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Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Closing: May 27, 2024

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Published: May 13, 2024 (16 days ago)

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  • Angaza is hiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer with 5+ years of relevant work experience to be the founding team member of our Infrastructure and Platform team. You will apply your engineering skills to improve our platform’s performance, resilience, and security. Your work will empower Angaza’s product development engineers to build and scale our application without needing to work across the full infrastructure stack.

Candidates must be based in Nairobi, Kenya and work overlapping hours with our U.S. team, 17:00 to 20:30 East Africa Time (UTC+03:00).

We're Looking For Someone With...

  • 5+ years of experience managing infrastructure on AWS using modern infrastructure-as-code tools such as Terraform
  • Significant experience with one or more key pieces of our AWS infrastructure, such as ECS/Docker, RDS/Postgres, and AWS network configuration
  • Significant experience building, deploying, running, monitoring, and debugging Python applications with high uptime requirements, and able to pass a programming interview in Python
  • Experience managing multiple pre-production environments and owning the CI/CD tooling to automate updates to each environment
  • Experience building, designing, and testing disaster recovery playbooks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Energy and enthusiasm to contribute to the team and company
  • Exemplifies Angaza's core values of empathy, teamwork, courage, innovation, and impact

Our Stack

  • Backend: Python with Flask, SQLAlchemy, and Celery
  • Infrastructure: AWS with PostgreSQL, EC2, Lambda, and friends managed through Terraform
  • Frontend: modern JS with React/Redux
  • Mobile: Android with Kotlin
Responsibilities
  • Angaza is hiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer with 5+ years of relevant work experience to be the founding team member of our Infrastructure and Platform team. You will apply your engineering skills to improve our platform’s performance, resilience, and security. Your work will empower Angaza’s product development engineers to build and scale our application without needing to work across the full infrastructure stack.

Candidates must be based in Nairobi, Kenya and work overlapping hours with our U.S. team, 17:00 to 20:30 East Africa Time (UTC+03:00).

We're Looking For Someone With...

  • 5+ years of experience managing infrastructure on AWS using modern infrastructure-as-code tools such as Terraform
  • Significant experience with one or more key pieces of our AWS infrastructure, such as ECS/Docker, RDS/Postgres, and AWS network configuration
  • Significant experience building, deploying, running, monitoring, and debugging Python applications with high uptime requirements, and able to pass a programming interview in Python
  • Experience managing multiple pre-production environments and owning the CI/CD tooling to automate updates to each environment
  • Experience building, designing, and testing disaster recovery playbooks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Energy and enthusiasm to contribute to the team and company
  • Exemplifies Angaza's core values of empathy, teamwork, courage, innovation, and impact

Our Stack

  • Backend: Python with Flask, SQLAlchemy, and Celery
  • Infrastructure: AWS with PostgreSQL, EC2, Lambda, and friends managed through Terraform
  • Frontend: modern JS with React/Redux
  • Mobile: Android with Kotlin

What You'll Do

30 days

  • Understand our infrastructure architecture; how it is deployed, how it scales, how we monitor it, and how it fails
  • Roll out small infrastructure changes such as updating a build script, terraforming a security patch, and creating new metrics or alerts

60 days

  • Become an incident first responder on our platform incident rotation
  • Begin working on a key infrastructure project, such as migrating compute workloads to Docker, or introducing redundancy at a single point of failure

120 days and beyond

  • Complete the roll out of one or more significant projects
  • Begin to champion the engineering team’s processes and practices by creating documentation, contributing to developer tools, and coaching engineers on best practices
  • Take a leadership role in developing the infrastructure and platform team’s roadmap


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