Senior Infrastructure Engineer (Remote)


We’re looking for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer / Senior DevOps Engineer to help shape our all-in-one privacy solution and join our mission to show the world that protecting your privacy online can be simple.

The Opportunity

This role supports everyone in the DuckDuckGo organisation – combining Developer Operations, Cloud Engineering and Infrastructure. You will collaborate with team members at all levels to provide tooling and automation to help us reach our objectives more quickly.

You’ll take ownership of major components of our internal infrastructure, ensuring they operate smoothly and continually seeking opportunities for improvement. You will create tools and processes that enhance our team’s productivity and increase the efficiency of our native applications (our privacy super apps!) development and deployment process.

You’ll also be part of the team’s shared on-call rotation for all internal services that our staff are reliant on. You’ll leverage your experience in debugging issues to solve problems, big and small. Your eye for detail will help us optimize our practices, improving how we support our global team. Currently after hours pages are infrequent and calls generally occur a few times a year and separate from our SRE team.

What You Will Bring to DuckDuckGo

Ability to lead and collaborate on high-impact and complex projects from proposal through post-mortem.

Skills to wrangle vague problems, propose innovative solutions, and execute them with a strong focus on metrics.

7+ years of experience in software engineering, DevOps, or IT operations roles.

Intermediate programming ability in a high-level language (e.g., Perl or Python).

Experience and comfort on the Linux command line.

Experience with infrastructure as code (e.g., Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform).

Passion for helping people and enabling them to solve problems.

How We Will Support You

Our core values — build trust, question assumptions, and validate direction — underpin how we work day-to-day and the support we give our team members. We strive to empower our team members to be self-directed and self-motivated in their work.

Remote First, Always: We’ve always been a fully distributed company with team members all over the world. We trust you to get your work done wherever, whenever.

Commitment to Personal Growth: Every team member has an annual budget of $1,250 USD to invest in their professional development. Every team member also has a dedicated Career Advisor, who serves as a guide to help you develop your strengths, identify your motivations, and understand your opportunities for growth.

Leadership: We have many different types of leaders and possible combinations of leadership roles, so you can grow your career in a way that aligns best with your personal goals. You can seek additional leadership roles by being directly responsible for projects, taking ownership of areas of the company, developing and maintaining internal processes, or pursuing advisory roles.

Work/Life Balance: Team members have the freedom and flexibility to organize their own work schedules. We want you to thrive both in and out of the office. We trust you to use good judgment and take the time off that you need to bring your best self to work.

We also offer paid parental leave, a co-working stipend, office setup reimbursement, and a wellness stipend. More support resources can be found in our, Team Member Support Guide, which explains how we make your well-being a priority.

For more information on how we collaborate worldwide, from leadership in our relatively flat organization to start-to-finish ownership, check out DuckDuckGo Culture: How We Work.


Annual compensation: $176,000 USD and stock options. Compensation is the same within a professional level, regardless of geographic location or functional area, and the compensation for each professional level is transparent across the organization.

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