Steno is a venture-backed finance & legal tech startup based in Los Angeles that’s modernizing a very traditional industry. Steno makes getting and paying for legal support services easy by combining litigation finance with a two-sided market that connects court reporters, videographers, and interpreters with the law firms that need their services. Additionally, we offer a video conferencing product that enables lawyers to take depositions remotely.
About the Role
Steno has been experiencing very high growth and market adoption since its release in early 2019, and we are now ready to bring on our first full-time Dev Ops Engineer to help us meet the demands of scaling our product to meet our customers’ needs.
An amazing product begins with amazing people who are ready to upend a traditional industry. As the first Dev Ops hire, you will be setting the bar for what “good” looks like from a Dev Ops perspective and you’ll be responsible for our security within AWS including networking and infrastructure security. This is an excellent opportunity to earn equity in an emerging tech startup!
Manage and monitor all systems in AWS including infrastructure, networking configurations, and all things network/infrastructure/IAM security
Ensure security and high availability of our systems
Ensure learnings from each project are brought together to feed back into consistent best practices and processes for the engineering org
You love solving problems and collaborating with others to solve those problems
You’ve become familiar with the downsides of both under-engineering and over-engineering, and developed an appreciation for working pragmatically
You seek clarity, and as much simplicity as the underlying problem domain will allow
You are well organized, able to manage time effectively, and comfortable working through problems with little direction
You’re enthusiastic about defining and cultivating a product-oriented engineering culture that instills a spirit of continuous improvement in all aspects of building products
You are humble and recognize no one or system is perfect and you see mistakes being made as an opportunity for improvement
You are not easily flustered if someone takes a different approach to solve the same problem
You are obsessed with automating tasks and helping the engineering team to be more efficient
You see people doing manual steps to run tests or build infrastructure, and that makes you want to jump in and help to automate those steps
You take security very seriously, and you are always thinking about security implications for any infrastructure/network change you may be doing
You are constantly thinking about our security posture, and identifying places for improvement as well as implementing the changes required to improve our security
Demonstrated track record of maintaining highly available production systems
Experience building and maintaining CI systems to automate the build process of applications as well as the automated deployment of those applications
Experience setting up centralized logging/monitoring/alerting systems
At least 3 years of Dev Ops experience
Experience with CDNs and load balancing application traffic
High School Diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Familiarity with SOC2 and HIPAA
Have worked in one or more early-stage startups
In the last year, Steno has grown from just 9 employees in Los Angeles to over 120 employees across the nation and works fully remote. Our team is incredibly diverse and a unique blend of backgrounds in law, technology, operations, and finance. Though not many of us have met in person, we are a cohesive team that has produced amazing results in just a short time (if we do say so ourselves).
Steno just closed a Series A round of funding led by Trust Ventures. With seed investments from First Round Capital, Human Ventures, and others, we’ve raised $13 million in total. This capital not only helps us invest in our business and product but also in our people. We know that without our people, we’d have nothing. So, we offer amazing health and time off benefits, complete home office outfitting, and additional perks that make our culture unique.
Steno is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental ability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business needs.