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RapidSOS is hiring!  Join a rapidly growing advanced emergency technology start-up in solving one of the greatest challenges of our generation:

  • The Challenge: emergency communication has seen almost no technology innovation in the last 50 years; 250 million 911 calls are made each year with no data, causing 10,120 fatalities when callers couldn’t even be located:
  • RapidSOS Tech: predict and preempt emergencies before they occur, warn users in harm’s way, link any device (car, wearable, IoT, phone) directly to first responders in an emergency with rich data
  • Media/Awards: Won most major start-up awards (including Start-Up of the Year by CTA/CES & Top Innovation of 2015 by MIT) and featured across national media (NYT, Fox, Newsweek, Time, TechCrunch, Fortune, etc.)
  • Business model / markets: $60B is spent annually on third party call centers to speak data to 911 (OnStar, home security, medical alert) – RapidSOS eliminates the need for these call centers, providing faster, more effective service with no COGS
  • Commercialization: 47 signed partners and over 250 companies in its funnel; we are working with the largest tech and telecom companies globally and groups like the White House Data Driven Justice Initiative to deploy the technology to every American;
  • Team: MIT, HBS, Stanford, Wharton, Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Argonne & Oak Ridge National Labs, Bell Labs, venture capital, over 40 tech start-ups
  • Investors: $14M raised from preeminent global investors including several top VCs, the world’s largest public safety company, two former FCC Chairmen, and four billionaire technologists/investors

RapidSOS 3-Min Summary Video:

What this role is about:

As a RapidSOS DevOps Engineer, you will drive the development and operation of infrastructure software that powers a zero-downtime, mission critical environment. An ideal candidate shares our philosophy of "infrastructure as code," and believes that developers, empowered with the right feedback loops, are capable of managing, monitoring, and optimizing their own services running on the platform that the team exposes.

This is an integral engineering role that combines technical initiative, hands-on keyboard contributions, and collaboration with the rest of the team. You'll have input into managing our entire infrastructure, and help drive accountability back to service owners.

What we offer:

  • The chance to work with a passionate team on solving one of the largest challenges globally
  • Competitive salary and benefits and equity participation
  • Dynamic, fun work environment with a highly talented team
  • Flexible startup work environment and a fun atmosphere
  • Rapid growth opportunities


  • 2-7 years of experience
  • Thorough understanding of IP based networking, network security, VPN technology, DNS, and high availability routing
  • Fluency with DevOps toolchains such as Jenkins and CloudFormation (or equivalents)
  • Excitement about leveraging the next-generation containerization, orchestration, and virtualization technologies such as Marathon, Docker, Kubernetes, and Mesos.

Highly Desired:

Experience with: 

  • Container Orchestration
  • AWS/GCE/Azure Services and Methodologies
  • Python
  • ELK
  • Systems Architecture
  • Telephony
  • Automating the configuration and integration of software from 3rd party vendors
  • HIPAA, FIPS, ISO 27001/2 Certification or other similar compliance

More about RapidSOS…

Recent Media

Recent Awards

  • 2016 Startup of the Year – Consumer Technology Association
  • Best New Venture – Harvard Business School New Venture Competition
  • Grand Prize Winner - Top Start-Up Representing the Spirit of Harvard – Harvard President’s Challenge
  • Top 3 Innovative World Technologies – SXSW Accelerator
  • Best Mobile Technology at MIT – MIT $100K
  • Most Innovative Company in the Public Sector – Harvard Innovation Challenge
  • Top 10 University Start-Up Globally –
  • Top Technology for US/China – MIT China Innovation Forum
  • NYC's Hottest Startups - Symmetry50
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