Site Reliability Engineer

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated
We are Aiven—a cloud technology startup launched in 2016. We create managed cloud services from the best open source technologies that take the infrastructure worries away from our customers. Our products are used daily by hundreds of customers to power their next-gen event streaming and analytics applications. Backed by Europe's leading investors, we’re now looking for top talent to join us in our headquarters in Helsinki and our new offices in Boston, Berlin and Sydney.

We are now looking for experienced site reliability engineers to work on our cloud operations platform turning the best open source technologies into frustration-free cloud services. You’ll be part of a team working on the Aiven cloud platform, improving its scalability, reliability, monitoring and alerting and ensuring the systems are able to scale with our rapidly growing customer base. Depending on your interests, you can also participate in new feature development as well as helping to extend our product portfolio of open source data technologies. This position is open to candidates in Helsinki or Berlin area, or remote candidates in any location in the USA.


Our philosophy is to automate everything and to avoid repetitive manual work in everything we do. Our own backend systems are mostly implemented in Python with bits of Java, Go and C. We offer and operate a number of complex open source databases such as PostgreSQL, MySQL and Apache Cassandra as well as other open source data technologies like Apache Kafka.


To succeed in this role, you need a strong background in software engineering and an excellent understanding of Unix systems administration and networking. We are looking for self-driven engineers who are enthusiastic about programming and willing to help others. We value analytical problem-solving skills and an openness to new ideas.


Key requirements for success in this role include:

  • Excellent development skills in Python

  • Hands-on experience with some of the following systems: Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra, Apache ZooKeeper, PostgreSQL, MySQL and Elasticsearch

  • Excellent Linux systems administration and networking skills

  • Experience in systems automation

  • Fluency in English, verbal and written

What we value:

  • Good understanding of IT security

  • Distributed systems knowledge

  • Experience in writing technical blog posts and giving technical presentations

What we can offer:

  • A dynamic startup environment with a rapidly growing, international business

  • Highly experienced colleagues

  • Cool office in the center of the city

  • Possibility for stock options on top of the monthly salary for permanent employees

You will be part of a highly-skilled, tight-knit team of around 40 people, making your contribution essential to what is becoming a great success story. If you’re interested, send us your application along with a link to your GitHub profile.

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Equity package
Equity package

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Working at
Aiven

We are Aiven—a cloud technology startup launched in 2016. We create managed cloud services from the best open source technologies that take the infrastructure worries away from our customers. Our products are used daily by hundreds of customers across the globe to power their next-gen event streaming and analytics applications with more joining every single day. Backed by Europe's leading investors, we’re now looking for top talent to join us in our headquarters in Helsinki and our new offices in Boston, Berlin and Sydney.

Read more about Aiven

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