NOW HIRING: DevOps Engineer

Company: Kinsta
Website: https://kinsta.com
Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Location: Remote

We are looking for a motivated and professional DevOps Engineer to help us maintain the best performing hosting architecture on the market.

You will be instrumental in making sure our architecture is always on the bleeding edge of technology remaining stable and high performing at all times. This involves:

  • Optimizing server provisioning
  • Fine tuning our servers on a system level and an application (WordPress) level
  • Ensuring high scalability as the number of created VMs increases on our network
  • Overseeing and ensuring smooth running and completion of server-wide updates
  • Ensuring optimal software communication between our server architecture and our hosting platform (MyKinsta)
  • Acting as an escalation point for our SysOps team if a bug or issue proves to be particularly difficult
  • Creating tools to prevent or mitigate instances of high load, ensure security and stability throughout the system

Requirements

  • 4-year undergraduate / Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering or computer science
  • 5 years of experience working with Ubuntu
  • 3 years of experience writing Bash, Python and Ansible scripts
  • 3 years of experience with the standard WordPress stack (PHP, MySQL, WordPress)
  • Experience with WP-CLI
  • Experience with Nginx
  • LUA scripting knowledge
  • Excellent general understanding of Linux, cloud networking and server management
  • Deep knowledge of Google Cloud based server architecture
  • Strong experience automating against firewalls and network infrastructure (iptables)
  • Experience working with ELK stack
  • Technical awareness and ability to quickly understand new technologies

Bonus Skills

  • Deep knowledge of LXC
  • Experience working with ZFS
  • Database query optimization
  • Having worked in JIRA
  • Good understanding of APIs and web services

Benefits

  • We offer a relaxed working environment where everyone can work in peace
  • We do not have any investors and we do not work directly with clients. This means we rarely have any deadlines and have the luxury of thinking features through and implementing them correctly instead of quickly.
  • Everyone has a voice in the development process.
  • We have an amazing design (UI and UX) team so development receives fully researched and designed tasks.
  • We work with only the newest and best technology.

Source: We Work Remotely, Kinsta