Website Canvas Construction

Construction robotics - Building in bold new ways

Canvas is bringing automation to the construction industry. Our mission is to leverage technology to empower current trade workers to be dramatically more productive and free from repetitive, physically taxing, and dangerous tasks. Our small but growing team has spent the past two years engineering and developing a brand new type of machine. Now, we are deploying on commercial job sites.

We are a Series B startup, and this position will not only have a lot of impact on our processes but also on our culture. There is tremendous room for growth and we are looking for someone who is a strong communicator, flexible, accountable, inclusive, and eager to learn.
We need a DevOps engineer to help us design, run and maintain our backend infrastructure. You will be responsible for all the VMs, databases, and any subsystem components the engineering team will need. You will work closely with IT and the Data team to create the best backend environment we can have.

Who You Are:

Based in San Francisco (or commutable distance; or willing to relocate)
Experience managing cloud systems (i.e. AWS, Google Cloud, Azure)
Enjoy building and setting up new development tools and infrastructure
Passionate about finding ways to automate and improve development and release processes
Focus on keeping our systems safe and secure against cybersecurity threats
Plan out projects and are involved in project management decisions
Work well in teams
Love being challenged and learn new things constantly

What You’ll Do:

Day to day: Develop software to integrate with internal back-end systems
In 30 days, you will learn how our CI works and all the services we are running. You’ll be getting familiar with our platform and ensure it is streaming data back to us
In 60 days, you will own all our backend services and provide support to teams, especially the Data and Simulation team.
In 90 days, you will have restructured our databases, making them more efficient while at the same time reducing our cloud cost
In half-year, you will have taught everyone how to use servlet and be able to spin up and down our front-end server by a push of a button
In a year, you will be the go-to person to ask about our backend infrastructure. You will be able to explain to engineers how we can scale their systems to provide a better experience to our customers

Why You Should Join Canvas:

Autonomy and support to grow into your career at a growing startup
Excellent benefits, including fully covered medical, vision, and dental
401k matching
A learning and development stipend
The ability to work in a sweet office in SF with some pretty cool robots
And of course the opportunity to work with some of the coolest people working on those robots in the Bay Area!

Safety at Canvas Construction is a top priority. We are committed to providing safe working conditions for all our employees. While not all employees are out in the field, we know how important it is to provide proper training, protocols and PPE to all employees. Upon hire all employees are provided with steel-toe boots and safety training in their professional settings. Additionally, employees are also expected to employ best practices to maintain safety and ensure that their workspaces are clear of potential dangers.

This role operates primarily in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers and monitors. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some ability to move laptops, open cabinets and bend or stand as necessary is required.
Being fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid19 is a condition of employment at Canvas. We provide accommodations for religious or medical reasons.

Canvas is an Equal Opportunity Employer – we do not discriminate in hiring, promotions, or any other way on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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