DevOps Engineer (Greece)

Full Time
Athens, Greece
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RAW Labs (Greece) is the newly formed Greek arm of the Research & Development team of RAW Labs. RAW Labs is a rapidly expanding Swiss enterprise data technology company that was spun out of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), by Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki and a team of highly successful engineers and scientists from amongst others CERN, Cisco and Salesforce. 

At RAW Labs we have developed novel and highly innovative technologies to interrogate efficiently very large quantities of data in different formats, that are held in a variety of data stores across the enterprise’s infrastructure and the Cloud. The RAW Labs solution enables large organizations like telecom companies or financial institutions to exploit cost effectively their Big Data troves and create Data Products and Data Meshes for purposes including ML/AI, business Intelligence and analytics without having first to undertake costly ETL/ELT operations. We recently raised capital from a group of highly sophisticated and experienced technology investors and are advised amongst others by Prof. Martin Odersky (creator of Scala), Prof. Mike Franklin (co-creator of Spark), Dr. Alon Halevi (of Facebook’s AI team) and the former global CIO of Credit Suisse. 

In order to rapidly scale up our engineering team, RAW Labs established a second engineering and customer support team in Greece. For this team in Greece, we are seeking a DevOps Engineer.

Location

Center of Athens with remote work

Your role

As DevOps Engineer, you will play a key role in the operation of the RAW platform. This includes, among other tasks, managing and scaling up the customer and internal-facing infrastructure, CI/CD systems as well as coordinating the quality assurance processes required for a successful release. 

You are a passionate engineer with demonstrable experience, detailed-oriented, with great oral and written communication skills, multi-tasker, and demonstrated team-player. You know how to manage projects on time and interact with both technical and non-technical colleagues. You want to be a major factor in the success of our customers. 

Your role is part of the engineering team and strategic for the success of our company.  We are planning on rapid growth which paves way for great career opportunities. 

Your responsibilities

  • Manage and improve the production infrastructure, which includes Kubernetes clusters, multiple relational databases, HDFS, Hive, Kafka, both on-premises and on the cloud (AWS). 
  • Maintain and improve the continuous integration system (based on Jenkins and GitHub Actions).
  • Maintain and improve the build and test system (based on SBT with custom-made components). 
  • Analyze behavior of production systems, run benchmarks, collect results, and provide tools to help analyze results. 
  • Together with the engineering team, develop new benchmarks and test suites that reflect customer scenarios. 
  • Maintain and improve software packaging (including Docker images, Python packages and others) 
  • Deploy clusters on the cloud for customers as well as specialized testing. 
  • Design, implement, monitor, and maintain automated deployment to production, ensuring a stable process. 
  • Ensure system reliability by verifying deployments through monitoring and automated testing. 
  • Help to troubleshoot production issues as needed. 
  • Collaborate, educate and work across teams to simplify and scale the tasks involved in building and shipping software through improved tooling, automation, and communication. 
  • Write playbooks and rehearse scenarios to ensure we have an efficient incident response to support our uptime commitments to our customers. 
  • Look for automation opportunities and implement them. 
  • Work on emergency planning and resolution processes for customer support cases.
  • Participate in customer support as needed, ready to jump into a verified emergency and organize the restoration of service.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • University degree in computer science or engineering or equivalent experience. 
  • At least 2 years of experience in a DevOps role. 
  • Experience with AWS. 
  • Experience with Kubernetes. ​
  • Experience with OpenShift. 
  • Experience with CI/CD tools e.g., Jenkins, GitHub actions, Artifactory.  
  • Experience in DevOps tooling, such as infrastructure as code, configuration management, environment setup/monitoring/alerting (indicatively: Terraform, Packer, Vagrant, Ansible, Docker, Compose, Datadog, Prometheus, Grafana, etc). 
  • Basic knowledge of SQL is required to use the RAW platform. 
  • Expert knowledge of networking and VPCs.  
  • Excellent written and verbal English.   
  • Great oral and written communication skills. 

Nice to have: 

  • Experience in operating big data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, HDFS. Experience in Kafka is also a nice-to-have.  
  • Knowledge of Python, Scala, Java, Go or Scripting languages. 
  • Experience in enterprise technologies such as Kerberos, Active Directory, LDAP, OAuth.  
  • Experience with Java benchmarking tools: JMH, Java Mission Control. 

Benefits

What we offer:

  • Being at the front line building one of the greatest enterprise technology success stories.
  • Working shoulder to shoulder with the greatest academics and practitioners in the field. of Big Data and Data Meshes to solve the most challenging problems that the world’s largest enterprises face when trying to explore their data troves.
  • Using in your day to day work the most modern technologies and techniques to solve challenging real-life problems.
  • Learning directly from some of the industry’s best minds.
  • The opportunity to be a key member of the team building in Greece a “startup within a growing startup”.
  • An attractive compensation package.

We have also other benefits that will keep you happy: 

  • Dedicated budget for training and professional development, participation in conferences 
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Great facilities when working from the office and support for remote working
  • Regular inspiring team building events
  • Flexibility in working hours and location although this is not a remote only role


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