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Senior DevOps (Site Reliability) Engineer

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Date: Mar 4, 2018

Location: Emeryville, CA, US

Company: Realogy Services Group LLC



Requisition 45426

About ZapLabs LLC
ZapLabs ( is the innovation and technology hub for global real estate leader Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), and the driving force behind inventive technology for brokers and agents affiliated with Realogy’s world renowned real estate brands. ZapLabs delivers its highly effective consumer, sales associate and broker solutions in support of Realogy’s leading franchise brands and is positioned to expand the scope of its technology development efforts to encompass Realogy’s other business segments, including residential brokerage, relocation and settlement services. ZapLabs is headquartered in Emeryville, California.


Job Title: Senior DevOps (Site Reliability) Engineer


At ZapLabs, we work to build and improve a platform that helps real estate professionals work effectively, and helps delight home buyers and sellers with an excellent experience. We do that by combining great technology with great people – and we’re looking for a Senior DevOps (Site Reliability) Engineer to join our team.


What we’re looking for:

You’re a highly motivated Senior DevOps (Site Reliability) Engineer who will help build a modern infrastructure for building, deploying, and monitoring high-volume consumer-facing web applications, along with internal tools and systems. You should be passionate about engineering and operations (you read the Netflix and Airbnb engineering blogs with your morning coffee, and you have a copy of Google’s Site Reliability Engineering book on your bedside table). You excel at writing code to automate everything.


What you’ll do:

You’ll work on transitioning a good chunk of our infrastructure to AWS, helping us move to a container-based service architecture, and supporting the “Big Data” infrastructure used by our Data Science team. Some of your responsibilities include:

  • Create and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring and operations 
  • Play a critical role in building systems to:
    • Manage and automate servers
    • Move a majority of our infrastructure into AWS over the next six months
  • Help the development team with tools and services to enhance productivity
  • Write exceptional code code (data structures, algorithms, etc.)
  • Mentor junior team members


Skills, accomplishments, & interests you should have:

  • 6+ years of experience working in a Software Engineering/DevOps role
  • 3+ years of experience working with UNIX/Linux systems administration
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical discipline
  • Skill with configuration management tools, preferably Salt (we have lots of servers and need to manage them in an automated way)
  • Experience working with configuration management tools, preferably Chef
  • Experience working with continuous integration software, e.g. Jenkins or Bamboo
  • Solid communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to iterate quickly in an agile development process
  • Ability to learn new technologies and evaluate multiple technologies to solve a problem
  • Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment


Nice to haves:

  • AWS skills – a big part of the plan for the next six months is to move services into AWS.
  • Skill with resource managers, e.g. Mesos, Kubernetes, Yarn, etc.
  • Experience with Docker—this is a big part of how we’re going to be able to scale services and give engineers the tools they need to produce and deploy them.
  • Experience with distributed messaging systems, e.g. Kafka
  • Skill with “Big Data” tools, e.g. Spark, Hive, HDFS


We’re always looking for folks to join our culture of passionate hobbyists! We have a tendency to nerd out on everything from LOTR and Star Wars to competitive baking to our company soccer team, the Lab Rats.

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Realogy Holdings Corp. is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its hiring and business practices.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability



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