Site Reliability Engineer - Central London/West End

Ref: 182 Date Posted: Monday 13 Jan 2020
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Would you be happy in role spending up to 50% of your time on development tasks such as automation, automation, automation, new features and scaling with the remaining 50% of your time doing "ops" related work such as issues, on-call, and manual intervention? 

My clients are creating a scalable global platform that will likely be as popular as the likes of Spotify, UBER and AirBnB. Established since 2014, they have a leadership team with a track record of taking technology-based solutions from conception through to delivery with organisations that are typically either floated or acquired in deals that make headline news.

They are looking for a talented Site Reliability Engineer who has a passion for highly scalable, highly reliable platforms. And automation, of course!. You will play a key role in optimising the stability and availability of their global platform. 

What you will be doing

● Automate, automate, automate

● Solve problems relating to mission critical production services and building automation to prevent problem recurrence; with the goal of automating response to all non-exceptional service conditions ● Influence and create new designs, architectures, standards and methods for distributed systems, with a strong bias on scalability & reliability 

● Embrace the ‘feedback loop’ by engaging with various engineering teams to transform production optimisation into deliverable backlog items

● Engage in capacity planning, software performance analysis and system tuning, ensuring production is as good as it gets!

● Ensure we deliver services that degrade gracefully

● Work collaboratively with all participants in software development activities and be supportive of developers and testers as they deliver services into production. 

● Work with the wider development community to improve the software engineering processes and practices associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software and environments.

● Evaluate both open source and 3rd party solutions to determine how we may integrate these components into their environment

● On-call duties to provide application support, incident management, and troubleshooting


● Simplify complex systems


● Automate SOPs

● Actually, automate everything

● SLOs, SLIs & reliability budgets ● Smart alerting & monitoring

● Dashboards - visualise production 

● Educate SDE teams in what ‘Production ready’ means

● Embrace Chaos Engineering

● Employ ‘best practices’ for platform operations

● Review and highlight any potential security risk or fragility within the existing platforms, and ongoing developments

● ChatOps enhancement & optimisation

● DR testing

● Prod performance feedback

● Escalation management

● RCA & problem mgt

● R&D ● Capacity planning

● Ensure systems degrade gracefully


Experience & Skills

You must have

● 3+ years experience in a similar role, running scaled, distribute, cloud based services

● Development experience - be comfortable with code

● Awesome operational knowledge of running applications in Kubernetes

● Solid working knowledge of Helm

● Understanding of postgres and mysql

● Terraform experience

● Network experience

● Ability to work in a face paced startup scene

● Knowledge of security best practices for cloud products

● Astounding troubleshooting skills

● A passion for  learning and adopting new technologies that will save time and ease your day-to-day job

Nice if you also have

● Python

● Golang

● Jenkins scripted pipelines experience

● GCP experience

● Kubernetes CRD controller experience

To be considered for this career changing opportunity please apply ASAP with your CV, including examples of your great achievements and coding skills.

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