Open Position: DevOps Engineer

July 27, 2012

As a seasoned ops expert for full-time employment you will be part of the core team building and operating Squirro, the personal digital research assistant. Within days you will be taking over the responsibility for sizable portions of this new platform. You’ll be part of a small team building and operating a scalable real-time application that is run on Amazon AWS.


  • Work permit in Switzerland, which is given for citizens of EU and EFTA member states.
  • Since our solution is built in Python and we’re not kidding about the Dev in DevOps, its a big plus if you’re experienced in Python.

We don’t hire based on experience with a handful of tools. Instead, we want smart, capable, and experienced people who can learn our tools (and suggest new ones) as needed.

Here is what we use:

  • Linux (Debian)
  • Amazon AWS (EC2, EBS, ELB, S3, Cloudfront, RDS (MySQL), DynamoDB, SQS, Route53 and more…)
  • Puppet
  • Elasticsearch
  • Nginx
  • Varnish
  • Icinga
  • statsd / graphite
  • papertrail
  • and much more…

That is the product

Squirro is the personal digital research app. Broader than feeds and more specific than search, Squirro filters out the noise to give you the content that matters most. Squirro scans multiple sources from Internet channels and social media, private databases and even company internal to find the most relevant information on your topic of interest, then updates it continuously and automatically. The result is a living collection of curated content you can save, synthesize and share.

That is us

Squirro is developed by passionate internet geeks and entrepreneurs with high ambitions: To simplify the everyday need to find, remember, organize and share important information. We created Squirro following Memonic, the award-winning, online note-taking app and the Swiss search engine

The deal

Become part of a passionate and fun team. Take over the responsibility of operating and scaling Squirro and Memonic. In return you’ll be working in a startup setting and will receive a share of the future success of the platforms you help building. 

Get in Touch

Toni Birrer, Co-Founder & CTO
Skype: tonibirrer
Phone: +41 44 586 98 98