EMEA: Site Reliability Engineer - Search Infrastructure

Algolia (View all Jobs)

Europe

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Interview Process

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


At Algolia, we are passionate about helping developers and product teams connect their users with what matters most in milliseconds! Providing a first-class search experience at scale is a challenging endeavor: users expect to find highly relevant items with little to no effort in the blink of an eye. The core of Algolia's offering is a rock-solid search engine, whose efficiency, configurability and stability have made Algolia famous.

We are deploying instances of this engine worldwide, in multiple locations, we actually have a whole fleet of search engines running in various providers and in the Cloud. We manage them with some automation, but we need you to move this automation to the next level, automating migrations, providing tools and dashboards to allow seamless operations.

The team is composed of engineers with different backgrounds and experience both from system administration and software development. Your experience, your knowledge and your perspective will add to this diversity, and help the team deliver products that make a difference.

YOU WILL:

  • Be a key contributor to the design, development, and ultimately operation of the Search engine fleet tools at scale
  • Be responsible of the quality, soundness of the system
  • Share your expertise on distributed systems
  • Work with other teams to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve high impact issues.

YOU MIGHT BE A FIT IF YOU HAVE:

  • Experience designing and operating distributed systems in production
  • Experience working with large datasets and high traffic
  • Rigor in high code quality, automated testing, and other engineering best practices
  • Excellent spoken and written English skills are required
  • Experience at our current stage and beyond ($50-200M ARR range, high growth, lots of change and building internal infrastructure).

NICE TO HAVE:

  • Experience in Go
  • Experience in Kubernetes
  • Experience with Cloud providers

 

REMOTE STRATEGY:

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/

ABOUT US:

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.

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

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.

READY TO APPLY?

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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I'm a one-man team looking to improve tech interviews, and could use any support! 😄


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