Junior Infrastructure Engineer

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on
  • Spain | Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Closing on 20 May 2016

Job Description

Junior Infrastructure Engineer

Join the Media Platform for the Global Development Community.

You: an analytical, operative, and problem-solver who wants to learn and develop systems engineering skills following DevOps and Agile philosophies.

Us: a buzzed-about social enterprise committed to changing the world through our audience of one million aid workers and development professionals. If you’re eager to use your system administration and Internet/Web applications operations experience and collaborate with a sharp and creative engineering team to make a real difference for people everywhere and to help build one of the most exciting new media platforms in the world, we’d love to meet.

You’ll find at Devex an opportunity to carve out your own place in the world, learn from sharp, committed colleagues, and be part of an energizing culture that’s low on bureaucracy and high on impact (and fun).

** Please note that this is a Barcelona-based position and successful applicants will be authorized to work in Spain.

How we work:

Our team periodically runs internal hackathons to come up with ideas for potential projects we can research on and develop.

At Devex we currently use Linux, AWS services like EC2, RDS, OpsWorks; PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, Redis, Chef, Jenkins, Slack, ELK, ZenOSS, Appsignal, and many more.

Application and tooling is written in Ruby, JavaScript and some other languages, using mostly Rails, Grape, and AngularJS.

What we need from you:

The main responsibilities of the Junior Infrastructure Engineer are…

  • Ensure infrastructure operates under appropriate parameters.
  • Frequently deliver and deploy new features to production.
  • Help improve IT operations.
  • Communicate incidents and situations to the rest of the team.
  • Help identify new tools and technologies.

Desired Skills and Experience


To fit well in this role you must be eager to learn, practice, and improve, and must have communication skills to work effectively across our global offices. You also must have…

  • 1-3 years of experience in system administration and Internet/Web applications operations.
  • Ability to read and understand code and applications, for debugging.
  • Operative, analytical and problem-solving focused.
  • Companionable and open, with professional English fluency.

Preferred Qualifications:

Besides the basic requirements, here’s what we’d love to see…

  • Good general coding skills, with knowledge of VCS.
  • Experience in virtualization and/or cloud computing.
  • Open source and Free software oriented.

Our workplace offers creative spaces, snack-filled fridges and all the espresso you can drink.

If you’d like to be a part of this progressive group of global development game changers, and any of these buzzwords are familiar to you, we want to hear from you.

Get the conversation started by submitting an application now!

About the Organization

Devex is the media platform for the global development community. As a social enterprise, we connect and inform development, health, humanitarian and sustainability professionals through news, business intelligence and funding amp; career opportunities so you can do more good for more people. An international organization founded at the Harvard Kennedy School, Devex is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices in Barcelona and Manila and reporters around the world. Our diverse global team includes 100 web-savvy journalists, analysts, developers, designers, and marketers. Devexers live our mission, and bring their top-notch academic and professional credentials to work every day to change the world.

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