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2015-04-05 20:20


Jackson River is looking for a DevOps Engineer to build and maintain the infrastructure to host our nonprofit fundraising platform, Springboard. You will be responsible for ensuring our environments are highly available, secure, and scalable. You should be able to plan for the future and work jointly with our managed hosting provider to scale the environment as the demands for the our services evolve over time.

In addition to maintaining the infrastructure, you'll work collaboratively with platform engineering to deploy and operate our systems. You’ll help automate and streamline our operations and processes, and build and maintain tools for deployment, testing, monitoring and operations. Finally, you’ll be asked to troubleshoot and resolve issues in our dev, staging and production environments.


  • Expert level experience with LAMP stack technologies
  • Experience with automation/configuration management using tools like Chef, Puppet, etc. (Chef experience preferred)
  • Working experience with Amazon Web Services, particularly VPC networking, EC2 and RDS
  • Experience managing a PCI compliant environment, or comparable security experience
  • Understanding of Jenkins or other continuous integration systems
  • Bash scripting experience
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service
  • Strong communication skills
  • Load testing experience
  • Experience troubleshooting in production environments
  • Willingness to participate in our 24 hour on-call rotation

Bonus Points Awarded For:

  • A passion for providing excellent service to both internal and external clients
  • Experience hosting Drupal or Laravel-based PHP applications
  • Experience with Laravel Envoy, Fabric, Capistrano, or other deployment automation tools
  • Experience with Mongodb, redis, memcache, varnish, and MySQL performance tuning
  • On-call experience

Why work for us:

Our team is passionate, creative, and dedicated to our nonprofit clients. Our staff goes to bed at night knowing that every meeting we have, every feature we developed, and every recommendation we delivered is improving our collective lot on this planet.

Think you might be a good fit for this position? Send us your resume and cover letter explaining what makes you right for us to jobs@jacksonriver.com.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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