Infrastructure - Devops Engineer


Headquarters: New York, United States

Database and Microservices infrastructure Devops engineer

About this role

Are you ready to join an exciting start-up that is revolutionizing how dis-information is handled on the internet? Get ready to join a small but growing team of highly talented engineers and leaders, building exciting AI-driven services and technologies. As an Infrastructure Architect for Blackbird.AI, you will own the infrastructure architecture for a real-time streaming cloud hosted analytics platform, and help the company establish a solid foundation for deployment of different micro services databases and frameworks, along with performance monitoring tools, continuous integration and deployment pipelines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Own and maintain self hosted and AWS hosted Linux servers.
  • High proactivity in troubleshooting and communicating on server infrastructure deployments.
  • Develop, and maintain kubernetes clusters that hold several databases and ETLs
    • Engineer fault tolerance, backup and retention policies.
    • Develop deployment and rollout scripts.
    • Monitor and scale the different databases.
  • Develop and maintain servicing different web applications through web servers and ingresses.
  • Maintain and scale several deployments: Kafka, ElasticSearch, postgresDB, redis ...
  • Audit and manage security related issues : TLS , firewalls etc ...
  • Automate cloud agnostic deployments to : AWS or on premise.
  • Work with the data engineering team and the full stack development team to ensure best practices in terms of stack choice and deployments.


Must Have:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Demonstrated product success with deployment in the cloud and SaaS model; in a horizontally scalable distributed fashion.
  • Expert level knowledge of Linux systems.
  • Expert level capable of Kubernetes ecosystem and docker containers.
  • Proficiency in Helm charts , Python and or golang.
  • Solid level in web servers and security related topics.
  • Good experience in building and maintaining Kafka clusters and redis clusters.
  • Experience in deploying and maintaining prometheus, grafana and setting up monitoring for the infrastructure.
  • Good knowledge of ElasticSearch and MetricBeat for log monitoring.
  • Solid experience in addressing infrastructure security issues.
  • 2+ years' hands-on experience in developing with Python, Bash.
  • Familiarity with infrastructure as code tools , terraform or similar.
  • Experience in Managing secrets stores, Vault or similar.
  • Expertise in build automation, continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) tools,
  • Experience working with cloud based services (similar to AWS S3, CloudFront, Route53, ElastiCache etc.).
  • Experience working with distributed teams.

Helpful to Have:

  • Experience with MLOps frameworks Kubeflow, SeldOn or similar.
  • Experience in building Kubernetes operators in golang.
  • Technical background or experience with AI/ML deployments.
  • Experience with multi-tenant deployments in AWS or similar.
  • Familiarity with mainstream ETL tools, airflow or similar.
  • Experience dealing with massive datasets in order of terabytes.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Work From Home
  • Stock Option Plan

Take note - due to the high volume of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Thank you for taking the time to apply for the role at Blackbird.AI.

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