Branch International DevOps Engineer, Kenya - Remote in Kenya
Imagine a world where every person has improved access to financial services. People could start new businesses, pay for their children’s education, and cover their emergency medical bills – the possibilities to improve life are endless.
Branch is a global technology company revolutionizing financial access for millions of underserved banking customers today across Africa and India. By leveraging the rapid adoption of smartphones, machine learning and other technology, Branch is pioneering new ways to improve access and value for those overlooked by banks. From instant loans to market-leading investment yields, Branch offers a variety of products that help our customers be financially empowered.
Branch’s mission-driven team is led by the co-founders of Kiva.org and one of the earliest product leaders of PayPal. Branch has raised over $100 million from leading Silicon Valley investors, including Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and Visa.
With over 32 million downloads, Branch is one of the most popular finance apps in the world.
Branch launched in Kenya in early 2015 and has seen rapid adoption and growth. We are expanding our product portfolio as well as our user base in all our markets, and are more than ever dependent on reliable infrastructure to achieve our goals. We are looking for talented DevOps engineers to join us and be part of this journey.
As a company, we are passionate about our customers, fearless in the face of barriers, and driven by data. As an engineering team, we value bottom-up innovation and decentralized decision-making: We believe the best ideas can come from anyone in the company, and we are working hard to create an environment where everyone feels empowered to propose solutions to the challenges we face. As part of our DevOps team, you will design, architect, build, and automate the infrastructure that hosts a variety of applications ranging from financial products to our Machine Learning workloads for all our markets. You will be responsible for innovating and employing best practices when it comes to deployment, database management, security, and performance. As a subject matter expert, you will be expected to evangelize DevOps as a culture within the engineering organization.
Improve infra automation using modern tools.
Optimize spend and improve elasticity on our infrastructure.
Be responsible for continuously evaluating and implementing evolving best practices.
Keep our systems and services secure by ensuring adherence to security best practices.
Ensure availability with redundancies of all the critical components.
Provide expert opinions for architecture and infrastructure decisions.
4+ years of experience in DevOps preferred
Extensive exposure to at least one major cloud platform like AWS, GCP or Azure with commonly used services.
Hands-on experience with deployment and orchestration technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, and Terraform.
Understand networking concepts and protocols, and the ability to build VPCs and traffic flows.
Ability to take care of monitoring, alerting, logs, user access, certificate and keys management, etc.
Know your way through various flavors of Unix and commonly used command line utilities.
Proficiency with at least one mainstream scripting language like Bash or Python as well as commonly used server software like PostgreSQL, Redis, etc.
Being able to wear a DBA hat and tune PostgreSQL performance at query and storage engine level is a plus.
Strong ability to quickly learn new technologies and keep up with the latest in DevOps.
You are highly entrepreneurial. You take the initiative to solve problems before they arise. You’ve started and/or contributed to projects you’re passionate about.
You are a great collaborator. You know that startups are a team sport. You listen to others, speak your mind, and ask the right questions.
Benefits of Joining
Mission-driven, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
Competitive salary and equity package
A collaborative and flat company culture
Fully-paid Premium Plan medical coverage
Generous vacation policy
Generous child bonding leave policy
Discretionary trips to our offices across the globe, with global travel medical insurance (when it’s safe to travel!)
Flexible working hours
Monthly team meals and social events
This is a remote role. We are open to working with you provided you are able to work with the East African Time (EAT) zone. We deeply value who we work with. We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter to come join us.
Branch International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company does not and will not discriminate in employment on any basis prohibited by applicable law. We’re looking for more than just qualifications — so if you’re unsure that you meet the criteria, please do not hesitate to apply
Powered by JazzHR