Jr. Sys Admin/DevOps Engineer @ CivicActions

CivicActions · Apr 8th 2018

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CivicActions is seeking a creative and enthusiastic Jr. Sysadmin/Devops engineer to join our Ops team. A candidate with some familiarity or exposure to our preferred tools is ideal, but a willingness to learn is more important. We are committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourage applications from female identified and minority candidates.

About you: You are passionate about DevOps and technical work. You are interested in or experienced with technical infrastructure work, meaning you want to build cloud-based server instances and automate them with cool tools. You have some exposure to our tools, and you are excited about learning more. You communicate clearly and can give and take kind and constructive feedback. When faced with human breakdowns, you look both inside and outside to identify root emotional patterns. You are comfortable pursuing a security clearance for work with government clients. You want work that feels fulfilling and ethical, and are comfortable with remote and distributed work.

About us: Our devops team is a close-knit group from a diverse set of backgrounds. We would love to increase our diversity and are committed to inclusive hiring practices. We describe ourselves as Free/Libre software evangelists, security freaks, nerds, hackers, and trekkers, though you don't have to identify the same way to fit in with us. Most importantly, we are truly enthusiastic about the work we do and the technologies we use. We are always learning new things, and we are open to changing our processes when a better one becomes available to us. Excellent communication (and documentation) is important!

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Your good sense of humor, collaborative nature, and high-quality communication style will be a great addition to our talented team. Your presence and work will support our mission to come alongside our government agency clients as partners in open and agile transformation. Together, we'll make it enjoyable for them to come to work every day, and pass that joy on to their citizens and customers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with, learn from, and inspire new ideas with our devops team-members
  • Maintain Ansible automation playbooks and help create new ones
  • Provide cloud instances with maintenance and software/security updates
  • Script common and annoying tasks
  • Investigate a variety of issues and bugs on GNU/Linux servers
  • Gain confidence in technology stack and take ownership of projects once ready
  • Learn new things and help keep our organization current with new technologies

Our stack:

  • Free/Libre and open source software
  • Ansible
  • Gnu/Linux terminal
  • Cloud infrastructure familiarity, for example AWS
  • Containers (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Willing to apply for a security clearance
  • Remote/distributed work


We excel in our benefits offering and believe that people who are well taken care of can be more balanced, healthy and happy. We offer 100% company-paid medical insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance. We have a generous 401(k) program. We have an open vacation policy -- employees are encouraged to take time off as needed to feel balanced, productive and healthy. We have paid maternity and paternity leave. We have an annual all-hands retreat to connect with each other in person. We also emphasize professional development and offer an annual stipend.

Community participation is important to us and we ask that you spend 5% of your working time giving back to a community that you care about. We attempt to keep our work products 'open by default'. This means that it is our intention that your work contributions during your time at CivicActions will be published under public license, enabling you to bring your passion fully into your activities without the fear that your expressions will be locked away or prevented from having a positive impact in the world.


We find strength and inspiration in the things that make each of us unique. In striving for a more diverse team, we strongly encourage women, people of color, and physically-challenged people to apply.

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