Staff DevOps Engineer/Platform Engineer

HUB Ocean

HUB Ocean

Software Engineering
Lysaker, Bærum, Norway
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

HUB Ocean is a non-profit foundation. Our mission – which deeply inspires us - is to change the fate of the ocean by unleashing the power of data, technology and collaboration.. We have the ambition to become the world’s ocean data collaboration hub. As such, the world’s data and our Ocean Data Platform are at the core of all our operations.

To further develop our Ocean Data Platform, we are searching for candidates to fill the position as Staff DevOps Engineer/Platform Engineer. We seek candidates with the passion and capabilities to build this game-changing hub and unleash the opportunities in linking data-driven solutions with the needs of the ocean.

As our Staff DevOps Engineer/Platform Engineer you will provide technical expertise and hands-on skills in CI/CD, infrastructure and operation of our Ocean Data Platform.

Staff DevOps Engineer/Platform Engineer

Location: Greater Oslo area, Fornebu

Job Description:

We are seeking a Staff DevOps Engineer/Platform Engineer with a strong background in DevOps methodologies and experience in building and maintaining modern cloud-native infrastructures. As a Staff DevOps Engineer/Platform Engineer at HUB Ocean, you will play a crucial role in developing, managing, and scaling our Ocean Data Platform, using cutting-edge technologies and best practices.

Your primary responsibility will be to ensure the reliability, security, and efficiency of our platform by implementing robust CI/CD pipelines, deploying infrastructure using modern orchestration tools, and maintaining a high level of observability. At present, our backend code is in python, and we use asynchronous io.


  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable and secure cloud-native infrastructure using Kubernetes (k8s)
  • Implement and manage CI/CD pipelines for seamless deployment and integration of software components
  • Ensure high availability, fault tolerance, and scalability of the platform using best-in-class DevOps practices
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to improve system performance, deployment strategies, and monitoring capabilities
  • Utilize tools and technologies such as Grafana, clickhouse, Docker, Redis, Redpanda /NATs/RabbitMQ, Traefik/Nginx, and Terraform to optimize infrastructure
  • Champion security best practices and ensure compliance with industry standards
  • Work closely with software developers to identify and resolve deployment and infrastructure issues, and incidents
  • Continuously drive automation and process improvements to streamline development and deployment workflows
  • Participate in code reviews, documentation, knowledge sharing, and mentoring of developers of DevOps


  • Minimum of 7 years of experience as a Senior/Staff/Principal DevOps Engineer, Platform Engineer, or similar role
  • Rich experience in building and managing highly available, scalable, cloud-native and secure infrastructures
  • Rich hands-on experience with Azure, Kubernetes (K8s), helm charts and containerization technologies (Docker)
  • Proficiency in using CI/CD tools like github actions, ArgoCD or equivalent
  • Deep understanding of networking concepts and experience with ingress (e.g., Nginx, Traefik)
  • Experience with monitoring, observability, tracing tools like Grafana, Clickhouse, coroot
  • Familiarity with message queues (e.g.NATS, Redpanda, Google Cloud PubSub, Azure Event Bus, RabbitMQ) and caching systems (e.g., Redis)
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to analyze and resolve complex technical issues
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment

Nice to Have:

  • Solid understanding of modern infrastructure-as-code tools, such as Terraform
  • Experience with cloud platforms (Azure -preferrable , AWS, GCP,) and their managed services
  • Prior experience in the data or environmental science domain with experience of Prefect/Dask
  • Understanding of search engine i.e Elasticsearch architecture


We Offer:

  • Support for relocation to Norway.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package, including health care, insurance, pension plans, and a free, staffed gym.
  • A collaborative, international work culture committed to making a real impact on global environmental challenges.
  • Wellness initiatives and an inclusive, supportive company environment.
  • Regular tech talks, all the tools you need to be productive
  • Just great people!

Join us on our journey and be part of a team that is working to make a positive impact on the environment. If you are passionate about DevOps, cloud-native technologies, and want to contribute to the healing of the ocean, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please send your resume and a brief cover letter highlighting your relevant experience.