Ad Hoc Labs is a fast-growing startup whose mission is to empower consumers to take control of their mobile identity, privacy, and productivity. We are passionate about building high-quality software and using technology creatively to solve meaningful problems.
Our bestselling app Burner has been the category leader in virtual phone number apps for more than five years, serving millions of consumers with a way to generate additional phone numbers when needed, keep them indefinitely or use them only temporarily, and delete them when finished – all without the hassle of wireless carriers or contracts. Burner was named a top 50 app by TIME and has been covered extensively in the press, including the New York Times who said “a thin layer of privacy between yourself and the rest of the world, when needed, is hard to put a price on.”
Our newly-released app Firewall is an innovative, “extreme” solution to robocalls, spam calls, and unwanted phone calls generally–a set of problems that costs billions of dollars in fraud and lost productivity annually. Firewall is unlike any other robocall screening app and works by enabling users to forward their phones to the cloud, where we can screen calls intelligently and pass through only those callers known to the user. It’s getting lots of attention and rave reviews including from CNET, whose reporter wrote, “I couldn’t be happier”.
Firewall and Burner are just the beginning for us–come join our adventure!
Manage AWS and Kubernetes Infrastructure for highly available microservices supporting real time APIs
Automate cloud infrastructure provisioning and software builds for Scala, Ruby, and Python based services
Support software delivery life cycles and ensure successful production deployments
Systems monitoring and capacity planning
Work tightly embedded with developers, QA, and product folks as part of a fast paced, Agile team
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
Strong problem solving skills with an equally strong sense of urgency and ownership
Solid interpersonal skills and a commitment to customer service
Self driven with the ability to deliver projects given minimal supervision
In depth knowledge of Linux administration and troubleshooting
Scripting skills in languages such as Python, Ruby, and/or BASH
Robust understanding and experience with configuration management tools (Ansible, Cloudformation, Chef, Puppet, Salt, Terraform, etc)
Experience with one or more build automation tools (Circle CI, Confluence, Jenkins, Drone, Travis CI, etc)
The ability to be flexible and embrace learning new things regularly
Docker / containers a strong plus, especially in an environment using Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm, or any “serverless” technologies
AWS skills desired, specifically working with Cloudformation, VPCs, Security Groups, IAM, Lambdas, RDS, EC2, etc
Passion for software engineering and coding
Experience with TCP/IP networking
Experience working with RDBMS, especially PostgreSQL
Appreciation for thorough documentation
WHAT WE OFFER YOU:
100% health insurance coverage for employees, dependents & domestic partners
Creative, dog-friendly workspace in a converted industrial building in a walk- and bike-friendly neighborhood
Collaborative but autonomous work environment (We use Slack, Trello, and other low-friction collaboration tools), with an emphasis on communication
Kitchen stocked with craft coffee and beer from east-side and other local purveyors
Ad Hoc Labs is committed to building a diverse, inclusive company and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We provide excellent medical and other benefits and will consider full-time, part-time, partial remote, or other flexible arrangements for the right candidate.
Ad Hoc Labs, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We seek to employ the most qualified person in every job. Ad Hoc Labs, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, age, color, race, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical & mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.