DevOps Engineer

Space Communications /
Remote /
Sphinx builds software to solve complex national security problems in Space. Founded by engineers and technologists with deep experience across commercial and defense technology, we were frustrated by the outdated and insecure technology America's service members are forced to rely on.

We're here to do better. We’re focused on building modern, scalable products with an emphasis on using open source technologies. Expect talented, motivated, and interesting colleagues who emphasize collaboration, transparency, and individual responsibility.

The Sphinx Space Communications team is a small, engineering focused team that prioritizes delivering quality products and learning from each other. The team is distributed across the US, with a strong culture that balances independence with collaboration. Expect talented, motivated, and interesting colleagues who are always  looking to learn from each other.

Sphinx is hiring a DevOps Engineer to join our team building a cutting edge communications platform for US government satellites. We're looking for an experienced DevOps Engineer to help take our build and deployment automation to the next level. As a DevOps Engineer you will help build the development and deployment infrastructure used by our Space Communications team, which provides infrastructure for a wide variety of US Government satellites. As an early hire on a small team, you will have an outsized role in determining what we build and how we work. 

We’re looking for a track record of the following:

    • Experience writing and maintaining Cloud Infrastructure with Terraform
    • Working with a team to develop and operate automated build and deployment infrastructure in GitLab CICD, Jenkins and Atlantis
    • History of maintaining a Kubernetes cluster in production
    • Ability to Package software into Helm charts
    • Willingness to own a technical problem end-to-end, a habit of self-directed learning of new technologies, and the ability to see through the noise to the most important problem
    • The ability to work well with a team, a history of technical leadership and mentorship, and the ability to communicate clearly

    • Production experience with AWS, Terraform, Kubernetes
    • You have several years of maintaining CICD pipelines
    • You have some experience working as a software engineer with Python or Go
    • You understand working remotely requires being able to properly communicate with your teammates.
$140,000 - $160,000 a year
Compensation includes competitive salary, meaningful equity ownership, quarterly bonus structure, employer 401(k) contribution, and 100% employer covered medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents.
At Sphinx Defense, we are devoted to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Sphinx Defense is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.