Kinsta is a modern cloud hosting company focused on WordPress hosting. We run our services on cutting edge technology and we are proud of the level of support we offer to our customers. Our talented and motivated team is scattered across the globe with team members hailing from every continent but Antarctica! We're constantly on the lookout for great talent to join our awesome team. If you’d like to become part of the Kinsta family, hit apply or drop us a line, we’d love to talk to you!
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
Following a 3-4 month training period with a regular Monday-Friday shift, the role will transition to a Saturday-Wednesday shift.
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
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
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
This is a fully-remote role. You can work from anywhere with reliable internet access.
If you want to learn more about Kinsta and what it's like to work for our team, head to our website, Kinsta.com, and look for the About Us link in the footer.