DevOps Engineer

San Francisco, CA

Company Summary:

Blurb® is a book-making platform and creative community that enables individuals to create, publish, share and sell high-quality photo books, trade books, and magazines in both print and digital formats. Blurb is accessible to consumers across the globe with free, innovative book creation and layout tools. Founded in 2005, Blurb has over 2 million customers worldwide, resulting in over 4 million unique book titles, with nearly 18 million units shipped to almost 100 countries around the world. We are headquartered in San Francisco.

Position Summary:

Blurb is seeking an experienced, innovative, and collaborative DevOps Engineer to join our growing IT team! As a member of our DevOps team, you will be working in close collaboration with other DevOps team members in the goal of supporting both the broader engineering and development teams. Key to this role is understanding the underlying goals of projects and task objectives. Then translate them into solid solutions while managing both risk and urgency. The goal of which will help us maintain and scale an ever-evolving production environment while helping to continuously grow, build, and improve our deployment tools and processes.


Education: Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
Experience: 3+ years as a DevOps/TechOps engineer or directly related role such as IT or systems engineer

Required skills:

Solid background and experience in a Linux based environment as a system administrator.

  • Knowledge and experience in the administration of bare-metal systems.

Experience working with and deploying virtualization and containerization technologies

  • Working knowledge administration of VMware hypervisors
    • Terraform scripting is a big plus
  • Working understanding of operating system virtualization

Deep knowledge of deploying and configuring Ansible solutions

  • Experience scripting between Ansible, VMWare, and RHEL a plus

Working knowledge and understanding of basic application and systems networking

  • Understanding of common data center connectivity

Hands-on experience and administration of common system automation tools

  • Agent and Agentless base configurations.
  • Push-pull methodologies

Ability to triage or troubleshoot an incident from start to resolution

  • Provide detailed root cause analysis to prevent incident re-occurrence
  • Interpret and debug system and application error logs

Familiarity with common and best practices in CI / CD lifecycles
Background and experience with common development tools and practices

Preferred or additional skills:

Scripting familiarity in one or more back-end system coding languages
Experience in the administration and active maintenance of a live production environment.

Work Environment:

Addition duties of this role may include the support and assistance in the administration and maintenance of our current data center with older versions of the same technology.

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to

Blurb is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. As a Blurb employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver to the best of your ability. If you are prepared for this challenge, tell us your qualifications, experience and interests in this position in a cover letter and resume.  Please be sure and tell us why you think you would be a great addition to the Blurberati!


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Blurb is committed to equal opportunity and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying