DevOps Engineer

Kinsta is a premium managed WordPress hosting provider designed for all types of businesses, small or large. We're the first to be exclusively powered by Google Cloud Platform while utilizing an isolated container system. We believe that constant availability and an outstanding user experience are a must. That’s why we always utilize the latest software and most advanced technology to power our infrastructure.

Location
Remote
Commitment
Full-time Remote

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:

  • Writing backend services for MyKinsta features using Ansible, Python, and/or Bash
  • Collecting, visualizing and analyzing metrics for performance and scaling issues
  • Writing different tools to extend and scale the functionalities of our stack
  • Writing Serverless applications using Python and/or GoLang to perform regular maintenance operations, audit our infrastructure, collect metrics, and monitor different services
  • Owning different projects where you will start with research, system design, capacity planning and working closely with the development, design and SysOps teams to implement, support and deploy
  • Automation is in our blood. You will implement Infrastructure as Code/CI/CD in every small aspect within our systems, mostly using Ansible, Terraform, and GitHub actions
  • We’re growing and changing fast. You are not expected to know everything but you need to have the passion to search, learn, and adapt

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.

By applying to one of our positions, you agree to the processing of the submitted personal data in accordance with Kinsta's Privacy Policy, including the transfer of your data to the United States, which does not have a GDPR-equivalent data protection law.

Kinsta's motivated team is scattered across the globe

You're in luck! We're actively looking for more talented and tech-savvy co-workers to join our awesome team. If you’re willing to learn a bunch of exciting new technologies at an innovative growing tech company, then please get in touch.

Life at Kinsta

We have plenty of fun at the office and you're welcome to try and beat our current scooter lap record. But we also know when it’s time to batten down the hatches and put in the amount of time and work a startup can sometimes require.

We expect everyone to be honest and forthright with their ideas and contributions. Day-to-day, we challenge each other to constantly raise the bar, encourage unconventional thinking to achieve innovative breakthroughs, and are passionately committed to surpassing our goals.

We're looking for people who can take the initiative and contribute ideas anywhere in the company. We promote continuous learning in a flexible work environment.

What we offer

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Remote working environment

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Remote expense budget

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Competitive base salary

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Paid vacations

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Equal employment opportunity

Kinsta is an equal opportunity employer.

We will not discriminate and 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 bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

How we review and select newcomers

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You apply for one of our open positions

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We might ask you to complete a short assessment (a video or a test)

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We invite you to an initial HR call, so that we can get to know each other

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We invite you to one or two rounds of more in-depth, technical interviews with the hiring manager and the team

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If you've successfully passed all interview rounds, you’ll receive an offer from us

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Once you've accepted our offer, you'll have to pass a background check

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Welcome on board!

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