DevOps Engineer

Engineering  |  Berkeley, San Jose  |  Full Time


Nefeli Networks is an award-winning early stage startup in Silicon Valley working on bringing distributed cloud and Lean NFV to the market. This is the opportunity to get in early as we begin to ramp revenue and expand our offer. You’ll be working with a talented team of innovative developers, making key new contributions to the cloud and networking fields.

We are looking for a highly motivated DevOps engineer to join our exceptional team. The candidate we are looking for is ready to design, build, automate, and support our internal build and test systems. The ideal candidate would have strong cloud experience, some experience with automation tools and processes, and familiarity with operating and supporting networking solutions.

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  • Design, build, and operate cloud infrastructure to enable reliable and rapid deployment of services for developer use with effective monitoring and resilient operations
  • Work closely with the dev team to speed up development build/test workflows
  • Build out frameworks for test automation at scale
  • Work with development teams to make sure applications are production-ready, scalable, and reliable from the ground up
  • Identify and drive opportunities to improve automation for code deployment, management, and visibility of application services
  • Develop tools to automate operational tasks (e.g. deployment of machines, services, and applications)
  • Write automation code for provisioning and operating infrastructure at massive scale
  • Establish end-to-end monitoring and alerting on all critical components of the application
  • Represent DevOps in design reviews and work with Engineering teams on automation tasks


  • Experience in AWS or GCP cloud computing and its related services
  • Strong experience with Linux and expertise in scripting languages like Python and Bash
  • Passion for automation
  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines such as Jenkins and GitHub Actions
  • Familiarity with build systems such as Make
  • Familiarity with test frameworks such as pytest
  • Experience with container-based solutions such as Docker
  • Familiarity with application/microservices security
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, able to collaborate and rally support
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • Passionate to learn, understand, and dissect new technology stacks quickly and independently


    • Expertise with configuration management frameworks such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, or Terraform
    • Experience with declarative build systems such as bazel
    • Experience working with third-party REST APIs
    • Experience with datastores such as etcd and MongoDB
    • Experience deploying monitoring tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, collectd, and Zabbix
    • Familiarity with networking such as switching, routing, SDN, and NFV
    • Familiarity with server & network virtualization, global infrastructure, distributed systems, and security


    • BS or MS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent professional experience

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