Senior Platform Engineer

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Senior Platform Engineer

Full-time · London, United Kingdom/Remote

SurrealDB is looking for a talented Senior Platform Engineer. This promises to be an exciting role, with responsibility for building and shaping an industry-changing database product. Operating in London or remotely, you will have the skills and inspiration to push the boundaries of what is possible to achieve with SurrealDB Cloud’s goals. You will work on building, improving, and supporting the world’s fastest-growing open-source database-as-a-service platform and supporting the community as we grow.

What you will do:

  • build, orchestrate, and maintain a DB-as-a-Service offering of SurrealDB

  • plan, build, and help deliver the SurrealDB-as-a-service private cloud offering, leveraging container orchestration tools

  • coordinate improvements and feature requests with product and engineering teams

  • monitor, troubleshoot, and improve system security, stability, reliability, and performance

  • document systems, and automate processes

  • improve engineering standards, testing, tooling, and processes

  • write and review technical proposals

  • contribute to the SurrealDB documentation

  • support the online community with regards to cloud setup and management

  • contribute to the SurrealDB blog with posts focussed on cloud and devops 

  • actively engage with developers internally, and on social media platforms; and attend in-person and/or virtual events.

About you:

  • proven work experience in this role

  • extensive experience in Linux/Unix administration

  • production-level experience of Docker and container orchestration and micro-services architecture

  • experience of container orchestration technology (e.g. Kubernetes, Helm, Terraform) a major plus

  • experience of TiKV a major plus

  • experience of distributed systems, load balancing, and system monitoring

  • experience of Amazon Web Services and/or Google Cloud

  • excellent communication ability

  • analytical and multi-tasking skills

  • willingness to adapt to remote work and collaborate with a remote workforce operating in different time zones.

We understand that each candidate brings a unique set of skills and experiences, and we encourage applicants to apply even if you do not meet every qualification listed in the job description.

About SurrealDB:

SurrealDB (backed by leading VCs) is the fastest-growing database company of all time and one of the fastest-growing source-available/open-source software products.

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About our team:

We are a startup with an ambitious mission to build the ultimate multi-model database for tomorrow’s applications. We are seeking to hire the best - people who care deeply about the work they do, and care about the people with whom they create and promote the product. Apart from mere excellence, we value integrity, respect, inclusion and collaboration - in short, we want to create the happiest and friendliest team for whom work is a pleasure. We have offices in New York and London, we also work remotely, and we enable flexible working which we think contributes to a healthy family life. We offer generous benefits, and facilitate full team meetups at least twice a year.

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