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Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

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Posted about 1 month ago

For one of our clients, a leading mobility company, we're looking for a SRE to join their Procut & Engineering Team. 

The client's aim is to make cities better places to live by improving mobility for the people living in them, connecting riders to drivers, providing mobility alternatives such as scooters and mopeds and many others to come, all at the touch of a button. Maybe one day cities will be places where nobody needs a private car. But we’ve still got a long way to go... Fancy joining us?

Their Product & Engineering teams are both based in Madrid, with a strong remote culture, and include an eclectic bunch of awesome people from different backgrounds like Ruby, Go, Elixir, Javascript, and Python.

Right now they're working on some pretty greenfield projects with a solid set of product ideas lined up ready for innovative engineers to tackle. And of course we have big plans to take over the taxi app service industry!

Site Reliability Engineers here work on improving all aspects of the platform and have an impact across the whole organization. They are a blend of systems engineers and software developers who solve scalability issues with software and implement the best production engineering and security practices.

You will be:

  • Evolving their platform by designing and building first-class, self-service components that will be used by engineering teams and millions of users around the world. 

  • Designing and implementing tooling to improve the availability, scalability, observability, and latency of their services, which are used by internal customers to deploy and operate their services. 

  • Defining and iterating on SLIs, SLOs, and SLAs as part of the services lifecycle. 

  • Increasing reliability awareness with other teams, helping with the adoption of reliability principles and reviewing observability implementations or software architectures. 

  • Sharing an on-call schedule for the services you own. 

  • Solving problems in their highly available platform together with other teams, then 
building automations to prevent incidents from happening again. 

  • Participating in recruiting processes to enable their engineering team to grow and 

  • You may be a fit for this role if you: 

    • Think Unix, you know the networking stack, the OSI model, containers (and schedulers), and you know your way around monitoring, logging and the CAP theorem (bonus!). 

    • Have strong programming skills at least in one language, and know your way around a few more, or can learn them if the need arises. 

    • Automate yourself out of everything by nature, making machines do the toil. 

    • Communicate effectively and asynchronously. 

    • Care about what matters for the company, your team, and yourself. 

    • Embrace diversity and humbleness (and a pinch of trolling). 

    • Prefer taking iterative action over waiting for things to happen all at once or to be perfect. 

    • Strongly favor simplicity over complexity. 

    • Have a sense for identifying, exploiting, and elevating bottlenecks. 

    • Are not afraid of expressing yourself in English. They aren't expecting you to have the 
Queen's accent, but you'll be part of an international team that communicates in 
English, so you should be comfortable with that. 

    • Enjoy herding cats and shaving yaks.
    • Projects you could work on: 

      • Migrate the production workloads to Kubernetes on different cloud providers smoothly and transparently to the end users. 

      • Iterate the networking layer to implement network policies, service mesh, and more. 

      • Review the time-series monitoring platform (Prometheus) and explore long-term 
retention solutions (Cortex) and distributed tracing with the goal of providing a first-class observability service to all engineering teams. 

      • Scale the ever-growing logging platform (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana on Kubernetes) to keep up with the business demands while at the same time keeping cost at bay. 

      • Evolve the deployment system to adapt to the increasing scale of Cabify, empowering all engineering teams to easily take their services from idea to production. 

      • What’s it like to work here?

We’re a company full of happy, motivated people, and we never want that to change.
        • Here are some more reasons why it rocks to be part of our family: 

        • Excellent Salary conditions: Senior: €45K-65K, Principal: €55k-85k. 

        • All the gear you need. 

        • Very competitive stock option plan. They strongly believe highly committed, 
vision-aligned key roles must be long-term invested in the company's success, thus a significant portion of the compensation of roles such as this one goes in the form of stock options. 

        • Recharge day: Every 3rd Friday monthly OFF! 

        • Flexible work environment and hours. We care about the value you deliver, not how 
many hours you work. In fact, you shouldn’t work too much: your wellbeing matters. 

        • Staff free rides. 

        • Personal development programs based on our career paths 

        • Annual budget for training. 

        • Flexible compensation plan: Restaurant tickets, transport tickets, healthcare and 

        • They offer fully remote working conditions, or relocation packages to those coming 
from other countries. 

        • If you prefer to work from the Madrid office:

          • Remote days available upon agreement. 

          • A pet room so you don’t have to leave your furry friend at home. 

          • And last but not least... Free coffee 

          • Hit the Apply Now button and we'll be in touch with more info!

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