DevOps Engineer

We are building a platform that makes it possible for mobile developers to never have to worry about building and operating a backend. Our customers are engineers like you. They choose our platform because they want to focus on what matters most - the User Experience - and they leave the backend to us.

We are looking for a experienced DevOps Engineer to join our team.

The DevOps team at Kinvey is responsible for providing the base cloud infrastructure layer needed to run the individual components comprising the Kinvey platform. In addition, we utilize automation and orchestration tools to test and deploy releases in a safe manner. We work closely with the backend engineers to ensure the end product is a highly available, performing, and secure platform that our customers trust. We provide internal monitoring, logging and warehousing infrastructure to help with anything from analyzing long term trends to debugging individual requests.

If you love cloud, Linux and automation, and are passionate about growing a service then we want to hear from you!

About you

You love challenges:

Building and running an enterprise-grade platform is hard. Single-command service deployments, seamless failover, consistent release process and elastic capacity are among the things that genuinely excite you.

You’re a team player:

You thrive in a collaborative environment, are opinionated, but don’t bring your ego in brainstorming sessions. You enjoy providing technical advice to others.

You're happy:

We love what we do. You should too!


  • Strong Linux sysadmin skills
  • Strong Python and shell scripting skills
  • Production experience running a large service - cloud or bare metal
  • Experience with CM and orchestration tools like Puppet, Chef or Ansible
  • Ability to troubleshoot components as a black box and across the stack - including networking and hardware
  • Deep drive for security - VPN, ssh, IDS, least priviledge
  • Good understanding of HTTP


  • Experience with our current stack and tools - AWS, MongoDB, node.js, Redis, Ansible
  • DBAdmin experience
  • Experience with PaaS or docker
  • Contributor or owner of any open source projects or communities

How to apply

  • Send your resume to with the title – "I want to be your DevOps Engineer.”
  • Send us links to code, tools, hacks and blog posts you've written.
  • Bonus points for pointing things out that we can do better.


  • Generous cash compensation and stock options
  • Full insurance benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) and company paid Life, AD&D, STD and LTD.
  • We have an "as needed" vacation policy. Need some you time? Take it.
  • Meritocracy! We reward the awesome.

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