[Hiring] DevOps Engineer at Sporty

January 3, 2024

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    January 3, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
    --
  • Experience
    3 Years plus
  • Gender
    Both
  • hiringOrganization

    Sporty

Job Description

Sporty’s sites are some of the most popular on the internet, consistently staying in Alexa’s list of top websites for the countries they operate in
We spend millions per year on our infrastructure in order to support millions of users across more than 20 countries. Our DevOps Engineers play a key role in ensuring the smooth operation of the site, as well as setting up new infrastructure for greenfield projects and geographic expansion.

Our Stack

  • Languages: Java / Spring Boot, TypeScript / VueJS
  • Cloud Libraries: Netflix Eureka, Netflix Ribbon, Feign, Netflix Zuul
  • Database: MySQL, Oracle, Mybatis, Druid
  • Cache: Redisson, ElastiCache, Redis
  • MQ:  Apache RocketMQ
  • Tasking:  Elastic Job
  • Server: Netty
  • LoadBalance & Proxy: Nginx
  • Virtualization: Docker, Kubernetes, Rancher
  • Computing & Storage: AWS EC2, VPC, AWS Lambda, EBS, S3
  • Maintenance: AWS Opsworks, Salt, Chef
  • CI/CD: Drone, AWS Codepipeline, Jenkins
  • Monitoring: Grafana, Prometheus, AWS Cloudwatch
  • Logging: ELK, Rsyslog, Log4j2
  • CDN: Cloudflare

Responsibilities

  • Work with a team of DevOps and DBA professionals
  • Improve existing infrastructure and processes in the 6 countries we’re currently deployed in as well as streamlining processes deploy to new countries in the future
  • Holistically improve all aspects of our DevOps infrastructure including: reducing costs; streamlining environment provisioning; lowering response times and incorporating the latest techniques and technologies
  • Monitor and maintain the existing cloud infrastructure via autoscaling, automated alerts, and OpsWork and Grafana dashboards
  • Take ownership and responsibility for our cloud operation activities
  • Liaise with external security agencies for annual audits as well as perform our own internal security sweeps
  • Aid in reconfiguring existing architecture to allow for rapid deployments to new countries
  • Mentoring less experienced team members

Requirements

  • 3+ years DevOps experience
  • Experience independently leading the planning and deployment of a project
  • Experienced with cloud platforms, especially AWS, including solid knowledge of how to utilise cloud resources to fulfil the demand from other teams and production
  • A sound understanding of modern Micro Services and Service Mesh concepts
  • Experience managing Kubernetes, including CI / CD with Kubernetes
  • Solid networking knowledge, especially the TCP / IP stack and HTTP protocol
  • A strong understanding of cache, including CDN, HTTP cache, Redis / Memcached
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills, including Linux OS issue diagnosis and OS parameter optimisation, JVM optimisation would be highly advantageous

Benefits

  • Quarterly and flash bonuses
  • We have core hours of 10am-3pm in a local timezone, but flexible hours outside of this
  • Education allowance
  • Referral bonuses
  • 28 days paid annual leave
  • 2 x annual company retreats (Lisbon + Dubai in 2022 / Phuket in Q2 2023 + 1 more TBC!)
  • Highly talented, dependable co-workers in a global, multicultural organisation
  • Payment via world class online wallet system DEEL
  • Top of the line equipment supplied by market leader Hofy
  • We score 100% on The Joel Test
  • Our teams are small enough for you to be impactful
  • Our business is globally established and successful, offering stability and security to our Team Members

Our Mission

Our mission is to be an everyday entertainment platform for everyone
Our Operating Principles
1. Create Value for Users
2. Act in the Long-Term Interests of Sporty
3. Focus on Product Improvements & Innovation
4. Be Responsible
5. Preserve Integrity & Honesty
6. Respect Confidentiality & Privacy
7. Ensure Stability, Security & Scalability
8. Work Hard with Passion & Pride
Interview Process
  • HackerRank Test
  • Remote video screening with our Talent Acquisition Team + live ID check
  • Remote 90 min video interview loop with 3 x Team Members (30 mins each)
  • Pre offer call with Talent Acquisition Team
  • ID check via Zinc & 2 References from previous employers
  • 24-72 hour feedback loops throughout process

Working at Sporty

The top-down mentality at Sporty is high performance based, meaning we trust you to do your job with an emphasis on support to help you achieve, grow and de-block any issues when they’re in your way.
Generally employees can choose their own hours, as long as they are collaborating and doing stand-ups etc. The emphasis is really on results.
As we are a highly structured and established company we are able to offer the security and support of a global business with the allure of a startup environment. Sporty is independently managed and financed, meaning we don’t have arbitrary shareholder or VC targets to cater to.
We literally build, spend and make decisions based on the ethos of building THE best platform of its kind. We are truly a tech company to the core and take excellent care of our Team Members.