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Cloud Engineer (Kubernetes, IAC+Gitops, AWS)

Remote, Hybrid
  • Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

Job description

About Us

At KIT-AR, we are revolutionizing quality assurance in the era of Industry 4.0, taking a leading role in the digital transformation of the human-centred manufacturing shopfloor. Our cutting-edge tools empower manufacturing companies to minimize errors and waste, whilst positively impacting workforce skills, customer revenues, and global sustainability efforts.

Role Overview

As a Cloud Engineer at KIT-AR you will play a crucial role in operating and improving a multi-tenant SaaS platform on the latest and most exciting technologies, supporting missing our critical applications on customers shopfloors across the world.

In your daily work you will:

  • Oversee a cloud-native kubernetes infrastructure supporting KIT-AR platform, both on AWS cloud and on-prem, with ability to diagnose production issues, articulating internal and external support resources;
  • Use and operate an effective and secure IAC (terraform + terragrunt) and gitops (flux and argo) platform;
  • Participate in the design and evolution of the infrastructure and operations components of the platform, combining different security, reliability, observability and automation elements.
  • Improve devops processes and automations to increase velocity and reliability;
  • Be willing to improve existing documentation where needed;
  • Integrate with internal and external project and support teams;

What We Offer:

  • Competitive startup salary with equity opportunities.
  • Opportunity to shape the future of a high-growth startup and play a pivotal role in our success story.
  • A collaborative and innovative work environment where your ideas and initiatives will be valued.
  • Room for rapid professional growth and advancement within the company

This is a remote position requiring tax-residency and work visa in Portugal or the United Kingdom.

If you have technical difficulties with the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at, but please note that applications sent to this email address will not be considered.

Job requirements


  • Strong experience in operation and administration of cloud-native solutions based on Kubernetes (EKS) in production environments;
  • Full autonomy in IAC using terraform and gitops (flux or argocd) - operating, diagnosing and authoring;
  • Certification or strong demonstrable experience in AWS architectures and infrastructure;
  • Strong experience in authoring helm charts, dockerfiles for non-trivial scenarios;
  • Strong knowledge of cloud networking components and protocols (AWS, ZeroTrust);
  • Fully capable of creating and using reliable and maintainable automation scripting (bash and/or python);
  • Ability to identifying and articulating design requirements, design decisions, impacts upstream and downstream; 
  • Proficiency in English (C1+);

Bonus points:

  • Experience one or more of the following workloads: PostgreSQL, web applications, kafka/MSK, S3, WAF,;
  • Experience in Azure cloud architectures and resources;
  • Entry-level certification on IT Service Management, ISO 2000, ISO 27001 or equivalent standards.
  • Experience in technical cyber security workloads and requirements;


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