Propeller is on a mission to take the guesswork out of moving dirt - reducing wasted fuel, time and money.

We do this through the power of maps. Our customers capture an accurate 3D version of their worksite with drones so they can understand and improve it. Over 10,000 worksites around the world use Propeller to track and manage their machines, plans and materials digitally, leading to better, faster and less wasteful decisions.

Everyone at Propeller is empowered to approach, own, and solve problems creatively. We’re 100% about impact, 0% about ego and challenge ourselves to improve in everything we do. We take being a great place to work seriously and are proud to be recognized as a Fast Company and BuiltIn Best Place to Work. You can learn more about us on Glassdoor.

Your Mission

As a DevOps Engineer, you’ll be joining Propeller’s Core Services Engineering teams and will play a key role in building the infrastructure platform that runs our customer and internal facing applications. You will enable our broader team of engineers to build and deploy our 3D software at a global scale.

You’ll architect, build and maintain everything related to our Kubernetes-based, microservices, back-end infrastructure. You’ll also be managing all aspects of our AWS infrastructure as well as some on premise machines. You’re an individual who loves to increase productivity and you’ll be developing fast and efficient automated workflows which allow other teams to leverage off to build our product.

You’ll be familiar with infrastructure as code products like Terraform and use this approach to manage our ever evolving architecture. You’re passionate about security and you’ll do everything possible to implement tools and workflows that make best practice easier to enact at Propeller.

About you

  • You’re passionate about being in a high leverage, cross functional role which makes an impact on internal and external customers.
  • You’re a natural problem solver and equally comfortable with dealing with reactive problems, as you are forward thinking on proactive solutions.
  • You enjoy leading projects and taking ownership of the collaboration and coordination required for successful project delivery.
  • You have an efficiency mindset and you look for opportunities to decrease infrastructure costs, improve automation and the overall reliability of our platforms.

Your skills

  • You’ve got 3+ years experience in an infrastructure engineering role.
  • You’re deeply familiar with AWS infrastructure and experienced in monitoring and deploying modern distributed microservices.
  • You’ve worked with container orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes.
  • You’ve got an eye for security and implementing best practices across the company.
  • You’ve developed internal tools for other engineers and managed CI/CD pipelines.
  • You’re experienced in provisioning infrastructure as code, ideally with Terraform.
  • You’re experienced with Linux system administration
  • Experience scripting in Python, Javascript or Typescript.


About Us

Propeller is for everyone, so come as you are. We value all types of experience, skill, and ability. If you don’t think you quite meet all of the requirements, but still think this role would be a good fit, we’d love to hear from you.

We believe that diversity in all its forms makes our team more interesting, creative, fun and effective - this includes diversity of gender, culture, career background, lifestyles, and neuro-diversity. So bring your whole self to the application process and we will too.

If you’re interested in what life at Propeller is like, feel free to check out our employee owned Medium blog page!

We offer our employees:

  • Employee stock options
  • Professional development budget and leave
  • The opportunity to to take part in our mentorship program
  • Mental health resources
  • Monthly telephone and/or internet allowance
  • Paid primary & secondary parental leave policy
  • Hybrid work arrangements and WFH stipend