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DevOps Engineer in Barcelona


35,000 - €55,000
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Job Description

Who we are?

Motorcycle taxis are immensely popular and serve as the lifeblood of many cities in Africa, but they are extremely unsafe and disorganized. At the click of a button, SafeBoda provides a safe, more convenient, mobile-first transportation platform for Africa’s booming young population. Based in Kampala & Nairobi, we are a Series-A funded fast growing ride-hailing platform that is having huge impact for millions in East Africa.

In 2016, we launched our platform on Heroku with a MongoDB, PHP backend with front ends on web, iOS, and Android. In 2018, our daily ride numbers increased 30x. We are now in the process of raising Series B financing and are going to use it to modernize the engineering platform and upgrade our backend technology operations.

We have a passionate and highly engaged team based mainly in East Africa and we are looking to quickly grow the Barcelona team to speed-up the growth and make sure we can build exciting verticals on the SafeBoda platform. We're searching for engineers who are looking for the opportunity to work for an international company, as well as the challenge of being an early member of our Barcelona team.

Our stack

We are currently migrating our legacy back-end application from PHP to Elixir and breaking the monolith into Elixir umbrella apps. We use Postgres as our main database but use MongoDb for some parts of the application. We cache heavily with Redis. Our web applications are built with Angular but we're slowly moving to Vue.Js. Kotlin and Swift are the language of choice for our Android and iOS apps respectively.

What you will do

- Drive the architecture of our platform. We are open to solutions so long as they are able to be implemented and operated by our small & growing team.
- Develop, improve, maintain, and document infrastructure management systems.
- Empower our development teams to master configuration, deployment, autoscaling and monitoring of their application landscape
- Own your work: lead projects from concept to completion. You’re in control of your own success.
- Collaborate in technical reviews to strengthen our architecture and system designs

Main requirements

- 4+ years DevOps experience
- Pragmatic approach to engineering that strikes a balance between beautiful code, maintainability, and time to market
- Solid understanding of the following:
- Database management systems.
- Docker and containerization.
- Systems monitoring, alerting and analytics with NewRelic, StatsD, Graphite etc.)
- Excellent communication skills - you can spar with engineers, product owners and other stakeholders
- English language fluency

Nice to have

- Experience with Heroku
- Experience with PHP/Elixir


- Be part of a passionate team that is changing the mobility landscape in Africa.
- Opportunity to travel to East Africa and interact with the product and our multi-cultural team.
- We believe that distance is not a barrier to build a great company culture - we replicate our last Friday of the months drinks at our different offices and can't wait to have our first inter-continent ping-pong tournament.

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