Site Reliability Engineer - High Mobility, Remote, Worldwide

Over at High Mobility, we started to use Elixir in 2016 to build an API platform for connected cars. Today we are live with over 14 different vehicle manufacturers and are scaling our platform to meet increased performance needs. We are looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to come and join our backend team — a fully remote position.

To start off, here’s an overview of the main languages and technologies you would work with: Elixir, Kubernetes, Kafka, MQTT, AWS services

About us

My name: Kevin Valdek
My position: CTO, Co-founder
Company name: High-Mobility GmbH
Country: Offices in Berlin, Germany & Tallinn, Estonia. Serving EU and US markets.
Company info and history:

High Mobility was founded in 2013 with the vision to create a single API for connected cars. Step by step, we have built a platform using Elixir as the main language and a lot of different developer tools to support the integration of vehicle data and remote functionality into 3rd party services. We offer our customers the possibility to integrate through any of the options: MQTT broker, REST API, GraphQL API, Node.js SDK, Kotlin/Java SDK, iOS SDK and an Android SDK.

Streaming interfaces have become predominant methods of delivering vehicle data at scale and it is here that a large part of the Site Reliability Focus will go in the first run.

Find out all the details about our 8 year company journey on our website.

About the job

Job title: Site Reliability Engineer
Job description: As a Site Reliability Engineer, you will be working closely with our engineering and support team to improve our service architecture, reliability, and to develop processes according to best site reliability best practices. You will be on the front line to resolve faults by analysing incoming issues, logs and data and offering resolutions that are software-driven.
Salary range: Flexible based on experience
Position on remote work: Yes!
Qualifications or experience required:

  • Prior experience in site reliability engineering or DevOps
  • Fluency in at least one programming language in previous work in a software development role, ideally Elixir
  • Familiar with Kubernetes, Terraform, Kafka, MQTT and related software stacks
  • Very comfortable with AWS and network management
  • You are very serious about doing things right; people who know you respect your integrity;
  • Motivated to enable change and excited by our technical stack;
  • Fluent English;
  • Team player with outstanding communication skills.

What the successful job applicant will be working on:

  • Work closely with many parts of the engineering team to understand different requirements and to give advice
  • Improve and maintain processes for detecting and managing problems
  • Analyse and find service problems proactively
  • Identify architectural issues and propose possible solutions
  • Create tooling and automation to continuously detect system health issues or anomalies
  • Use software engineering best practices to improve continuous deployment and recovery
  • Do follow-ups and post mortems following a recovery from internal and external incidents
  • Strong problem-solving and technical-troubleshooting skills

About the interview process

The interview process is done fully remotely via video calls.

  1. Get in touch with us by submitting your application on our careers site
  2. You will have a first meeting with me, the CTO, where we can get to know each other and talk about the role
  3. In a second meeting the Backend Team Lead will join us, and we’ll have a session looking into our platform stack and the tools we use
  4. Third and final meeting; we’ll include a few more people from our engineering team to get a feel of working together

Further info

We offer a lot of responsibility and flexibility on the job, and the excellent opportunity to be part of a young but established company in an industry in transformation.

  • Make a difference in a small and growing company that’s at an exciting stage;
  • Professional growth opportunities in an emerging market;
  • A motivated, friendly and supportive team;
  • As a startup, we’re open to change and welcome diverse ideas.

Sounds interesting? I look forward hearing from you!
Please apply on our careers site.