Cloud Engineer

Blue Ocean Gear

Blue Ocean Gear

Software Engineering
San Mateo, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023

Are you interested in helping build and manage operations for the world's largest constellation of ocean sensors?

About us

Blue Ocean Gear is a San Francisco Bay Area-based start-up at the forefront of the growing community of mission-driven businesses building technology to empower good stewardship of the world’s oceans. Our core product is an intelligent, networked buoy system that helps fishers and scientists track and monitor their gear, saving them time and money, providing critical operational data and analysis, and reducing the single largest source of ocean plastics – lost fishing gear. In the process, we are bringing IoT to the oceans, rapidly deploying one of the first high-resolution networks of ocean sensors in some of the world’s most economically productive waters. We are seeking driven problem solvers with a global mindset to join our team as we scale up our commercial products.

Job description

At Blue Ocean Gear, we build mission-critical products for the fishing industry and other demanding ocean applications. Our products are deployed for extended periods of time in the world’s most demanding ocean environments, requiring high-performance, 24/7 availability of our cloud and data systems. Success in this operations engineering role will require successfully developing and maintaining DevOps systems and demonstrating responsiveness to issues in system availability. You’ll also manage our other enterprise IT systems (both hardware and software) for our growing team. This position can be remote full-time, or a combination of onsite and remote.

As part of our team, you will be responsible for

·   Development & maintenance of deployment and DevOps toolchains

·   Monitoring availability & performance of Blue Ocean Gear customer data services

·   Creation of management-facing system performance dashboards

·   Responding to outage or impairment incidents to restore system availability

·   Managing communications around outage & impairment incidents

·   Environment capacity planning

·   IAAS/PAAS/SAAS vendor management, contact, incident management

·   (Part-time) on-call response to outage incidents

·   Local &/or remote employee laptop and software support for Windows 10, MacOS, Ubuntu


Necessary qualifications and experience

·   Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT or related subject; other formal Computer Science education; or self-teaching in Computer Science to degree level with documentation & references

·   Commercial experience with AWS

·   Commercial experience operating 24/7-available internet services

·   Experience creating DevOps scripting / tools


Desirable skills and experience

·   Software development using Python or NodeJS

·   Bash scripting

·   Database development using MySQL or Postgres

·   Cloud provisioning using Ansible, Terraform

·   System and application monitoring using Splunk, NewRelic or ELK


The ocean is a vast, inclusive, and diverse ecosystem that impacts an equally varied range of coastal communities and ocean-based industries. Our customer base ranges from large corporations to indigenous and community-based fisheries. We are actively working to build a team that reflects a similar inclusivity and strength in diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and culture. Blue Ocean Gear is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.