Site Reliability Engineer at Qwilr


Hi there,

I see so much opportunity at Qwilr, such as the impact our first Site Reliability Engineer will have.

We are accelerating our journey towards a Kubernetes based microservices architecture, our need for scale is on the rise and we are keen to automate all-the-things \o/ I've been fortunate to create scale before and am genuinely excited to kick off this journey. Do you want to create a cutting edge production and deployment architecture while being a part of a team that values collaboration, is open to new ideas and wants to achieve great things together?

If this is you, come help us build, deploy and run the future of documentation on the web!

It's an exciting time at Qwilr for great SRE work. 🎉

We are expanding to a micro-services architecture with new services, fortunate to not have significant legacy to overcome. We are building out our CI/CD/Observability toolchains and creating scale to match our product and team growth.

Our teams build using AWS, Docker and Kubernetes, and move freely between development, deployment and operational tasks. With so many exciting things happening in the SRE and Cloud engineering space at Qwilr, we'd love to complement this culture with Cloud expertise that can take us to the next

We are hiring
our first
Site Reliability Engineer!

Reporting to Head of Engineering.
A member of Qwilr's Infrastructure team.

🚩 Opportunity

  • Make an outsized impact on our Startup. Your early actions will make a huge difference to both customers and the development team.
  • Work with the latest infrastructure technologies such as Kubernetes, AWS, BuildKite and more.
  • Establish an operational excellence culture. We're laying new foundations now!
  • Develop best practices and innovations such as Infrastructure as Code and automation technology that will be of interest to the global tech industry.
  • ☝ About You

  • You don't see true DevOps as working in a silo separate from developers, but rather, your role will be as a key collaborator enabling Devs to build faster and better. This also means you can code if needed.
  • You are passionate about automation. You love being a multiplier by making SRE tools faster and easier to use.
  • You love puzzles and are a nimble troubleshooter, able to diagnose and resolve complex problems quickly and safely.
  • Your emotional resilience enables you to remain calm and organised when responding to incidents.
  • You are fully present yet forward-thinking, knowing when to put out fires and when to create improvements that prevent them.
  • You collaborate well with an engineering team that cares about operational excellence.
  • You are a teacher as well as a do-er. You love to share what you know with the team around you.
  • Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other folks in minority groups tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point above, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit. You can find more about diversity and inclusion at Qwilr here.

    🏃‍♀️You'll hit the ground running with

  • Managing and responding to availability and load for production services.
  • Accelerating our path to a Kubernetes production and pre-production environment.
  • Experience with both software development and operations.
  • Optimising capacity to balance performance and costs.
  • Measuring and reporting on operational metrics.
  • Automation of containerised development environments.
  • ✅ Skills

    Here are some skills that will help you be successful in this role
    P.S. You don't need to have mastered all of them, so even if you're 70% there, hit apply!

  • AWS
  • Kubernetes or other orchestration tools (e.g. Ansible or Puppet)
  • Scripting (e.g. Python)
  • CI/CD tools such as BuildKite
  • Feature flag management
  • Database skills (MongoDB, RDS, SQL, etc)
  • Linux (administration, bash scripting, etc)
  • Network administration
  • Security practices
  • +

    Ready to learn more?

    Qwilr Team 2020


    We're combining the best of documents with the best of the web.

    At Qwilr we are reimagining the way businesses communicate with their clients.

    We help anyone create beautiful, intuitive sales and marketing documents as web pages that look impressive and integrate seamlessly with their business (like this one!).

    Our mission is to build the most effective way for customer-facing teams to communicate on the web - simply, creatively and efficiently. We make design and technology easy and enjoyable to use, so our customers can always represent their best professional self.