close to public transport)
  • Top-tier health benefits
  • Fitness stipend
  • Commuter benefits
  • Fun team offsites (past examples: skiing in Tahoe, Yosemite summer trip, cocktail class, baseball games, and more)

This position is based in San Francisco and includes salary and equity commensurate with experience. 

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