Cloud Engineer / DevOps


Employer ········· Kognia
City ························· Barcelona (Mixed remote/office) 🇪🇸

Type ······················· Full-time
Salary ··················· €40,000 - €55,000

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 40.000-55.000 annual 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. Currently we are analyzing all the matches of La Liga but we need your help to scale to other markets and use cases!

This position is currently mixed remote/office at the discretion of each individual and each team. Most engineering roles come to the office less than once a month. Nevertheless, we prefer candidates in the Barcelona area or Spain more generally more administrative reasons but will consider international applications as well, within 1-2 time zones.


  • Work with engineering teams to improve the reliability, scalability, observability, and security of our technology systems.

  • Advise teams and assist to 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.


  • Proficiency with a programming language like Python (preferred) or Java.
  • Proven experience working with SaaS production architectures in GCP (preferred) or AWS.
  • Strong knowledge of Kubernetes and its ecosystem.
  • 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.
  • Willingness to wear multiple hats and evolve your responsibilities to meet the needs of the team.
  • 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.


  • 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:

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