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DevOps Engineer

Function Health

Function Health

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Company Overview:

At Function Health, our mission is to empower individuals to take control of their health. Through our innovative platform, we offer comprehensive health insights through over 100+ lab tests, track health changes over time, and provide actionable, easy-to-understand results, all made affordable and accessible to everyone.

Our leadership doesn't just talk the talk; they've been at the helm of technological innovation and medical excellence. Led by tech visionaries and the esteemed Dr. Mark Hyman of Cleveland Clinic fame—a 15-time New York Times bestselling author—our team is a dynamic blend of pioneering spirits and medical mavericks. As we gear up for our next phase of growth, we're on the lookout for exceptional talent to join our ranks.

We're calling all innovators, disruptors, and those with a penchant for challenging the status quo to join us. Our technical leadership boasts alums from the ranks of Google Research, where they spearheaded machine learning initiatives that were deployed at an unprecedented scale. If you're drawn to the idea of leveraging technology to make a tangible difference in people's lives and have the skills to contribute to a platform that's changing the face of healthcare, Function Health is where you can leave your mark. Let's redefine health care together, one innovation at a time.


We seek a Senior DevOps Engineer who is comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment and resourceful enough to get the job done with a small but mighty team. You will be pivotal in streamlining and automating the software development cycle, ensuring quick, secure, and efficient delivery of our applications.

This role involves managing cloud-based infrastructures, implementing continuous integration and delivery pipelines, and ensuring compliance with healthcare regulations.

You will collaborate closely with development teams to foster a culture of innovation and to maintain the highest standards of security and privacy essential in the healthcare sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Automating and Optimizing Processes: Design, implement, and manage continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipelines to automate testing and deployment processes, enhancing efficiency and reliability.
  • Infrastructure Management: Oversee and manage cloud-based and on-premise infrastructure, ensuring scalable and secure environments for application deployment.
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Implement monitoring tools to proactively identify and resolve issues, ensuring high availability and performance of applications.
  • Tool and Technology Evaluation: Research, recommend, and implement tools and technologies to improve the reliability, efficiency, and quality of the development and deployment processes.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Work closely with software development and QA teams to ensure a seamless and rapid flow of changes into production, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Performance Optimization: Continuously assess system performance, implement optimizations, and scale resources to meet demand while effectively managing costs.


  • Expertise: 6+ years of proven experience as a DevOps Engineer or in a similar software engineering role.
  • Proficiency in Automation Tools: Knowledge of automation software (e.g., Jenkins, Ansible, Puppet, Chef) to automate the software deployment and monitoring process.
  • Cloud Services Expertise: Experience with cloud service providers (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) for managing and scaling applications.
  • Containerization and Orchestration: Familiarity with containerization (e.g., Docker) and orchestration tools (e.g., Kubernetes) to manage microservices efficiently.
  • Version Control Systems: Proficiency in version control systems like Git to manage code changes.
  • Proactivity: Independent self-starter with a proactive mindset and a strong sense of initiative.

To be a strong fit, you also need:

  • Collaboration and Communication Skills: Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills to work closely with cross-functional teams.
  • Problem-Solving Ability: Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills, with the ability to resolve complex issues in a high-pressure environment.
  • Bias Toward Action: Demonstrated ability to take initiative, make decisions under uncertainty, and move projects forward even in the face of ambiguity. We value individuals who are self-starters and ready to act on opportunities and challenges alike.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: You are highly adaptable to changing business needs and have a knack for building and optimizing processes. Your entrepreneurial mindset will be crucial in navigating the dynamic landscape of our industry, ensuring our platform remains competitive and responsive to user needs.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills, capable of explaining complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders. Effective communication is vital for cross-functional collaboration and ensuring alignment across our organization.
  • Remote Work Adaptability: Comfort with remote work environments, demonstrating the ability to stay productive and connected with the team irrespective of physical location.
  • Continuous Improvement: You must be willing to question assumptions and commit to continuous improvement. Your openness to feedback and dedication to personal and professional growth will contribute significantly to our collective success.

Your dedication to these responsibilities will directly contribute to the success of our platform and the satisfaction of our users. We are looking for a proactive, skilled, and forward-thinking individual to join our team and help shape the future of our services.

Nice-to-Have Skills and Experiences:

While the core competencies are essential, the following qualifications will distinguish exceptional candidates:

  • Startup Experience: We highly value individuals with startup experience, especially former founders or early engineering hires. This experience indicates a versatile skill set and an ability to thrive in fast-paced, evolving environments.
  • Familiarity with Health Technologies: Knowledge of or experience with popular health technologies, such as Oura, Whoop, Apple Watch, and CGMs (Continuous Glucose Monitors). An interest in or experience with health and wellness technologies suggests a passion for leveraging technology to improve personal and community health outcomes.

Why You'll Love Working With Us:

  • Transition to Permanence: Embark on a promising path from contract to hire, leading to a salaried position complete with a comprehensive benefits package. After a successful 3-month probation, enjoy two weeks of paid vacation annually, plus the flexibility to choose from 13 holidays — tailoring your time off to what matters most to you.
  • Empowerment in Your Role: Revel in the autonomy to handpick projects that resonate with your passion and expertise. Thrive in a supportive atmosphere where your independence is cherished, free from the constraints of micromanagement.
  • Collaborative and Innovative Culture: Join a vibrant community that values and thrives on collaboration and innovation. Here, swift execution and the celebration of fresh ideas are the bedrock of our success.

We value our team at Function and offer a competitive salary and benefits package, flexible working hours, and a dynamic work environment where creativity and innovation are encouraged. If you are a highly motivated and experienced individual passionate about using technology to improve people's lives, we would love to hear from you.

Join the Function Health team and join our mission to revolutionize healthcare. Work with us to make a difference in the lives of thousands, ensuring a healthier future for all. Discover more about us and how we're changing the face of healthcare at Function Health.


  • What is Function's approach to remote work?
    • Function is 100% remote across the United States, from Austin to New York to San Francisco. We meet up in person on occasion.
  • Who works at Function?
    • At Function, our expanding team boasts globally recognized leaders, including esteemed professionals like Dr. Hyman, and visionary executives such as Mike, Jonathan, and Pranitha.
  • What's the interview process like?
    • First, in our initial interaction, you'll meet with our recruiters to go over your background and ensure a skills fit.
    • Second, you'll have a quick intro call with the team lead. On this call, we'll assess your interests, experience, and whether you're a culture fit.
    • Third, we'll do a short coding challenge + technical interview, all on a Zoom call.
    • Finally, we'll send an offer. If we don't give an offer, we'll provide feedback.
  • What locations do we currently hire?
    • We encourage anyone from any of the Americas, Canada, or Mexico to apply for our open roles.

At Function, we celebrate diversity and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, Veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.