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Staff Site Reliability Engineer at Aiven
Toronto, Ontario, CA

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.

With offices in Helsinki, Berlin, Sydney and Boston, we have a virtual presence in Canada, the US, and several European countries.


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 dynamic startup environment with a rapidly growing, international business

  • Highly experienced colleagues
  • Lots of space and freedom to be yourself and act as an owner

What we can offer:

  • Participation in the employee stock option plan
  • Relocation package
  • Mobile phone and subscription
  • Flexible working hours
  • Office snacks, soft drinks, treats and fruits (once stay at home order is over and travel is back to normal)

If you are interested, please send us your application along with a link to your GitHub profile.

AIVEN provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, ancestry, creed (religion), place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), sexual orientation, age, gender expression, record of offences, marital, status, family status, disability. AIVEN complies with applicable provincial and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training