DevOps Engineer

Salary
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Job Description

Kinsta is a modern cloud hosting company focused on WordPress hosting. We run our services on cutting edge technology and we are proud of the level of support we offer to our customers. Our talented and motivated team is scattered across the globe with team members hailing from every continent but Antarctica! We're constantly on the lookout for great talent to join our awesome team. If you’d like to become part of the Kinsta family, just hit apply!
 
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 on application 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

    • At least 5 years of experience working with Ubuntu/Debian
    • 3 years of experience with PHP
    • Experience with a PHP framework
    • Deep knowledge of LXC
    • Strong experience writing Ansible scripts
    • Experience with Nginx
    • Previous experience in the hosting industry
    • Excellent general understanding of Linux, cloud networking and server management
    • Technical awareness and ability to quickly understand new technologies

Bonus skills

    • Experience with the standard WordPress stack (PHP, MySQL, WordPress)
    • Experience working with ZFS
    • Experience working with ELK stack
    • Experience with Node.js apps
    • Database query optimization
    • Having worked in JIRA
    • Good understanding of APIs and web service
    • Deep knowledge of Google Cloud based server architecture

Benefits

    • Fully remote culture with a globally distributed, international team
    • We offer a flexible and relaxed working environment where everyone can work in peace
    • In order to ensure that everyone has time to rest and recharge, we offer Flexible paid time off
    • 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
Kinsta is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and we will take actions to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.
 
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