Staff Engineer - Platform Infrastructure

Prague, Czechia

Hope is not a strategy.

Perks & Benefits
- Flexible working hours and unlimited home office
- 5 weeks of vacation, 2 sick days, an additional personal day for each year you’re in the company
- Personal & professional development, education (online language and other courses, conference tickets, a well-stocked office library)
- Experienced team to support your professional growth
- “Unlimited playground” (Room to adjust and expand your role, or switch teams based on your individual skills and interests).
- Lucrative employee referral program
- Modern hardware/equipment (laptop, mobile phone, headphones, office chair, desk, monitor for your home office)
- 20/50 GB of mobile data to improve your home office work experience
- Annual package of counseling sessions to support your mental health & well-being
- FlexiPass/Multisport card, free entrance to the Prague Zoo and Botanical Garden
- Employee appreciation gifts throughout the year
- Relaxed work environment, offices in Karlín
- Office bikes, skateboards, and electric scooters
- Great coffee and refreshments in the kitchen

Platform Engineering is our strategic investment in the reliability and efficiency of how we work as a team and how we deliver our solutions to customers. We own many parts of our production systems from overall networking topology right up to delivering our platform on top of Kubernetes clusters.

We are looking for an experienced engineer well versed in modern cloud-based infrastructure and tooling to help us strongly enhance our ability to design, implement, deploy, and reliably operate our cloud workloads. Someone who understands the value of automating oneself out of a job every 18 months and who enjoys challenging the status-quo in the spirit of better solutions.

This role combines several key areas of impact, and because it belongs to our operations team, it has a direct influence on our ability to deliver solutions to our customers - both internal and external - in a sustainable fashion. You will contribute to the overall direction of our cloud strategy and help drive many cross-team initiatives that support our next-generation offering. 

Not based in Prague? If you’re open to either remote cooperation or relocation, reach out to us anyway to find out what the options are. #LI-remote

Your Challenge

  • Help the broader platform team define, design, and implement a vision for production cloud capability in multiple areas across multiple cloud platforms.
  • Understand the hurdles and challenges that our teams face and come up with ideas and solutions to help us move forward.
  • Implement critical pieces of infrastructure and help define best practices for the organization.

Requirements

  • Proven track record of designing and delivering non-trivial solutions on top of one (or more) of the major public clouds - AWS, Azure or GCP.
  • Firm grasp of reliability engineering concepts and the ability to apply them to your designs right from the design stage.
  • Hands-on capability using contemporary automation tools for orchestration (such as Terraform) and configuration management (i.e. Ansible).
  • Experience designing and managing containerized workloads on top of Kubernetes clusters (or other orchestrators) at scale.
  • Ability to deal with and navigate ambiguous situations because you are a natural leader that others can lean on.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to help drive long-term projects end-to-end where collaboration with other teams is required.

Your Habits and Values

  • You favor proper technical discourse and are comfortable making choices based on merit and consensus that you can personally drive.
  • You enjoy working transparently, leading by example, and are always ready to lend a helping hand to  your team members.
  • You have a propensity for ownership and ensuring that you are solving the right problems.
  • You prefer incremental delivery of value over perfection. 
  • You have a habit of learning, as our field is constantly developing.
  • You can acknowledge failure, learn from it, and move on.

What Gives You an Edge

  • Practical understanding of security in cloud environments.
  • Solid scripting or programming skills in a relevant programming language of choice, such as Python, Go or Rust.
  • Exposure to distributed systems engineering and operations.
  • Experience working with remote teams.

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Perks & Benefits

  • Flexible working hours and unlimited home office
  • 5 weeks of vacation, 2 sick days, an additional personal day for each year you’re in the company
  • Personal & professional development, education (online language and other courses, conference tickets, a well-stocked office library)
  • Experienced team to support your professional growth
  • “Unlimited playground” (Room to adjust and expand your role, or switch teams based on your individual skills and interests).
  • Lucrative employee referral program
  • Modern hardware/equipment (laptop, mobile phone, headphones, office chair, desk, monitor for your home office)
  • 20/50 GB of mobile data to improve your home office work experience
  • Annual package of counseling sessions to support your mental health & well-being
  • FlexiPass/Multisport card, free entrance to the Prague Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • Employee appreciation gifts throughout the year
  • Relaxed work environment, offices in Karlín
  • Office bikes, skateboards, and electric scooters
  • Great coffee and refreshments in the kitchen