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Vertex Ventures Israel
Vertex Ventures Israel

DevOps Lead



Software Engineering
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

DevOps Lead

  • R&D
  • Tel Aviv
  • Full-time


Who are we?

Zencity is reinventing how governments listen to, understand, and interact with their residents. Our community trust platform uses advanced Natural Language Processing, ML algorithms, and generative AI to help government organizations hear from more citizens, be more data-driven, and increase resident satisfaction.

Zencity’s global team of urban enthusiasts and data geeks works with hundreds of cities and counties worldwide—from Los Angeles to Chicago to Tel Aviv. If you’re passionate about joining a growing company whose focus is on leveraging data and tech to radically improve community life, your place is with us!

Role Overview:

We seek a highly skilled and motivated DevOps Lead to build and lead our DevOps team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing our infrastructure, ensuring our systems' reliability, scalability, and security. As a DevOps Lead, you will work closely with our development teams to streamline our CI/CD pipelines, automate processes, and enhance our overall development lifecycle.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Team Leadership: Build, mentor, and lead a high-performing DevOps team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Infrastructure Management: Design, implement, and maintain scalable, secure, and reliable cloud infrastructure utilizing IaaC
  • CI/CD Pipelines: Develop and manage continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines to ensure rapid and reliable software delivery.
  • Automation: Automate repetitive tasks to improve efficiency and reduce manual intervention.
  • Monitoring and Logging: Implement and maintain robust monitoring, logging, and alerting systems to ensure the health and performance of our applications and infrastructure.
  • Security: Ensure the security of our systems and data through best practices, proactive monitoring, and vulnerability management.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with development teams to align DevOps practices with business goals and ensure seamless integration and delivery.
  • Performance Optimization: Monitor and optimize system performance, scalability, and cost-efficiency.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in DevOps, with at least one year in a leadership role.
  • Strong expertise in cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and infrastructure-as-code tools (Terraform, CloudFormation).
  • Proficiency in CI/CD tools (GitLab CI) and version control systems (Git).
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (Python, Bash, etc.)
  • Security Mindset: In-depth understanding of best practices and experience implementing security measures in DevOps environments.
  • Strong understanding of project management methodologies, tools, and best practices.
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams.
  • Problem-solving mindset with a focus on delivering solutions.

Nice to have:

  • Certifications: Relevant certifications (e.g., AWS Certified DevOps Engineer)
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent relevant experience.

***Zencity is committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidate