Carbon Mapper, Inc. DevOps Engineer Pasadena, CA · Remote · Full time

The DevOps Engineer will support implementation of Carbon Mapper's Data Platform.


Carbon Mapper is a non-profit organization with a public-good mission to detect, pinpoint, quantify and track 80% of the world’s methane and carbon dioxide (CO2) point source emissions to help accelerate climate mitigation efforts using satellite and airborne remote sensing technology. The Carbon Mapper public-private partnership includes NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Planet Labs, Inc., the California Air Resources Board, the University of Arizona, and Arizona State University. Learn more about our mission and technology at

Job Description:

Carbon Mapper is seeking an experienced DevOps engineer with strong cloud infrastructure experience to support implementation of our Data Platform using the cloud native best practices. This engineer will work with our Data Platform team to deliver CI/CD pipelines, test automation, observability and monitoring for the Data Platform cloud services. The ideal candidate would have experience using infrastructure-as-code within the AWS, GitHub, and Linux environment.


Required Skills: 

  • 5+ years working with Cloud Technologies, 3+ years of experience working in software development
  • Working experience with serverless technologies in AWS
  • Working experience with incident response and on-call rotation
  • Working experience of cloud architecture patterns and tradeoffs
  • Working experience with Infrastructure as Code
  • Experience with build and deployment automation, preferably GitHub Actions
  • Experience with infrastructure monitoring, preferably AWS CloudWatch and X-Ray
  • Experience with Python, JavaScript, Bash
  • Hands-on Linux server administration
  • Understanding of network protocols, security and performance optimization (CDNs, firewalls, load balancing)
  • Strong writing and documentation skills


Desired Skills: 

  • Geospatial data experience
  • Familiarity with satellite or airborne remote sensing data
  • Proactive problem-solving  
  • A passion for climate change action

Hours: This is a full-time salaried position (40 hours per week).  You are expected to be available Monday through Thursday 9 am - 3 pm PT.  The remaining time is flexible based on your assigned projects and deadlines. Some after hours and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines.  

Location: Carbon Mapper has a distributed team with both in-person and remote workers. Employees living within 30 miles of the Pasadena, CA area are requested to be in the office at least 2 days per week. All employees will attend quarterly in-person meetings at Carbon Mapper headquarters.  

Benefits: Carbon Mapper offers health/dental/vision benefits for employees and dependents (PPO and HMO), retirement benefits, and life insurance.

Carbon Mapper is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


$120,000 - $170,000 per year