EMEA Senior Cloud Engineer - SRE

Algolia (View all Jobs)

Paris, France

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Interview Process

1. Take-home project 2. Onsite discussions and presentation

Programming Languages Mentioned

Golang, Ruby, Python

You most likely used Algolia in the last week without knowing about it! What about joining the team and enabling more developers to build great search and discovery experiences with little worry about the reliability of their search engine?

 Site Reliability Engineers (SRE) at Algolia are both software and systems engineers that ensure we can reliably serve over 1.5 trillion queries a year (that’s about 4 billion a day), despite data centers being on fire (true story) and cut undersea cables. We plan for failure. And when things fail without impacting the customers, we celebrate.

Our infrastructure platform operates from 17 regions and serves hundreds of millions of users from all around the globe. We don’t go to data centers to replace disks, we don’t plug cables, we don’t rack servers, we automate. We leverage the best possible architectures to achieve our goals. Today our platform combines all three large public clouds and other infrastructure providers.

No two problems are the same because all the systems evolve all the time. We expect you to be a curious problem solver who isn’t afraid to think outside the box and use the knowledge of system interactions in your favor. When you’re ready, you’ll also take ownership of complete projects and execute them.

You’ll be welcomed by a team of engineers with different backgrounds and experience, both in the industry and academia, a mix of seniors and juniors. Thinking differently is a plus, not a minus. Your unique experience, your knowledge, and your point of view will enrich the team. Together we will learn and grow.


  • Being a team player
  • Participating in design of new systems
  • Learning and understanding new cloud technologies
  • Developing and maintaining the automation tools used for all systems
  • Ensuring that the Infrastructure best practices are followed
  • Evaluating performance of current and future systems, both software and hardware
  • Working with other teams to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve high impact issues
  • Participating in on-call rotation to ensure fast response to production issues


  • Collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Willingness to make independent decisions and taking ownership for them
  • 4+ years of software engineering experience
  • Knowledge of Shell scripting and at least one scripting language (Python, Ruby, etc.)
  • Willingness to learn Go (golang)
  • Understanding of Linux systems: I/O, process scheduling, filesystems
  • Understanding of computer networks: TCP/IP, DNS, load-balancing
  • Rigor in high code quality, automated testing and another engineering best practices
  • Proficient spoken and written English skills


  • Knowledge of low level principles of computers and network components
  • Knowledge of Public Cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Knowledge of Go (golang)
  • Knowledge of automated integration tests
  • Knowledge of Chaos engineering
  • Ability to use a configuration management tool (Chef, Ansible, Puppet, etc.)
  • Performance profiling of applications both in development and production

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Algolia’s workplace strategy, Hybrid Remote, is designed to harness the power of the opportunities that remote work offers both employees and the company, while also providing an engaging in-office experience for the times when an employee is in an office. Our workplace approach reflects the belief that an employee’s impact, contribution, and output are more important than their physical location.

The majority of employees will be able to choose if, and when, they come into an office on a regular basis. There will be times when our people are asked to come into an office for “moments that matter:” activities like critical planning meetings and team social gatherings.  Beyond those events, 80% of our workforce may choose the location from where they work in the country in which they were hired.

We have physical offices in San Francisco, NYC, Atlanta, Paris, London, Austin, and Bucharest. https://www.algolia.com/about/


Algolia prides itself on being a pioneer and market leader offering an AI-powered, API-First Search & Discovery platform that empowers 12,000+ businesses to compose customer experiences at internet scale that predict what their users want with blazing fast search and web browse experience. Algolia powers more than 30 billion search requests a week – four times more than Microsoft Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Yandex and DuckDuckGo combined.

Algolia is part of a cadre of innovative new companies that are driving the next generation of software development, creating APIs that make developers’ lives easier; solutions that are better than building from scratch and better than having to tweak monolithic SaaS solutions.

In 2021, the company closed $150 million in series D funding and quadrupled its post-money valuation of $2.25 billion. Being well capitalized enables Algolia to continue to invest in its market leading platform, to better serve its thousands of customers–including Under Armor, Petsmart, Stripe, Gymshark, and Walgreens, to name just a few. 

The team is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Paris, London, New York, Austin, Atlanta, and Bucharest. To learn more, visit www.algolia.com.


We’re looking for talented, passionate people to build the world’s best search & discovery technology. As an ownership-driven company, we seek team members who thrive within an environment based on autonomy and diversity. We're committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace. We care about each other and the world around us, and embrace talented people regardless of their race, age, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, color, veteran status, disability and socioeconomic background.


If you share our values and our enthusiasm for building the world’s best search & discovery technology, we’d love to review your application!

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