Dev Ops Engineer

Portland, OR
In this role we need to automate our infrastructure, identify strategy and put it in place. AWS automation, Cloud automation - we need experience with cloud build. With AWS - looking for EC2, S3, Lambda, ECS. Also Docker - all containerized. The pain point for us is Platform Services so we can deploy, and not have our developers doing this.

Location: Portland
Position type: 6 month contract to potential hire


Our client is building a platform to enable decentralized business models and innovative technologies related to energy, cleantech and utility systems. The team has deep expertise in design, architecture, development, prototyping and testing of cutting-edge distributed energy, computing and peer-to-peer distributed consensus networks. The company builds tools and develops projects to support and accelerate proliferation of the distributed energy, utilities and computation sharing economy of the future.

We are looking for a DevOps Engineer who can realize our strategy for continuous integration, automated infrastructure, deployment, and monitoring. Work to migrate our existing infrastructure to that vision and support our project and product engineering teams in a wide range of varying deployments. Monitor our production systems for reliability and security issues, report and follow up on any issue detected. 

  • Install, configure, maintain and automate Linux and serverless environments in different geographies via various configuration management and/or orchestration tools.
  • Enhance the continuous integration and deployment systems to support regular software releases.
  • Manage, monitor, and assist in troubleshooting production systems. 
  • Evaluate, select, and deploy of new technologies and tools.
  • Work with project management and product engineering to determine the  parameters and priorities for system deployments.
  • Work with product engineering to optimize overall system performance.
  • Perform system audits, document findings, and publish recommendations.
  • Follow best security practices for system administration, management, and deployment. 

  • BS in science engineering or other technical discipline; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 5+ years related experience of Linux system admin experience.
  • Experience with CI/CD processes and methods.
  • Experience in automating large scale Linux environments utilizing one or more of the following: Ruby, Perl, Bash, or Python.
  • Experience with configuration management tools: Ansible, Puppet, or Chef.
  • Experience with infrastructure automation tools: CloudFormation or Terraform.
  • Expert-level understanding of virtualization and container (Docker, ECS, Kubernetes) technology.
  • Experience with cloud platforms (AWS strongly preferred).
  • Excellent knowledge of software engineering best practices (e.g. Agile software development, test-driven development, unit testing, code reviews, design documentation, etc…)
  • Experience with database infrastructure and access in a Distributed Cloud or containerized environments preferred
  • Familiarity with git and the git rebase workflow.
  • Ability to work well with a distributed team
  • Excellent written; presentation writing and verbal communication skills
  • History of working in startups or other fast-paced environment.


  • Experience with serverless architectures.
  • Experience with GraphQL.
  • Experience contributing meaningfully to one or more Open Source projects. 
  • Experience working with time-series datasets.
  • Familiarity with Blockchain and Smart Contract concepts.