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DevOps Engineer

Drift Net

Drift Net

Software Engineering
United States · Chicago, IL, USA · Illinois, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023

About Us:

Drift Net Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is on a mission to revolutionize school safety after the tragic shooting at Stone Man Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Our founder, Aaron Coles, driven by a deep desire to end mass violence in American schools, utilized his expertise in technology design to develop the KnowWhere Campus Safety System. This groundbreaking solution aims to detect threats and alert authorities before they materialize. Drift Net has grown into a thriving company with a passionate team dedicated to enhancing safety and security in educational institutions.

Ensuring student safety involves a multifaceted approach, encompassing diverse solutions, tools, and practices. To achieve our vision, we are assembling a team of forward-thinkers from various backgrounds and skill sets, including software engineers, geo-mappers, psychiatrists, and retired law enforcement. By combining their expertise, we strive to evaluate and address all facets of campus security.

Job Description:

Are you a passionate DevOps Engineer looking to join a dynamic and collaborative team? Drift Net Inc is seeking a talented DevOps Engineer to help us streamline our development and deployment processes, ensuring the reliability and scalability of our systems. As a DevOps Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing our infrastructure, automating tasks, and driving efficiency across our development and operations teams.


  • Collaborate with software engineers to understand application requirements and design scalable and reliable infrastructure solutions.
  • Implement and manage CI/CD pipelines for automated testing, integration, and deployment.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot production systems to ensure high availability, performance, and security.
  • Continuously improve and optimize the existing DevOps processes and infrastructure.
  • Automate repetitive tasks and workflows to reduce manual intervention.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and implement best practices for software development and deployment.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices to ensure our infrastructure and processes remain cutting-edge.
  • Respond to and resolve incidents in a timely manner, participating in on-call rotations as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Proven 2-5 years of experience as a DevOps Engineer or a similar role.
  • Strong knowledge of cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Proficiency in scripting and automation using tools such as Ansible, Terraform, or similar.
  • Experience with CI/CD tools (e.g., Jenkins, Travis CI, CircleCI).
  • Solid understanding of infrastructure as code (IaC) principles.
  • Familiarity with monitoring and logging tools (e.g., Prometheus, ELK stack).
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant certifications (e.g., AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, Docker Certified Associate).
  • Experience with microservices architecture.
  • Knowledge of security best practices in DevOps.
  • Familiarity with agile and DevOps methodologies.

Why Drift Net Inc?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Collaborative and innovative work environment.
  • Work on cutting-edge projects that make a real impact.
  • Healthcare Benefits: We offer inclusive healthcare benefits encompassing vision, dental, and healthcare coverage.
  • Unlimited PTO: We believe in work-life balance and understand the importance of taking time off to recharge and rejuvenate. With our unlimited PTO policy, you can request time off as needed, promoting healthy work-life integration.
  • Free Lunches on Wednesday.
  • Unlimited Gym Access at our workspace.

If you're a DevOps Engineer who is passionate about automation, scalability, and optimising software development processes, we want to hear from you. Join our team and help us shape the future of Drift Net Inc.