Senior DevOps/SRE Engineer

Engineering DevOps · Ptuj, Slovenia
Department Engineering DevOps
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

The Company

Databox, a fast-growing SaaS company that helps other companies monitor and improve their business performance, is looking for an experienced Senior DevOps/SRE Engineer, who understands modern cloud-native infrastructure.


The Team

Our infrastructure runs in AWS cloud using Kubernetes clusters. We have many services built with Docker and deployed daily via CI/CD pipelines. Engineers use ChatOps from Slack to deploy services to different environments. Grafana with Prometheus is our choice for managing ever-growing streams of monitoring data. PostgreSQL is used for our main database and our data warehouse. Our warehouse is growing rapidly and scaling strategies are becoming more and more challenging. We are always exploring new tools and ideas as our needs evolve, and we love working alongside people who are willing to try new things. Mentoring, code reviews, writing tests, and engaging in blameless postmortems are only some of our core engineering principles. We are in the midst of a DevOps transformation, enabling developers to own all aspects of their projects, while we serve as trusted advisors, making sure we create as much opportunity for developer autonomy as we can while maintaining the security and stability of our infrastructure. We celebrate achievements, encourage personal growth, structure knowledge sharing, and have fun doing it all.


The Role

As a Senior DevOps/SRE Engineer, you’ll be part of the 5 person team that ensures that Databox’s services (both our internally critical and our externally-visible systems), have reliability, uptime appropriate to users’ needs, and a fast rate of improvement. Additionally SRE’s will keep an ever-watchful eye on the availability, capacity, and performance of our system. Much of team software development focuses on optimizing existing systems, building infrastructure, and eliminating work through automation. You’ll also focus on writing tools and enabling other software developers to do their job and focus on things that they are good at. You will work on software development projects to keep important revenue-critical systems up and running, from code-level troubleshooting of traffic anomalies to maintenance of our most important services; from monitoring and alerts to building new automation infrastructure.


The Work

  • Work with the rest of the DevOps/SRE team to design, architect, implement, and support infrastructure, systems, and processes impacting all other engineering teams at Databox
  • Solidify our CI/CD pipelines, reduce production impacting issues and improve monitoring and logging
  • Identify and address performance, scaling, or resource issues before they impact our product
  • Spearhead, plan, and carry out the implementation of solutions while self-managing your time and focus


The Skills

  • 3+ years of operational experience in running and maintaining services using tools like Terraform, Kubernetes, Docker
  • 3+ years of production experience with Clouds (AWS/GCP)
  • Experience designing, analyzing, and troubleshooting distributed systems
  • Passion for high code quality, automated testing, and engineering best practices
  • Interest in working across layers of the stack and commitment to solving problems and delighting users both internally and externally
  • Ability to self-manage, prioritize, and deliver functional solutions


Nice to have

  • Getting-things-done attitude
  • Passion for building systems, tools, or products that help people
  • Ability to learn quickly, take initiative, work independently and handle the pressures of an increasing level of responsibility
  • Ability to debug and optimize code and automate routine tasks
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with excellent communication skills
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills


The Benefits

We encourage our employees to challenge themselves, learn from each other, grow in their roles, and balance their work with life.  We offer competitive compensation, an opportunity for personal and professional development, and a positive team atmosphere.


Databox is a remote-friendly company with over 100 team members working across the globe. This position, however, is best suitable for a candidate located near Ptuj, Slovenia, with the possibility of working from home a few times per week.


If you think we might be a match, send us your CV and a short explanation of why you think you are the right person for this position.

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  • Location
    Ptuj, Slovenia
  • Department
    Engineering DevOps
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced