SPD-Ukraine is a place where everyone knows how to develop awesome software, does that great, and wants to do that better. We write more than code, we create solutions with business needs in mind. We want to be a part of innovations. To make that, we’re ready to learn and gain new expertise.
19 ноября 2021

Site Reliability Engineer

Киев, Черкассы, удаленно

SPD-Ukraine is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to join our team.

As a Senior Site Reliability Engineer in PitchBook’s engineering team, you will be creating and evolving systems to automatically run our suite of products and services reliably and consistently. As part of a team of site reliability engineers, you will help define service level objectives (SLOs) that determine success and build systems to achieve those objectives.

You will utilize your strong background in deploying, managing, and maintaining production systems, working with developers to operate and monitor large-scale services with complex distributed systems and data integrations. You will incorporate observability tools (monitoring, tracing, alerting), perform incident management, conduct root cause analyses, eliminate single points of failure, build reliability and redundancy into our infrastructure, establish and test our recoverability, mitigate failures, and do all of these things through automation and tools.

As a senior SRE, you will take independent responsibility for building and managing large subsets of our systems. You will help build our best practices for infrastructure-as-code and your code will exemplify our quality controls. You will mentor and train other SREs, platform engineers, and software engineers in reliability topics.

Your ability to collaborate with colleagues, exhibit poise and adaptability in stressful situations, communicate effectively, and build resilient systems that can be consistently relied upon will be critical to your success. You will solicit feedback, learn constantly, engage others with empathy, and help create a culture of belonging, teamwork, and purpose.

Few words about SPD-Ukraine

At SPD-Ukraine, great people create great software. Our story started in 2006. Now the team of 500+ cool specialists continues to write our story. Located in Ukraine (Kyiv, Cherkasy), we create products used by people all over the world. And what we do is what gets us out of bed in the morning.

Scope of your responsibilities:

  • Establishes service level objectives (SLOs), and service level indicators (SLIs) as success criteria that our systems and processes consistently meet or exceed these targets;
  • Builds recoverability into our services and systems, including disaster recovery (DR), backups/recovery, and incorporation of multi-AZ, multi-regionality into cloud constructs;
  • Manages connectivity (CIDRs, VPCs, Subnets), latency, and availability across distributed systems;
  • Establishes clustering and load balancing techniques for high availability and scalability in containerized cloud-native environments;
  • Builds observability systems and services (monitoring, tracing) for reuse in our platform architecture, creating alerting for fault identification and building dashboards for metrics;
  • Operates and continuously improves our services’ reliability, scalability, performance, security, and uptime;
  • Learns constantly, including available cloud managed services (PaaS/SaaS/IaaS), libraries, frameworks, and platforms (commercial and open-source).

Required qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience building and maintaining Windows/Linux/UNIX based systems, primarily in cloud environments (preferably GCP);
  • 4+ years experience coding in an object-oriented language, such as Java, Python, Go, or Kotlin;
  • 2+ years experience with containers and orchestration platforms, including Kubernetes and Docker;
  • Deep knowledge of infrastructure systems, networking, and security, including in a cloud environment;
  • Experience owning operational reliability, scalability, recoverability (backups, disaster recovery, failover), and capacity planning;
  • Experience performing operational activities including batch processing, system backups, maintenance, monitoring, and providing first-tier on-call support and being part of a 24×7 response team;
  • Experience with distributed, scalable microservices and event-driven architectures;
  • Experience with data storage, replication, caching, and search technologies, such as PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, GCP CloudSQL, Redis, Elasticsearch, and Lucene/Solr.

Would be a plus

  • Holds at least one professional certification in GCP (DevOps or SysOps Engineer preferred).

What we offer for that

Conditions & Space

You’ll have 20 paid holidays. Get sick? Stay home and get better — sick leavers are paid. Flexible working hours. Work remote or at the office (Kyiv, Cherkasy). You’ll be free to adjust your working space — choose a type of chair and model of laptop (depending on the project).

Clients & Projects

You’ll be engaged in the creation of products granted SIIA CODIE and GeekWire awards. Our clients are startups and companies with strong investments and innovative ideas. You’re free to change a project — internal rotation is available.

Learning & development

Online corporate library, soft skills training, internal educational events are available for you. Our Career Advisor helps you with a Personal Development Plan. SPD-Ukraine covers your expenses on conferences, certifications, etc. Plus, free English classes with native speakers.

Sport & Health

You’ll get compensation for sports activities. If you take COVID testing, SPD-Ukraine covers your expenses. Medical insurance is also available. You’ll be able to get online support from psychologists and mentors provided by a third-party service.

Fun & Activities

You’ll enjoy two big company events (SPD Summer Party and SPD Winter Awards). Every month you’ll be able to have team-building activities. Presents are waiting for you for big life events (marriage, childbirth) and nice presents just for fun.

Does this sound like the kind of place you want to work at? We look forward to hearing ’hi’ from you :)

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