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Site Reliability Engineer/ DevOps



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At GfK, we are on a mission to drive sustainable growth for our people, our clients, and the world around us. We combine prescriptive insights and consulting expertise to analyze, explain and predict what is happening in today’s fast-changing world.

Our employees, the shapers of tomorrow, are empowered to bring new bold ideas to life by connecting unique datasets, science, and digital research. We encourage innovation and offer global career and fast development opportunities. This is why the world’s largest companies and leading brands know GfK as their trusted partner.

Job Description

Mission of the role

You are a DevOps or Site Reliability Engineer with a passion for cloud infrastructure and automation. You’re a self-starter and you love keeping up to date with the latest developments in cloud, configuration management and container technologies. You understand the benefits of an immutable infrastructure and you enjoy enabling self-service deployments through continuous delivery pipelines.

However, you have a head for operations and you know that security, backups, scalability and resilience are a paramount concern. In fact, you have a keen interest in security and you’re always looking for ways to use infrastructure-as-code to achieve security and compliance at scale. You understand that costs are a concern for the modern infrastructure engineer and you’re always looking for ways to reduce them.

You thrive in a collaborative DevOps culture and you love to work as part of a cross-functional agile product delivery team alongside developers, data scientists, product owners and technical architects.

As a Site Reliability Engineer you will have the following key accountabilities: 

  • Working in partnership with our software engineering teams, the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team is responsible for building and operating the next-generation infrastructure to support the GfK product portfolio

  • Working extensively with in our hybrid cloud environment (AWS, GCP, Azure, private VMWare cloud)

  • You will be embedded within the product development and SRE squads to enable them to test and deploy software rapidly whilst ensuring the highest standards of reliability and security

  • You will influence architectural decisions with focus on security, scalability, cost and high-performance

  • Part of your role will be to set up and maintain monitoring, metrics and reporting systems for fine-grained observability and actionable alerting and also create and maintain appropriate backup, restore and redundancy solutions for business-critical data

Now that you know what a Site Reliability Engineer does, what skills, qualifications and experience do you need? 

  • Expert Linux administration skills and deep understanding of networking and TCP/IP, troubleshooting and package analysis

  • Proficient in Configuration Management tool (We use Ansible/ Ansible Tower)

  • Experience with Docker (Docker-compose, Docker commands, configuration, troubleshooting), and preferably knowledge in Kubernetes

  • Strong experience with Google Cloud Platform (or other cloud) and Terraform

  • Experience with GitLab, Bitbucket and GitFlow

  • Set up and supporting CI/CD pipelines and tooling such as Jenkins, Bamboo or TeamCity

  • VM creation and destruction automation, as well as Ansible Tower templates triggering

  • Advanced in Bash

  • Proficiency in high level programming language such as Python, Ruby or Java

  • Basic know how on load balancing, functionality and configuration

  • Monitoring, log aggregation and alerting tooling (ELK, Icinga, Cloudwatch, New Relic, Splunk)

  • Have experience working with Smoke tests

  • Excellent knowledge of technical architecture and modern day design patterns, including micro-services, serverless functions, NoSQL, RESTful APIs, etc.

  • Experience working in an agile environment

Join our team and benefit from the following advantages:  

  • Exciting work environment that brings people together 

  • Use of the latest digital technologies 

  • Initial and ongoing trainings to support your development 

  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth 

  • Flexible working hours and home office

  • 3 additional non-working days annually 

  • Food vouchers 

  • Health insurance 

  • Discount program with external vendors 

  • Eco friendly travelers are welcome to the office – parking places for bikers and free card for public transportation are available to all employees 

  • Last but not least – GfK Sofia office is located close to the city centre and easily accessible from any point by public transportation – 47A Tsarisgradsko Shose Blvd 

All documents will be treated in the strictest confidentiality. 
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview. 

Don't meet every single requirement? Some people are less likely to apply unless they meet all the requirements listed in a job specification. GfK is looking for self-starters to join our innovative team keen to take on a new challenge. So, if you're excited about this role but your skills and experience don't align perfectly with every requirement we've listed, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Posted: 5 days ago

City: Sofia

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00011060