557455 – Site Reliability Engineer

Posted 4 months ago

Form of Employment: Permanent

Start Date: Immediate

Location: Waterloo, Hybrid (2-3 days in office)


Role Summary

Aubay is seeking a Site Reliability Engineer to be responsible for keeping all user-facing services and other DSX production systems running smoothly. We are looking for an engineer who is both a pragmatic operator and a software craftsperson to apply sound engineering principles, operational discipline, and mature automation to our environments.


We are looking for a person who…

  • Has strong programming skills–preferably Nodejs, but it could be Python, Go, .NET or even Ruby.
  • Has an urge to collaborate and communicate asynchronously.
  • Has an urge to document all the things so you don’t need to learn the same thing twice.
  • Has an enthusiastic, go-for-it attitude. When you see something broken, you can’t help but fix it.
  • Has an urge for delivering quickly and iterating fast.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Implementing “Infrastructure as Code” using Terraform and GitHub CI/CD for automation.
  • Load balancing of the applications including Proxies and CDN.
  • Kubernetes and containerising systems.
  • Administering a high-availability MSSQL clusters.
  • Monitoring and Metrics in Prometheus and Grafana, and their integrations with Slack/PagerDuty.
  • Logging infrastructure.
  • Backend storage management and scaling.
  • Disaster Recovery and High Availability strategy.
  • Contributing to code for services and automation.
  • Thinking about systems, and particularly edge cases and failure modes.
  • Know your way around Linux and the Unix Shell.
  • Have experience with Nginx, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, or similar technologies.
  • Have good experience with GitHub.


Role Responsibilities

  • Provide emergency response either by being on-call or by reacting to symptoms according to monitoring and escalation when needed.
  • Propose ideas and solutions within the infrastructure team to reduce the workload by automation.
  • Plan, design and execute solutions within the team to reach specific, agreed-upon, goals.
  • Plan and execute configuration change operations both at the application and the infrastructure level.
  • Actively look for opportunities to improve the availability and performance of the system by applying the learnings from monitoring and observation.
  • Be on a PagerDuty rotation to respond to availability incidents and provide support for service engineers with customer incidents.
  • Use your on-call shift to prevent incidents from happening.
  • Run our infrastructure with Terraform and Kubernetes.
  • Use monitoring and alerting to alert on symptoms not outages.
  • Document every action so that your findings turn into repeatable actions (playbooks) and then into automation.
  • Improve the deployment process.
  • Design, build and maintain core infrastructure pieces that allow DSX to scale to support hundreds and then thousands of concurrent users.
  • Debug production issues across services and levels of the stack.
  • Plan the growth of the DSX infrastructure
  • Improve documentation all around, either in application documentation, or in playbooks, explaining the why, not stopping with the what.
  • Share our learnings with other teams, either by creating issues that provide context for anyone to understand it or by writing blog posts.
  • Contribute to the hiring process by being part of the interview team to qualify SRE candidates.


About Aubay UK – Ahead of Innovation!

Aubay UK is a recognised InSourcing Partner for client-side deployment delivered across London. Our team, based in Canary Wharf, specialises in hiring IT professionals within London’s Energy and FinTech sectors, helping our clients to expand their operations with top-tier talent who are experts in their fields. We work exclusively with clients who are globally recognized as Energy Super Majors/Financial Services and innovative FinTech players.


Aubay UK is the most recently started branch of Aubay Group www.aubay.com. Aubay Group is an international Digital Services Company, listed on a Euronext Stock Exchange, who have been operating for 21 years in the European market and working alongside some of the biggest names in the Banking, Finance, Insurance, Energy, IT/Digital, Manufacturing, Transport and Telecoms sectors. With over 7,000 employees across 7 countries and 16 offices in England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, Aubay Group generated revenues of €435 million in 2019.


What Aubay UK Offers

At Aubay UK, people are at the heart of our business. We offer a competitive remuneration package which includes a range of benefits. You will receive continuous support from our dedicated team of Talent Acquisition Specialists who will support your career development and success during your assignment with our client. Other benefits include:

  • 25 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Access to Udemy training platform and conferences
  • Perkbox employee discount scheme
  • Discount on winter sports holiday at aero1607.com
  • Opportunity to work directly for the client at the end of assignment


Our Client

Our client is one of the Super Major global energy companies with around 84,000 employees across 70+ countries who are working to power progress through cleaner energy solutions.

Specialties: Upstream/Downstream, Bio-Fuels, Integrated Gas, New Energies, Chemicals, Energy and Trading.


You will have the opportunity to work in a challenging but rewarding environment that is fast paced and changing fundamentally, and work towards transforming the business of a Super Major energy company to meet the ambition to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, whilst delivering a world class business case that has a strong societal license to operate. In your role you will be expected to enact change and deliver value globally across business lines and geographies.


Apply via our website – www.aubay.co.uk

You will be working remotely initially and thereafter onsite with the client.

This role requires you to be based in the UK and have the right to work in the UK. This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship. 

Aubay UK is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

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