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Site Reliability Engineer - HiveMQ Cloud



Software Engineering
Germany · Remote
Posted on Monday, August 7, 2023

Grow with HiveMQ as we lead IoT messaging and connectivity

We are a fast-growing tech start-up looking to add to our team of innovative and motivated people. HiveMQ is a messaging platform for reliable, secure and scalable data movement to and from connected IoT devices. Our vision is a connected world where people and companies can unleash their full potential. Our flagship product, the HiveMQ MQTT broker, is used by over 130 customers to develop new connected products, improve efficiencies, and drive down costs.

HiveMQ originated in Landshut, Germany, and has grown into a global, remote-first company. The last time we counted, we spoke 32 languages within HiveMQ. Join us as we work to contribute to the fast moving development of the IoT ecosystem and help companies enable mission critical use cases like connected cars, logistics, Industry 4.0 and connected IoT products.

HiveMQ’s Vision for this role

HiveMQ builds the nervous system of the interconnected world.

The HiveMQ Cloud team architects, develops, scales and operates the HiveMQ Cloud platform on which we provide our HiveMQ Cloud Dedicated and Pay-As-You-Go offerings for our customers. We build the platform to give them the power to connect millions of devices for thousands of users and all their critical connected use cases.

At HiveMQ we value top-notch, excellent technology and set the bar high for our engineering and operations standards.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Site Reliability Engineer working to build, measure, improve, optimize, maintain and operate our highly reliable, globally scalable and secure platform, infrastructure and operations stacks to provide our HiveMQ MQTT Broker as a managed Software as a Service (SaaS) product on various major cloud providers.

The HiveMQ Cloud team usually operates within European work hours.

You will…

  • Learn everything about MQTT, distributed systems, IoT (theory, applications, best practices) and large scale cloud platforms
  • Create, Architect, implement and maintain the core platform and infrastructure of a massively scalable global MQTT implementation,
  • Create self-healing infrastructure with modern tooling,
  • Exploit Cloud Native Technologies like Kubernetes, Docker, ArgoCD, Crossplane, Terraform and modern operations stacks in a highly automated manner,
  • Identify and remove potential performance issues,
  • Function Independently as well as cross-team in order to create and maintain SLO/SLAs,
  • Manage and provide reliable release pipelines,
  • Monitor and optimize application performance and capacity planning,
  • Cooperate with our Product teams to enable and support them delivering new products and sophisticated features on top of the platform,
  • Live a culture of teamwork, quality, growth, drive to action and excellence,
  • Contribute to the overall platform quality and engineering vision of HiveMQ.

You have…

  • Profound Experience in an environment where you were responsible for a global cloud system and you view operations from the perspective of a software engineer intent on building fully automated systems
  • Proven experience in building and operating applications at production-quality in the cloud with Cloud native technologies like Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Gardener, Helm, CI/CD and other IaC tools
  • The ability to methodically diagnose systems, networking and application issues also under pressure and in on-call operation
  • Multiple Years of Production Experience with at least one of the major 3 Cloud providers, advanced experience with one more of the major 3 cloud providers (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform)
  • Strong Experience with metrics and monitoring solutions such as Grafana, Prometheus, Loki, Mimir or similar (like ElasticSearch, Kibana)
  • High standards on building platform and infrastructure setups with automation, modular reusable infrastructure as code, GitOps, Test- and CI/CD-driven.
  • The ability to solve problems independently and are driven towards execution
  • A systematic but pragmatic approach paired with a high sense of ownership and take pride in the work you accomplish as a team
  • A good understanding how agile platform engineering using Kanban in a self-organized team works
  • Excellent English communication skills and an outstanding work ethic

Informations about our job advertisements

Job advertisements of HiveMQ GmbH are always directed at female, male and various applicants, regardless of age, gender, religion, sexual identity, disability, race, ethnic origin, world view, etc. The selection of a candidate is exclusively based on qualifications. For organisational reasons, we cannot return application documents and cannot reimburse any expenses that you incur during the application process.