DevOps Engineer

Job description

The TunnelBear Engineering team is looking for a versatile DevOps Engineer with a focus on infrastructure management and an eye for security.

This is a full-time salary position based in downtown Toronto.

About You

You take joy in finding simple solutions to complex problems and share our passion for mauling internet access-restriction, digital privacy, and random digital bear humour.

At TunnelBear, our globally distributed network of VPN servers is core to what we do. We transfer over 50 Terabytes of data daily, and our DevOps team is responsible for making sure that our network is running smoothly.

In this role, you will get exposure to running and building a network of VPN servers distributed in 20+ countries. You will monitor systems and application performance. You will build tools to constantly improve availability, performance, uptime and response times. The ideal candidate understands how the web works and has a strong knowledge of Linux, VPN, bash and Python. This is a great opportunity to be part of a small team building and running a high growth network.

We are a small company, so naturally the kind of people who tend to succeed in our team are generalists. You should be comfortable in dabbling with all forms of development, such as an occasional tweaking of our backend API.


  • Linux systems administration
  • System hardening, intrusion detection and vulnerability scanning with open source software or third-party tools
  • Configuration management with Ansible
  • Scripting in Python, bash, Go
  • OpenVPN, IPSec/IKEv2 VPN infrastructure maintenance and optimization
  • Authoring the occasional bear-themed pun (optional..sort of)

Skills We Require

  • Network fundamentals like TLS, subnetting, routing
  • Excellent knowledge of Linux networking, especially iptables
  • Experience in Python or another scripting language

Bonus Points For

  • Configuration management systems such as Ansible
  • Experience with OpenVPN, IPSec, RADIUS, Bind, PowerDNS
  • Experience working in a high availability, 365/24/7 environment
  • Penetration testing experience

About TunnelBear

We think the Internet is a much better place when everyone can browse privately, and browse the same Internet as everyone else.

TunnelBear wants to bring privacy to everyone with our incredibly simple applications for PC, Mac, iOS and Android.

Our highly accoladed applications have appeared on Lifehacker, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, PC World, TNW, Huffington Post and for making it easy for average users to avoid access restrictions and browse the internet privately. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, TunnelBear is available everywhere.

TunnelBear Benefits

  • Casual, fun and creative atmosphere
  • An opportunity to add your mark to an inclusive company culture as it develops
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fully stocked snack cupboards and delicious coffee
  • Relax with a movie night or get energized with a ping-pong match
  • Choice of computer, tools and accessories
  • Full benefits plan
  • Bike-friendly office

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We welcome applicants of all kinds and are committed to providing both an equal opportunity hiring process and work environment. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, colour, nationality, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or ability. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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