Location Co Dublin, Ireland
Date Posted September 7, 2018
Category Developer
Job Type Permanent
Career Level Experienced (Manager)
Minimum Experience 5+ Years


Senior Site Reliability Engineer (Rockall)

Reporting to: SaaS Operations Manager

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time

Location: Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin


Role Summary

Join our client's Site Reliability Engineering team working with their new SaaS platform.

You will design, programmatically build, operate and scale our infrastructure to meet their customer’s demands. You will work with multiple teams to deliver a first-class service to their customers. You can keep calm in the face of site issues. You can lead development of practices and be a role model within and outside the team. Finally, you will help our client achieve our goal to be best of breed when it comes to security and reliability of a FinTech SaaS.

Role Responsibilities

  • Design, build and operate customer-facing environments hosted on public cloud infrastructure.
  • Own security, reliability and performance of the SaaS Infrastructure
  • Continually improve their deployment and provisioning tools
  • Monitor security, stability and performance of customer environments
  • Work closely with their development team and their customers’ operations teams to provide a robust, secure environment to process customer data
  • Participate in ‘out of hours’ on-call rotation and troubleshoot site issues (1 in every 7 weeks)
  • Help them build a world class SRE team and champion security, reliability and performance concerns. We want someone who will help a team grow and improve
  • Continuously improve infrastructure processes and help contribute to improvements in upstream development



Key Qualities and Experience Sought


  • 3+ years of experience as a Site Reliability Engineer or equivalent role
  • Experience in operating and designing AWS based infrastructure (e.g. VPC, EC2, ALB, IAM)
  • A deep understanding of Linux Systems and Networking, and ability to apply this to Amazon Web Services
  • An understanding of best practices for operating a secure environment on public cloud infrastructure


The following technologies are used by our client and experience is advantageous:

  • Amazon Linux AMI (RHEL/CentOS/Fedora)
  • Debian / Ubuntu
  • AWS APIs
  • Network configuration and debugging (e.g. BGP, IPv6, IPsec)
  • Intrusion detection systems (e.g. OSSEC)
  • Modern programming languages (e.g. Python, Java, Clojure)
  • Web Application Firewalls and DDoS mitigation services
  • Container technologies (e.g. Docker, Rocket)
  • Infrastructure provisioning (e.g. Terraform, Ansible, CloudFormation)
  • Source control and continuous integration (e.g. Git, Gitlab)
  • Monitoring and alerting systems (e.g. Prometheus, Grafana, Datadog)
  • Build and deployment (e.g. Packer, CircleCI, Travis)
  • Infrastructure orchestration (e.g. Nomad, Mesos, Kubernetes)



Their offer to you

  • A competitive salary, reviewed annually
  • A personal budget to use for health care, pension and / or take with salary
  • Travel-to-work subsidies, including travel pass or parking permit or a bike allowance
  • 24 days holiday plus public holidays
  • Individual training grant with opportunity to grow and develop
  • Additional day annually to support a charity or worthy cause
  • A fantastic working environment with spectacular sea views
  • Active social committee with great events
  • Fresh fruit on tap
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