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About Apollo

Founded in 2015, Apollo is a leading sales intelligence and engagement platform trusted by over 15,000 paying customers, from rapidly growing startups to the largest global enterprises. Our platform unifies a database of 200 million business contacts with advanced intelligence and engagement tools, to help over 500,000 sales, marketing, and recruiting professionals to connect with the right person at the right time with the right message, at speed and scale.

In the last year, we've grown ARR 3x, quadrupled our active users, maintained profitability 18 out of the past 20 months, and recently closed a $110M Series C led by Sequoia Capital to fuel the next phase of our growth.

Working at Apollo

We are a remote-first inclusive organization focused on operational excellence. Our way of working ensures clear expectations and an environment to do your best work with ample reward.

Your Role & Mission:

Apollo Engineering strongly believes in allowing team members to take ownership of what they do, and our approach to problem-solving relies heavily upon creativity, communication, and collaboration. As Head of Infrastructure at, you will build, sustain, and foster a world-class and teamwork-oriented Infrastructure team. You will be responsible for growing infrastructure that caters to millions of customers, and scale databases at tens of terrabytes.

Daily Adventures & Responsibilities:

At, you will:

  • Take ownership of reliability, operational excellence and developer experience
  • Participate in and drive key technical decision-making discussions such as sprint planning and architectural design
  • Help build and scale a world-class infrastructure team by sourcing and hiring candidates
  • Hold systematic weekly 1:1 touch points with engineers to deliver and receive quality feedback
  • Work with engineers to develop and execute on personalized goals
  • Conduct objective and helpful quarterly performance reviews for engineers
  • Own the QA process and product quality as the org leader for the QA team

What we're looking for:

  • 5+ years of hands-on infrastructure engineering industry experience
  • 3+ years' experience of technical leadership over an infrastructure team; should have fundamentals in infrastructure architecture at scale, effective engineering processes, and cross-team function
  • Problem-solving: You are self-motivated and passionate about pursuing excellence, and enjoy adapting to and tackling problems that block you from reaching your goals
  • Execution: You are able to effectively plan, organize, and execute on initiatives in a timely and efficient manner
  • Expectations: You have high expectations for the team's happiness, unity, growth, and level of execution and delivery
  • Empathy: As a mentor and as a teammate, you are an intent listener that is compassionate and puts people first, and you are tactful with both accepting and delivering criticism to others
  • Driving alignment: You have the ability to set goals, align, and drive improvements within the team
  • You live and breathe infrastructure-as-code
  • Ability to take ownership over everything you deliver
  • Confident in owning your role, and bringing creative ideas to your team
  • You strive for quality, and are obsessed with automation and squashing any bugs that sneak through


  • Required:
    • BS or MS degree from a university in a technical discipline (e.g. CS, Math, Engineering)
    • Strong expertise with Kubernetes on AWS or GCP
    • Familiarity with Terraform
    • Strong expertise with Linux (Ubuntu) and experience with managing at least one database
    • Experience with automated build deployment software such as Github Actions or Jenkins
    • Experience with distributed, fault-tolerant, and highly-available systems
    • Exposure to a modern backend programming language, preferably Ruby, but Python, Bash are also acceptable
  • Nice-to Haves:
    • Experience with MongoDB
    • Experience with ElasticSearch
    • Experience with Ansible
    • Familiarity with Ruby on Rails
    • Experience with Web scraping

What You'll Love About Apollo

Besides the great compensation package and culture that thrives in openness and excellence, we invest tremendous effort into developing our remote employees' careers. The team embraces that we have a sole purpose: to help customers maximize their full revenue potential on the Apollo platform. This mindset opens us up to a lot of creative approaches to making customers successful at scale. You'll be a significant part of a lean, remote team, empowered to really own your role as a proactive educator. We're very collaborative at Apollo, so you'll be able to lean on your teammates, even in adjacent departments, to help you achieve lofty goals. You'll be supported and encouraged to experiment and take educated risks that lead to big wins. And, you'll have a whole team remotely by your side to help you do it!

Company name: Apollo
Remote job title: Head of Infrastructure
Job tags: infrastructure, Technical Leadership, automation

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