Principal SRE- Cloud Engineer


About You

We’re looking for passionate engineers with a hunger to learn and adapt to new technology quickly.  We demand people who are naturally curious, can self-start and share learnings and outcomes effectively with a distributed team.

Things We Expect You to Know:
  • Extensive engineering experience with Linux operating systems
  • In-depth, hands on experience of at least two major clouds (AWS, Google, Azure etc…)
  • Expert command of config management principles and an ability to code your desired state
  • A deep understanding of distributed system design and dependency management
  • A strong grasp of monitoring tools, approach and implementation
  • Able to show examples of previous work exploiting containerized services
  • Solid working experience of continuous integration practices & tools (Jenkins, Travis CI etc…)
  • How to write rigorous test cases for your code and use automated test frameworks for them
  • An established history of working in agile teams
  • That DevOps is more than a job title or a marketing fad!
  • How to collaborate with a globally distributed team of engineers using tools like chat

Our Tools of the Trade
We work at the moment with the following tools, we understand everyone will do a bit of learning on the job, but you will need to be able to meaningfully contribute to a selection of these tools:

  • Must work well on an engineering team
  • AWS
  • Git

Must have considerable experience with at least 3 of the items below:
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Terraform
  • Ansible
  • Stackstorm

Must have solid experience with at least 1 of the languages below:
  • Go
  • Java
  • NodeJS
  • Python

Nice to have:
  • Jenkins
  • TravisCI
  • Vault
  • Consul
  • Keycloak
  • Testing and quality engineering
  • CI/CD components and process design
  • System metrics gathering for improvements

Desirable Skills
  • Experience of working with or contributing directly to Open Source projects
  • Understanding and experience of leading/managing technology products
  • Experience of working with failure based testing, for example Simian Army
  • Delivering web-scale products to a global market at high release velocity
  • Experience working in a test-driven development environment

Personal Skills
  • Previous experience of contributing to war rooms and blameless postmortems
  • Superb communication skills, written and verbal
  • Experience of working in a true DevOps environment with daily collaborations
  • Experience screening new candidates to join the team
  • English as a business language 

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