Dev operations engineer

Dev operations engineer

Helicon builds software for energy companies and startups with energy-related products (e.g ABB, Polarium, Stockholm Exergi). Our experienced software engineers and data scientists specialize in product development, data engineering, and cloud infrastructure.

A typical project includes some kind of data infrastructure (where we use tools like: Kubernetes, Airflow, PostgreSQL, TimescaleDB, InfluxDB, Kafka), a machine learning component (typically built around Spark and Tensorflow), APIs and software to facilitate communication between services (e.g. Python, FastAPI, Django, Kafka, RabbitMQ), and UIs where end-users can operate the system and visualize data and analyses (e.g. React, ThreeJS, WebGL).

About you

  • You’re super-passionate about code and technology.
  • You enjoy discovering, defining, and solving problems.
  • You make pragmatic scoping decisions and are able to explain why the team is doing something a certain way.
  • You work with your team to tackle technical challenges and to level up in the process.
  • You can theorize and think in abstractions, but understand the importance of getting things done.
  • You strike a balance between moving fast and creating scalable and maintainable solutions.


  • Fundamental understanding of Linux and networking.
  • Experience with running deployments on AWS and/or Azure.
  • Ability to determine when to use managed services and when to manage our own.
  • Experience with setting up and maintaining Kubernetes clusters.
  • Security basics such as system hardening, network security, signing and verifying container images etc.
  • Very good knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes

Bonus qualifications

  • Experience with one or more of the following tools that we use: Spark, Airflow, Kafka, Hadoop, Timescale, Tensorflow, Keras.
  • Experience with Keycloak or similar identity management tools (e.g. Gluu, Syncope, OpenIAM).
  • Experience with Terraform, Packer, Ansible
  • Basic Python knowledge.

Work description

  • Manage GNU/Linux-based cloud systems and networks.
  • Design scalable containerized application infrastructures.
  • Continuously improve deployment, integration, and maintenance processes.
  • Automate management and monitoring.
  • Investigate and resolve service and infrastructural problems.
  • Support and coordinate work with external security auditors.
  • Provide mentoring and level up the team in terms of standards, processes, and best practices.

Please submit your application to christoffer@helicon.ai.

Life at Helicon
Our success depends on autonomy

We hire self-motivated people and trust them to do the right things. Our belief is that autonomy improves learning, increases the velocity we deliver software and is a key driver for happiness in the workplace.

A simpler work and life

People have a life outside work, with families, friends, and commitments. To make it easier to juggle, everyone has six weeks of vacation, flexible working hours, and a hybrid work model.

Working among friends

Helicon is a fast-growing team of friendly, helpful, and smart people. While we're growing fast, we maintain a casual, small business work environment that allows everyone to have a say in the company's direction.

Voracious Learners

No matter who you ask at Helicon, we all share a love for learning new things and sharing that knowledge with others. If you ask a question on Slack, it will not take you long to get a stream of answers. When you join our team, choose one of our four knowledge guilds, get a mentor and do our Helicon hell program if you’re up for it.