Senior Site Reliability Engineer

IT Management


JustWatch is an international streaming guide and an entertainment marketing startup, founded in 2014 in Berlin. Over 20 million users in 80 countries (and counting!) use JustWatch to find movies and TV shows they love and where they can easily watch them. Our mission is to become the biggest entertainment advertising company worldwide, and are growing our engineering teams to get there.

About your future Team

The infrastructure team sits right at the intersection of engineering teams at JustWatch. We build tools that shape how engineers deliver code to tens of millions of users around the world, and we strive to make it an exceptional experience.

Our mission is made possible by creating an infrastructure that is based on an open source foundation, yet shaped by software we develop to reach the right level of convenience. We are not a team of trend chasers nor archaeologists - our infrastructure is built by pragmatically choosing modern pieces of technology over reinventing the wheel. When faced with a problem that isn’t solved already, we build the solution. When faced with an uncertain ecosystem, we observe the development, learn and go with more robust choices.

We are interested in the value you can bring rather than years of experience, the knowledge of every piece of our tech stack or well curated references. Do you have a side project? Have you failed or succeeded at your own startup? Are you an expert in a piece of our stack? Incredibly driven? Entrepreneurial? These are the achievements and traits we're interested in.

Some of the topics we have recently worked on are

  • We’ve enhanced our monitoring stack to keep track of Core Web Vitals, considered the findings and reworked our Kubernetes node pools, resulting in ~30% performance boost for the JustWatch page.
  • We migrated our self-hosted Scylla database over to Scylla cloud in order to win ourselves more time to focus on problems that help drive our product further. We’re following through by doing the same thing and moving self-hosted Postgres instances over to Google CloudSQL.
  • We’ve started the redesign of our main “user-facing” component - webrouter - in order to eventually build better fallback handling and further reduce the loading time of our site.
  • Lately, we’ve put our heads together and started brainstorming extensions of ChatOps, the main point through which engineering releases the code behind JustWatch.

What we expect from you

  • Eagerness to learn and explore new technologies, and mindset to make the right decisions in adopting or not adopting them
  • Engineering experience and empathy to understand what makes engineers build
  • Service-oriented mindset, and desire to help others before chasing infrastructure inefficiencies
  • Experience with at least some of the technologies in our stack. We’re also looking for experience beyond our stack, and are open to new approaches

How we work, and what’s in it for you

  • Freedom and responsibility. We share context on what matters to the business. The delivery is up to you. That also means we don’t track vacation days, have flexible working hours, and allow working remotely.
  • No company-wide Scrum or other enforced processes. We are agile without artificial overhead.
  • Great colleagues and a creative environment. We prefer asking forgiveness than asking for permission.
  • Direct communication, no bloated hierarchy. Frequent open, honest, and bi-directional feedback.

Our stack

Our stack consists of Golang, Kubernetes, Prometheus, ScyllaDB, PostgreSQL and ElasticSearch all running on Google Cloud Platform, and you will play an integral role in shaping and evolving our tech stack.

We love challenging goals. We question everything. We are always learning, and we are excellent in execution. We believe in the 80/20 rule and try to apply common sense and pragmatism to everything.

Read more about our culture in our blog post and Talent page at https://www.justwatch.com/de/Talent

JustWatch takes diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. Our goal is to build a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We commit to being inclusive.

Updated: 2 weeks ago
Job ID: 5791024
About JustWatch
JustWatch is a leading streaming guide that helps 25M+ users discover movies and shows. On the B2B side - we advertise movies to the right audiences.
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