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Platform Reliability Engineer - Logging, Madrid



Madrid, Spain
Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2023

This is Adyen

Adyen provides payments, data, and financial products in a single solution for customers like Meta, Uber, H&M, and Microsoft - making us the financial technology platform of choice. At Adyen, everything we do is engineered for ambition.

For our teams, we create an environment with opportunities for our people to succeed, backed by the culture and support to ensure they are enabled to truly own their careers. The people of Adyen are motivated individuals who tackle unique technical challenges at scale and solve them as a team. Together, we deliver innovative and ethical solutions that help businesses achieve their ambitions faster.

Platform Reliability Engineer

Adyen is in search of a Platform Reliability Engineer (SRE) with a strong focus on Kubernetes and Reliability Engineering to join our Infrastructure team in Madrid. Our on-premise platforms are experiencing rapid growth, making your role crucial in the team.

In this role, you will collaborate with data infrastructure engineers and developers at the core of our data infrastructure, tackling challenges that come with the fast growth of Adyen. We're looking for an individual ready to bring innovative solutions to the table every day, improving our current stack and supporting our team of highly skilled developers, platform engineers, and reliability engineers.

What you'll do

  • Create, maintain, and iterate on our existing ELK infrastructure, which is running on both on-prem servers as well as within Kubernetes clusters to ensure its reliability and efficiency.
  • Anticipate growth and drive structural changes required to maintain this platform that roughly doubles every six months.
  • Investigate and propose solutions for performance and scaling challenges, keeping SLOs in check while maintaining operational excellence.

Who you are

  • Background: Solid experience in designing, scaling, and maintaining ELK platforms, with the capability to learn on the fly, diagnose problems, and manage a 24/7 environment.
  • Technology: Hands-on experience with ELK stack and Kubernetes, understanding of open-source data pipeline frameworks like Apache Kafka, and familiarity with automation tools such as Ansible/Puppet. Linux optimization and debugging should be second nature to you.
  • Software Engineering: Skilled in applying software engineering principles to build Kubernetes operators. Your approach is rooted in best practices for designing, testing, and implementing software to automate and enhance system operations.
  • Experience: Proven track record of building, testing, and maintaining ELK stacks and Kubernetes at scale.
  • Knowledge: Solid understanding of the ELK stack internals, Kubernetes, specific optimizations for different use cases, good practices, and design patterns.

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitments

Our unique approach is a product of our diverse perspectives. This diversity of backgrounds and cultures is essential in helping us maintain our momentum. Our business and technical challenges are unique, and we need as many different voices as possible to join us in solving them - voices like yours. No matter who you are or where you’re from, we welcome you to be your true self at Adyen.

Studies show that women and members of underrepresented communities apply for jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Does this sound like you? If so, Adyen encourages you to reconsider and apply. We look forward to your application!

What’s next?

Ensuring a smooth and enjoyable candidate experience is critical for us. We aim to get back to you regarding your application within 5 business days. Our interview process tends to take about 4 weeks to complete, but may fluctuate depending on the role. Learn more about our hiring process here. Don’t be afraid to let us know if you need more flexibility.

This role is based out of our Madrid office. We are an office-first company and value in-person collaboration; we do not offer remote-only roles.