What we are looking for
Superside is looking for an ambitious and dedicated Site Reliability Engineer that has both the technical and the communication skills to help continuously improve our infrastructure and maximize its use by our engineering team.
You will build a world-class SRE team. You will focus on building and improving infrastructure and implement DevOps best practices. Your team will be responsible for managing and improving Superside’s infrastructure and process optimization to improve the developer experience.
What you will need to succeed:
- Experience with modern cloud-based infrastructure
- Experience with Infrastructure as code
- Working Knowledge of:
- Kubernetes and microservices
- Monitoring and CI/CD tools
- Networking and Service Mesh concepts
- Knowledge of SRE and DevOps concepts
- Security experience would be a plus
- Excellent communication skills in English
- Hard-working team player and focused individual contributor
You can expect to get your hands dirty with:
- Manage, test and improve the infrastructure for all Superside's services.
- Optimize, migrate and design systems with reliability and scalability in mind.
- Implement processes and tooling to improve the developer experience and reduce lead times.
- Implement monitoring solutions to improve visibility and incident response.
- Develop, improve and implement DevOps best practices in all development/engineering teams.
DevOps at Superside
At Superside, we want to bring development and operations together to deliver faster velocity of delivery. We are doing that by having:
- Deployments straight to production through Continuous Delivery
- Cross-functional teams with end-to-end responsibility that work on independent services
- CI/CD and Infrastructure owned by the delivery teams, with SRE/DevOps team as support
With Continuous Delivery and Trunk Based Development, the engineering teams are building a small feature branch on 1-2 days with 100% test coverage. The code goes through a fast code review before it is merged to master. At merge, we perform functional tests before the code deploys straight to production. If a feature takes more than a couple of days to develop, we hide it through a feature flag. The advantage of this approach is that we don't accumulate risk, refactoring is easier, and actually, we are able to achieve much higher development velocity.
Cross-functional teams with end-to-end responsibility that works on independent services
At Superside, each delivery team is an independent unit that has its own KPIs, codebase, backend microfront, backend microservice, infrastructure, and CI/CD pipeline. By building independent teams, we are building fewer bottlenecks which result in faster deliveries. The teams are designed around business capabilities, and each team member needs to have a deep understanding of the business, rather than only focusing on a particular technology and being a coder.
CI/CD and Infrastructure owned by the delivery teams, with SRE/DevOps team as support
Our DevOps platform is built on Gitlab, and our CI/CD is using Kubernetes for building the images. Each team is responsible for building its own infrastructure, and the DevOps/SRE team acts more as a support function.
Our tech stack
Superside’s backend is fully written in Java/Kotlin, Spring Boot 2, Hibernate, RDS / MySql, Radisson/Redis, Junit for testing, ElasticSearch, and our frontend is NodeJS, Lambda Edge, Next.js/ React, Styled Components, Typescript, we also use Datadog and TrackJS for monitoring. On our infrastructure, we use Terraform, AWS SQS/SNS, Cloudfront, Route53, EC2, S3, WAF, Parameter Store, ALB, Docker, Pusher, Mailgun and are using Gitlab as our DevOps/CICD platform.
Superside’s core principles (How we work together)
Be kind. We intentionally work to create a supportive environment where everyone can thrive. We commit to always show up to support a co-worker if needed, even in busy times. Even if geographically dispersed, we fiercely take care of each other personally and professionally by any possible means.
Be authentic. We value self-expression, unique perspectives and admire people that dare to be weird. We are honest and direct when working with others. We dislike office politics. We value diversity and celebrate differences. We recognize that what makes us who we are is a valuable asset to share with the community.
Move fast. We operate with a sense of urgency. We make decisions. We don’t wait until tomorrow. What can be done today, we do today. We prefer action over talk, and limit time in meetings. We accept mistakes, recognize failure, learn from it, adjust, and move on. We always push forward, and get things done. We are optimists. We take calculated risks.
Seek the truth. We believe disagreement is necessary to achieve progress, as long as our intention is constructive, respectful, and not selfish or an attack. Our only concern is making the right decision, when someone points out errors in our reasoning we accept it as an invaluable intellectual gift. We do not need everyone to always agree. We challenge our own beliefs. We are transparent about the truth.
Decide locally. Whoever is closest to the problem should own up to it, form a forceful opinion of what is the right decision, and take responsibility. Management often has insufficient information and should view its role as enabling others to take the right decision, especially in high-risk and urgent situations. Take responsibility for your ecosystem, your team, your role.
Know what to NOT do. Spend time to understand what's possible. Decide on the few things that are critical, and actively choose what to not do. Keep a “Not doing” list next to your “To-do” list. Underpromise, and overdeliver. Things will never be perfect. Don’t do many things in parallel, get things done and move on, we cannot change everything at once.
Mission (Why we get up in the morning): Create more equal opportunities globally.
Vision (What we are trying to build): Build the world's leading creative company, and help drive the transition to a global and fair online labor market.
Our three pillars (How we are doing it): Be the best at finding (1) and growing (2) top creative talent irrespective of location, and build technology and processes to enable efficient collaboration (3) with our customers.
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, appearance, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran or disability status.