DevOps Automation Engineer at Virgin Hyperloop

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The 21st century challenges are here, and we need 21st century solutions. As we continue to progress hyperloop from home, we are actively hiring for open roles. The interview process will continue online to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Stay safe and be well,

The Virgin Hyperloop team


The DevOps Automation Engineer will be part of the Software Engineering Function. This person works to automate the delivery of infrastructure and software in a fast-paced agile environment using modern CI/CD practices.

The DevOps team at Virgin Hyperloop One believes in customer-obsession, and our customer is the entire organization. Our goal is not only automation, but to create a long-lasting DevOps culture.

The role is integral in delivering the software platform that supports the operational control system that will give Hyperloop passengers the fast, safe, direct-to-destination service they aspire to, while dealing with real-world events that would otherwise disrupt the service. They will work with architects, engineers, scientists, and programmers to deliver the software that will make VHO’s hyperloop software a reality. We are seeking candidates with various levels of experience to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals at our Los Angeles facility. 


  • Champion the DevOps process, procedure, and culture across the organization.
  • Work with the entire organization to develop best practices for structuring, automating, building, deploying, and monitoring complex distributed software products and environments.
  • Develop policies and procedures that guide software development practices across the organization.
  • Implement automated processes for building and deploying software infrastructure environments and software engineering tools
  • Ensure the reliability and traceability of software releases and deployments of software and infrastructure changes.
  • Design specifications for continuous integration and delivery pipelines in order to maximize engineering productivity
  • Create and maintain platform architecture diagrams and design specifications to aid development, test, and maintenance of software environments.
  • Create monitoring and alerting platforms that notify on behavioral anomalies across distributed software systems.
  • Keep a customer focused mindset, prioritizing engineering productivity and infrastructure availability.
  • Help maintain both agile and waterfall engineering processes with safety critical and safety-related systems and tools.


  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot complex issues in distributed environments.
  • Ability to present complex ideas to non-experts.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.


  • At least three years of professional experience as a DevOps Engineer.
  • Experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery.
  • Strong understanding of software development fundamentals and best-practices.
  • Strong background in an agile software development environment.
  • Strong demonstrable ability for automating tasks using current and industry accepted scripting languages.
  • Experience provisioning, configuring, and supporting highly-reliable production Linux systems.
  • Experience ensuring the security and high-availability of mission-critical production services.
  • Understanding of operating system performance tools, metrics and benchmarks.
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing fundamentals and architectures.


  • BS or MS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent field.
  • Proven track record of building and supporting clustered systems and distributed data stores.
  • Experience supporting service-oriented software architectures in production.
  • Experience automating software build, test, and deployment pipelines following agile methodologies.
  • Experience safely automating deployments of cloud infrastructure and services.
  • Strong proficiency in core TCP/IP networking and web services.
  • Experience deploying and supporting containerized workloads in production.
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We're located in the Arts District, an up-and-coming neighborhood with new hotels, restaurants, and breweries—and just minutes away from Downtown LA!

An Insider's view of Virgin Hyperloop

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office gives the feeling of excitement and energy every day. You can see it through the passionate discussions about engineering, marketing or any field. The people really bring a level of passion and energy that makes it one of the best places to work. The dog-friendly culture also helps soothe our nerves after any intense discussions!


Manager - Software Design Specs

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My job is based around collaboration with other teams. When a team needs to optimize their workflow or day-to-day operations, I gather requirements from them to find solutions to best suit their needs. I love being able to make this easier and simpler for other teams.


IT Operations Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I am probably a unique example having only worked for the company for six months and already having the opportunity to start in the Dubai office and then be seconded to the Los Angeles Headquarters. Relentless focus on making a difference, impacting positive change, and putting safety first have already given me great opportunities with VHO.


Safety Regulatory Certification Director

What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned how to model the dynamics of our pod and how the different EM systems generate forces that control its motion. I extended my knowledge into multi-body dynamics which is needed to simulate the motion of the vehicle through curvilinear trajectories. I have learned how to develop my own in-house simulation tools and use CAE tools.


Vehicle Dynamics Specialist

What are Virgin Hyperloop Perks + Benefits

Virgin Hyperloop Benefits Overview

We place great value in our employees' work-life balance, so our office is full of great perks to make you feel right at home. We've got catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day so employees can enjoy all three meals at work. Our office also has full showers, towels and lockers along with on-site barber visits, dry cleaning service, and mobile car wash services. Our employees enjoy premium quality medical insurance, as well as stock options with early exercise option. Also, we're dog-friendly!

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary with no maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We have employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Hourly employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Virgin Hyperloop One hosts company outings semi-annually. Our most recent team-building was at a Dodgers game!
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Eligible company positions are offered relocation assistance.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Our lunch and learns focus on our recent technology, business opportunities, and potential partnerships.
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