Lead DevOps Engineer (Kubernetes) (Remote) (Client Staff)

Work Type: Contract

About Empirical

We are product development experts focused on helping forward thinking entrepreneurs and small/medium sized companies convert their ideas into world-class technology products. We use our own teams of senior designers and developers, or hire the right talent for existing client teams. At Empirical, we leverage deep business and technology expertise as well as proprietary processes to help minimize risk and increase the probability of success when developing technology products.

Our values

  • Care about people first
  • Strive to add value always
  • Lead with integrity
  • Have fun every step of the way

The Opportunity

We are looking for a solid Lead and Architect DevOps Engineer who can help us build world class tech products. We are working on internal as well as client projects. We are looking for high energy candidates, who enjoy learning and taking every interaction as an opportunity to add value and grow. We are looking for lifelong learners, eager to take on challenges and are not afraid of stepping up to solve and tackle exciting challenges.

The project

You will work on with one of our clients, and will be in charge of leading the DevOps efforts and collaborating in multiple on-going projects across the company.



  • Improving cloud infrastructure operations in collaboration with software developers
  • Design, implement and manage continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines
  • Company infrastructure and customers maintenance and support: Google Suite, employers accounts, Amazon AWS, SCM hosting
  • Automate, develop and maintain company's existing cloud infrastructure, implement modern tools and best practices
  • Monitoring, metrics collection, logs aggregation, alerting, backups

Your qualifications and experience

Must have

  • 10+ years of experience as a DevOps/Cloud engineer
  • Experience architecting and leading a DevOps project
  • Experience with Linux OS (debian, centos, alpine), Mac OSX and MS Windows (basics admin tasks knowledge)
  • Experience with container systems (Docker) and container orchestration (Kubernetes experience is a must) 
  • Experience with Amazon AWS services: EC2, EFS, RDS, Route53, S3, S3 Glacier, IAM, ELB, ALB, NLB, VPC, CloudFormation
  • Experience with web servers: Nginx, Apache, Passenger, Unicorn
  • Experience with databases: MySQL, PostgresSQL
  • Experience with CI/CD: Jenkins, Bitbucket pipelines, Capistrano
  • Experience with scripting languages: bash
  • Experience with configuration management: Puppet, Ansible
  • Advanced English level (excellent communication skills – spoken word, written word, grammar and spelling)

Nice to Have

  • Base language knowledge: Ruby, PHP;
  • Network knowledge
  • College degree finished


What we expect from you

  • 100% alignment with our core values!
  • Ability to work independently while being a highly collaborative team player
  • Comfortable working with minimal direction in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong critical thinking skills and a pragmatic approach towards solving problems
  • Ability to work independently and get things done with minimal direction
  • Drive projects from start to finish in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong documentation and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and highly collaborative team player

What we offer

  • Remote/flexible work
  • Highly competitive compensation in US dollars
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Ongoing, 40 hours per week dedication
  • The opportunity to be part of an amazing, multicultural community of tech experts

Why work with us?

  • We pride ourselves on our core values and have proven that putting people first creates a thriving and collaborative work environment.
  • We seek to accommodate and balance individual needs with client needs, understanding each one of us is unique.
  • We offer benefits such as remote/flexible work, selective paid training, mentorship programs, referral programs and more.
  • We are selective in the projects we take on to ensure our teams are engaged in challenging, meaningful, enjoyable opportunities that will provoke creativity, innovation and growth!

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