22 Feb 2022

Freelance ProxyRack: Development Manager (DevOps/Infrastructure)


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Job Description

Headquarters: Remote

URL: https://www.proxyrack.com/

The opportunity 

We’re looking for a Lead “All-Rounder” Engineer to join our team. 
If you’re the type of person who loves to learn new things, take initiative, and lead and create your own projects, this could be a great fit. If you prefer to be handed all your tasks, then this may not be for you. 
We’re a small, but successful company, so this role is for someone who enjoys being exposed to many different types of things, has excellent communication skills, and would take ownership of their role and run with it. 
You would have experience overseeing development/DevOps teams, understand programming concepts, organize and set up Linux servers, deploy applications, test software for bugs, liaise with teammates, set up scheduling for database backups, and manage the outcome of projects. 

Finding the best fit for both of us 

Primarily we hire people based on their alignment to our values, we find that this is best for both parties. Our company values are below: 
  1.  Own your role: to be successful, take the foundations given to you and make the role yours. Come up with your own ideas and projects and drive them forward.Sp
  2.  Speak your mind: You can always speak your mind, if something isn’t right you should speak up. Feedback flows freely and openly in all directions.
  3. Take your time: Things aren’t rushed, it is better to spend time properly thinking through and analyzing projects than hurry them. Get advice, collaborate, and do the best job possible. 
  4. Try stuff: You can try things and make mistakes and that’s fine as long as you use this to keep improving. 
We’re also in the process of implementing the EOS framework, which will create an even higher level of accountability and transparency in the business. The core of EOS is that people who thrive on being accountable will rise to the top. 

Skills you would most likely have 

  • Excellent: problem-solving and organizational skills 
  • Excellent: Linux Sysadmin/Ubuntu 
  • Have some DevOps experience/be willing to learn more including Nomad 
  • Basic/moderate: PHP/NodeJs, modify small parts of existing scripts to get the job done 
  • Ability to manage a team of freelancers 
  • Excellent: communication skills, would liaise with team members and occasionally customers (primarily through Slack)
  • You love: learning new things and aren’t afraid to push your knowledge forward 
Bonus points: Have used HashiCorp software like Consul & Nomad
Within your first week you’ll:
You’ll jump in the deep end and set up some of our existing apps on new or old servers
Within your first month you’ll:
You’ll begin documentation on how our apps and infrastructure work as you learn from teammates
Within six months, you’ll:
  • Help architect and implement a complex and modern API. 
  • Ship work on critical projects while working with other engineers. 
  • Contribute to the culture of a growing team. 

Other Information 

  • We are still growing fast, so we love new teammates who strive to grow personally and professionally, beyond just expanding their technical abilities. 
  • We’re a distributed team working in multiple time zones, so excellent documentation and communication skills are paramount! 
  • We recognize that it’s important to be able to collaborate synchronously with teammates sometimes. To join important meetings and pair programs with teammates. 

Next steps 

We understand that this may not be the most standard job ad, but if you feel that this sounds exciting, we would love to hear from you.

To apply: https://weworkremotely.com/remote-jobs/proxyrack-development-manager-devops-infrastructure


Job Types: Freelance.


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