DevOps Engineer at Kinly

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About Kinly: 

Kinly is a financial services company helping Black America build generational wealth. We are focused on improving financial livelihood through financial education, Black-focused spending, and wealth building. Through our app, Kinly helps members manage their money and develop positive financial behaviors to reach goals and realize dreams. We are committed to attracting and hiring the most talented individuals to help us change lives and the lives of future generations. If our mission resonates with you, we encourage you to apply.


The Opportunity:

The DevOps Engineer is a key member of our growing Engineering team and contributes to building the First Boulevard mobile app. This role is responsible for securing and technically managing our mobile app and ensuring a seamless and secure experience for all Kinly users. This role will design and configure a cloud infrastructure that is secure, scalable, and highly available on AWS.


You Will:

  • Drives improvements to the software development and deployment process of our proprietary applications and services.
  • Collaborates with software engineers and security experts to ensure that the right practices are in place and to take the security lead on automating the path to production.
  • Deploys changes in a highly secure manner.
  • Works closely with the engineering, product, infosec, and department heads to understand the priorities to create a roadmap to ensure world-class uptime and development environments.
  • Designs and implements Security Integrations within a CI/CD pipeline.
  • Writes automation code for provisioning and operating infrastructure at a massive scale, aiming for 100% automation in DevOps processes.
  • Be part of the founding team responsible for design and implementation of infrastructure and security architecture, including security groups, network firewalls, WAF, and IDS.
  • Works very closely with the InfoSec, Operations, and Engineering teams to craft and enforce security policy related to DevOps, infrastructure, and more.
  • Establishes and promotes good practice for managing information technology and information security risk, providing support, advice, and information where required.
  • Helps prevent security incidents and responds effectively to them when they happen.
  • Audits and strengthens existing infrastructure, automation, code and process.
  • Creates a process to scale the Kinly DevOps infrastructure.
  • Contributes to the specification and design documentation.
  • Performs infrastructure cost analysis and optimization.
  • Other duties as assigned.


You Are:

  • Expertise with the common cloud providers, ideally Amazon Web Services.
  • Strong knowledge of containerization solutions like Docker, AWS ECS, Kubernetes, Openshift, Fargate.
  • Good understanding of CI/CD processes and tools, e.g., AWS CodePipeline & CodeBuild, or Jenkins.
  • Good understanding of traditional enterprise technology stack and enterprise networking concepts.
  • Good understanding of Agile software development framework (e.g., Scrum) and tools (e.g., Jira).
  • Knowledge of API security and best practices.
  • Knowledge of PCI compliance.
  • Core Python/Clojure or background in Clojure development.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the entire team and between teams.
  • Excellent time management skills.


Education & Experience

  • 7+ years DevOps related work.
  • 5+ years of cloud infrastructure experience.
  • 3+ years of AWS experience.
  • Experience building and managing release systems, code merging and promotion, and ci/cd workflows and tools (circleci).
  • Experience with Mobile Device and Application Security.
  • Experience with advance messaging technologies such as AWS MSK, SQS, Kinesis, or similar technologies.
  • Experience with database setup and configuration such as AWS Aurora, ElastiCache, DynamoDB, Openshift.
  • Experience with monitoring and observability tools, e.g., Prometheus, Grafana, ELK/EFK, OpenTracing.
  • Preferred experience:
    • Unix scripting.
    • API testing tools, ex: Soap UI / Insomnia REST.
    • Monitoring tools, ex: SumoLogic.
    • Experience in supporting financial services systems.
    • Experience with managing consumer PII data.
    • Supported ML pipeline.
    • Snowflake experience.


Why You Should Apply:

  • Industry Competitive Compensation
  • New hire meaningful equity
  • 100% Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage
  • Continuous career development and pathing opportunities
  • Friendly diverse and inclusive workplace culture
  • Flexible Time Off and Paid Vacations


Equal Opportunity at Kinly:

Kinly is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to offer equal employment opportunity to everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, and more.


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An Insider's view of Kinly

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work life balance at Kinly is something that is tantamount to the company's mission since I have started working here. It is incredible to work at a company that values your time and where it's clear that while work is extremely important; it is often not the only thing on your plate as a person.

Kyle Lilly

Business Development Representative

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We collaborate across various teams by having incredibly accessible and approachable folks working in every corner of Kinly. When we need to reach across team lines, the interactions are welcom

Brian Salvatore

Audio Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Kinly supports my career growth through its encouragement of innovation and allowing me to bring big ideas to life. For someone who has an entrepreneurial and scientific background, the ability to think outside of the box enables me to explore new possibilities and areas of interest for how we can deliver the best financial education resources.

Dr. Melody Wright

Director of Financial Education

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Businesses don't create value, people do. My team works hard to ensure people and talent factors are placed at the forefront of our organization's strategy. Our influence on the company’s leadership and culture can directly impact performance and productivity, which is why we strive to build a company that has purpose and puts people first.

Alionna Gardner

Head of People

How does your team reward individual success?

I've never worked for a company that recognizes other's successes like Kinly. We have a Hey Taco program where employees can give each other tacos as recognition for their work. Our team ensures we reward employees for their hard work and there is so much value in that, I love it here!

Dolores Acosta

People Experience Manager

What are Kinly Perks + Benefits

Kinly Benefits Overview

At Kinly we invest in our employees' health and empower them with benefits that support their full wellbeing. All of our benefits are covered by the company for individual employees.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Kinly's leadership team is as diverse as our staff and our Head of People and CEO are always focused on continuous improvement of our D&I initiatives.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Kinly's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2850 annually.
Dental Benefits
Kinly's dental plan covers 100% of the cost of preventative care, including x-rays. The company pays for 100% of coverage for individual employees.
Vision Benefits
Kinly's vision insurance plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams, lenses and frames.
Health Insurance Benefits
Kinly's health insurance plan with Aetna covers most employee's out of pocket costs. We offer four different plans for employees to choose from depending on lifestyle.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Kinly's 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds to choose from. As an employee you can start contributing immediately.
401(K) Matching
Kinly's 401(k) retirement plan matches contribution equal to 100% on the first 100% of pay that employees contribute out of their paycheck, the matching contribution will not exceed $1500 a year.
Company Equity
Kinly offers stock options through its employee profit sharing program.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Kinly is a fully remote organization with a home office in Atlanta.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Kinly offers paid sick days of up to two weeks per year for all employees
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Kinly's casual dress code includes jeans, t-shirts and sneakers every day of the week.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Kinly offers a desk credit for all employees.
Professional Development Benefits
Continuing Education stipend
Kinly offers a professional development stipend that can be used for courses, certification programs and conferences.

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