Infrastructure Engineer

Temporarily WFH due to COVID-19 • Chennai, India

Location:  Chennai, India.  Work from home flexible but individuals must be eligible to work in Chennai, India without sponsorship

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Inspire, the vital community and largest social network for patients and caregivers, is hiring an Engineer in Chennai, India to join our collaborative, curious, forward-looking team, to extend and manage the infrastructure of our websites and related systems. You will be a force multiplier for our engineering and data science departments, supporting them and the technology they’re using.

The products we develop help people in very tangible ways, so if you are looking to join a group of creative individuals developing a product that makes a real difference in people’s lives, then this is the role for you!



The Inspire stack runs on AWS technologies, including Lambda, ECS, EC2, S3, Aurora, Redshift, SNS/SQS, ALB and CloudFormation, and includes Debian and Ubuntu servers, Apache, Nginx, GitHub Enterprise, Jenkins, Ansible, Dash, Plotly, Jupyter and more! You will be in hog heaven, building, enhancing and continuing to modernize our systems!

You will also be a shining light on the path of our developers, helping them understand how to navigate our complex environment, fostering independence by teaching them to fish (no! really!), and terrify them with your in-depth knowledge of sysadmin arcana involving ssh, git, bash, perl, python, docker, CloudFormation, networking and so on — the usual tools of the modern sysadmin.

We are searching for a creative thinker with a passion for getting things done.  The ideal candidate will have a combination of experience with and/or interest in the following:

  • AWS services – Not necessarily all of them, but see above for the main ones we use today
  • You have, or at least aspire to, AWS Certifications.  
  • Conversant in IAM, CloudFormation and knows the difference between EBS and Elastic BeanStalk.
  • Care and feeding of a Jenkins CI/CD server and/or GitHub Actions.
  • Know how to use git and github.
  • Familiarity with Docker containers
  • Team-oriented attitude; ready to collaborate with a team of developers and answer questions
  • Building tools to automate and streamline processes
  • Proven experience with setup and systems administration of Ubuntu and Debian (apt-based) servers
  • Using Ansible for server configuration and maintenance
  • Support our Data Science team’s use of Dash / Plotly & Jupyter server
  • Disaster planning and recovery; ensuring the continuity of our business no matter what happens
  • System health and performance monitoring, and data collection
  • Log and security reviews
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated problem-solving ability
  • Ability to succeed and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment with shifting priorities

You might not actually have experience in all of these things, but will definitely have the interest and ability to explore, learn new things and make it work. We look forward to hearing from you!


  • Passionate about the intersection of health and technology 
  • Resourcefulness and team collaboration 
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively and effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • You get our mission and have a strong empathy for the members using our products and passion for growth
  • Collaboration – an ability  to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers, stakeholders, and clients

Full time employees are eligible for:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Quarterly performance bonus
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible Time Off policy