Engineer, SRE

Zapier (View all Jobs)

EMEA

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Interview Process

1. Recruiter interview 2. Take-home project 3. Code review of the take-home project 4. Technical discussions with hiring manager and engineers from the team, values interview.

Programming Languages Mentioned

Python, SQL


Hi there!

We're seeking talented Site Reliability Engineers to join our growing team.  As we continue to scale our product and grow our team, we’re looking for Junior Site Reliability Engineers to help drive automation, performance, and reliability in our cloud-based infrastructure. 

As part of this team, you’ll work on

  • Designing and deploying our AWS infrastructure using infrastructure as code across multiple accounts.
  • Contributing to our container orchestration clusters (EKS) and serverless functions (Lambda). Production Engineering provides compute resources as a service, and you’ll help shape what features we offer.
  • Evaluating new tools and recommending technologies to the entire organization. If there’s a tool that will help us serve our customers, we’ll go get it.
  • Partnering with teams to solve novel infrastructure and design problems. Service teams are responsible for keeping services running. It’s your job to help them make decisions that scale.
  • Building services to integrate systems, process high-traffic workloads, and perform critical migrations. We don’t believe in drawing a hard line between developers and SREs–if you see a part of the code you can improve, default to action and make the change.

Using site reliability principles, you’ll help fix problems at their root cause rather than just the symptoms. You'll improve application reliability using a software engineering approach to operations. You'll develop internal tools and systems to help engineering teams ship better software, faster. You'll get to impact every engineering team in the organization and use a broad set of technologies. Maintaining excellent relationships and communicating effectively with teams will be crucial to your success.

Building new features and services is a big part of this role. We continually develop and implement new ways to support our teams, understand our customers’ needs, and become experts in site reliability.

When bad things happen, you'll have the support of your team to solve contributing causes, learn from failures, and build robust and resilient systems for our customers. We look for the solution that automates the problem away, not one that requires manual effort.

If you’re interested in making a big impact and taking our infrastructure to the next level at a fast-growing and profitable startup, then read on.

We know that applying for and taking on a new job at any company requires a leap of faith. We want you to feel comfortable and excited to apply at Zapier. To help share a bit more about life at Zapier, here are a few resources in addition to the job description that can give you an inside look at what life is like at Zapier. Hopefully, you'll take the leap of faith and apply.

Zapier is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

 

 

About You

You want to learn about SRE on the job, but you’ve done your homework already. You have background in the world of systems administration, systems engineering, software development or quality assurance. You’re passionate about SRE and you have learned a lot about it already - in your previous role or on your own “pet projects”.

You’ve played around in the cloud. You’re comfortable creating and optimizing a Docker image for your app, you’ve deployed cloud infrastructure with Terraform, you know how to work with Git, you’ve worked with Grafana and some time series database to visualize metrics, you’ve done Kelsey Hightower’s “Kubernetes The Hard Way”.

You can code. You have experience with languages like Python or Go. Expertise with the fundamentals of software development goes a long way here.

You’re a great communicator. Not only do you know how to share your knowledge with the team and document things well so they can be consumed asynchronously (we do this a lot as a remote company), but you know how to communicate effectively with software and support teams. 

You value our values. At Zapier, our values are at the heart of how we collaborate and how we think about our customers. In our remote setting, they help develop trust and ensure we work and collaborate together to democratize automation. You see how these values can empower meaningful work, you thrive in a collaborative setting, you are eager to continue growing and excited to be part of the team. 

Things We've Done Recently

  • Develop new methods for retaining task history
  • Migrating applications and services from EC2 to Kubernetes
  • Write custom Kubernetes controllers to improve resilience
  • Create deployment pipelines in GitLab and ArgoCD
  • Develop autoscaling strategies to handle bursts in workloads
  • Implementing OPA to enforce policies across our Kubernetes Clusters
  • Deploying ProxySQL for pooling connections against MySQL databases

 

 

The Whole Package

Location: EMEA (UTC+3)

Our flexible, distributed environment lets us work with the best people from around the world. Zapiens live in 40+ countries, including the United Kingdom, Thailand, India, Nigeria, Taiwan, Guatemala, New Zealand, Australia, and more!

Zapier offers:

  • Competitive salary and profit-sharing program
  • Equity for All: Stock options (or equivalent) for every Zapien
  • Healthcare + dental + vision coverage*
  • Retirement plan with 4% company match*
  • $2,000 annual learning stipend for use on courses, conferences, and more—your choice
  • Two annual all-company retreats
  • 14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children
  • Customized Zapiversary rewards on your 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 year work anniversaries
  • Leading-edge equipment. We set you up with an Apple laptop and provide an additional budget for you to choose other home office accessories and software you may need.
  • Time to renew. We encourage Zapiens to take at least 2 weeks off each year. Most of us take 4-5 weeks, in addition to locally recognized holidays.
  • Opportunity to work with Zapier’s amazing partners network

*While we take care of Zapiens around the world the best we can, healthcare and retirement plans are currently available specifically in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and United States.

 

How to Apply

We have a non-standard application process designed to promote inclusion and equity. We first ask a few questions in our application form that would typically be asked at the start of an initial interview. This helps speed up the process and lets us get to know you a bit better right out of the gate. Please be sure to answer each question; the resume and CV fields are optional.

After you apply, you are going to hear back from us—even if we don’t see an immediate fit with our team. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to make sure you never go more than seven days without hearing from us. 

Zapier is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people, and do not discriminate based on race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, age, or any other status protected by local law. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.

Zapier is is committed to inclusion. As part of this commitment, Zapier will ensure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact jobs@zapier.com.

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