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Site Reliability Engineer - City

Ref: 160 Date Posted: Wednesday 03 Mar 2021
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We’re thrilled to be assisting our client in their search for a Site Reliability Engineer.


Our clients SRE team are not only responsible for building, maintaining and optimising databases and underlying infrastructure. They also automate everything to improve stability, reduce downtime and increase scalability.

Our client is the leading data platform solutions provider serving the travel industry, but they also work in other sectors such as e-commerce and finance. You’ll be working with different technologies, in different environments and for very different customers. The bulk of your role will be building, migrating and enhancing complex systems to make them more reliable, efficient, self-healing and easy to maintain.

Part of what makes our client the best at what they do, are the tools they create. Some of these are publicly available via Aireforge and everyone in the team can contribute in some way. So, the job is as varied as they come.

Our client is committed to staying lean. This doesn’t mean that they’re not growing, far from it. It means that they focus on automation and being efficient, so that we can fill our days with the work we love. If you like variation, love a challenge and are keen to learn, you’ll fit right in.  The ideal candidate will bring a great attitude and work ethic.  Our client genuinely wants to stay lean, so you will make an impact you wouldn't in a large organisation. Here are some of the traits our client is looking for:

  • You love what you do, you’re curious about how things work and are eager to learn.
  • You’re a strong communicator, explaining complex technical concepts to peers and customers is no problem for you.
  • You’re a great listener, you’re able to capture the detail and expectations the first time around and are happiest in a team that behaves the same.
  • You enjoy sharing your knowledge and experience with your team members and the wider community (we’re quite community focused). 
  • Experience working with relational databases in a DBA / Data Platform Engineer role. Examples include SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, PostgreSQL and MySQL.
  • Cloud Engineer / SysAdmin experience, working with Windows Server, Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, a related field, equivalent training or work experience.
  • Industry certifications are welcomed and encouraged.


What our clients are offering;

They don’t believe that doing the same job for years automatically means seniority. Have a think about where you are based on your experience and skills, and let them know.

Salary: £25,000 - £65,000

Training budget (conferences, certifications, Pluralsight etc.).

33 days holiday.

Private Health insurance.

Flexible working.

Treated like a human.


Other benefits:

You’ll become an expert in the tools you use.  Our client doesn’t believe that using fewer technologies properly is better than using many technologies inefficiently. They are not fans of the “use everything, deliver nothing” approach.

You won’t be expected to run a team because there won’t be loads of people.  Our client is lean, and we aim to stay that way. Therefore, juniors and seniors alike get involved in whatever’s needed and speak directly with their wonderful customers.

Our client has a unique environment for learning with a team of keen learners and natural mentors. Training is made up of 70% work experience, 20% self-learning and 10% training, which comes from internal knowledge sharing and your training budget.