DevOps Engineer

ELSA Corp.
Helps people speak English fluently and confidently using state-of-the-art AI technology

Job details

  • Full-time
  • map markerLisbon, PT - Partially remote More details
  • circle-checkVisa Support
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  • routeSenior
  • routeRequired language: English
  • routeNice to have language: Portuguese
  • DevOps / Sysadmin
  • tagMust Have: Amazon Web Services, Kubernetes, LINUXOther Required: Python, TerraformNice to Have: Bash, CI/CD, GitLab

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This role is to work as a contractor - which means you'll have to create your own company to provide services - with the possibility of internalization afterward.

Duration:  Ongoing project, without an end date
Availability: Full-time
Rate: 400€/day

ELSA (English Language Speech Assistant) Corp. is a San Francisco-based startup with engineering offices in Portugal, India and Vietnam. Our vision is to enable everyone to speak foreign languages with full confidence, reaching better life and career opportunities. Our flagship product, ELSA speak, is a personal mobile coach who improves our users' English pronunciation using our own state-of-the-art speech recognition technology. 

 At ELSA we run our own speech technology algorithms in Kubernetes, distributed into several clusters around the World with the objective to reduce the latency of processing the user’s speech. As a devops engineer at ELSA you will be responsible for the maintenance and optimization or ELSA’s Kubernetes infrastructure to ensure seamless scalability, no downtime and a quick and accurate response to our users. 


As part of your role you will:

  • Orchestrate and monitor ELSA servers.
  • Measure infrastructure performance and optimize it based on learned insights.
  • Manage the company’s CI/CD pipelines.
  • Create automated tools to ensure a very high service uptime.
  • Be up to date with the latest Kubernetes trends and optimize our system accordingly. 

Main requirements

  • 5+ years relevant experience in DevOps methodology
  • Experience in implementing CI/CD for different scenarios (ideally with mobile dev experience)
  • Solid AWS and Linux experience
  • Infrastructure as Code (Terraform / Experience) 
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Graffana / Prometheus
  • APM and Infrastructure Monitoring and alerting experience
  • Bash / Python experience
  • Has worked on product teams before


  • Work at ELSA’s Portugal office and experience how a Silicon Valley startup works
  • Friendly and flexible work environment, no office politics
  • Healthy food, teas, coffee and snacks in the office
  • Experience a full diversity of cultures/languages across ELSA’s 4 offices
  • Experience a fast-growing and well funded Silicon Valley edTech startup
  • Opportunity to work on a mission that can transform the lives of 1.5 Billion language learners around the World
  • Opportunity to become an ELSA employee 

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