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Senior DevOps Engineer


Backbone provides technology and services that help cannabis and hemp companies

manage their operations and see their supply chains clearly. Our customers love our

solution and our people and we know we’re onto something special.

Our team is made up of a mix of longtime cannabis operators and technology veterans

from leading supply chain software companies. We are committed to hiring from

underrepresented communities, and ones impacted by the criminalization of cannabis,

and we hope and expect that you are too.


As our first dedicated DevOps engineer, you’ll work closely with our product, engineering,

and operations teams to help ship software that has a positive, lasting impact on the

cannabis industry, ensuring the services we’re building for the future of distributed supply

chain management is reliable and secure.

We have relied so far on the DevOps experience of our Engineering team, which has

worked well for us, but we recognize it’s time to take the next step and hire a new team

member that can help us build out the kind of infrastructure to help us take our business

to the next level.

Our approach to all work is prototype → iterate → refine → ship. This role comes with a high

degree of autonomy, but we don’t expect you to be an expert on all fronts, and you

will be supported and mentored as you work with our internal teams to identify, scope

and build solutions. Some signs you may be a good fit for this role:

  • You have experience with Google Cloud Platform, Terraform, PostgreSQL, Python, GitLab CI/CD, and containerization, or equivalent platforms/technologies

  • You have experience supporting many kinds of services and applications in production

  • You have experience mentoring others in the field and care deeply about doing it well

  • You take a holistic approach to reliability and software delivery and enjoy working with others to find cross-functional solutions that may involve training, documentation, processes, infrastructure, code, and beyond

  • You can work independently and are self-motivating -- but you know when to ask for help

  • You have a sense of when to craft something vs. when to just build it

  • You like figuring out how to get things done in an environment filled with constraints

  • You have strong verbal and written English communication skills


  • We have been 100% remote since inception

  • Our team places a high value on inclusion, character, kindness, integrity, intelligence, and responsibility and we hope to find that you believe in and follow through on our commitment to social responsibility and community

  • We pay competitive salaries, provide health, dental, and vision insurance (paid 100% for employees and their dependents), and offer a 401k plan

  • You’ll report to the Head of Engineering and work closely with the CTO

  • You must have legal authorization to work in the US (we cannot sponsor an H1-B visa at this time)

If interested, please send your resume as an attachment or link to [email protected]

A short note introducing yourself and describing your interest in the role is welcome. Backbone is dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates including those with

diverse work experiences and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to cannabis or

tech, returning from work after a gap in employment or looking to take the next step in

your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar. We’re proud to be an equal

opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without

regard to age, color, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin,

disability, protected veteran status, race, religion, pregnancy, sexual orientation,

conviction history or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations

and ordinances.