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Site Reliability Engineer


Are you eager to develop software systems that solve problems? Are you fascinated by automation? PayJunction is seeking a site reliability engineer to support the infrastructure and services that make PayJunction the leading developer of paperless payment software. As a valued member of our small but mighty engineering team, you will ensure our systems are healthy, automated and designed to scale.

How do you know this position is for you?

The ideal candidate for this role eats, breathes and sleeps automation, always has security in mind, and can implement best practices to further our mission. The role is meant for a DevOps rockstar who can triage and prioritize when necessary, has a strong sense of responsibility and ownership, and can tackle a problem to completion. We are looking for a Puppet expert to take our automation initiatives to the next level. We take testing seriously, and believe in an effective and efficient engineering approach that reduces bugs and stress. We have exceedingly high expectations for this role, but will pay a premium salary to the talented individual who meets them.

This is a full-time, in house position at our headquarters in Santa Barbara, CA.

The must-haves:

  • Outstanding Puppet and Ansible skills and a fundamental desire to automate everything
  • Background in programming and strong coding skills (i.e. desire and ability to write quality code)
  • Experience working with Mac workstations, OS X in a corporate setting (Profile Management, MCX Records) and JAMF
  • Experience supporting Linux systems (Specifically, Ubuntu. Package updates, backup, DB maintenance)
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science highly preferred


You should also be comfortable with:


  • Jenkins, VM's, continuous integration and one-step deployments
  • Git as a version control system


  • Router / Firewall configurations (ScreenOS, Junos, Cisco)
  • BGP Routing, VPN, DNS, Radius, DAI, load balancing, tcpdump

Server administration

  • Bash, LDAP, Basic MySQL, Apache, SSL, SNMP, Nagios, Splunk, OSSEC


  • Internal penetration experience (IPS, SSL Scan, OpenVas, Ettercap, Injection, XSS, CSRF, on and on, bring your White Hat skills)


Bonus points for:

  • Direct experience maintaining PCI Compliance


About PayJunction

Founded in 2000 by three UCSB graduates without a single dollar of outside investment, PayJunction has gone from bootstrapped to billions in processing. Initially profiting only pennies on every dollar, PayJunction, with a team of over 3,000 nationwide, now transacts over $3 billion dollars annually for tens of thousands of clients.

As the leading developer of paperless payment software, PayJunction has eliminated the need to file away paper receipts, ultimately increasing productivity and reducing costs for small and medium sized businesses, but more importantly, reducing the carbon footprint of an entire industry. PayJunction takes pride in its design and engineering. We believe computer science is an art; it just happens to be the brush we use to paint our product with innovation and effectiveness.

Our brand was built with a long-term vision, our goal is to be a generational tech company and our integrity is the foundation of our success. PayJunction values long-term relationships over short-term profit. The owners still head day-to-day operations for the company, and are as dedicated to fostering the culture as they are to developing the product. PayJunction is a place where you can refine your skills in a supportive environment where wellness and work-life balance aren’t just said, they’re practiced.


  • Health, Dental, & Vision paid 100%
  • 401k with 6% match


  • Large corporate HQ in downtown Santa Barbara, California
  • Catered Friday lunches and stocked kitchen
  • Free onsite fitness classes
  • Game room complete with xbox, pool table, and corn hole
  • Newly remodeled engineering wing 
  • An open work space with Herman Miller chair and multiple monitors
  • Roof top deck - great place for breaks in the sunshine

 Company Ethos

  • We value long term relationships over short term profit.
  • We are building something that will last longer than us.
  • We are passionate about our work and inspired by the team we have created.
  • We create products that improve the lives of our customers.
  • We build green technology that costs less than our prospective clients pay now.
  • We are constantly innovating.
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