DevOps Engineer, Vehicle Infrastructure
Infrastructure | Alameda, CA | Full Time
At Saildrone, we sustainably explore, map, and monitor the oceans to understand, preserve, and protect our world. Saildrone provides real-time access to critical data from any ocean on earth, 24/7/365, and uses proprietary software applications to transform that data into actionable insights and intelligence. Saildrone’s fleet of uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs), powered by renewable wind and solar power, have a minimal carbon footprint and operate 24/7/365, without the need for a crewed support vehicle. We work with governments, civil agencies, foundations, universities, and private companies around the globe to drive better information about our oceans and seas—from sailing drones into the eye of a Category 4 hurricane to obtain new scientific storm data, mapping the ocean floor, collecting new CO2 data in hard-to-reach areas, counting biomass to establish fishing quotas, or detecting and stopping illegal fishing and drug trafficking. As a result of our work, we have been included on Fast Company’s annual list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2022” and earned the 2022 Ocean Awards’ Innovation Award, presented by the Blue Marine Foundation. Saildrone’s hurricane mission was included as one of the New York Times "Top 21 Things that happened (for the first time) in 2021", and Popular Science's "100 Greatest Innovations of 2021".
We are based in Alameda, CA, with offices in Washington DC, St. Petersburg, FL, and Fall River, MA, and operate our missions worldwide. We are backed by top-tier investors in the frontier-tech and sustainability sectors, including Social Capital, Capricorn, Lux Capital, BOND Capital, and Emerson Collective.
This is an exciting opportunity with a fast-growing team at the cutting-edge intersection of big data services and autonomous hardware. You will be an integral part of a high-performing multi-disciplinary delivering high impact for humanity and future generations.
DevOps engineer working on our vehicle infrastructure. This position works closely with multi-functional engineering teams who are responsible for Saildrone’s vehicle and communication systems. This position is responsible for building, maintaining and improving several systems and workflows:
Systems required to develop, manage and test the vehicle operating systems and camera-driven ML systems
Workflows for the vehicle communications systems infrastructure
Design and support appliance-based onboard compute and storage system
This position includes common DevOps tasks such as improving workflows through automation, optimizing systems or tooling, and developing CI/CD processes to improve business function.
Required Skills and Experience
Experience with virtualization platforms such as KVM, Proxmox, or VMWare
Compiling Linux kernels & cross-compilation practices
Deep understanding of Linux and embedded linux
Skills in scripting languages, particularly Python and Shell
Excellent debugging skills
Experience with CI/CD pipelines for compiled software & a history of automating and optimizing workflows
Fluency in SCM (e.g. Perforce, Git) and build systems (e.g. make, cmake, bazel)
Experience with network protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, UDP, OSI layers, Load Balancing, VLAN configurations)
Experience with Nvidia platforms
- 5+ year's of experience in Infrastructure or related field
Desired Skills and Experience
Experience working with containers (Docker)
Experience with Infrastructure as code tooling such as Packer, Terraform, Ansible, or Salt
Experience with container orchestration platforms
Experience troubleshooting 802.11a/b/g/n and 802.11s networks
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
Location: This position is in Alameda, CA. Only candidates with proper permits to work in the United States can be considered. Our waterfront office offers beautiful views of San Francisco Bay in always sunny Alameda. Even our walls have good karma, our offices mix software development with a hardware production line in the former airplane hangar used to film 'The Matrix'.
Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your dependents.
Short and relaxing ferry ride from the Ferry Building for SF residents
Enhanced Parental Leave Programs
Competitive benefits include excellent medical, life insurance, 401k plan
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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, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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