A rapidly growing e-Commerce platform seeks a highly technical DevOps Engineer with a passion for all things tech, to build, operate and secure their infrastructure and systems. You will require a 3-year Computer Science Degree or equivalent experience, strong Linux including kernel tuning, proc filesystem, cgroups, os scheduling and experience with Jenkins, Gitlab, Spinnaker, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, TCP/IP, CI/CD, Kafka, Kubernetes, Nginx, Memcached, Terraform and Google Cloud.


  • Terraform to manage Cloud Infrastructure, Chef to manage virtual servers.
  • Build and deploy systems for metrics, monitoring, and logging.
  • Operations for Kafka, Kubernetes, Nginx, Memcached, and more.
  • CI / CD Build systems to ensure teams can deploy frequently and safely.
  • Hardening servers and building security into the platform.
  • Develop automation so we can focus on the hard problems.
  • Develop glue code to extend or integrate systems.


Qualifications –

  • 3-Year Computer Science Degree (or equivalent experience).

Experience/Skills –

  • At least 2 years of professional experience.
  • An understanding of computer science fundamentals, including Linux and operating systems, networking.
  • Solid grasp of development fundamentals such as data structures and algorithms.
  • Can write code (we use Python).
  • Google Cloud, or another cloud provider (architecture, operations)
  • Managing Kubernetes Clusters (certificates, users, kubeadm, etc.).
  • Understand networking deeply (TCP/IP, UDP, IP, calico/weave, vlans, tcpdump, etc.).
  • Understand Linux deeply (kernel tuning, proc filesystem, cgroups, os scheduling, etc.) including Linux administration (Processes, Networking, Disks, Security).
  • Have experience with Build Systems (Jenkins, Gitlab, Spinnaker).
  • Managing production systems.
  • One configuration management system (Chef, Puppet, Ansible).


  • Keeps up to date with the industry, always learning.
  • A team player, an active listener, and able to communicate well.
  • Shows solid reasoning and decision making, with the ability to work under pressure.

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