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Principal DevOps Engineer

Primary Location: Austin, Texas Additional location(s): California - Remote; Kirkland, Washington; Texas - Remote; United States - Remote


At GoDaddy the future of work looks different for each team. Some teams work in the office full-time; others have a hybrid arrangement (they work remotely some days and in the office some days) and some work entirely remotely.

This position may be a hybrid or fully remote position, as decided by your manager. If designated as hybrid, you’ll divide your time between working remotely from your home and an office location, so you should live within commuting distance. If designated as remote, you’ll be working remotely from your home and may occasionally visit a GoDaddy office to meet with your team for events or offsites. Your hiring manager can share more about this role’s hybrid or remote designation.

This position is not eligible to be performed in Alaska, Mississippi, North Dakota, or the Virgin Islands.


About the role…

The Product:

GoDaddy is one of the world’s largest providers of WordPress hosting. Our Managed WordPress product is a key pillar of GoDaddy’s business, with nearly a million sites. We know that each one of these is someone’s business, project, portfolio, wedding site, etc., and that they depend on us to make sure that it just works. There are very interesting technical challenges in keeping this many sites running as efficiently and securely as possible.

The Platform:

We are a small team that manages the core platform that all these sites run on. This includes the traffic routing, caching, monitoring, infrastructure provisioning, troubleshooting, and development of in-house software. The platform is generally containerised and managed using Nomad. There are special challenges at our scale, and a lot of the complexity comes into how we segment the customers, wire together the bits of infrastructure they need, and pass on the metadata necessary for their sites to run.

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced developer that is comfortable with Linux-based infrastructure. If you happen to be fluent in Ansible, Python, distributed data stores, Prometheus, Golang, C, PHP, Kibana, Nomad, AWS, etc., those will all be quite helpful, but because our platform is always evolving, it’s far more important that you are good at learning and curious enough to continually find new opportunities to improve the platform.

For this role, we need someone that has experience driving small projects and making technical decisions with minimal oversight. It’s critical that you be a team player, and that you are comfortable as a tech leader in an agile development team, and that you are comfortable mentoring new developers. We work closely with several other teams, and we depend on our experienced developers to identify problems and opportunities that exist across these teams.


What you'll get to do…

  • First and foremost, this is a DevOps role. You will be expected to perform both SDE and SRE work
  • Hands-on development delivering on our roadmap
  • Leading key efforts
  • Troubleshooting
  • Identifying improvements that we bring onto the backlog
  • Making architectural decisions and participating in larger architectural discussions
  • Communicating with stakeholders and partners


Your experience should Include…

  • 8+ years of software development experience
  • Linux command-line experience (e.g., bash)
  • Experience working with monitoring/observability tools
  • Experience working in an Agile development team (e.g., Scrum/Kanban)
  • Experience in GoLang, Python or similar languages


You will gain experience working with...

  • Reverse proxies and caches (HAProxy, Varnish, Apache, FastCGI, and custom GoLang)
  • Ansible and bash
  • Containers using Nomad
  • A rich monitoring ecosystem that includes ELK, Prometheus, Grafana, and New Relic
  • Distributed file stores
  • Troubleshooting WordPress


We've got your back... Enjoy our many benefits (My Wallet), including paid time off, 401k, equity grants and parental leave. Join one of our employee resource groups (Culture). Continue to have a side hustle, if you have one (we love entrepreneurs, remember?). Most importantly, come as you are and make your own way. 

About us... GoDaddy is empowering everyday entrepreneurs around the world by providing all of the help and tools to succeed online. GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers, sell their products and services, and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company, visit About Us ( 

GoDaddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression (including against any individual that is transitioning, has transitioned, or is perceived to be transitioning), marital status or civil partnership/union status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. GoDaddy will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local and federal requirements.

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 GoDaddy doesn’t accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.

Job ID R015881

GoDaddy's compensation is local to where you are and may vary based on an individual's qualifications at the time of the offer. The anticipated annual base salary ranges for select locations are listed below:

  • New York City - $156000.00 to $195000.00
  • Colorado - $133500.00 to $167000.00

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