Site Reliability Engineer

Posted Jul 15

Remote job description

We are on a mission to liberate businesses and people to do their best work.

We are an ambitious, international team with more than 30 nationalities represented today. We believe that people do their best work when they're given the freedom to thrive and grow. Thinking big, bringing a positive attitude, and taking full ownership are three characteristics that thread our team together.

Founded in 2016 Spendesk today serves thousands of businesses in Europe and the US, and we recently raised a further ?100m investment bringing our series C funding to over ?200m and in the process becoming one of Europe's latest Tech Unicorns. Our team of 350+ Spendeskers is spread across four offices in Paris, Berlin, London and San Francisco, alongside many teammates working remotely from various cities in Europe.

And we're growing fast. Come join us!

As the Spendesk customer base grows, our platform scales up and new features are developed, the need for Site Reliability Engineering becomes vital. We are currently searching for a Site Reliability Engineer to join our Platform team of 3 engineers.

The team is led by Victor Demonchy, based in France and mainly working remotely with the team meeting at the Paris office. As a SRE, you will primarily focus on providing a robust and scalable platform to host Spendesk services, as well as ensuring the good health of our infrastructure and applications. Since the team directly supports the development teams internally, you will also be responsible for ensuring a smooth developer experience from local environments all the way to production.

Working closely with other teams in the Product, Data & Engineering (PDE) organisation requires good communication skills, being inquisitive and a problem solver. You will work with your team to define and implement the roadmap with quarterly objectives. In addition, you will be expected to put the monitoring/observability principles at the core of our engineering culture. You will also be expected to participate in the rituals of the teams including planning, grooming,

Stand-up and demos

Your Mission:

  • As a Site Reliability Engineer, your mission will be to help the Platform team to support the fast growth of the company by removing the friction of application deployment in the engineering department.
  • You will contribute to provide software developers with all the necessary tools, processes and good practices to push an application into production with the right level of automation, monitoring, scalability, security and efficiency.
  • Build a robust & scalable infrastructure to host Spendesk services developed by the product teams.
  • Provide the means to ensure the good health of our infrastructure and services and share good practices.
  • Smooth out the developer experience to move their applications from a local environment all the way to production.

Who we are looking for:

  • 3+ years of experience in the SRE, Production or Systems Engineering fields
  • Experience in building and maintaining distributed systems based on Kubernetes and containers
  • Working with at least one of the major cloud providers (ideally AWS)
  • Experience with infrastructure and application observability tooling (Datadog, Prometheus, Grafana...)
  • Good knowledge in coding/scripting (NodeJS, Go, Python, Bash...) and config/automation frameworks (Terraform, Kustomize, Helm...)
  • Eager to learn, share knowledge and advocate for good practices with your peers
  • Fluent in written and spoken English - we're an international company and this is our main business language
  • As we are an international team, please submit your application and CV in English.


  • Exciting time to join Spendesk in terms of growth and opportunities
  • Competitive compensation package with equity (everyone is an owner of the company!)
  • Flexible and remote-friendly work environment
  • The best equipment for your needs (Macbook Pro, secondary screen, ...)
  • Internal social events (hackathon, company-wide parties, offsite, ...)
  • Brand-new offices in the heart of Paris, Berlin & London
  • A purple Spendesk card (for your work purchases)!
  • And more!

What you can expect from the process:

  • 1. A video call with one of our Talent Acquisition Partners to fully understand your career aspirations and answer any questions you have
  • 2. A series of videos calls with members of the team to align on what they will expect from you, and assess your technical skills and job fit
  • 3. A final video call with the Hiring Manager, Head-Of, or C-Level (CEO included) to review any remaining questions