[Hiring] Staff DevOps Engineer at Voltron Data

February 21, 2024

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    February 21, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
  • Experience
    Fresh, 1 Year, 2 Years, 3 Years, 4 Years, 5 Years
  • Gender
  • hiringOrganization

    Voltron Data

Job Description

As a DevOps engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to help support and grow the Voltron Data and Apache Arrow ecosystems. You will work closely with Voltron Data development teams to help build, test, benchmark, and package C++, Python, R, and other libraries as well as containers.

Why work at Voltron Data?

  • We are Going for Impact: We are a Series A, venture-backed startup assembling a global team to build a new foundation for data analytics with Apache Arrow. This foundation will usher in a wave of innovation in data processing that can take full advantage of the speed and efficiency offered by modern hardware.
  • We are Committed to Bridging Open Source Communities: We are a collection of open source maintainers who have been driving open source ecosystems over the last 15 years, particularly in the C++, Python, and R programming ecosystems.
  • We are Building a Diverse, Inclusive Company:  We are creating a representative, equitable, and respectful workplace that prioritizes employee growth. Everyone at Voltron Data is bought into the company’s success; all voices are critical to shaping the organization’s future.

Below is a rough timeline of where you can expect to be at different points during your career path starting in this position.
Upon joining and within a month:

  • Learning our team’s current processes and pipelines for building, testing, benchmarking, and packaging
  • Growing your experience of key infrastructure and services, including how to maintain and repair them
  • Resolving reported issues or problems with other DevOps team members

Within 3 months:

  • Contributing with team members on longer-term development projects to build custom tooling and technology to improve the development process
  • Collaborating with developers to develop new tools and embrace standardized development practices

After 6 months:

  • Crafting proposals to address identified bottlenecks and improve existing solutions through forward-thinking approaches
  • Growing responsibilities to own and maintain key infrastructure, tooling, pipelines and/or processes, mentoring others in the future
  • Evaluating new tools and services for potential use and reporting findings for team review:

Previous experience that could be helpful:

  • Building and/or releasing Docker images, Conda, pip, R, Debian, and/or RPM packages
  • Administrating Linux systems such as Ubuntu and CentOS both in cloud and remotely
  • Managing environments with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Terraform, and Pulumi.
  • Developing tools with scripting languages such as Bash, Python
  • Using and managing CI/CD platforms such as Jenkins, BuildKite, GitHub Actions and others
  • Working with cloud services such as AWS, Azure, GCP, and/or others
  • Developing on open-source repositories and community building on GitHub
  • Experience working with infrastructure deployment automation, monitoring and performance tuning (cloud, bare-metal linux servers) at scale
  • Kubernetes, specifically workloads that can leverage the underlying hardware: GPU direct storage, etc.

Potential Long-Term Career Paths:

  • Senior Staff DevOps Engineer
  • DevOps Manager
  • DevOps Director

US Compensation – The salary range for this role is between $175,000-$205,000. We have a global market-based pay structure which varies by location. Please note that the base pay range is a guideline and for candidates who receive an offer, the exact base pay will vary based on factors such as actual work location, skills and experience of the candidate. This position is also eligible for additional incentives such as equity awards.


• Work from Anywhere – Payroll and Benefits in 150+ Countries
• Unlimited PTO
• Medical, Dental, and Vision
• Retirement [USA Only]
• Home Office Budget
• Continuing Education Budget
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.