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Senior DevOps / Site Reliability Engineer - full-time

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Job Description

Join the Divio Adventure!

Passionate about infrastructure and security, your head always in the cloud, and looking for new challenges? Look no further! Although Divio is a small hosting provider, we strive for ambitious goals.

What is Divio?

As a small team equipped with keyboards and ambitious goals, we provide the ability to easily deploy containerized applications to any cloud (AWS, Azure, Exoscale, you name it!) and region with just a single click. Divio offers all the features you would expect from a PaaS, and more. To find out more, visit or, even better, try it yourself to get a feel of what we build.

What about the job?

As a Site Reliability Engineer at Divio, the overall performance, security, cost-effectiveness and reliability of the cloud infrastructure are in your hands (no pressure). Together with the team, you manage the entire software development life cycle, end to end. This includes creating robust solutions that follow security and good engineering principles, constantly monitoring and improving the system, replacing “boring” manual tasks with powerful automation, answering swiftly to client queries (L3 only, don’t worry) and participating in the “on-call” rotation. In all those activities, you act wisely and with foresight, make accurate estimations, and assess the consequences of your actions thoroughly.

At Divio, you will be able to touch everything, to bring your own ideas to the table and (hopefully) to have fun. However, we also care for excellence and expect you to fit into the mindset of the existing SRE/engineering team. You understand that your work is not only about programming. Your proactive nature makes it easy for you to anticipate problems and communicate any risks at an early stage. If something goes wrong, you avoid passing the blame and take on the responsibility for your work. You can see the impact your work has on others and if there is an issue arising you address it positively. You are helpful and considerate with your team members and if you can, help others to grow. On the other hand, you do not hesitate to ask for help and are actively seeking to learn from more experienced colleagues. You are passionate and continuously stay up-to-date with industry developments.

As a heads up, the recruitment process at Divio is only 3 steps: (1) a short meeting of around 30 minutes to get to know each other, (2) a no-code technical interview of around 1.5 hours with the subjects given in advance, (3) a final administrative meeting to settle on the salary, conditions, contract, etc.


Must have / very good expertise in:

  • Configuration management softwares (Ansible, Terraform)
  • Docker, IaaS providers and Cloud Native Technologies (AWS, Azure)
  • Linux system administration and optimization
  • TCP/IP network stack (including UDP), web-related protocols (HTTP, TLS, DNS,...) and load-balancing

Important / expertise in:

  • Backing services such as PostgreSQL, Redis, RabbitMQ, ElasticSearch, etc. including setup, administration, scaling, and monitoring thereof
  • Experience in programming (Go, Java, …) with a strong preference for Python (heavily used at Divio)
  • Scripting languages (Bash, Python)
  • Git

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Django or other Python-based web frameworks
  • Experience with other cloud providers (e.g. Google Cloud)
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes

Core competencies / soft skills:

  • Very professional in contact with clients and a high degree of empathy to assess their concerns properly and rapidly
  • Extremely reliable character, able to work independently and to cope with pressure
  • A team player experienced in working in intercultural and remote teams
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Avidity to learn and improve


In our small company, change is embraced, and we try to avoid endless meetings and political maneuvers as much as possible. Our focus is 100% on engineering!

Here are some of the perks of joining Divio:

✨ Remote Wonderland: join us from the comfort of your favourite spot, wherever that may be. We believe in high flexibility because creativity knows no boundaries, and who doesn’t want to work in panties?

✨ Dream Team: Members of our multi-cultural team are as nice as Swiss chocolate and as efficient as German engineers. We hold to high-quality standards and are selective in our hiring, so you will be among your peers.

✨ Tech Playground: we've got a "smorgasbord" of technologies for you to play with, and big challenges ahead of us. We are always up for adopting new and better techs & processes. Help us discover which they are!

🌟 Big Impact: your ideas won't get lost in the abyss of corporate bureaucracy. Everyone stands on equal ground here, and your influence can be as substantial as you make it.

🌟 Brag to Friends: the Divio platform is just awesome, so you will always have something to talk about in tech gatherings. Plus, you will enjoy premium hosting for all your projects, in case you want to show off your side hustles too!

Advice from our career coach

As a Site Reliability Engineer at Divio, you will be responsible for the overall performance, security, cost-effectiveness, and reliability of the cloud infrastructure. To stand out as an applicant:

  • Highlight your expertise in configuration management software such as Ansible and Terraform.
  • Showcase your experience with Docker, IaaS providers, and Cloud Native Technologies like AWS and Azure.
  • Demonstrate your proficiency in Linux system administration and optimization.
  • Emphasize your knowledge of TCP/IP network stack, web-related protocols, and load-balancing.
  • Discuss your experience with backing services like PostgreSQL, Redis, RabbitMQ, and ElasticSearch.
  • Detail your programming experience, especially in Python which is heavily used at Divio.
  • Showcase your expertise in scripting languages like Bash and Python.
  • Highlight your experience with Git for version control.
  • It would be beneficial to have experience with Django or other Python-based web frameworks, other cloud providers, and knowledge of Kubernetes.
  • Emphasize your soft skills including professionalism in client communication, reliability, teamwork in intercultural settings, excellent English proficiency, and a proactive attitude towards learning and improvement.

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Jun 8, 2024


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