Platform Engineer / DevOps / Architect

Web, Mobile & Software Dev Other - Software Development Posted 2 years ago


More than 30 hrs/week
More than 6 months

Expert Level

I am willing to pay higher rates for the most experienced freelancers


FULL TIME / LONG TERM CONTRACT ROLE - not for an agency.

We are looking for an experienced system engineer with a passion for DevOps, the cloud, and scaling web infrastructure. You will work on critical, highly complex problems that span different types of technologies, and resolve performance and functional issues with our infrastructure.

We have a complex crawler and content classification platform with an API that needs to be re-developed. And everything moved to a new hosting provider. So this is a position for a senior experienced platform/DevOps engineer who's confident in the development of backend and frontend technologies.

For this job you will be required to evaluate and come up to speed with all existing systems and code base and be able to develop new features and maintain existing code. You will also report into the founding CEO located in United States so you'll need to be able to communicate in English.

You will need to be able to easily evaluate each component and how they interact together. You must be able to adapt to the challenges of changing environments and infrastructure to meet our business objectives. The right person is also expected to determine multiple design alternatives; assessing alternatives based on given or self-defined criteria; and selecting the most suitable option to refine a final design or project.

We do have documentation for most of our platform and its components but you will need to be able to dive into the platform and code to determine for yourself, how it was built in order to support it and make improvements. We also want to move everything from Media Temple to Amazon cloud – all data and API.

We are evolving the company from Internet Family Safety to Mobile Security - based on a patent-pending solution for mobile malware and phishing. So we need to continue to support existing products while updating the backend to support new products that can scale.


Experience in large scale web application and multi-tier system development.
At least 5+ years experience
Expert in Server-side development experience using PHP (+MVC)
Recent 2+ years Apache (Apache server admin skills a plus)
Recent 2+ years MongoDB
Recent 2+ years REST API development
Strong data management skills
Experience designing and developing highly scalable and robust server systems.
Experience with agile or iterative development with frequent releases in a SaaS environment.
Complex data structure modeling, optimization, and algorithm expertise

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