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DevOps Engineer

Ad Hoc Labs is a fast-growing startup whose mission is to empower consumers to take control of their mobile identity, privacy, and productivity. We are passionate about building high-quality software and using technology creatively to solve meaningful problems.

Our bestselling app Burner has been the category leader in virtual phone number apps for more than five years, serving millions of consumers with a way to generate additional phone numbers when needed, keep them indefinitely or use them only temporarily, and delete them when finished – all without the hassle of wireless carriers or contracts. Burner was named a top 50 app by TIME and has been covered extensively in the press, including the New York Times who said “a thin layer of privacy between yourself and the rest of the world, when needed, is hard to put a price on.”

Our newly-released app Firewall is an innovative, “extreme” solution to robocalls, spam calls, and unwanted phone calls generally–a set of problems that costs billions of dollars in fraud and lost productivity annually. Firewall is unlike any other robocall screening app and works by enabling users to forward their phones to the cloud, where we can screen calls intelligently and pass through only those callers known to the user. It’s getting lots of attention and rave reviews including from CNET, whose reporter wrote, “I couldn’t be happier”.

Firewall and Burner are just the beginning for us–come join our adventure!


  • Manage AWS and Kubernetes Infrastructure for highly available microservices supporting real time APIs

  • Automate cloud infrastructure provisioning and software builds for Scala, Ruby, and Python based services

  • Support software delivery life cycles and ensure successful production deployments

  • Systems monitoring and capacity planning

  • Work tightly embedded with developers, QA, and product folks as part of a fast paced, Agile team


  • Strong problem solving skills with an equally strong sense of urgency and ownership

  • Solid interpersonal skills and a commitment to customer service

  • Self driven with the ability to deliver projects given minimal supervision

  • In depth knowledge of Linux administration and troubleshooting

  • Scripting skills in languages such as Python, Ruby, and/or BASH

  • Robust understanding and experience with configuration management tools (Ansible, Cloudformation, Chef, Puppet, Salt, Terraform, etc)

  • Experience with one or more build automation tools (Circle CI, Confluence, Jenkins, Drone, Travis CI, etc)

  • The ability to be flexible and embrace learning new things regularly


  • Docker / containers a strong plus, especially in an environment using Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm, or any “serverless” technologies

  • AWS skills desired, specifically working with Cloudformation, VPCs, Security Groups, IAM, Lambdas, RDS, EC2, etc

  • Passion for software engineering and coding

  • Experience with TCP/IP networking

  • Experience working with RDBMS, especially PostgreSQL

  • Appreciation for thorough documentation


  • 100% health insurance coverage for employees, dependents & domestic partners

  • Creative, dog-friendly workspace in a converted industrial building in a walk- and bike-friendly neighborhood

  • Collaborative but autonomous work environment (We use Slack, Trello, and other low-friction collaboration tools), with an emphasis on communication

  • Kitchen stocked with craft coffee and beer from east-side and other local purveyors

Ad Hoc Labs is committed to building a diverse, inclusive company and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We provide excellent medical and other benefits and will consider full-time, part-time, partial remote, or other flexible arrangements for the right candidate.

Ad Hoc Labs, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We seek to employ the most qualified person in every job. Ad Hoc Labs, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, age, color, race, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical & mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.