SysOps 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.

Our client base is growing rapidly and we’re looking for an experienced SysOps Engineer who can help us sustain unparalleled uptime and scalability for our customers.

We are looking for someone to start immediately!

While the responsibilities of the role will vary considerably from one day to the next, a few common tasks you can expect to work on regularly include:

  • Create new Google Cloud virtual machines, install our hosting and software stack on them, and connect them to our pool of production machines.
  • Assist the Support team by investigating bugs and issues reported by our clients affecting our infrastructure or platform.
  • Monitor our infrastructure and respond to instances of high load. Investigate the issue, take steps to stabilize the infrastructure, document the steps taken, communicate lessons learned for the improvement of the team, and propose changes to avoid a recurrence.
  • Respond immediately to any system outages during a scheduled 8 hour shift.
  • Review firewall rules and make necessary adjustments in response to malicious traffic reaching our platform.
  • Occasionally assist the DevOps team in the development of new tools and in the refinement of existing tools.

REQUIREMENTS

The ideal Kinsta SysOps Engineer is technically-knowledgeable, professional, curious, self-motivated, and capable of communicating complex technical topics clearly in writing.

In addition, our System Administrators must possess the following skills or experience:

  • English fluency.
  • Extensive experience creating, managing, and configuring Linux environments.
  • Experience working with and configuring the following software, tools, and packages: nginx, php-fpm, MySQL, iptables, Ubuntu Linux.

While not required, the following skills and experience would be very beneficial for someone in this role:

  • Experience with Ansible.
  • Experience with ZFS.
  • Experience with nginx fastcgi cache.
  • Experience with Linux containers (LXD/LXC).
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform.

BENEFITS

This is a fully-remote role. Our SysOps Engineers can work from anywhere they have reliable internet access.

We always use the latest version of everything: ZFS, PHP-FPM, MariaDB, nginx, Ubuntu, Linux containers, Linux kernels, Ansible, Lua, and more, so you’ll be able to work with a bunch of exciting technologies and use them every day!

This position offers a great deal of flexibility, responsibility, competitive salary, and opportunity for growth for the right candidate.

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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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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