Senior Site Reliability Engineer

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Saltside is the leading provider of classifieds sites in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Ghana, with about 600 employees. We have development centers in India and Sri Lanka.

Currently we are looking to fill a position for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer.
This role is a fully remote position.

We are a truly diverse company with team members from many parts of the world. You’ll be stepping into a context with a lot of different cultures, perspectives and a lot of individual responsibility and ownership.

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Nerd facts


In this role you’ll find yourself in the core of the technology stack at Saltside. The back end is largely written in Go, Ruby and some Node.js. On the data store side we use MongoDB, DynamoDB and MySQL. For caching we use Redis primarily, but also some memcached. Our search engine is powered by Elasticsearch.

Our infrastructure and development is heavily invested in Docker and we strongly believe in writing scalable software that is the same for all environments.

You will own a lot of decisions for how features are implemented, how they fit in our micro services architecture and what technologies are best suited to solve the problem at hand.

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We don’t expect you to know all technologies - what is important is that you can demonstrate that you are interested and able to pick up new things on the run.

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Who are you?
Engineers come in many different shapes, and we are open to everyone. At Saltside, who you are is important - but never limiting. Our team represents people of different origin, sex, religion and beliefs and our mission is simple; we want to create sustainable value to underserved markets.

 Whether you have an academic background or just a lot of experience is less important to us, what we are interested in is someone with a good track record in similar positions. To be successful in this role you likely have at least 5-8 years experience as an engineer.

We also expect you to bring good work ethics, a lot of smarts and fun to the table. Saltside values engineers with strong opinions on how to best write software.

It’s a plus if you have worked in remote organizations previously, because no matter where you are physically at Saltside, someone else will always be remote to you.

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This role requires you to be self-driven and take ownership of projects for the most part. You’re expected to work on challenging problems involving cloud and backend technologies. Sometimes these problems are not very well defined and PoC’s are required to clearly understand the problem statement along with possible solutions. You’re also solving a lot of infrastructure challenges with code.

 You’re also someone who has a knack for applying right architecture solutions to fulfill the requirements.

You’re someone who relies on data and telemetry to make informed decisions while being on-call and resolving production issues.

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● Build new automation to expand and maintain AWS infrastructure with different tools such as Ansible, Puppet, AWS Cloudformation
● Identify new tools and processes to improve the Platform
● Provision and deploy infrastructure that may be required for any
projects of the Backend team.
● Optimize and maintain CI/CD pipelines.
● Develop and maintain internal tools used by the Product Development teams in their workflow.
● Develop scalable software in a number of languages (we don’t expect you to know all of them upfront); Go, Ruby and Node.js
● Ensure the code we develop is well tested and written with sound engineering practices being followed
● Design our software for high availability and resilience
● Experience working with Apache Kafka, Elasticsearch and MongoDB is a plus

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Benefits & Perks :)

People are at heart of every step that we take towards accomplishing our mission.  We take utmost care of our people by providing them competitive salary and benefits.  

We foster a culture of individual growth and learning. Our people have the freedom to approach, own and solve problems in their own unique way.

  • Health & Wellness

    Health is wealth and we got you covered. Get a comprehensive medical insurance.

  • Rest & Rejuvenate

    Take time out to rejuvenate with our 24 days paid vacation plan.

  • Remote Working

    Remote working allows you great flexibility in your daily lives. Less time spent in commute means you get to spend more time in your community and with your family and dear ones.
    It also helps in reducing our environmental footprint.

Fun @ Saltside

Some of us are passionate about fitness and food, few about beauty and fashion, rest about data and technology, but all of us love to work everyday and help to create a sustainable value for the community


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