Work at a Portfolio Company

Senior DevOps Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

What is Baton?

Baton is the Silicon Valley based technology innovation lab for Ryder, a leading logistics company with 260,000 vehicles under management and $10.7 billion purchased and/or executed in customer freight moves. In September of 2022 Ryder acquired Baton to be their technology innovation lab. Prior to Ryder, Baton was a venture backed start up that was voted the #4 most disruptive company in freight (Amazon was #3)!

The problem we’re solving

Our mission is to eliminate waste in supply chain by creating a digital platform that uses AI to improve how freight is planned. There are 500 million hours wasted in trucking each year, over 3 billion gallons of fuel wasted per year from trucks idling, and 1 in 5 trucks on the road driving empty at any given point. This has a massive impact on the environment, the lives of millions of drivers, and ultimately, the cost of transportation that we all pay.


Senior DevOps Engineer


Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA


We are looking for an experienced Senior DevOps Engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate should have a deep understanding of software development, deployment, and operations. They should be able to design, implement, and maintain complex infrastructure systems that are reliable, scalable, and secure.


  • Ensure effective collaboration between teams and improve team-wide development velocity by streamlining and automating development workflows.
  • Create scalable infrastructure platforms to support various internal and external products.
  • Build on-demand release capabilities for zero-down-time deployments, supporting a faster feedback loop between developers and users.
  • Improve user experience by increasing system performance and reliability.
  • Provide real-time visibility across teams and services through monitoring, alerting and logging
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging DevOps trends and technologies and evaluating their potential impact on the company's systems and processes
  • Contributing to the development of DevOps best practices and standards within the company
  • Developing and implementing security policies and procedures to ensure the protection of company and customer data


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in DevOps, software development, or a related field
  • Proficiency with AWS
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies, such as Docker and AWS ECS or Kubernetes
  • Experience with infrastructure automation tools, such as Terraform, AWS CDK, and Github Actions

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with data streaming infrastructure such as Kafka and Flink
  • Experience with Azure
  • Interest in the freight and logistics space


  • Competitive salary and bonus structure
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • 401k with matching
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision health coverage
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Collaborative, fun, and tech forward office in Hayes Valley (San Francisco)

Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $155- $217,000*. Compensation will vary based on factors including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge, and experience. In addition to base salary, Baton full-time employees are eligible for an annual performance bonus.

Tags: *Infrastructure, CI/CD, Containerization, Devops, DevOps*

Why you should join

  1. Have immediate impact
    • With Ryder’s existing customer base of 50,000+ companies and an internal headcount of 43,000 the scale and impact of our products will be large and far reaching, from day one.
  2. Opportunity to grow and lead in a fortune 500 company
    • We are primed to rapidly grow our team size in the next 12-18 months in efforts to build innovative products to help propel the transportation industry into the future.
    • You’ll get to work in a high paced, startup-like environment, while having the stability and backing of Ryder and their full executive team.
  3. Creative, fast paced environment to solve impactful problems in supply chain
    • Our team isn’t afraid to do what it takes to get the job done - whether that’s hacking something together to quickly test a prototype, hanging out at a warehouse all day to make sure we understand exactly what needs to be built, or designing and deploying innovative technology based solutions.
    • We’re going to design completely new tools for an industry that hasn’t been rethought in decades. And to do this we need people who think differently.