DevOps Engineer Team Lead

Tech · Lisbon, Lisbon
Department Tech
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Do you have experience leading a team to build, test & maintain tools that allow for speedy development of software? Would you enjoy working in an Agile way and are excited by the prospect of using technology to create impact. Read on to find out more to find out about our DevOps Team Lead position!

The Company

We are a fast-growing non-profit social enterprise with offices in the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Triggerise builds digital platforms that motivate users - primarily young women and adolescent girls - to make positive choices. We work together with local communities and use nudges like reminders, discounts, and reward points to encourage our users to access and use health products and services. We also support our users in becoming entrepreneurs and adding value to their economies. You can check out more about being a part of the Triggerise here. 

All of our Triggerise offices are comfortable, open spaces filled with enthusiastic, international colleagues. Whether you are working from our biggest office in Nairobi, the fast-growing office in South Africa, from our main tech hub in Porto, or from home, our people are young and our culture is global and dynamic. Our work environment is fast-paced, informal, and friendly. You can learn more about the work we do here.

We are open to remote work for this position and will happily accept applicants from anywhere in Portugal, South Africa & Kenya.

The Job 

The DevOps Team Lead is responsible for managing and leading a DevOps team. You will take on management tasks in addition to being responsible for building, testing, and maintaining the tools that allow for the speedy development and release of the software. You also build, configure and monitor the infrastructure that is needed by the software to run.


  • You coordinate the work that the DevOps engineering team needs to do. You are actively involved in cross-team projects that involve development.
  • You make sure the infrastructure you develop is secure and safe with regards to information security & personal data.
  • You lead and develop the individuals in your team. You mentor them if needed. We also expect you to continue to develop yourself and keep abreast of new developments. 
  • You document your work and make sure that your documentation is clear and understandable for future use by others. 
  • Our team works in an agile way and you will be part of the rituals and practices. 
  • You build, configure and maintain the infrastructure needed by the Triggerise software to run. You automate the creation, maintenance, and monitoring of the infrastructure 
  • You set up, test, and maintain the infrastructure of tools that we use to support our software development and launch. You are responsible for optimizing the flow of work from build to release. 

About you

You already have experience in a similar position and are excited by the opportunity to utilize your skillset and build a product from the ground up.


  • You hold a minimum of 5 years of experience working in a DevOps role
  • Experience managing a team of DevOps Engineers is a plus
  • Previous experience with Kubernetes container orchestration (preference for using K8s within AWS ecosystem)
  • You have previous experience working with Cloud tools (preference for using AWS, including RDS, EC2, SQS)
  • Below are some of the technologies we use at Triggerise: Terraform, Grafana, Prometheus, Kibana, and Github Actions (experience in these technologies will be an advantage)
  • You are fluent in English (both speaking & writing)

Recruitment Process
Introductory call with recruiter | First Interview with Tech Team | Technical Challenge | Final interview with the Tech Team

In addition to your monthly salary, we offer you:

  • Secondary benefits 
  • A personal development budget
  • Unlimited holidays, if you can make it work with your team you’re good to go
  • Growth opportunities
  • A product to help shape as we grow, to leave your mark on how we do things
  • A vision that we trust that you will do your job without us having to invent unnecessary rules and regulations.

The Details
Interested? Click Apply for This Job! Want more information? Check out our website or contact our Global Recruiter. We only accept applications through the apply links, not by email.

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