Senior DevOps Engineer at Inspire

| Santa Monica
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To build the world's most consumer-focused clean energy platform and inspire a connected movement of people towards a brighter energy future.  This is Inspire’s mission statement. Our goal, to reverse the relentless rise of Co2 and the GHG that cause man-made climate change.  We offer the first comprehensive platform for the energy efficient smart home. A subscription service for smart devices, clean energy technologies, and energy management, coupled with pro installation and on-bill financing. 

Our Santa Monica office is looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer to join the infrastructure team that empowers engineers throughout the SDLC.  Reporting to the VP of Engineering, you will continue to expand upon our new AWS infrastructure (Kubernetes, CloudFormation, CodeBuilPhoned,, Prometheus, EFK) and work closely with engineering teams to deliver highly available, highly scalable distributed systems.


  1. Cloud Infrastructure: Provide resilient cloud infrastructure and developer tools to enable rapid development
  2. Instrumentation: Constantly improve instrumentation and logging to identify issues as early as possible, allowing for automated resolution and/or manual investigation
  3. CI/CD Pipelines: Build CI/CD pipelines with automated verification by utilizing unit tests, integration tests, load tests, and instrumentation
  4. Requirements Gathering: Work closely with engineers to understand their needs and incorporate it into the roadmap
  5. Education: Be a technology evangelist that empowers engineers through education and hands on support
  6. Dev Tools: Understand developer ergonomics and provide tools to engineers to streamline development.


  • Migration from Heroku to AWS
  • Developer tooling, education, and enablement
  • 99.9% uptime of infrastructure


  • Completed migration from Heroku to AWS
  • Ability to empower engineering to deliver on various projects and technologies
  • Uptime of services and cloud infrastructure


  • Motivated - self-starter who drives their tasks to successful completion by working with others and unblocking obstacles
  • Analytical - can diagnose issues, formulate a plan, see it out, and measure before and after to incrementally improve engineering operations
  • Technical - strong understanding of cloud infrastructure,distributed systems, automation, pipelines, developer tools
  • Thoughtful - takes many variables into account (reliability, scalability, useability, etc.) in order to build and deliver the best solutions for various stakeholders


  • Must Have
    • 6+ years of professional software development experience
    • Computer Science or Software Engineering Degree (or equivalent experience) 
    • Strong knowledge and experience with software development, developer tools, cloud computing services & infrastructure, application development platforms, and popular programming languages 
    • 2+ years of experience in a DevOps role delivering dev tools, infrastructure as code, agile planning, release automation, CI/CD, cloud computing architecture work, systems or application design, development and/or operations
    • Past experience maintaining production environments for critical systems
    • Strong understanding of AWS services, Kubernetes, and Prometheus.
    • Proficient in Bash scripting and automation
  • Nice to Have
    • Experience establishing, implementing, and delivering using Agile practices.
    • Experience working in a developer relations, technology evangelism or technical executive role 
    • Strong understanding of distributed systems
    • Hands on experience with 
      • Cloud Infrastructure; AWS, Heroku
      • Containers; Kubernetes, EKS
      • CI/CD;
      • Instrumentation; Prometheus + Grafana
      • Logging; Elastic Search + Fluentd + Kibana
      • Issues;, Jira
      • Version Control; Github
      • Coding: Ruby on Rails, GoLang

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3402 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

An Insider's view of Inspire

How does your team reward individual success?

Each month we award an "Avenger of the Month". This is an employee that embodies one of our values: Own It, Study It, Coach It, Live It.



What are Inspire Perks + Benefits

Inspire Benefits Overview

Inspire’s culture balances the serious nature and tone of a professional company with the move-fast-and-execute tone of a rapidly growing emerging tech company. We believe in working hard and producing, but doing it in a positive and friendly environment where collaboration is rampant.

Inspire calls its employees Avengers. It’s a team out to even the score on behalf of the common man, to challenge the status quo and confront apathy and old-world bureaucracy. Every Avenger lives for the mission: To build the world’s most consumer-focused clean power platform and inspire a connected moment towards a brighter energy future. Avengers are scrappy, restless, humble and committed to balancing passion with purpose and profit.

Inspire offers competitive compensation and equity packages, plus benefits such as health, vision, life, and dental insurance - Not to mention, unlimited vacation, 401(k) plan, a dog friendly workplace & LOTS of cupcakes!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Inspire provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Inspire sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Full-time Inspire employees receive unlimited PTO.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Inspire offers relocation assistance for certain roles.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Inspire offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses, the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Inspire hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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