Ansible Playbook Developer

Automate the deployment and maintenance of our infrastructure, applications and services.

"The more efficient the automated system, the more crucial the human contribution of the operators."

-Josh Kaufman


LinkORB Engineering is hiring for a Ansible Playbook Developer to expand our global team of technology professionals.

Our infrastructure consists of virtual private servers running Ubuntu Linux, hosted at providers like DigitalOcean, Linode and Tilaa.

Tools technologies and services we actively use: Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Prometheus, MySQL, MariaDB, Loki, Apache2, PHP, Ansible, Rundeck, Git, GitHub, WireGuard, Mattermost, Matomo, Rackspace, Google Workspace, and a set of self-hosted internal tools.

In your role as Ansible Playbook Developer, you will write, maintain and improve multiple Ansible git repositories.

Your playbooks will be developed and tested in isolated environments. Once accepted, you will work with our production team to deploy your playbooks to production.

You take pride into quality and maintainability of your code, and ensure that your playbooks are well documented.


At LinkORB, the Ansible Playbook Developer role (or Automation Affectionado as we are calling it) is responsible for:

  • πŸ‘‰ Write, maintain and improve multiple Ansible git repositories.
  • πŸ‘‰ Detect and report on drift between production and playbooks.
  • πŸ‘‰ Develop "runbooks" for common tasks (incident response, maintenance work, compliance checks).
  • πŸ‘‰ Ensure that your playbooks are well documented, and follow best practices.
  • πŸ‘‰ Test your playbooks in isolated environments.
  • πŸ‘‰ Collaborate with production admins to deploy your playbooks to production.
  • πŸ‘‰ Research and develop new technologies to improve our infrastructure and services.
  • πŸ‘‰ Contribute to our Ansible codebase by submitting pull requests.
  • πŸ‘‰ Review and provide feedback on Ansible pull requests submitted by other team members.


At LinkORB, we work with the Badge System for qualification and learning. Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to achieve the following badges:

  • πŸ… Ansible Basics Uses Ansible automation
  • πŸ… Linux Basics Understand the basics of Linux system usage.
  • πŸ… Ubuntu Basics Understand how to use and manage an Ubuntu Linux Server.
  • πŸ… Docker Basics Understand the basics of the Docker containerization platform.
  • πŸ… Git Basics Understand and apply basic Git concepts

That said, at LinkORB we understand that no one knows everything and the learning journey is part of what we love about the work.

Ready to apply?

Great, we are excited to hear from you! Please send a cover letter and resume to engineering@linkorb.com.

Things we love seeing and hearing about in applications:

  • Your personal philosophyπŸ’‘ for creating efficient and scalable linux infrastructure
  • Your journeyπŸš€ with Ansible and other automation tools

Working at LinkORB

LinkORB Engineering is the sub-group of LinkORB focused on the development and operations of our products and platforms: innovative healthcare solutions for healthcare professionals and their patients.

We are a fully remote team collaborating almost entirely asynchronously to build and support products used by millions of families and thousands of healthcare professionals.

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