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Staff Site Reliability Engineer at Aiven
Berlin, DE

Headquartered in Helsinki with offices in Berlin, Sydney and Toronto, Aiven provides managed open-source data technologies, such as PostgreSQL, Kafka and M3, on all major clouds. We have raised $150M in VC funding to date and are backed by world-class investors including Atomico, IVP and Earlybird Venture Capital, among others. We plan to invest this funding back into open source.

Our roots are in open source. The services we provide are based on best-in-class open-source data technologies. We are establishing an Open-Source Program Office which will coordinate and increase our contributions to the open-source community.

Aiven allows developers to do what they do best: create applications. Meanwhile, we do what we do best; manage cloud data infrastructure. We enable our customers to drive business results from open source resulting in true transformations far beyond their own backyards.

We have offices in Helsinki and Berlin, however we are hiring for this position remotely in several countries all over Europe as well.


We are looking for experienced Senior Site Reliability Engineer to work on our cloud operations platform turning the best open source technologies into frustration-free cloud services. You will be part of a team working on the Aiven cloud platform, improving its scalability, reliability, monitoring and alerting and ensuring the systems are able to scale with our rapidly growing customer base. Depending on your interests, you can also participate in new feature development as well as helping to extend our product portfolio of open-source data technologies.

Our philosophy is to automate everything and to avoid repetitive manual work. Our own backend systems are mostly implemented in Python with bits of Java, Go and C. We offer and operate a number of complex open-source databases such as PostgreSQL, MySQL and Apache Cassandra, as well as other open-source data technologies like Apache Kafka.


To succeed in this role, you need a strong background in software engineering and an excellent understanding of Unix systems administration and networking. We are looking for self-driven engineers who are enthusiastic about programming and willing to help others. We value analytical problem-solving skills and an openness to new ideas.

Key requirements for success in this role include:

  • Excellent development skills in Python
  • Hands-on experience with some of the following systems: Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra, Apache ZooKeeper, PostgreSQL, MySQL and Elasticsearch
  • Excellent Linux systems administration and networking skills
  • Experience in systems automation

What we value:

  • Good understanding of IT security
  • Distributed systems knowledge
  • Experience in writing technical blog posts and giving technical presentations


A fast growing cloud open source tech company offering:

  • large variety of opportunities to develop and progress your career in multiple directions
  • diverse and international working environment
  • extra remuneration for open-source contributions
  • participation in employee stock option plan
  • flexible working hours and remote working flexibility
  • relocation package
  • mobile phone of your choice and subscription

Multiple additional perks and benefits including:

  • Aiven Library - books of your choice to widen your knowledge
  • German and Finnish language courses
  • Urban Sports Club membership
  • Modern and spacy office in the centre of Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)
  • Office snacks, soft drinks, treats and fruits
  • Company sponsored events


Aiven provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, marital and family status or without regard to any other similar personal attributes.

Aiven complies with applicable local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training and any other terms and conditions related to employment.