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Senior Devops Engineer

About CityBase:

CityBase is a govtech startup, headquartered in the West Loop of Chicago. We are a team of more than 40 people who are curious, driven and forward-thinking.

CityBase creates technology to make government more personal and responsive. We work with municipalities, agencies, and utilities to integrate their business processes and citizen interactions onto a central, cloud-based platform accessible through multiple channels, including web, mobile, kiosk, and point-of-sale.

What we’re looking for:

We have an opportunity for a talented DevOps Engineer to join our team and help us build the next generation CityBase platform. As part of an agile, highly capable development team, you will work with our product team to define and implement the future of GovTech.

This position will give you experience in:

  • Configuration Management
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Systems Administration
  • Architecture of highly available and secure platforms
  • Deployment Methodologies for a new era


Work closely and collaboratively with a small multi disciplined team
Build highly redundant and secure infrastructure
Exchange knowledge with folks of many disciplines.
Coach and mentor our junior team members as they tackle even larger problems
Instill a culture of out of the box thinking, exploration and problem solving within the team
Help make CityBase an emerging leader in GovTech


  •   Experience with configuration management (Puppet/SaltStack/etc)
  •   Experience with Amazon Web Services in a production context
  •   Experience with Linux Administration (Debian/Ubuntu preferred)
  •   Basic networking ideals and concepts
  •   CI systems (Jenkins/Bamboo/etc)
  •   Basic git workflows
  •   Scripting Languages (Python/Perl/Bash/Ruby/etc)
  •   Standard Linux based profiling and debugging tools (strace/gdb, etc)
  •   SQL Database Administration (Postgres preferred)
  •   Understanding of monitoring principles (reactionary vs. time series)

What we will provide you:

Competitive, equitable salary
Stock-based compensation
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits
Stipends for travel and phone expenses
A fun environment to collaborate with like-minded professionals excited to build a company and product together
Balance work and life with a generous vacation policy, office holidays and flexible working options

You’ll probably be really happy here if:

You're looking to contribute to our culture and roadmap
You love working collaboratively
You are high energy and low ego
You’re comfortable giving feedback and receiving constructive criticism
You have a positive open attitude and a desire to have fun