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Senior Site Reliability Engineer - AWS



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

To solve one of the largest problems of our generation we need to get the world’s best talent.

We are on a mission to enable the global food system to become sustainable. Our technology is enabling thousands of restaurants, wholesalers, and producers across 7 countries to operate waste-free and efficiently already today. Yet, this is a drop into the ocean. We just started. Our goal to connect the global food system is extremely ambitious and complex. A problem of this magnitude and complexity requires a massive scale and only the best people will be able to solve it. We are gathering the best people globally together in order to succeed in our mission. Are you in?

For us, it is always team-first. Teams in which everyone subordinates their individual success to the team's success will win against teams that don't. Can you put your ego aside?

We are looking for the hungry underdogs that will rather fail than not try. We look for humility because it makes us learn faster. And we look for people who understand that hard work is necessary and that shortcuts don’t exist. We are playing the long game and want to build a truly generational company.

Our mission requires us to be fast. We believe that urgency is a mindset. We look for people who act with speed in everything they do, yet never lose sight of the bigger picture.

Fun plays an important role. We want to succeed and celebrate when we do. It is important to us that our people form real bonds in and outside of work.

We have no small plans, we are assembling a championship team, with people that take real ownership of our company’s long-term success. If you feel this is for you, then deep inside you, you might be already one of us.

See what we’ve been up to:

Choco provides a centralized platform connecting restaurants and suppliers. The result is better communication, simplified logistics, and - here comes the big one - less food waste. Our aim is to contribute to a transparent, sustainable and waste-free global food chain by 2030.

With technology at the core of our work, our engineers are driven by quality. Our AI based ordering app has already changed the game for thousands of restaurants and suppliers across the globe, but there is much more work to be done. And that’s where we need your help. If you’re looking to be at the intersection of purpose and innovation, we’d love to hear from you.

Meet your team

You will be part of the Platform team and work with the engineers there to improve the productivity of the engineering team and the quality and reliability of our software. The Platform team owns all our infrastructure and enables our product teams to go fast without breaking (too many) things.

Engineering Manager: Alper Cugun

As a culture-first company, we believe in the power of in-person collaboration. We look forward to working with you from our office in Berlin.

What you will do

  • Design, build, and maintain the core infrastructure used by all of Choco’s engineering teams

  • Partner with engineering teams to ensure their products meet production standards

  • Lead on designing new pieces of infrastructure and implementing them together with the product teams

  • Debug production issues across services and levels of the stack

  • Improve common operational challenges with tooling

  • Plan for the growth of Choco's infrastructure

Given the scale of Choco’s mission and the speed at which we are shipping and growing, you will be making a significant impact on our user base very quickly. You will get the opportunity and space to learn many new things and you will be able to lead large and significant projects that impact our entire engineering organization and through them the entire company.

Our tech stack in the Cloud Platform Squad

We are always working to improve our tech stack to fit our engineering needs and are currently on a mix of EKS/Kubernetes, Helm, Nest.js, RDS/Postgres, MSK/Kafka, AWS AppSync GraphQL, CDK, Datadog, Github Actions and some DynamoDB, Lambdas and SNS/SQS.

What you will need to have an impact with us

  • Experience as DevOps / SRE / CI/CD engineer, you have a good understanding of processes, best practices, tooling in the field.

  • Experience working with AWS (Azure and Google Cloud a plus)

  • Experience working with CDK or Terraform

  • Experience in working with distributed systems

  • Experience coding in Typescript or some other programming language

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Being a proactive learner and open mindedness

You will impress us even more if you have

  • Experience operating one of the core data systems that we use: RDS/Postgres, Elastic Cloud, MSK/Kafka

  • Experience in information security and DevSecOps

  • Experience in cost analysis and optimization

  • Experience in implementing observability and reliability guidelines

  • Experience in leading on incident resolution and debugging complex problems

We invite you to take part in the following selection process:

  1. Introduction call: a Tech Recruiter will tell you more about Choco, our Tech Org and get to know your work, background, interests and you as a person better.

  2. Interview with the team: Our Engineering Manager will check your fit to the team, how you collaborate and how we can work together

  3. Small Tech challenge at home: now is the time to show us your skills via a task from the comfort of your home. Our tech challenge models a real life problem and it takes about a few hours to complete.

  4. Review Tech Challenge and Technical Interview: one of our senior or lead engineers will have a technical deep dive with you. No coding, no whiteboard here. We want to map your engineering and DevOps fundamentals.

  5. Culture & Collaboration interview: we will have a final chat with you about our culture and check what can be your non-technical contribution to Choco.

  6. OFFER: your interviewers will make a decision together regarding your offer.

    A stellar onboarding and the smartest team in the foodspace will be waiting for you ! 🚀

Choco was founded in Berlin in 2018 and has since expanded to a team of over 400 committed Chocorians working from Choco offices in the US, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, the UK, and Spain. Our ordering app is used by over 15K buyers and over 10K suppliers around the globe - processing hundreds of thousands of tons of food every month.

We raised over $280mn from some of the world’s best investors like Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Partners, Coatue Management, and LeftLane Capital. We are the first unicorn to reduce food waste.

We’re working alongside those who built companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber, Rocket Internet, and more.

Choco is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.