Apollo Agriculture is the commercial farming platform for small-scale farmers that helps farmers maximize their profits. Apollo uses agronomic machine learning, remote sensing, and mobile phones to deliver financing, high-quality farm products, and optimized advice that can more than double farm profitability, starting in Kenya. Our team brings together technology and operations experience from The Climate Corporation (acquired for USD ~$1 Billion), Acre, ING, Google, Booking.com, MessageBird, and One Acre Fund. We value evangelical pursuit of mission with a pragmatic approach, humility in the face of challenge, active discussion of disagreements, and considerate listening.
About the Role:
Apollo is seeking an exceptional Infrastructure Engineer to help us scale and mature our infrastructure to support our rapid growth. As our business scales, it’s important we enable the different teams across our Technology Department, including engineering, data science, data platform and IT teams to deliver at their best.
In your role as an Infrastructure Engineer at Apollo, you’ll focus on core areas of the developer experience, including CI/CD, observability, and networking. You will also help us to manage and control our cloud costs. As part of the Platform team, you will own our AWS cloud infrastructure, configuration management, builds, deployment, logging and monitoring management. You’ll also collaborate with our IT team on security and vulnerability management and networking. You’ll eventually be expected to share an on-call rotation for the core pieces of our infrastructure, but applications and services will have their own on-call rotations.
3+ years experience in a relevant infrastructure role at a fast growing technology company
Knowledge of cloud computing fundamentals, including 1+ years on AWS cloud-based infrastructure and solutions
Proven experience in at least one programming language (backend)
Experience with building, operating and maintaining scalable distributed systems, and with operations automation;
Experience with Infrastructure as Code technologies; We currently use Ansible and Pulumi, so knowledge in one of those is a bonus!
Validated foundation in Linux administration and troubleshooting;
Understanding of Service level agreements and objectives;
Additional experience in Networking, Security or Databases is desirable;
Our main backend systems are built in Scala, so experience with JVM-based environments is a plus
Knowledge on monitoring and observability technologies like Prometheus, Graphite, Grafana, Kibana, Elasticsearch are a plus.
Are a collaborative team of smart and ambitious people who are dedicated to serving our customers.
Make magic happen to solve hard problems and always come with solutions when challenges arise.
Are comfortable taking risks that can result in radical scale, and understand that failures are opportunities to learn and improve.
Are considerate listeners and take the time to deeply understand and seek out ideas from the people around us, even when we disagree.
Offer a dynamic environment that fosters talent, collaboration and growth.
Take pride in our work and share the responsibility to see it through from conception to deployment.
Back up our talk with a competitive compensation and benefits package and challenging projects.
Value autonomy, honesty, transparency, and respect.
Are excited to hear from you!
Apollo Agriculture does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Apollo Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
Apollo Agriculture is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we may conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.
Apollo Agriculture does not charge money or any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process.