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Software Engineer, Infrastructure


Washington, DC, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 01/21/2023
  • Website:
  • Company Address: , Washington, DC
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $150,000

About Omelas

Omelas brings together the world's best developers from Google, Facebook, RedHat, PwC and more with field-defining experts in defense, diplomacy, and intelligence to prevent the violence we've seen tear apart communities, stymie development, and spread suffering across the world. We began by applying the tech advertisers use to understand why people become loyal to brands to understand why people become loyal terrorist groups. With foiled attacks and presentations before four national intelligence chiefs under our belts, we expanded to propaganda of al kinds and then to violence of all kinds.

Job Description

Interested in a position at the forefront of the information war? For half a decade, Omelas has
been the leader in protecting democracy against propaganda. We expose how authoritarians
manipulate the internet. We monitor the most influential newspapers, TV channels, government
offices, militant groups, and more across a dozen social networks and messaging apps,
thousands of websites, and thousands of RSS feeds. Our unique access to the media
landscapes of authoritarian states like Russia, Iran, and China has won us coverage in over a
dozen languages and countless publications ranging from Meet The Press to the BBC to
Financial Times and more.

Job Description

We’re looking for a Software Engineer to ensure our architecture remains scalable, secure, and
performant while our internal processes are agile and optimized. The software engineer will
work closely with our Data Engineering and Data Science teams to productionize new models
and services. As an early member of an established but fast growing startup, you’ll play a key
role in leading our team as we expand. This position focuses on infrastructure and automation,
but provides opportunities to work within data science and data engineering. This role will start
out as a contractor position with the opportunity of becoming a full time hire based on
performance and company fit.


2+ years of experience in a similar role.
Professional experience with Infrastructure as Code (CloudFormation, Terraform, etc.)
Professional experience with Docker and container orchestration (ECS, Kubernetes,
Professional experience creating/maintaining CI/CD pipelines
Familiarity with cloud/network security (VPCs, NACLs, IAM, etc.)
Experience with python dependency management (pip, conda, etc.)

Nice To Haves

Familiarity with scripting in python
Familiarity with SQL and relational databases
Proficiency with AWS CloudFormation and AWS SAM
Experience deploying serverless microservice applications
Familiarity with machine learning and deep learning frameworks

Current Tech Stack:

Lambda, API Gateway, ECS, RDS
Google Cloud Platform
BigQuery, DataStudio
Postgres Database/SQL
Technological Principles
Agile development
Serverless architecture
API architecture
Sample Python Libraries Used (preferred, not required):
Beautiful Soup
HuggingFace Transformers
Google Cloud