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Internal Site Reliability Engineer

PayJunction is seeking an internal 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.  Our internal site reliability engineer will help design, build, maintain and enhance our Level 1 PCI security standard. This position is key to our long-term growth, and this person will work closely with our founders. 

The internal site reliability engineer will learn our unique stack, identify areas for improvement, bring a big picture vision, make recommendations and implement solutions.  Our ideal candidate will be passionate about security, about doing things right the first time, collaboration, innovation, and working within established processes. The internal site reliability engineer will have a passion for automation, and will use Puppet to manage and implement procedures to automate many of our manual tasks.  This role will maintain and install our internal hardware and software, set up workstations, and analyze our hardware and software needs. Our ideal candidate will have solid experience in MacOS, JAMF, Okta, GSuite and additional knowledge of Linux (Ubuntu) and Puppet. 

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


  • Maintains and further develops automation and deployment tools:
    • JAMF
    • Okta
    • GSuite
  • Assists where needed with Linux servers and Puppet automation.
  • Performs analysis of network needs and contributes to design of network architecture, integration and installation.
  • Maintains network hardware and software, including servers, peripherals, network nodes, terminals and wiring.
  • Establishes and controls systems access and security.
  • Monitors and maintains network stability, collects and analyzes network and memory utilization, and installs and tests software upgrades.
  • Manages computer operation scheduling, backup, storage and retrieval functions.
  • Coordinates third-party maintenance for network hardware, software and telecommunications services.
  • Develops, maintains and tests disaster recovery plans.
  • Configures basic firewalls and completes basic network troubleshooting (minimal cabling on occasion).
  • Deploys security patches.


Skills and Requirements:

  • JAMF
  • Okta
  • GSuite
  • MacOS administration
  • Linux server administration (specifically, Ubuntu. Package updates, backup, DB maintenance)
  • Puppet
  • Pen testing
  • Knowledge of LDAP policies, DNS, NTP, File Sharing
  • Router / Firewall configurations (ScreenOS, Junos, Cisco)
  • BGP Routing, VPN, DNS, Radius, DAI, load balancing, tcpdump
  • Some scripting language (Bash, Python, Ruby, etc)
  • Continuous integration, Jenkins, VM's, and one-step deployments
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or similar

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 and vision paid 100%
  • 401k with 6% match
  • Competitive compensation 
  • Opportunity to be part of a company that is changing a whole industry
  • Opportunity for growth within the company


  • Large corporate HQ in downtown Santa Barbara, California
  • Newly remodeled engineering wing
  • Rooftop deck - great place for breaks in the sunshine
  • Catered Friday lunches and stocked kitchen
  • Free onsite fitness classes
  • An open work space with Herman Miller chairs and multiple monitors
  • Dog friendly
  • Kombucha on tap

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 our the team.
  • 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.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, see and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms and requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies up to 20 pounds.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. PayJunction reserves the right to conduct background and/or credit checks on all of its potential employees.


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