Job Openings

Linux Systems Programmer/Administrator

Effective 11/05/2018

Transportant is seeking a Kansas City region (but largely remote) Linux systems programmer and administrator to help build and maintain the systems we use to manage a growing fleet of rolling yellow data centers.

Transportant is a small but very senior technical team of Linux hackers, security engineers, database and systems builders, great UX and industrial design.

A few examples of technology we love: Single board computers, Linux, PostgreSQL, Wireguard, Ansible, Prometheus, Go, Python, Javascript, Typescript, GraphQL, React, and Open Street Maps.  Not so much: XML, ASN.1, Dual EC DRBG, Printers.

Compensation is highly competitive.  We evaluate candidates based on their technical and professional abilities, and as such university degrees and certificates are welcome but not required.

Our mission is to create more efficient and equitable access to education for all students, and we likewise do not discriminate in who we invite to join our team.  We do not recognize boundaries based on race, ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexuality, political preferences, or other words humans use to separate.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Rich Linux/Unix background
  • Understanding of IP networking
  • Reasonable understanding of computing hardware (e.g. processor, memory, data bus, clock, storage, etc.)
  • Experience with at least one systems automation tool (e.g. Salt, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of relational databases
  • Intermediate or superior programming skills in at least one dynamic language (Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.) OR a systems language such as Go, Rust, or C
  • Excellent troubleshooting and debugging capabilities
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Good technical documentation habits  
    • e.g. doc strings, comments, useful READMEs, explicit threat modeling
  • Desire and ability to operate both within a team or with significant autonomy

To apply, please send a note to the rot13 of ShaWbof@genafcbegnag.hf.  Direct candidates only please.