Background

Flowminder is a pioneering, internationally operating non-profit organisation that supports disaster relief and development efforts through several products including the analysis of data gained from mobile phones and household surveys in privacy and security preserving manners.

We are now looking for an Infrastructure Engineer with excellent communication skills to facilitate and (depending on experience) drive and lead the expansion of our small but worldwide infrastructure and product installations in cooperation with key technology partners.

About the role

As an Infrastructure Engineer, you will:

  • Work with internal colleagues and international partners to install, maintain and operate our products on remote infrastructure that you will completely understand.
  • Support the continuous operation of our products and solutions using the most efficient methods available in order to meet the expected level of service.
  • Work closely and interactively with our partner organisations showing initiative in all technical communication with them.
  • Demonstrate, by example, the correct and expected behaviours when dealing with data that, at times, can include personal- and commercially sensitive information.
  • Implement best practice around security and data privacy
  • Work with a diverse and cross-functional team of engineers, developers, trainers, academics, and data scientists.

This role requires deep technical knowledge plus the ability to communicate about that knowledge.

You will:

  • Be fluent in English including in a technical environment. French would be a bonus.
  • Show patience, determination, resilience and persistence when developing and maintaining relationships with technical “opposite numbers” in partner organisations.
  • Be able to encourage and motivate partner technical staff to focus on the activities that we require of them which may include travel to partner countries in Africa and other territories where low- and middle-income countries exist.

Technical skills

  • Linux System Management of remote environments including configuration, commissioning, debugging and maintenance and monitoring.
  • A passionate interest in consistency in a deployed environment by incorporating IT automation, configuration management and automatic deployment.
  • Familiarity with security in practice: server hardening, jumpstations, 2FA, encryption.
  • Familiarity with communications: VPNs, networked storage, distributed databases, firewalls, enterprise cloud solutions and networking generally.
  • Detailed familiarity with Identity and Access Management with a good knowledge of the principles contained within ISO 27001.
  • Linux. Docker. PostgreSQL administration. Redis. Bash.
  • Familiarity with: Python, SQL

Your Benefits 

25 days’ holiday plus national holidays   

37.5 hour working week   

Flexible working hours  

Base location flexible (Stockholm, Southampton or Geneva)

To Apply

Applicants should email careers+OIE0221@flowminder.org with the following (preferably in pdf format):

  • A brief expression of interest outlining why you are interested in being part of the work
  • CV(s) (2 pages) with details of relevant experience

Please note that due to the very high volume of applications we receive, we greatly regret that we are unable to send personalised acknowledgements or give feedback on applications.

Advertised until filled.