Operations Engineer

Budapest, Hungary

What do our Operations Engineers do?

The Kinja platform is our collaborative publishing system that is running the web’s most original media brands - amongst them Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Kotaku, The Onion, The AV Club, Clickhole and others - that combined reach 100MM unique visitors a month -- about one third of all Americans. Behind the scenes the Operations Team takes care of our high-traffic AWS-based infrastructure to provide an uninterrupted experience for our readers.


Come join the Operations Team and help us to:

  • keep these high traffic websites up and running
  • develop and maintain our deployment tools (Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins)
  • implement and support our AWS based infrastructure
  • measure, optimize and tune the performance of our systems
  • work on the implementation phase of new and existing products


Our Culture

  • trust
    • is the base of our culture as the majority of our norms and routines are rooted in it
    • no barriers, no gatekeepers: engineers are provided access to any internal system or resource they need to do their jobs
    • occasionally working from home is an option if it makes your life easier
  • constant knowledge sharing is crucial - eg. mentoring system and Tech Thursday presentations
  • we like to be curious and transparent, as we often experiment with inventing a new feature or on-board a new technology
  • grow continuously - we support you to attend conferences and workshops around the world


Relevant Skills

  • experience with Cloud computing (particularly AWS)
  • ability to detect causes of instability
  • solid scripting skills in UNIX shell and Python
  • using such tools confidently like: Jenkins, git
  • working with container-based infrastructure: Docker, Kubernetes


Our team would be impressed by

  • experience with Infrastructure as Code (eg. Cloudformation)
  • strong Linux system-level skills
  • familiarity with deploying and configuring JVM based applications
  • a constant learner mindset

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