DevOps Engineer

  • Anywhere

Who We Are

Murmuration is a nonprofit organization that amplifies the power of civic engagement by providing data, digital tools, and research-driven insights to community-focused organizations so that together we can create an America where everyone can lead healthy, free, and dignified lives.

Every day, people are trying to shape our future for the better. Fighting for water that’s safe to drink. Schools that serve students equitably. Gun laws that make sense. And rallying people who care like we do. And yet too often the skillful organizers working to mobilize communities lack access to technology that could supercharge their efforts. Knocking on every door instead of knowing which will open most easily. And going up against outside interests that have half the heart, but twice the tools.

In communities across America, Murmuration’s partners are leveraging our data, tools, and insights to help thousands of organizers orchestrate millions of individual people to do big things together. Demand big things together. To create the world they want. Together.

About the Position

The DevOps Engineer will utilize their cloud knowledge to provide guidance on designing available and scalable services. They will work with development teams to build tools and standards that encapsulate engineering best practices. They possess strong analytical ability, a working knowledge of cloud infrastructure fundamentals, and the ability to deliver results within a fast-moving, agile environment. 

Note: At Murmuration, we are committed to becoming an even more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. To this end, all staff members are expected to actively participate in DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging) programming.

What You’ll Do:

  • Code and maintain a performant, reliable infrastructure and platform
  • Work with senior engineers to implement best practices for monitoring, reliability, and performance using SRE practices
  • Automate tasks using various configuration management and scripting tools, such as CloudFormation, Terraform, JavaScript, and Python
  • Work closely with engineers to create or update systems for new and existing features
  • Participate in on-call rotation for critical systems
  • Document scripts and write guides to help educate the engineering team
  • Build and enhance DevSecOps pipelines using scripting and programming languages


What You Should Have

  • Experience with unit and integration testing, continuous integration, and deployment workflows
  • Familiarity with software engineering fundamentals, patterns, and design
  • Demonstrated proficiency in clear and effective communication, both verbal and written
  • Problem Solving – ability to quickly identify workable solutions to unexpected issues
  • Ability to collaborate with engineering teams to convey complex technical concepts
  • Experience with supporting REST APIs and integrating third-party APIs
  • Demonstrated proficiency with cloud infrastructure and distributed systems fundamentals
  • Understanding of operational best practices such as monitoring, permissions, disaster recovery, and configuration management
  • Familiarity with multiple programming languages and automation tools such as Python, Ansible, and Cloudformation
  • Familiarity with security best practices and how to implement them in cloud infrastructure

What You Could Have

  • Experience with developing REST APIs and integrating third-party APIs
  • A genuine love for reading and engaging with documentation to gain a comprehensive understanding of tools, frameworks, and technologies
  • Ability to create and maintain thorough documentation for both internal and external audiences
  • Demonstrated experience in research and prototyping, showcasing the ability to explore innovative solutions and technologies
  • Proven track record of translating research findings into practical and effective prototypes

Talented DevOps Engineers come from all walks of life and career. If you are passionate about civic engagement and technology, please apply, even if you do not check every box!


Location and Compensation

The DevOps Engineer is a full-time, salaried position with a comprehensive benefits package (more detail below). It is based anywhere in the U.S. The salary range for this position is $110,000 – $140,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Our Culture of Care

We work hard to create a culture of care to ensure that our staff are best equipped to lead happy, healthy, and balanced lives. To that end, we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance with 100% of premiums covered for you and qualifying family members;
  • Retirement benefits with a 5% employer match;
  • A flexible unlimited PTO plan;
  • Generous paid parental leave;
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits;
  • A company laptop;
  • A flexible remote work environment;
  • A home office setup stipend for all new employees;
  • Monthly reimbursement for remote work expenses;
  • A yearly professional development fund;
  • Mental health and wellness benefits through Calm and Better Help; and
  • Yearly in-person staff retreats; and
  • A welcoming culture that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion.

An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity

Murmuration is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation and national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.