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DevOps (GCP, Kubernetes)

  • Engineering
  • Full-time
  • Remote friendly

Proto is a leader in inclusive chatbots and multilingual contact center automation in emerging markets. Our AI Customer Experience (AICX) solutions serve large central banks to small fintechs that require high-performance natural language understanding for under-resourced languages across Africa to Asia.

What is Proto?

Proto was founded in 2018 at the National Taiwan University to deliver impactful and effective conversational AI for under-served markets. We’ve grown across four verticals and over ten countries with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Omidyar Network, RegTech for Regulators Accelerator, National Research Council of Canada, and the African Development Bank. Clients range from the central banks of the Philippines, Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia, and Côte d’Ivoire, to the leading alternative medicare provider in India, to fast-growing fintechs in Nigeria. Learn more at

Recent Awards

2021 Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility Winner
2020 Alliance for Financial Inclusion Fintech Finalist
2019 Central Banking Fintech & Regtech AI Award Winner
2019 Alliance for Financial Inclusion Fintech Finalist
2019 iGaming Asia Congress Innovation Winner
2018 RegTech for Regulators Accelerator Chatbot Competition Winner

About the Team

Proto’s team is extremely global with 92% BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour) and 50% female members working. We’re a remote team of self-starting and entrepreneurial NLP engineers, SaaS sales professionals, and digital nomads. Our management operates established processes for cross-cultural and timezone collaboration, while limiting Zoom to less than an hour a day 🙌🏼

Job Summary

As a DevOps Engineer, you will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and enhancing key parts of the system infrastructure and release procedures of our complex AI Customer Experience (AICX) platform. You will also take a leading role on integrations with new messaging channels, transaction / payment systems, and client databases.

Working Hours

We're accepting global candidates. However, the working hour is GMT+8 daytime, and participating in the on-call rotation is needed.


  • Acquire a complete understanding of our SaaS products

  • Proactively improve the architecture and pay technical debts

  • Develop processes and automation to eliminate repetitive tasks

  • Ensure the highest standards of quality are met

  • Maintain healthy code base (maintainable, scalable, secure, bug-free)

  • Collaborate with our product and client support teams

  • Participate in a flexible on-call rotation

  • Other tasks as assigned


  • 3+ years with Web Infrastructure and Product Ops

  • Analyze security systems and seek improvements on a continuous basis

  • Adept at finding the right tool for each task, avoiding the NIH syndrome

  • Strong relational database skills, writing complex SQL queries, optimizing database performance, executing zero-downtime database operations and migrations

  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Test Automation (we use Gitlab Pipelines with docker-compose and pytest)

  • Experience deploying and managing distributed systems on Cloud Service Providers, especially Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services

  • Experience working with container orchestration, especially Kubernetes and Helm


  • Python Web development

  • Natural Language Processing tools, such as PyTorch, BERT-as-service, Duckling, etc.

  • Monitoring tools, such as Prometheus and Grafana

  • Flyway database migration

  • Experience using infrastructure-as-code tools to build and run cloud infrastructure

  • Experience monitoring infrastructure health and logs


  • 20 vacation days. In addition to local holidays.

  • Remote/flexible work. We’ve always been remote-first with a tested process of team collaboration that maximizes productivity.

  • Proto gear & allowances. Proto outfits its team with quality swag and offers a WFH program for computer equipment purchases.

  • High standards & autonomy. Work with a global team doing their best work and execute upon an ambitious expansion plan.

Proto is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. 

Remote restrictions

  • Workday must overlap by at least 4 hours with Vancouver, BC, Canada