Infrastructure Engineer (DevOps)

Santa Barbara, San Mateo or San Francisco, California Full-time

Evidation Health is a new kind of health and measurement company that provides the technology and guidance to understand how everyday behavior and health interact. The volumes of behavior data generated from wearables and smartphones has opened up new ways to analyze individuals’ behavior and health in real time. With a virtual pool of 2 million research participants, Evidation Health undertakes research for innovative biopharma and health care companies to transform how diseases are identified, treated, and monitored. 

We’re looking for motivated individuals familiar with the architecture and maintenance of scalable, distributed systems, data flows, and API usage and integration. More than specific skills, however, we value problem solving ability, a willingness to learn, great communication, and accountability. Technological generalists who feel the need to learn the ins and outs of everything they encounter will thrive in this position. If autonomy, open-ended challenges, and designing large-scale software systems sound good to you, this is the perfect opportunity to take your career to the next level.


The DevOps Team is responsible for the architecture, development, deployment,and operation of our systems. Collectively, the DevOps Team bears final responsibility for the security and health of our systems and of the data we store and process. You will be expected to share on-call duty with the rest of the DevOps Team and engineering staff. In this role, you will help build scalable and cost-effective pipelines to handle millions of real-time events while ensuring data security at all times. You will coordinate automatic deployment of machines, databases, and user access, develop disaster recovery programs, and provide assistance to development teams looking to make their software deployable, operable, and secure. You will help us make our distributed platform as reliable and scalable as it can be. As a member of the DevOps team you’ll be an equal partner in a team whose work involves every part of the organization and is essential to Evidation Health’s everyday operation and success.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong command of Linux fundamentals (Debian-based distributions a plus)
  • Experience with configuration management and automation tools (e.g., Puppet, Ansible, Chef, CloudFormation, SaltStack, Terraform)
  • Programming ability in at least one language (e.g., Bash, POSIX shell, Python, Ruby, Perl, etc.)
  • Experience with cloud-based systems engineering (AWS in particular is a plus)
  • Experience with operating relational databases (e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL)
  • Experience with queuing systems (e.g., RabbitMQ, AWS Kinesis, AWS SQS)
  • Strong communication skills, especially among audiences with differing technical backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Terraform or SaltStack in particular
  • Experience with Debian packaging
  • Experience with Docker or its ecosystem
  • Programming ability in Python or Ruby in particular
  • Experience with maintaining large, distributed systems
  • Experience with persistent, distributed data stores (e.g., S3, HDFS, Cassandra)
  • Experience with HIPAA compliance or HITRUST certification


  • Health, dental, and vision benefits for you and competitive coverage for your family
  • Relocation support
  • Equity
  • Flexible work hours
  • Open vacation policy - take time when you need it
  • Support for remote work when needed
  • Relaxed work environment
  • Your choice of computing equipment and gear
  • Lots of opportunities for growth
  • Opportunity to work on fascinating challenges that improve people’s lives
Evidation Health values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, political activity or affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex or gender.

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