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Site Reliability Engineer

RemoteUnited Kingdom, London, City of, LondonEngineering

Job description

Are you ready for a life and career defining personal & professional challenge?

This role can be based in UK or EU

‘Empowering people to live their passions’

Aaqua is a refreshingly new social experience built around people, purpose and passions.
We bring like-minded people, fans, icons, creators and brands together in communities - blending epic original ~content, ~initiatives and epic physical events - centred around M.A.G.I.C.

(M.usic, A.rts & Entertainment, G.ames, I.nterests and C.ommunity).
Our philosophy is to empower people to live their passions in a safe place, with relevant engagement, genuine transparency and a democratised value system.

Your purpose


Your role as a Site Reliability Engineer is about building a reliable, performing and most importantly observable solution that will guide us to become a team where we feel in control, have predictable releases and operational resilience, while keeping an eye on having minimal toil. You would love to start from the ground up, being able to make your mark on what will be our observable culture.

Your community


You will be a member of the SRE Team, within the Engineering domain. You will be working closely with your lead Andre Taviera Martins, Head of Platforms and SRE and our engineering teams.

Meet the team


Connect with our team members via our LinkedIn page!

Your focus

Your contribution will include:

  • Join the Site Reliability Engineering team at Aaqua focusses on 5 aspects, Self Service (removal of toil), Incident Response, Production ready design and Observability, Performance.
  • You will drive the SRE momentum forward by
  • Defining best practices for engineering teams and guiding them to get deep insights into their applications in production
  • Ensuring that dashboards and information radiators provide the right level of information to the right people in the organisation
  • Making events traceable and introducing improvements to help the people that operate the services
  • You will continuously refine monitoring processes, thresholds, and configuration for example like SLO/SLI
  • You will help people how to build a reliable application, scalable, performant
  • You will ensure all building blocks are in place for teams to be self sufficient (tooling)
  • You will facilitate and improve the release management pipeline in regard to production ready
  • Overall, you will have an enormous influence on the way we approach reliability, which will be a crucial aspect of our service.
  • You’ll be part of an international team brought together by a culture of technical excellence, grit, integrity and open communication. You’ll find our compensation and rewards highly competitive and better yet, expect an agile and flat structure, dynamic growth opportunities, flexibility, and a lot of room for innovation and technologic advancements.

Job requirements

Tech stack you could be working with


Your journey


Ideally your career journey to date will have given you experience in or exposure to the following:

  • You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or related field
  • You have a track record working as a Site Reliability Engineer, Operations Engineer, or a Software Engineer
  • You have experience in working with cloud environments, including hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services.
  • You have experience with IaC tech (Terraform , Cloud formation ,etc)
  • You have experience with Microservices and Orchestrators (Kubernetes, Nomad, …)
  • You have worked with monitoring frameworks (e.g. Datadog, ELK, …)
  • Have experience with multiple different deployment methods (Blue/Green, Canary, ...)
  • Nice to have and are considered a big plus:
  • Experience rolling out SLO's and Error budgets
  • Delivered workshops or training on topics like monitoring, logging standards, coding guidelines
  • You are fluent in English and a great communicator
  • You value operability and have a high ethical standard
  • You have an open and entrepreneurial mindset
  • You have a thirst for learning
  • You are a problem solver
  • You have a big drive to transparency and openness
  • You are able to work in an environment with rapidly changing priorities
  • You maintain a high-quality standard, but can strike a balance between quality, flexibility and timely delivery, without compromising on reliability.
  • You are able to influence people through open communication without direct authority.

What you'll get


Why work with us?


At AAQUA, we are committed to real economic value distribution and this extends to our people. AAQUA is creating a work culture that caters to all your YOU's. Our total rewards package is highly attractive, with generous compensation, options programmes, comprehensive medical coverage and workplace flexibility.

Developing our people is a given and the exposure your will get at AAQUA will see you always evolving, creating opportunities for rapid career advancement. By putting our 'members first' (that includes YOU), you will deliver the unexpected every day. AAQUA's agile focus drives collaboration, ideation and allows you to be your true self, empowers our people and delivers a passionate and fun team.

AAQUA is a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to be reflective of our members and commit to a non- discriminatory culture that does not judge by; age, gender, sexual orientation and gender reassignment, race and colour, disability, religion and beliefs, pregnancy and family responsibilities, education level and all of your YOU's.

Humans of AAQUA


United Kingdom, London, City of, London


United Kingdom, London, City of, London