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DevOps Software Engineer

Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

About Gro:

Gro Intelligence is tackling two of the biggest problems facing the world today: food security and climate change. We understand and quantify the complex interplay between food, weather, trade, agriculture, and macroeconomic conditions in a world upended by climate change, a growing population, and more. The team at Gro has built a platform that allows businesses, non-profits, and governments to better plan for and adapt to these changes. With offices in both Nairobi and New York, Gro has the financial backing of prominent investors such as TPG Growth, Intel Capital, Data Collective, and GGV. Gro is a diverse, intellectually curious team of technologists, scientists, and business professionals united by a shared commitment to build AI that addresses agriculture, food, and our climate on the most fundamental level.

About the team and technology:

You'll join a small team of devops & infrastructure engineers, distributed across New York and Nairobi. You'll have frequent interaction with other engineering teams and anybody at the company from data scientists to product managers. 

Our stack is evolving but we use: 

  • Cloud based relational Postgres & NoSQL databases

  • A graph database

  • Redis for caching

  • Javascript on the front end and Python on the backend

  • Ansible, AWS, GCP

  • Docker & kubernetes

  • GSuite for collaboration and authentication

What You'll Do:

  • Speed up and streamline release process

  • Sizing and capacity planning of a large, sharded database

  • Creating our user analytics backend

  • Building an ML ops pipeline to allow our data scientists to focus on models

  • Designing and implementing access control to our infrastructure in a frictionless way

  • Designing the next generation of our data ingestion pipeline

  • Design DevOps solutions for large and medium scale projects. This includes selection and review of technology frameworks/architecture to be used on projects. Create architecture documents and diagrams.

  • Design and implement CI/CD pipelines that are highly available, scalable, and self-healing on a cloud platform.

  • Define and deploy monitoring, metrics, and logging systems.

  • Design and document efficient DevOps operational practices. 

  • Identify shortcomings in existing DevOps environments or designs and implement improvements.

  • Automate workloads in cloud and cloud native approaches.

What We're Looking For:

The ideal candidate will have along with at least 3 years of experience working with a diverse set of challenges from a complex system, be able to identify effective solutions and communicate them to the team. We're looking for a candidate with deep understanding and technical knowledge and also someone who can apply this knowledge to building our long term goal of becoming the go-to platform for agricultural data. You can troubleshoot a Linux performance issue as well as you can invent a new solution. You can identify areas of improvement but you're practical about creating proof of concepts and have data to back up your ideas.

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience using and managing DevOps tooling, monitoring, infrastructure-as-code and automation tools.

  • Experience using cloud solutions such AWS, GCP or Azure.

  • Strong scripting and software development experience, including Bash, Python, PowerShell, TypeScript and JavaScript. 

  • Experience working with containers and associated technologies including Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Linux System Administration.

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • The ability and skill to train other people in procedural and technical topics.


  • Dynamic, mission-driven, startup environment with a warm and people-centric culture

  • Competitive compensation

  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits

  • Flexible time-off and support for working parents

Gro was founded in 2014 and currently has offices in Nairobi and New York City. The company was built on diversity and the knowledge that artificial intelligence is only as good as the human intelligence behind it. Gro’s team represents the world it is modeling. At the company, we speak more than 27 languages and we comprise a wide range of experts, from agronomists and crop scientists, to mathematicians, engineers, data scientists, market research analysts, designers, historians, and philosophers. Our culture fosters collaboration between people of extremely different backgrounds that allows us to accomplish things that would otherwise seem impossible. 

Gro Intelligence is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.