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12 Aug 2019

Freelance DevOps Engineer

moderntribe – Posted by moderntribe Anywhere

Job Description

The Opportunity
Modern Tribe is looking to add a seasoned DevOps engineer to our team for a 10 to 15 hour per week contract through January. The opportunity is a chance to jump in with both the services and products teams at Modern Tribe to work across client projects and our WordPress plugin products. You will work to plan, tune, and maintain our online systems so that we delight our users with fast websites, and we delight our developers with clean, stable, and predictable environments to work in.

Who We Are
Modern Tribe, Inc. is a rapidly growing software & design company. We develop custom solutions for some of the world’s largest companies, government institutions and smaller growing organizations. We pride ourselves on our ability to bridge people and technology and to bring the passion and dedication of an entrepreneur to every project. Our team is composed of talented employees and freelancers around North & South America (and a smattering across the globe).

Inclusion Statement

Modern Tribe is committed to a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. We foster an environment of collaboration, open engagement, fairness and respect regardless of differences in age, race, disability, national origin, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. As a hybrid workspace ranging from distributed contractors to traditional employees, we value the unique perspectives and experiences of our global team.

We come from all walks of life. We are small business owners. We are tattoo aficionados and 80’s movie buffs and ex-pats. We are homeschool teachers. We are single parents. We are musicians, college drop-outs, and entrepreneurs. We are travelers, feminists, runners, volunteers, and makers. We are a Modern Tribe.

Everyday we strive to fulfill our motto: live well and do good work. We hope you will consider joining us.

Personal Competencies

  • Strong communication and/or experience working as part of a remote team
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, with a methodical approach to all tasks
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Fluent English speaker

Knowledge & Experience

  • Full time 100% freelancers only!
  • Experience deploying and scaling PHP based applications
  • Proficiency using AWS services and tools
  • Good knowledge of Docker and Containerization
  • Ansible experience
  • Experience with Jenkins and other orchestration tools
  • Experience creating monitoring strategies for infrastructure
  • Some experience doing web development. At the very least, be able to read code and understand what’s going on, and specifically what it means to make code perform well (caching, etc).
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools

Bonus Points

  • Big plus if you’re experienced with high scale WordPress instances
  • Big plus if you can write good modern PHP or JavaScript
  • Experience with ElasticSearch, Redis, or Memcache
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Strong grasp of automation tools and how they can make our teams work with stability and speed


The DevOps engineer is a hugely important person that helps keep everything running smoothly – our production systems, and our developers. As a remote DevOps Engineer at Modern Tribe, some of your key responsibilities will be:

  • Architect and maintain multi-site, high-availability, production solutions
  • Help streamlining deployment process and CI
  • Diagnose and resolve production system issues
  • Manage, monitor, and scale infrastructure
  • Stay up to date on emerging technologies, investigate new technologies to see if there are improvements that can be made


Pay range is between $40-$65 USD per hour commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a one time hourly contract position, though we are always seeking longer relationships with awesome people.


Work from anywhere in the US or Canada; if you are in Central or South America, let’s talk. This will be a 100% remote position. If your working hours are in a timezone outside of the US range, but you work 4+ hours of overlap each day our team might be able to consider your application.


We believe that distributed working is a way of life. We understand what it means to work remotely. We offer consistency in expectations, payment, and support. We believe in learning from each other and fostering personal growth. You can expect to learn a lot while working with us. Also, if you work enough hours, we will invite you to go an adventure to attend our annual team trip.

Who You Are

We love working with each other because we have built a culture that suits us well. We work primarily with freelancers and coordinate their talents for large projects. To be on our team, you must be:

  • HAPPY – Where there is a will, there is a way. Having a positive disposition allows us to achieve great things and to support each other.
  • HELPFUL – Always looking for ways that you can help others.
  • CURIOUS – It is essential that you have a passion for learning. Technology changes daily, and life has a way of constantly raising the bar.
  • ACCOUNTABLE – Our clients expect us to get the right thing done on budget and on time. Communicating expectations and meeting them is the cornerstone of success.
  • A FREELANCER – This means that if you live within the USA, you will also maintain your own personal client list and that Modern Tribe will only comprise a proportion of your total income. Regardless of where you live, you need to be already freelancing.

How to Apply

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Freelance. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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