Location: France City: Sophia Antipolis / Massy / Lannion Department: R&D – SDx and Cloud Contract Type: Full time

Telework options: hybrid on site – remote (up to 3 days home office per week)

Looking for an exciting and permanent job in a fast-growing high-tech company, offering an international Team with the opportunity and a great environment?

Job Context

For over 20 years, Ekinops has been driving innovation in network systems. We provide solutions focused on the needs of communication service providers and enterprises worldwide. We provide open, trusted and innovative network connectivity and enable our customers’ success by delivering high value-added software-driven solutions. Today, over 120 international service providers, including numerous Tier 1 carriers around the world, trust our people and technologies. Over 50% of our 500-strong team works in our multi-national Agile R&D centers. Our company has a strong international background, with sales offices strategically located around the world.  Ekinops is recognized for its ESG commitments with considerable improvement in ESG rating following 2022 Gaïa campaign and Silver Medal by EcoVadis

Ekinops has launched its SD-WAN solution that allows users to benefit from the OneAccess wide set of products secured and interconnected using the Compose Software platform. Our SD-WAN solution is autonomous, robust and easy to use and integrates the latest Cloud technologies.

To enhance and expand the solution, Ekinops GitOps team is seeking a Cloud DevOps PhD engineer who will contribute to build up our IAC (Infrastructure As Code) for sustaining our requirements of Carrier Grade Cloud environments.


As a part of the GitOps team, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Participate in the design and architecture of the SD-WAN IAC that leverages the deployments of Ekinops SD-WAN Compose software.
  • Propose innovative IAC design to sustain the pre-prod and prod environments.
  • Share the usage of the automated deployment frameworks within the team and with each SD-WAN product teams.
  • Automate build and delivery process using github or gitlab pipelines
  • Automate the monitoring and alerting systems required to manage the run of the Cloud environments
  • Produce efficient and elegant code based on requirements
  • Troubleshooting, debugging, maintaining and improving software at scale
  • Disseminate your knowledge to help increase the skills and know-hows of the team in your areas of expertise

Profile and skills

An autonomous, proactive, DevOps engineer with the following skills and experience:

  • PhD and engineering in networking and Computer Science or related field
  • Proven contributions on SDN, Networking, Routing or Security topics during your Master and PhD degrees.
  • Some proven experience in Cloud systems
  • Solid experience in Linux environment
  • Able to use some of the automation scripting: Terraform, Helm, Ansible
  • Knowledge in Python development
  • Previous experience Linux system administration is necessary
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in both English and French (oral, written)
  • Capacity to work in collaborative agile environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure.


  • Attractive salary
  • Possibility to work remotely 3 days per week
  • Profit sharing program
  • Meal subsidy or meal voucher

Recruitment process

3 interviews

  • 1st with Department manager/Team leader
  • 2nd interview with HR
  • 3rd interview with Senior Director/C-Level/VP

To apply

Ekinops endeavours to be an employer of choice. Our teams are dedicated, imaginative and astute. We strive to work together around our core values, which includes dynamism, empowerment and customer focus.

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