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OpenSSL Is Looking to Contract a Full-time DevOps Engineer


UPDATE: Please note this position has been filled.

Job Description

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative DevOps Engineer to join our team. This role demands a high level of technical knowledge, leadership skills, and the ability to communicate the state of our infrastructure externally. Furthermore, it’s crucial that you share and uphold our core values and mission in your everyday professional activities. As a critical member of our team, you will drive our continuous integration and deployment efforts, while ensuring that our infrastructure status is transparent and effectively conveyed externally.

This is a remote position. Given the global nature of the project, we require flexibility in accommodating various time zones outside of conventional business hours. In particular, our weekly and daily meetings are generally scheduled within the core hours of 7-11am UTC.

To apply please send your resume to by 17th August 2023.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

About OpenSSL

The OpenSSL Project develops and maintains the OpenSSL software - a robust, commercial-grade, full-featured toolkit for general-purpose cryptography and secure communication. As an open-source endeavour, OpenSSL benefits from a global community of contributors who help to improve and secure the software. These contributors range from enthusiastic hobbyists to full-time professionals, all dedicated to the shared goal of providing high-quality security and privacy tools. While OpenSSL is not a large organisation, its work forms a crucial part of the infrastructure that makes secure online communication possible.


  • Responsible for managing, maintaining, and scaling OpenSSL’s core infrastructure.
  • Utilise automation tools to manage and monitor system configuration, security updates, and software deployments.
  • Ensuring system stability, security, and performance by implementing monitoring, preventive maintenance, and compliance.
  • Liaising with project developers to build secure and efficient CI/CD pipelines.
  • Researching and implementing new technologies to improve efficiency, responsiveness, and availability of our systems.
  • Developing and updating disaster recovery protocols and responsible for data backup and restore procedures.
  • Documenting systems, procedures, and protocols for internal use and community transparency.
  • Handling system-related inquiries and troubleshooting complex technical issues.


  • Experience in system administration or a similar role.
  • Proficiency with Linux and Unix-based systems.
  • Good knowledge of scripting languages such as Bash, Python and Perl.
  • Experience with CI/CD tools.
  • Familiarity with network protocols and services.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal in English.


  • Understanding of SSL/TLS and other security protocols.
  • Knowledge of OpenSSL

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume to