Lead DevOps Engineer

Job description

Our company

At Proton, we envision an internet where privacy is the default, and we’re building ways to help all people secure their digital lives and take control of their data.ProtonMail was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). And since its inception, the company has grown at a fast pace and today has over 40 million users. 

Our principal product, ProtonMail, is the world’s largest secure email service. Our second product, ProtonVPN, is one of the world’s most popular VPN services. Our vision is to build an internet platform for the protection of digital rights, and we are also developing additional products, including ProtonCalendar, ProtonDrive, and more to come.Proton users include leaders of the Hong Kong protest movement, New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens from over 180 countries. Our team is diverse and dynamic, representing over 30 different nationalities, with offices in Geneva, Zurich, Prague, Vilnius, Skopje, and Taipei.


About the position

In this role, you will join Proton’s dedicated DevOps team, bringing your enthusiasm, knowledge, and ideas to improve and scale our deployment processes. Our software engineering teams take advantage of DevOps methodologies to predictably and reliably release product enhancements in the Proton ecosystem. We use CI/CD pipelines that rely on a combination of on-premise and cloud infrastructure with Kubernetes, which we need your help to scale. In the future, this role will focus on increasing our deployment processes’ automation and reliability, which is essential to supporting the growth of our user base and development teams.



What you will do:

  • Join a distributed team tasked with improving how we run apps with the help of Kubernetes
  • Work with our CI/CD environments to further improve our deployment processes
  • Debug and fix build and deployment issues
  • Create consistent local and remote development environments
  • Document and share your work so others in and outside the DevOps team can solve problems and contribute effectively

Job requirements

  • 2+ years of professional experience deploying, maintaining, and tuning K8s clusters
  • Experience building, maintaining, and fixing CI/CD systems
  • Demonstrable knowledge of highly available applications/systems
  • Ability to write and use Helm charts
  • Experience working with public and private cloud platforms
  • Comfortable coding and switching between different languages
  • Skills in building monitoring and tooling solutions
  • Experience working with globally distributed infrastructure

     Knowledge in the following areas is considered a plus:

    • Experience with Infrastructure as Code
    • Securing container images, deployments, and pipelines
    • Familiarity working with Python, Go, Node or PHP
    • Experience with K8s architecture and addressing scaling challenges
    • Experience with GitLab CI
    • Familiar with Jira/Confluence


    Why you should join Proton:

    • We work on interesting, challenging problems every day. There is never a dull moment.
    • Our startup culture means everyone’s opinion matters. You can have a significant impact.
    • Our rapid growth means there are many opportunities for advancement.
    • The chance to do something meaningful. Proton products protect dissidents, journalists, and activists. Our work saves lives.
    • Be part of something bigger. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default. Join the privacy revolution that is changing the world.


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