GreenTech DevOps Engineer
Salary: €65,000 – €90,000 + 15% bonus, equity + remote setup, conference and training budgets.
Location: Fully remote (must be UK based)
Forest management can be challenging. Cut too much and you’re causing unnecessary damage, too little and the risk of wildfire or damage to infrastructure can be devastating.
Vegetation management may not sound all that exciting, but building software to integrate satellite imagery with ML and AI and building out useful visualisations is a little more gripping.
These systems are used to create actionable services that enable utility companies to accurately target the areas of forest and vegetation near their power lines that need trimming, saving heaps of money and time.
Most importantly though, this saves homes, businesses and services from blackouts caused by extreme weather. It’s not a small victory, but a game changer in energy and climate resilience.
The company have grown rapidly since the end of 2021. There are 25 people here now, with around 15 of those in tech, including developers, a new Tech Lead, the CTO and several data scientists.
They’re likely to reach 45 before the end of 2022 and while they’ll look to raise funds in future, they are revenue generating with a growing list of customers in the US, Europe and other regions.
So far, their DevOps function has been managed by the CTO and a Senior Dev who’s moving to 2 days per week, so you’ll be the primary resource for all things DevOps. So, strategy, tooling, automation, scaling, maintaining and building new CICD and data pipelines, building and automating infrastructure and dev environments, monitoring, alerting, you know the deal.
They use Google Cloud Platform but understand AWS is largely transferrable, and Docker, Kubernetes and Dagster. But experience with Argo, Airflow, Dask or others is transferrable.
If you’ve worked with satellite data or imagery, that’s hugely valuable, and Pangeo stack, so JupyterHub, Xarrat or Zarr is desirable.
Most importantly they need someone to embed and influence their DevOps culture, someone who’s not afraid to coach some of the devs and other teams to understand how and why decisions are made or processes are implemented.
You don’t need to know everything but a self-starter who knows where to look for information and is keen to implement and share what they learn is what’s needed.
Following that, a real passion for climate solutions is something they’ll need to see.
They care about their staff. They have budgets to contribute to your training and development, and operate truly flexibly – so long as you’re available and overlap with the team (+/- 1 hour CET is best) you can work when you chose.
If this sounds like a bit of you please reach out. They’re remote first and will consider people anywhere in Europe. They can also provide visa sponsorship via a Netherlands government salary sacrifice scheme if you’d prefer to move to the Netherlands.