DevOps Engineer at Open Supply Hub

Remote (Between the US central time zone and European central time zone)

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About Open Supply Hub

Open Supply Hub (OS Hub) is a free and open data tool mapping retail supply chains worldwide and allocating a unique ID to each. The tool is used by stakeholders across sectors to eliminate confusion and facilitate collaboration, enable interoperability across systems and tackle the long-standing industry problem of facility identification. We are built on the principles of open: open data, open communications patterns, openness to ideas and new ways of working. We are a mission-driven organization and respect and value our stakeholders - they make OS Hub what it is: a tool enabling collaboration across sectors.

OS Hub is currently at an exciting period in its growth and development and is looking for a DevOps Engineer to contribute to the implementation and maintenance of an open data, geospatial tool within the context of a rapidly expanding global nonprofit. Our ideal candidate is mission driven with a desire to use their development skills to democratize global supply chain data and accelerate the progress towards addressing intractable issues that exist in supply chains - issues like modern day slavery and environmental degradation. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to contribute to the future growth and vision for the tool and must be prepared to roll up their sleeves with a wide variety of tasks. We are scaling quickly and will be hiring new team members throughout 2023.

Job Description

OS Hub’s DevOps Engineer will oversee and be accountable for development of OS Hub’s web application, mapping tool, and underlying database. The DevOps Engineer will work closely with OS Hub’s leadership team, product team, and contracted technical provider to:

  1. Provide leadership in architecture development, tool selection, and own the deployment workflows to enable scaling our existing platform, currently with over 140,00 facilities, to potentially millions of facilities in global retail supply chains..

  2. Balance the immediate need of scaling the platform with the strategic need to position the organization as core infrastructure within the supply chain transparency / ESG ecosystem.

The position is remote, but we ask that the employee be located between the US central time zone and European central time zone. In addition, the candidate must be residing in a country eligible via Boundless, our employer of record. You can find a comprehensive list at the bottom of the application. This is a full-time, salaried position. Benefits include medical and dental insurance and a generous parental leave and vacation policy.

Our Commitment

OS Hub is committed to creating an inclusive and representative environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Responsibilities

  • Leadership and oversight on infrastructure, deployment, and maintenance of OS Hub’s existing web platform as well as the strategic evolution to the next generation platform.

  • Build and maintain data pipelines and instrument metrics that make measurements of system health, site performance, and traffic accessible to other team members.

  • Identify gaps and needs where processes and systems could be made more efficient.

  • Collaborate with other technical staff and product team on the development of system requirements and acceptance criteria; bring technical perspective of what is possible and what tradeoffs exist between different technical options or feature designs.

  • Ability to define engineering tasks accurately and ensure scalable, robust, efficient, and easily maintainable systems.

  • Oversee documentation of all deployment practices and platform infrastructure, as you work with other functions of the team (architecture, security, engineering, etc.) to deploy scalable and high-quality solutions.

  • Work with the engineering team to improve code integration and deployment cycles.

  • Work with OS Hub management and QA to improve overall quality protocols and application testing.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A mid-to-senior level DevOps engineer with several years of solid software engineering experience, including contributions to architecture design, implementation, and maintenance of new and current systems.
    • Note: many candidates self-select out of applying because they may not meet the experience requirements; however, we encourage all levels of applicants to apply if you have a solid foundation and are willing to learn.

  • You are excited about the opportunity to put your talent to work in a high growth organization and understand what it takes to build high performing data products. Bonus points if you have experience with Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) / Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) / Greenhouse Gas (GHG) accounting data or platforms.

  • You bring a solid understanding of infrastructure design, including the operational trade-offs of various designs.

  • You are experienced with modern infrastructure tools such as Docker, Terraform, Jenkins, etc. and with modern CI/CD practices and build systems, such as GitLab CI/CD, GitHub Actions.

  • You have an interest in the complexity and nuances of global supply chains and are motivated to dig in and understand how open data can be leveraged to combat intractable issues that persist within them - issues like modern day slavery and environmental degradation.

  • You are excited about OS Hub’s mission, opportunities for growth and potential impact; you are an advocate for the power of open data.

  • You are open to a pro-feedback, pro-fun, mission driven and global workplace culture.

Must have:

  • Mastery of multi-disciplinary software roles: architecture, security, DevOps, etc.

  • Experience creating KPIs and overall evaluation criterion & monitoring/tracking successfully

  • Production environment experience for large and/or global user base

  • Solid python and/or JavaScript skills, interest to learn other languages

  • PostgreSQL, PostGIS, or similar, relevant data store experience

  • AWS ECS, Fargate, Batch, or similar experience

  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) experience

Nice to have:

  • Graph datastores, NoSQL datastores, Elasticsearch or Solr

  • Linked data experience RDF/OWL, SPARQL

  • Experience working with Supply Chain/Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)/ Greenhouse Gas (GHG) data

  • Experience with geospatial data

  • Experience in a social enterprise, B Corp or nonprofit

Benefits & Compensation

  • This role has enormous growth potential alongside the growth of the organization across geographies and sectors

  • Competitive salary, benchmarked against similar tech roles in the applicant's country

  • The team is open to flexible working patterns, encouraging team members to work in the most effective way that ensures work gets done efficiently

  • Remote based role with opportunities to travel to team convenings throughout the year

  • Medical and dental insurance

  • Professional development stipend

  • Generous vacation and parental leave

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