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Site Reliability Engineer

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Role area:
Technology
Contract type:
Full Time
Location:
Porto
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What you can expect

To work in a company that is part of the Paddy Power Betfair Group is to work in one of the largest and fastest-growing online betting and gaming operators in the world. Here you’ll experience different, because this is a place where tenacious, adaptable and quick thinkers thrive and only the best manage to get a position.

At Blip you will be working in an international environment with:

  • More than 7500 employees (close to 300 in Porto);
  • 16 distinct locations around the globe, 4 of them technology development centers;

You will be working on a high scale and high demand environment. This will mean:

  • Delivering product at scale for over 5 million customers;
  • Deliver performant product. 99,9% of transactions in less than a second and that our systems process more than 7 million transactions every day (more than all the European stock exchanges combined).
  • Deliver high transitional products. We are in fact part of the API Billionaire’s club supporting and evolving an API serving more than 2.5Bn calls a day.

You will find a diverse technical landscape to explore, leverage and innovate:

  • Java, Spring, Kafka, Chef, Ansible, Puppet, Cassandra, Storm, Open TSDBP, Python, Scala, Akka, GoLang (all of the up to date) are some of the technologies and frameworks that you will naturally find.

You will find a high availability delivery environment:

  • The products you develop will comply with ambitious uptime targets: less than 50 minutes downtime expected per year;

You will be working in a truly continuous delivery environment that includes:

  • Continuous Integration, Deployment and Testing;

You will be working in an environment where we strongly believe that our people are our most important asset and we invest on them intensively. This means:

  • Having a continuous personal development process;
  • Investing in your competences development not seen as a perk but as a fundamental must: for two years in a row (2017 and 2018) Blip was voted as the best company for personal and professional development in Portugal;

Working in Blip will also mean working in an environment deeply focused on the wellbeing, happiness and sense of belonging of our employees. Our mottos are “Work-life balance” and “Full flexibility, full responsibility”. You will find benefits like:

  • The possibility to work remotely;
  • Showers and locker rooms;
  • Bicycle parking for you to explore alternatives on commuting to work;
  • Fully provisioned kitchen with free breakfast and coffee breaks;
  • Doctor, masseuse, nutritionist and ergonomist at the office;
  • Health insurance;
  • Mobile allowance;
  • Choice of operating system;
  • Own your laptop and accessories;
  • CSR – 2 social days allowance;
  • Sports Training;
  • Partnership discounts;
  • English lessons;
  • 3 Extra days of vacation;
  • Finance advisory;
  • Blip Baby Kit;
  • Referral bonus scheme;

The needed background

Key Responsibilities

  • Take active part in the production problem root cause investigation, identification and resolution (where necessary);
  • Lead the identification of components and services with sub optimal reliability and design / engineer improvements:

    • Define and revise Service Level Indicators (SLIs);
    • Iteratively perform Auditing of performance and reliability vulnerabilities;
    • Be active part of performance and capacity testing;
    • Optimize reliability monitoring & alerting;
    • Optimisation of the application integration with the company private & public cloud solutions;

  • Contribute towards automation:

    • Reduce toil;
    • Own, develop and maintain cross company fundamental enablers:

      • Open TSDB;
      • Single Page Application Monitoring;

  • Set the best practices regarding performance, reliability, monitoring and alerting:
    • Contribute to the definition and revision ofService Level Objectives (SLOs);

  • Perform consultancy to enable a new or existing component to meet the SLO;
  • Do coaching to the remaining delivery members on the SRE best practices;

Key experience & qualifications

  • IT Background;
  • SolidOperating Systems& Networking knowledge;
  • Multilingual Developer in Java, Javascript, GoLang and more;
  • Development experience of a high concurrency/high transactional, multi-currency and multi time zone solutions;
  • Expert in Configuration Management tools such as Chef.
  • Intimately familiar with CD/CI pipelines comprising Jenkins, Git, Artifactory, Go, Ansible and more.

Preferential qualifications

  • Expertise on the following (preferably all) technologies:
    • Kafka, Storm, Cassandra, Zookeeper;
    • Scripting languages such as Python;

  • Familiar with the usage of automatic alerting and real time series metric collection and analysis;
  • Familiar with the JVM and its monitoring and optimisation usage activities;
  • Understand the RPM package management system to be able to create and maintain RPM binaries;
  • Experience of cloud technologies:

    • Experience of working with OpenStack
    • Experience of Container technologies Kubernetes or Docker

  • Background in large scale, highly transactional site delivery and operations.
  • Interest on diagnosing and fixing complex production issues

So what are you waiting for? Come and join the best team in Portugal!

To know more about us please find us at: https://blip.pt/about-us/