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DevOps Engineer

Engineering | East Bay, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Ripcord is the world's first robotic paper digitization company. We’re going after the outmoded, but very large paper records market (think, medical records, company HR records, company financial records, legal case files, etc). For 30 years the world has been talking about the paperless office, but have yet to realize it. Our mission is to be the company that takes the world paperless. We are doing this by building a first of its kind robotic machine and software platform that will completely transform the records management market.

Our headquarters and production facility are in Hayward, CA. We have also have a co-working space in San Francisco.

We are a well-funded startup backed by reputable investors such as Icon Ventures, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, LUX Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. Our seed investors and advisors include Steve Wozniak, Bruce Scott, Chris C Kemp, and Jon Callas.

We respect and look after one another at Ripcord. We want everyone to feel supported, safe, free to innovate and take risks that result in breakthroughs that challenge the status quo. Crazy ideas are welcome here! Our team is fun, driven, and energetic. Every day we work with industrial robots, computer vision systems, and a diverse stack of software tools to tie it all together.

Position Overview

A DevOps Engineer at Ripcord will build out automated continuous integration and deployment pipelines to support many development teams. 

In this role, the candidate will collaborate with development teams to identify inefficiencies and eliminate them. Ripcord has a wide technology stack ranging from industrial automation to cloud services. You will bring your experience to assist all teams with reducing the time required to launch a feature and providing the tools needed for developers to monitor uptime and performance.

Engineers in this position have solid fundamentals, are willing to learn new technologies, and can work effectively across teams.

Who Will Love This Position

  • Top performers who are passionate about DevOps

  • Curious and creative individuals who are able to apply the right technologies and solutions to complex problems


  • Build and maintain both an AWS cloud and on-prem infrastructure architecture aligning security, compliance, performance, and resilience with cost
  • Build and maintain a monitoring solution that supports infrastructure and application logs
  • Build and maintain a set of tools that enable developers to self-serve for most operational tasks
  • Define and maintain a configuration management system
  • Manage Core services such as JIRA, GIT, Jenkins, etc
  • Develop automated monitoring and notification for live services and respond quickly and effectively to any problems

Qualifications, Education, Years of Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of DevOps experience

  • Extensive experience in automated testing of web applications and web services in a fast-moving and agile environment. 

  • Experience in setting up and maintaining continuous integration and deployment and automation frameworks (Jenkins, Selenium, etc)

  • Hands-on work with configuration management, especially Terraform and Chef

  • AWS deployment, management, and incident diagnosis experience

  • Previous use of large scale monitoring and reporting tools (e.g. ELK stack)

  • Experience integrating with Alerting and Notifications tools (Pagerduty, etc)

  • Experience with Object Oriented Languages (Java, C#, etc)

  • A positive, constructive approach with an emphasis on collaboration and good execution

Bonus Points:

  • Hands on experience with Docker containers and Kubernetes

  • Agile experience with Scrum / Kanban / XP

  • Content delivery networking

  • Knowledge of Web and Application Servers such as: NGINX, Apache, and Tomcat


  • Stock options
  • 100% company-paid healthcare for you and all dependents!
  • Free gym & refreshments on-site
  • Commuting benefits
  • Comprehensive leave policy

Equal Opportunity Employer

At Ripcord, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it. Ripcord is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce at all job levels. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, transgender status, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.