• Location: Belgium, Brussels
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Technology: AWS Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 8th May, 2020
  • Reference: SRE080520_1588948670
Site Reliability Engineer

Brussels Area

A Unicorn Product-Based Company and Data Governance Specialists that became an AWS Partner

This is a highly successful, fast-growing, and globally awarded SaaS organization. Their technical solutions recognized and validated by AWS, their offices are in six different countries and three different continents, the I.T society refers to them as "Unicorns".

So for my Unicorn client, I'm looking for a Site Reliability Engineer who knows the importance and the difference between SLO/SLI to work closely with the product developers and continuously ensure that the platform's new features have the proper operational support and maintainability.

We will discuss the rest of your responsibilities together over the phone that we'll arrange right after you finish reading the following lines.

Why you and your new team are so important
Because now that the organization is getting a true identity as a SaaS company, some things need to be tackled, such as:

❏ Become better at Observability (starting from a good base of monitoring & logging their application, then going beyond that with the unknowns).
❏ Creating a frictionless process for incident management & proper post mortem follow up.
❏ Help the teams understand and coach to build and maintain operable software that they design.

What we need for this is the following expertise/skills
➔ Big love for feedback loops in regards to observability (monitoring, logging, tracing)
◆ They use modern observability tools, such as Grafana, Datadog, Prometheus...
➔ You either come from a solid background in developing (preferably Java) or System engineering. In both cases, you can also do scripting (Python/GO)
◆ In any case, Linux brings you some sort of joy
➔ You're familiar with cloud-native apps and distributed systems ;
➔ Solid knowledge of Amazon Web Services and/or Google Cloud Platform with a focus on services monitoring;

➔ The following words and concepts bring a smile on your face: IaC, CI/CD, Ansible, Terraform, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes

And regarding personality, aka "Soft Skills"
➔ A troubleshooter's mindset and pragmatic to fixing it
➔ Strong communication skills and the ability to coach and support teams to make tomorrow better than today
➔ You are not happy with the status quo and want to push forward. But you always agree when your manager urges that "we need to have a stable system"

Are you asking what else they are offering in addition to a competitive salary, benefits package, and equity? Hold my beer...

❏ The opportunity to make a great impact on the company, by joining it in its most robust period: the creation of a great enterprise platform.
❏ The opportunity to work in an agile and startup-minded environment surrounded by highly skilled professionals that are all using cutting edge tech, where your contribution is appreciated and your personal and career growth is guaranteed.
❏ Quality > Quantity so you should expect flexible working hours and not a typical 9 - 5 schedule.

Now that you know so much, you Better Call Paul (that's me, Pavlos Diamantopoulos) at +32 2808 2878 or write an e-mail at p.diamantopoulos@jeffersonfrank.com