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Lead Infrastructure Engineer

Company: Houzz USA
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Houzz is the world's leading platform for home remodeling and design, helping more than 2.5 million home professionals in over 100 categories to grow and manage their business. Through Houzz, a community of more than 65 million homeowners and home design enthusiasts, find ideas, hire professionals, source products and access tools to update their homes from start to finish. Houzz is available in every country around the world with localized platforms in more than 10 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. About the Role We are looking for a world-class technical leader to join our infrastructure team. Our mission is to drive stability, scalability and efficiency for the Houzz site with our growing number of users. We build critical systems that scale with millions of homeowners, professionals, photos, and products on Houzz. By joining this team, you will own and build critical infrastructure components, such as container platform (Kubernetes), storage (MySQL, Redis, Cassandra, ElasticSearch), monitoring (Prometheus, Thanos, Grafana, Kibana), streaming (Kafka, Flink, Filebeat), networking (Istio, Nginx) and configuration management (Terraform, Consul, AWS), etc.-- __________________ What You'll Do Lead key infrastructure initiatives and own critical infrastructures Scale infrastructures to handle ever-growing traffic and feature sets Optimize resource management towards overall business success Maintain and improve reliability of the Houzz site Secure infrastructures against potential threats Mentor junior members of the team Strong desire to work on end-to-end projects that require design, coding, operations and troubleshooting. Proficiency in common programming and scripting languages (Python, Shell, PHP, Java, etc.) Good understanding of Linux and common infrastructures B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent 5+ years of experience in infrastructure engineering Experience in a technical leadership role Ideally, You'll Also Have Extensive knowledge and experience with large-scale, distributed systems Experience in a management role __________________ Be Who You Are and Do What You Love at Houzz At Houzz, we strive to create and foster a strong family environment in our workplace. We collaborate to accomplish our goals, always working as a team. We aim to build a culture of inclusion - celebrating and leveraging our differences for the betterment of one another, our products and our community. Houzz team members come from many backgrounds and bring diverse experiences to the company. We take pride in making each person feel at home. We Build the Future Join Houzz in revolutionizing the home remodeling and design industry and have an impact on our community of more than 65 million homeowners and home design enthusiasts who use our platform and the 2.5 million-plus home professionals around the world who grow and manage their business with Houzz Pro. Houzz has been named one of the most innovative companies in the world by CNBC and others, and is backed by top venture capitalists. At Houzz, you can help drive the future of an industry worth over $1 trillion in the U.S. and Europe alone. We Make Things Happen Our team members play a key role in guiding the direction of our company and are able to work across multiple groups to implement fresh ideas that allow Houzz to be the industry leader. If you are interested in applying your passion to create products that will transform the lives of millions of people who are designing, remodeling and decorating their homes, welcome to Houzz. Benefits and Perks --- Flexible paid time off --- Medical, dental, vision and pet insurance --- Maternity/paternity leave program --- Healthy at Houzz program Houzz is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. When applying for a role at Houzz, we guarantee your application will be considered regardless of your sex, race, religion, color, gender, national origin, height or weight, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. We embrace and celebrate the value that diversity brings to an organization and understand that diverse backgrounds and different points of view are essential components of helping Houzz in our mission to provide the best experience for home renovation and design. Houzz is committed to fostering an inclusive environment through projects and initiatives such as employee resource groups and diversity workshops. Houzz celebrates differences and strives to create a comfortable and authentic climate for Houzzers to feel supported, where they are welcomed to think creatively and contribute to innovative ideas, while having the freedom to be themselves and share their lives at work. Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve or design their homes from start to finish. On Houzz, people can find design inspiration, research and hire home professionals, and shop for products and materials to complete their projects. For home professionals, Houzz provides an all-in-one solution that empowers them to stand out, win more clients and manage their projects efficiently and profitably. The Houzz community is made up of millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals around the world. Houzz is available on the web and as a top-rated mobile app.

Keywords: Houzz USA, Palo Alto , Lead Infrastructure Engineer, Engineering , Palo Alto, California

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