Development Operations Engineer (DevOps)


Sestra Systems, an innovative startup delivering IoT-based smart dispensing solutions to the beverage industry, is currently recruiting a DevOps Engineer to provide development pipeline support and infrastructure management across our multi-generational software systems. We are looking for a talented DevOps Engineer who wants the excitement that only a start-up can provide. You will have an early- stage role, influencing the company's technology direction.


  • Manage and implement existing development pipelines through GitLab
  • Recommend and implement strategies for operational improvement
  • Utilize Chef to manage device and system configurations
  • Approve code merges and recommend / implement merging and branching strategies
  • Manage and optimize core infrastructure within AWS
  • Contribute to the overall architecture and deployment of solutions supporting the product roadmap
  • Investigate and resolve production issues during off-hours, weekends, and during on-call rotations, as directed


  • 4+ years of demonstrable experience utilizing the following:
  • Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD). gulp, Gitlab, or equivalent
  • GIT
  • Linux (Ubuntu/Debian), including ssh, rsync, syslog, systemd (or equivalent)
  • Shell scripting (bash/sh, sed, awk)
  • Chef (or equivalent configuration management)
  • Administering / managing Relational Database Management Systems
  • Amazon Web Services deployment and administration (or equivalent)
  • Building distributed, highly available applications in a cloud infrastructure
  • Coding background in PHP, C/C++, or Node.JS -- is a plus
  • Docker Swarm/Kubermetes/Mesos -- is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent analytical problem solving skills

Company Salary and Benefits

  • This position is located in Sterling, VA
  • Partial remote work considered
  • Company equity
  • Title and overall compensation commensurate with experience
  • 401k
  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage

See Inside the Office of Sestra Systems

Sestra helps people take control of their wine programs by allowing them to dispense the perfect glass of chilled, high-quality wine. Sestra’s wine-on-tap system eliminates waste and oxidation from glass bottles by drawing from KeyKegs and ensures every pour is precisely measured, chilled, and recorded—creating a seamless experience for customers and retail operators alike.

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