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Sr. Site Reliability Engineer

Posting Country:  Czech Republic
Date Posted:  05-Oct-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Position characteristics

  • The Site reliability engineering team is a vital part of our Application Operations department, working closley with our software Engineering squads that are developing cloud based applications. As we expand our Digital Systems into AWS cloud and develop more complex microservices architecture we are seaking an experienced SRE to build the operations layer required to ensure avalability, performance and automation to this important part of our business.
  • We can offer this position as part time job in case of your interest.

What will you do here?

  • Run the production environment by monitoring availability and taking a holistic view of system health
  • Run and utilise the non-production environments to ensure thorough preparedness of the applications for smoth rollouts and opeartions in production
  • Build software and systems to manage platform infrastructure and applications
  • Improve reliability, quality, and time-to-market of our suite of software solutions
  • Provide primary operational support and engineering for multiple large distributed software application

Responsibilities

  • Analyse and fine tune systems to ensure best performance, Taking a proactive approach to spotting problems, areas for improvement, and performance bottlenecks
  • With the wider SRE and AO team accepts responsibility for the operational performance of allocated systems.
  • Lead and mentor other SREs and help grow internal knowledge and skill of team and wider AO department in the dicipline of SRE
  • Partner with development teams to improve services through rigorous testing and release procedures
  • Take an active role and participate in system design consulting, platform management, and capacity planning to promote and ensure required observability and ease of future operations.
  • Create sustainable systems and services through automation, uplifts, smart alerting and similar
  • Balance feature development speed and reliability with well-defined service level objectives
  • Due to the 24/7 operations role is part of the work on calls, over time and emergency.

Characteristics

  • Domain skills
  • Understand monitoring and performance metrics to ensure availability and performance of cloud based applications
  • Experience with container management platforms (Kubernetes), ideally operated in cloud environments (AWS)
  • Familiar with CICD principles and tools, Experience with autmation and infrastrucutre as code (Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, Azure Pipelines and similar)
  • Aquanted with DevOps methodology
  • Programming fundamentals with one or more high level languages (Java, JavaScript, Python) considered as an advantage
  • People skills
  • Tendancy toward team leadership and ability to mentor / lead other SREs
  • Good relationship with stakeholders having the ability to negotiate and build consensus
  • Excellent communicator with stakeholders, customers and the development team

And we offer you

  • Here, we address each other informally and aren’t really bothered about a dress code… It suits us all just fine, and we hope you’ll feel good among us too.
  • Let’s not hide the fact that Vodafone is a big name – so we’re offering you the stable environment of our company, which is simultaneously a challenger on the telecommunications and data market.
  • We keep up with the times or even a step ahead, so with us you can enjoy 5 weeks of vacation, 5 personal days and optional home office… We also think about parents, with 16 weeks vacations for new dads and the option of returning to work sooner under exceptional conditions for moms.
  • Most of us currently work from home. We want to keep the increased ratio of remote working in the future.
  • If Vodafone, then full on – you will get a mobile phone and a great unlimited tariff, plus 24 000 benefit points per year which you can use in the cafeteria to buy vacations, educational courses or just to invite your dearest to the cinema.
  • We’re located on a metro line – right at the entrance actually – our headquarters are in Stodůlky. You’ll find everything you need in the building and the vicinity for your lunch break or coffee break, and you can even shop in the nearby stores.
  • And if you need to shake it off after work, you can grab one of the bikes we rent, or go to our gym located in the building.
  • At Vodafone, we’re passionate about creating inclusive workplaces where everyone can be themselves and achieve their best. For us, that means supportive teams and strong relationships where everyone’s contribution is valued - across social and cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, age, genders, gender identities, abilities, sexual orientation, and everything that makes us unique. We want the best people to join us and make their difference, so we will always consider requests for flexible working (such as full-time, part-time, home-working).

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.