Streaming Cloud Kafka SRE (Lead)

New York, London, Munich, Athens, Madrid

Who are we?

At 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 team:
  • 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! 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!