Careers at Thought Industries

DevOps Engineer (Ireland)

As our EU-based DevOps engineer, you will be working with our Development team to ensure the availability, reliability, scalability, and performance of our platform's automated cloud infrastructure. We're a fairly unique platform as we are directly responsible for the availability of 1000s of websites, serving SSL certificates (automated via Let's Encrypt) and everything else required to properly route requests to the correct servers and databases.

As part of our DevOps team, you will:

  • Work with DevOps team and other developers to build, maintain, and monitor core pieces of infrastructure. We're looking to completely revamp and containerize our infrastructure in 2019 and you would be primarily responsible for ensuring the success of this project.
  • Work with our wider product team to meet new platform needs.
  • Take part in on-call rotation, responding to alerts and handling platform outages (particularly during EU hours.)

As an DevOps Engineer, you:

  • Understand the requirements and challenges of hosting applications in the cloud.
  • Understand the flow of a web request through a cloud application stack.
  • Are mindful of risk-management and testing new production changes thoroughly.
  • Feel the need to automate your problems away.

As an Engineer, you:

  • Communicate and collaborate well in a distributed team.
  • Take a pragmatic and thoughtful approach to solving problems.
  • Are a self-starter who can take a challenging task and run with it.
  • Care about the quality of your work.
  • Have empathy for your users and team.
  • Enjoy learning new skills and building solutions to difficult problems.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • 2+ years of engineering experience.
  • Experienced in building, managing, monitoring, testing and optimizing a production cloud application.
  • Fluent with one scripting language (e.g. bash, python, ruby.)
  • Has working experience with multiple languages (node.js, c/c++, etc.)
  • Experienced with container-based deployment (e.g. Kubernetes.)
  • Experienced with AWS and its various offerings.
  • Experienced with at least one flavor of linux and its setup and maintenance.
  • Experienced with maintaining a production application across multiple regions.

About Thought Industries

Thought Industries is a startup in the Online Learning space. We enable training and software companies to launch and monetize external learning programs — think Shopify meets Udemy/Coursera.

This is a full-time position that enables you to work from anywhere in Ireland. No Recruiters, please.

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Thought Industries is one of the world’s fastest-growing online learning companies in the U.S. We are helping consumer brands and for-profit learning organizations change how they build, deploy and grow online learning businesses. Today, hundreds of customers and brands are using the Thought Industries’ Learning Business Platform to transform the way they reach, teach, and engage audiences.

We are a growing, well-funded technology company, with a talented team and a clear vision. This is a unique opportunity to take a lead role at an exciting SaaS software company with a robust cloud-based platform. We hire talented people who are self-motivated and team orientated. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

To apply: Please submit your a cover letter explaining what kind of role you are looking for and why Thought Industries specifically interests you along with your resume to

The Thought Industries Team