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Site Reliability Engineer (Kafka)

Company: Instaclustr
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Instaclustr is Australia based open source as-a-service company, delivering reliability at scale. We manage cutting edge open source technologies (Apache Cassandra, Apache Kafka, Apache SparkTM, Elasticsearch, Cadence, Postgre) for our customers around the world. Recently, We were named in Deloitte's 2020 fast 500 companies of North America after another monumental growth year, Since our foundation in 2013, We have seen significant growth, with over 200 large scale and really exciting customers spread across the globe, and over 6500+ clusters under our management. We have offices in Australia, the USA, and Europe and employ over 250 people worldwide and still growing!In this exciting growth phase we are looking for Sit Reliability Engineer with Kafka admin experience to join our growing TechOps team in USA. This is 100% remote work opportunity within the USA.The Role If you have excellent operational knowledge in managing Kafka clusters, look no further !! As a Site Reliability Engineer, you are in the frontline team keeping our large fleet of cloud-hosted Apache Kafka clusters up and running. Every day, you will diagnose and solve challenging and interesting technical problems providing a Kafka service in a highly automated environment. Our service is relied on by some of the leading global names in Banking and Financial Services, Telecom, IoT and other tech companies to deliver for millions of end users. I'm interested. What else will I be doing?

  • Provide expert operational support to our nodes running in the cloud (AWS/Azure/GCP), using technologies such as Linux (CoreOS, Ubuntu), Docker, and languages including Java, Python and bash.
  • Liaise with our customer's engineers in resolving issues with their use of Apache Kafka, and other supported technologies.
  • Undertake complex cluster operations such as migrations, upgrades and maintenance on our fleet of 6500+ nodes.
  • Develop and continually improve our suite of internal automation tools, applications, and processes.Note - This role will follow a staggered workweek 5 on, 2 off model with shift work on need basisSkills & Experience We're looking for smart engineers with exceptional communication skills, a positive attitude, and a passion for IT and learning new things. We expect you to be, or quickly become proficient in a range of the technologies we use. Successful candidates for this role will:
    • Have strong experience in Apache Kafka and a desire to learn more and develop to a true expert level. This should include experience diagnosing issues such as ISR drop or broker failures through the analysis of logs, the Apache Kafka codebase and the Kafka Jira project.
    • Good fundamental computer science / software engineering skills and knowledge, particularly operating system internals, memory management, and networking.
    • Strong knowledge and experience with Linux and be comfortable working from the command line.
    • Ideally, programming skills in Ansible, Python or Java, and source code control using Git.
    • Exceptional ability to communicate clearly and professionally in written and verbal English (essential).
    • Follow required processes and procedures.
    • Work as part of a team and use your initiative to get things done.
    • Any customer service experience is favourable.What's in it for you?Instaclustr prides itself on being a workplace of choice for all of its employees. When you join our family this is what you can expect:
      • You will be part of Growing Global company with a Start-up culture
      • You get to enjoy Workplace flexibility and great work-life balance
      • You will be given Structured personal development week to undertake your own project
      • Our rotation program which is a great opportunity for broadening your skills and experience by working with different people, teams, and technologies
      • A well defined career model and opportunities for progression
      • Company SWAG - Hoodies, t-shirt & New Laptop etc
      • New Laptop
      • Wellbeing programs to nurture the body, mind and soul.As a company, we work to maximise productivity, provide flexible work hours, offer benefits including 401k, medical, dental, and vision coverage, and will work with you to understand what you need to be productive (equipment, home-office, co-working, etc.). Trust, Team and Tenacity. These are the core values that stand at the forefront of who we are. Our values enable people from all walks of life to work together in an environment that fosters belonging and empowerment. We take immense pride in our diverse team and continue to set the standard throughout the Open Source community.Being unique is powerful. We promote an environment where you can bring your whole self to work each and every day.

Keywords: Instaclustr, Redwood City , Site Reliability Engineer (Kafka), Engineering , Redwood City, California

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