DevOps Engineer

About Us:

Carbon Mapper is a non-profit organization with a public-good mission to detect, pinpoint, quantify and track 80% of the world’s methane and carbon dioxide (CO2) point source emissions. Our mission is to aid in the acceleration of climate mitigation efforts globally at the scale of individual facilities. The Carbon Mapper public-private partnership includes Planet Labs, Inc., the California Air Resources Board, the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

Carbon Mapper uses advanced imaging spectroscopy remote sensing on satellites and airborne assets to detect and analyze methane and carbon dioxide emissions around the world and provide information data products to inform decision makers as well as the general public. As part of its public education and research support activities, Carbon Mapper will provide a global open data portal, including a data trust and a website offering rapid visualization and interpretation for both expert and non-expert audiences. Carbon Mapper also supports advances in science algorithms, machine learning, and big data for remote sensing through multi-source analytics, cloud computing, open-source development, and geospatial analytics.

Job Description:

Carbon Mapper is seeking an experienced DevOps engineer with strong Amazon Web Services experience to support implementation of our Data Platform using the latest cloud native best practices. This engineer will work with our Data Platform team to deliver security hardening, continuous deployment, integration, testing, and monitoring for the Data Platform cloud services. The ideal candidate would have experience with deploying complex data processing pipelines and web services using infrastructure-as-code within the AWS environment.

Required skills:

  • Working experience with serverless technologies in AWS
  • 5+ years of experience working in software development, 3+ years working with Cloud Technologies
  • Working experience of cloud architecture patterns and tradeoffs
  • Working experience with Infrastructure as code
  • Experience with build and deployment automation
  • Experience with infrastructure monitoring
  • Experience with Python, JavaScript, Bash
  • Hands-on Linux server administration
  • Understanding of network protocols, security and performance optimization (CDNs, firewalls, load balancing)
  • Strong writing and documentation skills

Desired skills:

  • Geospatial data experience (GIS, NetCDF, HDF5, GDAL)
  • Familiarity with satellite or airborne remote sensing data
  • Proactive problem-solving
  • A passion for climate change action


Hours: This is a full-time salaried position (40 hours per week). You are expected to be available Monday through Thursday 9 am – 3 pm PT. The remaining time is flexible based on your assigned projects and deadlines. Some after hours and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines.

Location: Carbon Mapper has a distributed team with both in-person and remote workers. Employees living within 30 miles of the Pasadena, CA area are requested to be in the office at least 2 days per week. All employees will attend quarterly in-person meetings at Carbon Mapper headquarters.

Benefits: Carbon Mapper offers health/dental/vision benefits for employees and dependents (PPO and HMO), retirement benefits, and life insurance.

Carbon Mapper is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application requirements: please send your resume and cover letter to