SysOps Engineer (3pm – 11pm UTC)

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

We are looking for a talented and experienced SysOps Engineer to help us in the following areas:

  • Work in a shift-based rotation, monitoring our infrastructure to preferably prevent issues or to respond immediately and mitigate issues.
  • Assist the Support team by investigating bugs and issues reported by our clients affecting our infrastructure or platform.
  • Monitor automated security systems and make informed decisions based on the data they provide.
  • Increase the efficiency of all our efforts by performing maintenance / rollout tasks and assisting in the development of automated systems.

This role’s shift need is Monday-Friday 3pm-11pm UTC.

 

Requirements

  • 3 years of experience working with Linux, demonstrated experience with Debian or Ubuntu is preferable.
  • Excellent general understanding of Linux, cloud networking and server management.
  • Experience with the standard WordPress stack (PHP, MySQL, WordPress) or in the hosting industry.
  • Technical awareness and the ability to quickly understand new technologies.
  • Some development experience (Bash, Ansible, Python, etc).
  • Honest and clear communication skills in English.

Bonus Skills

  • Knowledge of LXC.
  • Experience with GCP, AWS, Linode or DigitalOcean.
  • Experience automating against firewalls and network infrastructure (iptables).
  • Deep expertise writing Bash and Ansible scripts, knowledge of Python scripts is an advantage.
  • Experience working with ZFS.
  • Experience working with ELK stack.

 

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 work with only the newest and best technology.
  • This is a fully-remote role. You can work from anywhere with reliable internet access.

Resumes we receive are stored in Workable's database only. Your personal data will not be downloaded. Only HR and Hiring Managers have access to the personal data. Data will not be disclosed to third parties. CVs are stored for recruiting purposes exclusively and will be permanently deleted in case of unsuccessful selection. If we believe any of the applicants to be potential future hires, we'll ask their permission to retain their CVs in Workable's database until the next hiring period. For further information, please check Workable's Terms of Use.

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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