IVPN: Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Full-Time

Time zones: GMT (UTC +0), CET (UTC +1), EET (UTC +2), MSK (UTC +3), CVT (UTC -1)
Please note for this role we are only recruiting within the UTC-1 to UTC+3 timezones.

IVPN is a mission driven company with a narrow focus on privacy within the larger VPN consumer market. We have been around for 13 years and have a mature and successful operation. We are in the process of making significant improvements to our VPN infrastructure utilising new technologies to radically improve the transparency of our service. 
We are looking for an experienced infrastructure engineer to upgrade and maintain our existing high performance network of VPN servers and related infrastructure. The position is fully remote with high level of autonomy and requires that you thrive in this type of environment. 

What you will work on
  • You will collaborate with our team to implement a new server architecture for our VPN gateways that we have been working on for the past year that is open, immutable, diskless, secure and built on leased bare-metal servers.
  • You will be responsible for maintaining and ensuring the high availability of our large network of servers in production using your expertise in Dev-ops and general Linux server administration. Occasionally, you will be required to address urgent issues beyond normal working hours.
  • You will be responsible for interfacing with ISP’s to resolve upstream network issues.
  • You will provide tier 2/3 support to our customer support team for issues relating to infrastructure.

Job requirements
  • Strong understanding and interest in infosec, specifically with regards to cryptographic controls used on servers e.g. Public key crypto, reproducible builds, TPM.
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP, UDP, SSL/TLS and other related Internet protocols
  • Strong experience working with a configuration management tool e.g. Ansible, Puppet, Salt.
  • 5+ years experience managing Linux servers including bare-metal.
  • 5+ years experience with Python, Go or other scripting languages.

What can you expect
  • We work in a fully remote setting with a high degree of independence. This means maximum freedom, minimum meetings.
  • If your ideal workplace offers regular meetups and busy chat channels, IVPN is probably not a good fit for you. On the other hand, if you value autonomy and focused work, you will appreciate our culture.
  • We offer 25 days of vacation per year, the hardware of your choice to do your job, plus ample budget for your research projects.

How we stand out from the crowd of VPN providers
  • Early adopters of the latest protocols and technologies (like WireGuard) to improve our service.
  • Strict ethical stances around data collection and marketing practices – principles over profits.
  • Clear commitment to regular audits and transparency.
  • Calling out bad practices in the VPN industry and shunning false promises
  • Recommended by experts whose voice we truly value – those not motivated by affiliate payouts.

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