Development Operations Engineer (DevOps)

Sterling, Virginia, United States Full-time Allows remote


Sestra Systems, an innovative startup delivering IoT-based smart dispensing solutions to the beverage industry, is currently recruiting a DevOps Engineer to provide development pipeline support and infrastructure management across our multi-generational software systems. We are looking for a talented DevOps Engineer who wants the excitement that only a start-up can provide. You will have an early- stage role, influencing the company’s technology direction.


  • Manage and implement existing development pipelines through GitLab

  • Recommend and implement strategies for operational improvement

  • Utilize Chef to manage device and system configurations

  • Approve code merges and recommend / implement merging and branching strategies

  • Manage and optimize core infrastructure within AWS

  • Contribute to the overall architecture and deployment of solutions supporting the product roadmap

  • Investigate and resolve production issues during off-hours, weekends, and during on-call rotations, as directed

  • 4+ years of demonstrable experience utilizing the following:

    • Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD). gulp, Gitlab, or equivalent

    • GIT

    • Linux (Ubuntu/Debian), including ssh, rsync, syslog, systemd (or equivalent)

    • Shell scripting (bash/sh, sed, awk)

    • Chef (or equivalent configuration management)

    • Administering / managing Relational Database Management Systems

    • Amazon Web Services deployment and administration (or equivalent)

    • Building distributed, highly available applications in a cloud infrastructure

    • Coding background in PHP, C/C++, or Node.JS -- is a plus

    • Docker Swarm/Kubermetes/Mesos -- is a plus

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent analytical problem solving skills

Company Salary and Benefits
  • This position is located in Sterling, VA

  • Partial remote work considered

  • Company equity

  • Title and overall compensation commensurate with experience

  • 401k

  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage


About Sestra Systems

Sestra was founded by Lev Volftsun, a serial entrepreneur who has sold two technology companies to Cisco Systems and a third to Metaswitch, with a total accumulated value of over $1B. Our mission is to become the gold standard for beverage dispensing by bringing IoT connectivity to on-tap dispensing and serving the perfect pour, delivering revolutionary loss prevention to customers serving draft beverages (beer, wine, cocktails, cold brew coffee, etc.). Our patented pour control technology ensures that each and every glass of beer, wine or mixed drink is poured to the exact volume and temperature specified virtually eliminating costly over-pouring. Our hands-free, push-to-pour dispensing increases speed of service, eliminating long lines and increasing revenues during the busiest service periods. More importantly, our connected devices record all events and syncs with the cloud to provide valuable real- time analytics and remote administration capabilities to our customers.

Sestra’s smart dispensing solutions are installed as mission-critical applications within iconic sports venues, cultural centers, hotels and restaurants across the country. The Washington Nationals, Kennedy Center, Warner Theater, Lincoln Center, Greenbrier Resort and Longwood Gardens are just a few of our local clients.