Container Solutions helps companies migrate to Cloud Native. Working together with our clients’ teams, we tailor and implement solutions that last, by focussing both on technological as well as organisational transformation. When companies like Google, Shell, and Adidas need help with Cloud Native, they turn to Container Solutions.
Our people are innovative and curious. They join us to learn, collaborate, and share their knowledge. With close to a hundred colleagues, and offices in Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, and Montreal, we are building an exciting future. Will you be a part of it?
About the role
We are looking for Site Reliability Engineers based in UTC -5/-4/-3 to join our new Customer Reliability Engineering (CRE) team. As part of the team you will have responsibility for the availability, latency, performance, efficiency, change management, monitoring, emergency response, and capacity planning of our customers’ applications and infrastructure.
➤ Be part of a fully remote team across multiple continents and time zones
➤ Regularly engage with customers to consult and share information
➤ Develop simple, sustainable, and repeatable solutions and processes
➤ Participate in your team’s effort to continuously improve our customers’ production environments
➤ Own your team's tech and tools stack and contribute to the relevant open-source projects
➤ Design, analyse, and troubleshoot large-scale distributed systems
➤ Participate in your team’s on-call rotation
➤ Create and refine documentation and processes
➤ Automate almost all the things
➤ Provide ideas for future roadmap items, based on customer, operational, and/or organisational needs
➤ Learn and share by being part of the Cloud Native community through open-source tooling and processes, writing blog posts, and giving meetup or conference talks
What does it take?
➤ A strong engineering or operations background, and the commitment to develop continuously in both disciplines
➤ At least 5 years experience working in a related field
➤ Can work effectively in a globally distributed team
➤ An urge to collaborate and communicate asynchronously
➤ An analytical mind; debugging and problem solving skills are paramount
➤ Attention to detail and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
➤ Ability to contribute to polyglot code bases
➤ Experience working with distributed architectures, e.g. microservices or service-oriented architectures
➤ Experience operating and maintaining production systems on Linux in a public cloud
➤ Ability to work on your own as well as part of a team
➤ Flexibility to learn from and work with different technical environments and teams
➤ Comfortable with working on-call (as part of a regular 24x7 schedule)
You will have a strong understanding and knowledge of the following:
➤ Kubernetes API, core principles and components
➤ Linux networking and security related to containers
➤ Distributed systems and common distributed system failure modes
You will have proven production experience with at least one of the following:
➤ Common CI/CD systems such as Github Action, Jenkins, Gitlab CI, etc.
➤ Major cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or Microsoft Azure
➤ Modern infrastructure automation or configuration management system such as Terraform, Puppet, Ansible, Saltstack, or Chef
➤ Container platforms such as Kubernetes
➤ Programming languages such as Go, Python, Rust, C, or equivalent
Nice to have requirements:
➤ Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math, or a relevant field
➤ Experience being part of an on-call schedule
➤ Experience working 100% remotely
➤ Experience implementing monitoring solutions
➤ Operations experience with a production user-facing application
➤ Have developed a Kubernetes controller, operator, or other platform component
➤ A background in writing reliable software and/or automation tooling
We are building a remote-first team across multiple time zones with the goal of eventually enabling a follow-the-sun on-call rotation.
Working at Container Solutions
The Cloud Native technology field is very new, and our success thus far has been built upon our commitment to learning and experimentation. Container Solutions prides itself on being a learning organisation. We don’t do things just because they have always been done that way; we innovate to help our customers be successful.
We are growing very fast, doubling our staff in 2019. Five years in, we are transitioning from startup to scale-up. Joining CS at this time is an opportunity to help shape the sales organisation and style. Sales are well-integrated into the organisation; like everyone else at our company, everything you do matters, and your voice will always be heard.
If you are selected for this role and come to work for us on an employee basis, you can count on the following:
➤ A competitive compensation package
➤ Macbook Pro or equivalent Dell/Lenovo, whichever you prefer
➤ 25 days of paid leave annually
➤ Company-wide mental health days off
➤ ‘No Meeting’ Wednesdays
➤ Unlimited books budget
➤ Pension scheme
➤ Access to leadership development programmes, coaching and mentoring
➤ Access to our in-house psychologists
Here’s our selection process for this role:
➤ CV sift based on our core requirements for this role.
➤ Phone call with one of our recruiters to verify your details.
➤ Skills Assessment: You will be asked to complete online abstract reasoning aptitude tests. We will only take the highest performers to the next stages.
➤ Tech Challenge: You will receive instructions for a technical assessment, which will be evaluated by one of our current CRE team members.
➤ Personality Profile Assessment: You will complete an online personality assessment and undertake an interview based on your profile via Google Hangouts.
➤ Final Behavioural and Situational Interview with two members of our Management Team.
We are closing this advert on 15 August 2020. Any applications following this date will not be considered.
Container Solutions is proud to be committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Container Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please let us know.