Devops Engineer For A Better Internet


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time



eQualitie is seeking an experienced networking software engineer for DevOps and infrastructure automation duties. We’re looking for someone who knows how to build and manage cloud services with an emphasis on FOSS solutions that we run in-house. Our new colleague shares the company’s values and is ready to play an important role in protecting freedom of expression and association on the Internet. In turn, you will get exposure to and a say in the design of current and future defensive web technologies and decentralized solutions for avoiding Internet censorship, as well as personal satisfaction that your contributions create real change for people around the world.

Job Description

You will work across tight-knit project teams and interface between software developers and systems operations. Your primary responsibilities will include building and tuning tools to improve network availability, service performance and censorship resilience. You will introduce common systems and processes for a variety of in-house technologies, spanning DDoS mitigation, a clearinghouse for anomalous network behaviour and a decentralized peer-to-peer web caching network. You will take an “automate everything” approach, introducing and improving automation, orchestration and monitoring tooling across the board.

About you

You love dashboards and hate network latency. You understand the building blocks of the Internet and are familiar with its core protocols. You value infrastructure-as-code systems and believe in prototyping, fine-tuning software configurations and performance monitoring as the primary ways to improve an Internet- reliant product or service. You have a depth of knowledge, experience and a passion for Internet technologies that allow you to learn new systems relatively quickly. Also, you should have:

  • Excellent Linux administration skills, performance- tuning and server hardening;
  • Demonstrable experience deploying and managing technology using Docker and/or Kubernetes;
  • Experience with data engineering, analysis, visualization of web traffic and network statistics (e.g. Kibana, Grafana, Icinga, Prometheus, etc);
  • Experience in network programming (HTTP, TCP/IP, UDP) with knowledge of peer-to-peer (BitTorrent) technologies a strong asset;
  • Familiarity with coding in Python (with Go and/or C++ experience a strong asset);
  • An active appreciation for reading and writing documentation!

Now, a little bit about us…

eQualitie is a growing technology company that puts its principles before profits. This is a relatively fast-paced environment with a strong sense of individual contribution. We solve complex technical problems for improving digital defences, introducing privacy to online activity and enabling freedom of expression and association online. We are a remote-first company and offer flexible working arrangements, contributions to private health care, annual pay raises, prospects for professional growth and social opportunities. eQualitie welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

The Deflect project protects over 650 website platforms from cyber attack, serving over 70 million unique IPs annually. Deployed on bare-metal infrastructure locations around the world, Deflect offers web caching, secure hosting and defense-in-depth mitigation options, including the Baskerville clearinghouse, among other services.

CENO Browser is a tool designed to circumvent the most pervasive forms of Internet censorship. Built on Mozilla for Android and the Ouinet libraries, CENO enables users to retrieve and share web content peer-to-peer over Bittorrent’s DHT.


  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job Location: Montreal, Canada (remote also OK)
  • Job Type: 12 month contract, possibility of full-time thereafter
  • Salary: 84,000 USD + benefits
  • Application deadline: September 15, 2021

How to apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining how your experiences and motivation match our requirements. Please make sure to include your GitHub (or similar) profile where we can see your previous work and/or code: internet/

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