Lead DevOps Engineer (India)

Current vacancy


Lead DevOps Engineer

Location: Gurgaon or India based remote

Salary: Available upon application

About the role

Kalido is building THE ecosystem where one billion talented professionals and freelancers globally, and the half-million larger companies they work with, thrive together.

We are a team of passionate problem solvers based across the UK, India, and South Africa, who are constantly looking for new better ways, no matter how difficult the challenge. Everyone on our team is a true product owner, responsible for ensuring excellence. We move fast (but thoughtfully), and are looking for a talented and impact-oriented DevOps Engineer to join us.

In this role, you shall be introducing processes, tools, and methodologies to balance needs throughout the software development life cycle, from coding and deployment to maintenance and updates at Kalido. In doing so, you will shape the company, and our collective ability to impact the world.

As part of a startup, your responsibilities will vary, but on a day to day basis, you will:
  • Ensure our technology infrastructure is reliable, secure, performant, scalable, and cost effective
  • Set up and maintain CI/CD Pipelines
  • Manage our Linux Servers (deploy , update and implement security fixes)
  • Proactively identify infrastructure availability risks, propose solutions, and implement agreed approaches
  • Resolve incidents, write post-mortems, and implement solutions that address incident root causes.
  • Monitor and enforce IT compliance requirements
  • Manage certificate deployment and renewal
  • Ensure third party stack elements are configured appropriately for functionality and security, up to date, and fit for purpose
  • Implement automation when there is an economic case for doing so
  • Manage other DevOps engineers and work closely with the development team to ensure our infrastructure supports
  • Document how every aspect of our infrastructure is configured, and why

What we are looking for

We value inclusion, impact, transparency, generosity, and teamwork. You can read more about our values and what they mean to us here. We are looking for someone who: shares our philosophy; is capable and excited about the role; strives for personal and professional excellence; and wants to make a meaningful difference through their work.
This opportunity is for you if you are:
  • Experienced in managing people and complicated software platforms and infrastructure in a high availability context
  • Experienced setting up CI/CD pipelines, managing Linux servers (deploy, update, and implement security fixes), and optimising AWS and GCP environments for performance, cost, and security
  • Excited about ensuring reliable operations and driving continuous improvement
  • Comfortable with handling critical production issues, including urgent incident response and issues beyond typical work hours.
  • Calm, structured, and solution-oriented under pressure
  • A hypothesis-driven, creative thinker, able to investigate and solve complex product challenges, even when they require extended periods of deep focus and technical research
  • A clear communicator with strong problem solving skills
  • A good listener, willing and able to act on constructive feedback
  • A strong collaborator, able to establish strong relationships with development teams, and to proactively keep teammates in the loop on progress and issues
  • A clean, conscientious and forward-thinking coder

Must have technology knowledge

  • Puppet & Chef
  • Jenkins / Jenkins Pipelines
  • Helm Charts
  • Terraform
  • Kubernetes
  • Opsgenie
  • Linux administration

Good to have technology knowledge

  • Envoy
  • Wireguard
  • Cassandra
  • Jaeger
  • ETCD
  • Grafana
  • Prometheus
  • Bazel

What we offer

Working at Kalido means working with a solid startup that has been around since 2015 and is currently going through the phase of intense growth. We have raised a total of $17M in funding (getting ready for series B) and are backed by HCL, a global IT player with a 22 bn USD market cap, and co-founded by the #3 core team member and early investor at Alibaba. Our efforts and mission have been recognised and we’ve been chosen by the World Economic Forum as Technology Pioneer 2020. We balance our drive for delivery with flexible working arrangements, company options, learning budget, and the chance to truly shape the culture you work in. You will never run out of fascinating problems to solve and will have incredible opportunities to work with a diverse team that cares about your growth. 

About Kalido

Kalido is a full-stack, Saas solution for ‘right person right work’, built for today’s world of work. Traditional processes and platforms currently used by organisations to manage their end-to-end talent supply chain are high cost, fragmented, ineffective and talent unfriendly- much more so in a post-pandemic world. Kalido solves these problems by creatively virtualizing and shaping an organisation’s talent pools (internal, applicants, alumni, contractors, freelancers) and work specifications and using proprietary AI to accelerate ranking, matching, selection and deployment for them. Kalido’s feature set supports Recruiting and deployment, Upskilling, Professional Development, as well as Inclusion and Engagement.  

How to apply

If being a DevOps Engineer at Kalido sounds like something that leverages your skills and ignites your passion, we want to get to know you.