NS1's intelligent DNS and traffic management platform, with its data driven architecture and unique Filter Chain routing engine, is purpose-built for the most demanding, mission-critical applications on the Internet. NS1's comprehensive platform technology leverages infrastructure, application, and network data to make intelligent routing decisions in real time, ensuring optimal application performance and reliability. NS1's platform is delivered through its world class Managed DNS Network for customers including Imgur, Stackpath, DropBox, SalesForce and many more.

DevOps Engineer at NS1
About Us

NS1 is disrupting the DNS and traffic management spaces. Our Managed DNS offering is powered by a world-class global network and deep traffic management technology that enables our customers to optimize their application's delivery and streamline their DevOps processes with our next-gen platform. Our Dedicated DNS offering lets our customers harness the power and flexibility of our groundbreaking DNS platform in their own network or in the cloud. And our Pulsar offering enables our customers to manage their application’s traffic based on what really matters to them using real-time performance data captured from actual end users.

Our customers include some of the biggest properties on the Internet, such as Yelp, Imgur, Pulsepoint, Lexmark, MaxCDN, OpenX, Algolia, Catchpoint, and xkcd.

The role 

We’re looking to add a new core member to our small but fast growing engineering team: an experienced DevOps engineer who can dive in to our extensively automated network of global infrastructure, summoning their deep technical background to drive new innovation in the tools and systems that run our cutting edge traffic management platform.

We’re looking for an autodidact who can immerse themselves in our globally distributed infrastructure immediately, leveraging existing technical strengths and teaching themselves the systems that are new to them. You should have broad knowledge of the technologies in modern infrastructure operations and automation, offering constructive advice for improvements, while being able to use and scale the systems in our existing platform. You’ll take responsibility for the quality of your code, and your daily work will have an immediate company-wide impact.

Some stuff you’ll work on:

  • Deployment automation

  • Monitoring, metrics collection and alerting

  • Continuous build and testing systems

  • Linux system maintenance and platform security

  • Traffic load balancing, filtering, and DDoS mitigation tools

  • Messaging, persistent DB and caching systems


We like to find the right tool for the job, and we’ll expect your sage advice to help make future decisions on which technologies should power our platform (and why they are best). Whatever the technology, we strive for provably maintainable, scalable, and secure systems.

We run a custom stack in a very distributed network with infrastructure in various environments around the globe. Some tools we’re currently using to tie it all together include:

  • Linux

  • Ansible, Docker

  • MongoDB, Redis, RabbitMQ

  • Python (Twisted), Bash, C

  • Hadoop/HDFS/OpenTSDB, Grafana, Bosun

  • BPF, iptables, packet analysis

Working @ NS1

We’re a small, well funded startup with a casual work environment and strong work ethic. There’s a lot to do so we keep meetings and process to a minimum. We’re headquartered in NYC’s Financial District. We like to have fun, but skip most of the fancy startup gimmicks (fresh beer yes, gourmet chef and afternoon yoga no). We prefer candidates local to NYC or SFO, but will happily consider well qualified remote employees.

We offer:

  • competitive compensation (salary and stock options)

  • medical, dental, and vision

  • commuter benefits

  • 401k

  • flexible hours and time off

  • choice of workstation

NS1 is an equal opportunity employer.

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