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Streaming Cloud Kafka SRE (Lead)

New York, London, Munich, Athens, Madrid

Who are we?

At Lenses.io we are on a mission to democratize streaming data, helping businesses to operate in real-time.

Our technology allows organizations to practice DataOps, a new and disruptive way of consuming, processing and moving data. Our product, Lenses, delivers an amazing developer experience for building & operating streaming data applications. It makes working with leading open-source technologies such as Apache Kafka & Kubernetes accessible for more than ten thousand engineers, and operationalizes them for both enterprises including Daimler-Benz and startups such as Babylon Health.

If you're curious, love challenges, and have a great sense of humour then Lenses is the place for you!

What your day-to-day looks like:

This is a brand new team, reporting to the Director of Streaming Cloud, which will be responsible for operating and growing the DataOps Cloud for streaming data. You will:

  • Lead a team of highly skilled Kafka SREs managing global deployments of Kafka, reporting to the Director of Streaming Cloud
  • Ensure stability of tenants Lenses and Kafka deployments, constantly monitoring, alerting and proactively manage thousands of data pipelines running via Lenses
  • Deploy and maintain instances Lenses and Apache Kafka on demand
  • Be a part of a team that owns the health of our product and ensure its end-to-end availability and performance according to defined SLOs
  • Apply your strong troubleshooting skills and strategic disaster recovery thinking
  • Apply software engineering and SRE principles to design, write and deliver software, improve availability, scalability and efficiency of our product
  • You will be working extensively with Strimzi and maybe required to contribute back to the project as well as developing and maintaining other Kubernetes operators for Lenses and ancillary services
  • Constantly improve our monitoring, metrics and KPIs as well as define and implement missing SLOs
  • Drive blameless lessons learned, implement processes and automations to ensure prevention of problem recurrence and document the acquired knowledge sharing it among all teams.
What you bring to the table:

We are going to spend many years working together. It’s important that we are compatible:

  • You have experience lead a team, mentoring and helping other grow
  • You are metrics driven, constantly working towards goals and KPIs, improving all the time
  • You love being an SRE and are eager to learn and become better
  • You are not afraid to ask questions, give and receive feedback
  • You have experience in most of our primary technology stack (Kafka or Puslar are a must)
  • You have strong problem-solving skills, which for us means not only you can solve a problem but also you can explain how you did it and why your solution is correct
  • You are security, performance, and best-practice conscious
  • You are able to take responsibilities and own projects (implementation or even design-wise)
  • You like working in a team and you are able to push through language and cultural barriers to work with engineers all over the world
  • You want to automate everything
  • No task is beneath or above you. Documentation, support, and even little tasks are things we all do often. This applies even to our CEO!

You are passionate about:

  • Technology
  • Customer Success
  • Trying new tactics and messaging
  • Being part of a team
  • Sharing success with others
  • Inspiring people

Primary Technology Stack

Experience operating distributed streaming services such as Apache Kafka or Pulsar is required

The most common parts of our current stack include:

  • Docker & Kubernetes / Openshift including operator patterns
  • ArgoCd
  • Azure & Amazon AWS
  • Scripting
  • Go language
  • Strimzi (big plus)
  • Apache Kafka, Puslar or other distributed streaming technologies (must)
  • Helm / Kustomize
  • Java / Scala / Springboot
  • Datadog / Prometheus / Grafana
Being Part of the Lenses.io team:

  • Lenses.io is part of Celonis, the Decacorn in the enterprise software industry, giving you the opportunity to compete on the world stage.
  • You will be exposed to the front-line of streaming technology applied globally. This will give you unique insights that are immensely valuable and rare.
  • We are ready to rock the market and offer a competitive salary, generous holiday allowance and strong global and local benefits.
  • You will be joining an awesome, constantly evolving and vibrant environment.
  • Play a significant role in the development of the company and attain the opportunity for rapid career progression and personal growth.
  • Work with exceptional, diverse, professional people at the forefront of their fields.

Be you!

Lenses.io is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate difference, support it, and thrive on a diverse team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs and experiences. The more inclusive we are, the better we are, and our work will be.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any point through the interview process, please do not hesitate to let us know.

We’d love to hear from you!