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Cloud Engineer / DevOps

  • Indefinite
  • Full time
  • €40,000 - €55,000
  • Remote
  • Data Team

Come join a creative team dedicated to improving football performance by combining cutting-edge technology with top football minds!

Kognia Sports Intelligence is seeking a Cloud Engineer to help us build and maintain infrastructure, foster a DevOps mindset across the organization, and work closely with other engineering and research teams. You will have an opportunity to make a huge impact while collaborating with talented software engineers, data scientists, and more. The salary range is EUR 40-55 plus bonus, commensurate with experience. We are looking for someone capable to learn on the job but also able to contribute from the beginning, minimum 1 year in a similar position or 3 years in other engineering roles with relevant responsibilities.

Kognia Sports Intelligence

We are a young Barcelona-based startup funded by football industry leaders including superstars Xavi Hernández and Iker Casillas. Since opening our office in early 2019 with the founders plus 2 engineers, we have grown to 20+.Our technology begins with video capture in the stadiums, detects player movements and actions, and delivers insights to coaches and players in the form of video clips with overlay illustrating high-level tactical concepts. In September 2020 we went into production with a closed beta and are now selling an MVP already leading the market in automated tactical analysis. We expect strong growth as we gain traction in the next months. We need your help to keep us running smoothly as we scale our operations! This position is currently mixed remote/office at the discretion of each individual and each team. Although we are flexible based on individual situations, there is a minor preference for candidates in the Barcelona area willing to occasionally commute to our office in Sant Joan Despí  (20 minutes from Barcelona center).


  • Work with engineering teams to improve the reliability, scalability, observability, and security of our technology systems.
  • Manage and improve CI/CD pipelines including deployments, release automation, etc.
  • Identify and address possibilities for improvement in areas such as speed of delivery and infrastructure cost reduction.
  • Develop and integrate new tools as needed to help manage Kognia’s technology stack.
  • Improve Kognia’s cloud architecture and design new architectures as need arises.
  • Spread a DevOps mindsets across the organization.
  • Investigate new technologies and approaches as needed.
  • Be on an on-call rotation to respond to service incidents.

Skills and qualifications


  • Proficiency with a programming language like Python or Java.
  • Proven experience working with SaaS production architectures in GCP or AWS.
  • Understanding of containerization (Docker, Kubernetes), Terraform, GitOps, and Linux.
  • Experience building CI/CD pipelines.
  • Familiarity with security best practices.
  • Interest in related topics such as scaling, SLOs, data engineering, etc.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, changing agile environment.
  • Excellent team player with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable working in English - we’re an international team based in Barcelona, with English as our shared language.


  • Strong experience with Kubernetes.
  • Specific knowledge of GitLab CI/CD.
  • Experience working with machine learning or other data processing pipelines in production.
  • Experience managing remote IoT devices.
  • Familiarity with Apache Kafka.

We welcome your application through this listing, or feel free to contact our CTO directly for any questions: henry.harrison@kogniasports.com