Nova Labs

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Operations Engineer (DevOps)

  • Engineering
  • Full-time
  • CA
  • Remote

Operations Engineer (DevOps)

Nova Labs’ (formerly Helium, Inc) mission is to leverage the power of wireless technology and blockchain to build The People’s Network—the world’s fastest-growing decentralized wireless network. The Network is now global in over 40,000+ cities and 160 countries with a vibrant ecosystem of community members building coverage, companies using the Network, and developers creating the next generation of connected applications.

We are looking for an Operations Engineer to help grow and support our cloud-based systems.  This role is well suited to strong Linux System Administrators who are transitioning into DevOps or Linux-focused DevOps Engineers interested in problem solving in a new, fast-paced environment.

In this role you will:

  • Work closely with other teams (Software Development, Communications, etc) in text-based and voice/video call scenarios to support business objectives.

  • Build and configure solutions using Linux virtual machines, containers, various other cloud resources as necessary.

  • Identify and help improve areas of inefficiency.

  • Participate in an on-call rotation to ensure system availability.

Required Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of Linux usage, administration, troubleshooting

  • Proficient with cloud based technologies (AWS preferred)

  • Automation using tools such as Ansible, AWS CloudFormation

  • Scripting (bash, and _at least_ one additional language)

  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP networking

  • Ability and desire to learn new skills and technologies

  • Excellent communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Experience identifying and solving scaling problems

  • Experience supporting applications written in Erlang and/or Rust

  • Experience monitoring with Grafana+Prometheus stack

  • Experience with usage, administration of FreeBSD systems

  • Familiarity with IoT (Internet of Things) and/or Wireless Telecom networks

  • Familiarity with blockchain technology

  • Familiarity with GitHub (workflows, Actions, permissions, ...)


  • 100% company-paid health insurance premiums (medical, dental, and vision) for you and your dependents

  • Unlimited paid vacation and paid company holidays

  • Vacation stipend

  • Monthly gym stipend

  • Annual hardware stipend

  • 401K plan

If you are the fit for such an effort, we want to hear from you!

Remote restrictions

  • Workday must overlap by at least 4 hours with San Francisco, CA, USA