SysOps Engineer (Mon-Fri 12pm-8pm 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 maintain our server infrastructure and make sure every site always runs smoothly on our servers.

You will be involved in updating key parts of our architecture, proactively making sure all our servers are stable and resolving emergencies. This involves:

  • Creating new Google Cloud virtual machines
  • Assisting the Support team by investigating bugs and issues reported by our clients affecting our infrastructure or platform.
  • Monitoring our infrastructure and responding to instances of high load. Investigating the issue, taking steps to stabilize the infrastructure, documenting the steps taken, communicating lessons learned for the improvement of the team, and proposing changes to avoid a recurrence.
  • Responding immediately to any system outages during a scheduled 8-hour shift.
  • Reviewing firewall rules and making necessary adjustments in response to malicious traffic reaching our platform.
  • Assisting the DevOps team in the development of new tools and in the refinement of existing tools.

This role’s shift need is Monday to Friday 12pm-8pm UTC.

Requirements

  • 5 years of experience working with Ubuntu
  • Excellent general understanding of Linux, cloud networking and server management
  • Experience with the standard WordPress stack (PHP, MySQL, WordPress)
  • Deep knowledge of LXC
  • Experience working with ZFS
  • Deep knowledge of Google Cloud based server architecture
  • Strong experience automating against firewalls and network infrastructure (iptables)
  • Experience writing Bash, Python and Ansible scripts
  • Experience working with ELK stack
  • Technical awareness and ability to quickly understand new technologies

Bonus Skills

  • 4-year undergraduate / Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering or computer science
  • Database query optimization
  • Experience with WP-CLI
  • Experience with Nginx
  • LUA scripting knowledge
  • Having worked in JIRA

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.

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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Personal development budget

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Coworking space or home office 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 have a first interview, which is the first round to getting to know each other (and a compatibility check for us, too)

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We have a second interview where we talk about everything technical and we check your problem solving skills

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After all went well we give you an offer and we do our best to talk you into it (and usually it is not super hard)

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