Berlin-Site Reliability Engineer

Berlin /
Engineering /
Full Time
👐 About Us

Jina AI is a neural search company.

We build "Tensorflow for search" or the next Elastic.

Our mission is to provide an open-source neural search ecosystem for businesses and developers, allowing everyone to search for information in all kinds of data with high availability and scalability. Found in 2020, backed by GGV Capital, Jina AI has been recognized as one of the most promising startups in AI open-source software.

✨Who we want?

- Be passionate about open source, AI and search;
- Work with strong craftsmanship and ownership;
- Be efficient and responsible on problem solving;
- Play along with colleagues and open source community;
- Speak and write good English.

💼 About This Position

As Site Reliability Engineer/Devops Engineer, your primary responsibility is to keep Jina framework ( reliable and scalable, by adapting the latest cloud-native & DevOps techniques. As our founding SRE, not only will you have a real tangible effect on people's lives, you get to influence our engineering culture and how we build and scale services, and, in the future, grow and lead the SRE team.

Roles & Responsibilities

    • Build tools to reduce ops toil & babysitting
    • Keep Jina/Jina Hub/Dashboard building up and fast
    • Influence architecture decisions to take into account availability, performance, scalability, and fault-tolerance.
    • Identify trouble spots & single points of failure and delegate fixing to system owners
    • Own and evolve our incident response practices

Key Qualifications

    • 1 year of experience on Github Action/Workflow
    • Experience in building production systems on public cloud (AWS/Azure/GCP) for large scale SaaS platforms
    • Well versed with Cloud Integration, Cloud Automation. Should be familiar with Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, Cloudformation etc).
    • Extensive experience using infrastructure technologies to run modern applications such as Docker, Kubernetes, or Serverless.
    • Understanding of Unix/Linux and familiarity in at least one programming language (preferably Python)
    • Comfortable debugging production systems (instrumentation, monitoring, etc)
    • Maintained/contributed open-source projects, familiar with the agile software development process, CICD workflow, ticket management, code-review, version control etc.
    • Self-directed and comfortable working autonomously
    • Good English communication skills.
😊 Benefits & Perks

💵 Competitive salary
📈 Equity in one of the fastest growing AI open-source startup in the world
🌎 Multi-cultural & diverse & happy team
🦄 Extensive development opportunities and an international team of experts
⛱️ Free snacks & drinks, flexible working time, home office options
🏢 A feel-good workplace in Berlin-Mitte
🎳Regular team events, company parties and Monday Breakfast
🎁Birthday and Christmas Surprise
***Benefits & Perks vary by regions

💡 General Interview Hints

We are fully committed to open-source. Check out where you can view all our code, commits, issues, PRs publicly. Hence, when we conduct the interview, we do expect you to have a certain understanding about our products, tech stack and vision.

For the Engineering Role: a Good Pull Request = a Good Cover Letter

Every tech interview involves some kind of code screening. We do it differently at Jina AI. Since we are completely open-source, it is a good way to evaluate your engineering skills based on your first Pull Request to Jina.

If you apply for one of our engineering roles, you can pick one project (JinaDashboardExamples) and work on one bug or new feature. Submit your work via pull request and pass the CICD. Then we will review it.

Note that not only the code, but also the coding style, documentations, commit style, affect our evaluation.

If you encounter any type of questions, feel free to join our Slack Community:

Product and Evangelist Role: Tell us about your understanding

We would like to hear from you about the feedback when using our products. Like really using it, not just looking at our screenshot or documentations. Following the PyPI install instruction or using Docker, either way you need to run the system by yourself. This is the basic requirement for our product related roles.

After playing with our products. We’d like to hear your feedback. What’s your view? What are the good and bad features? How can things be improved? What minimum resources (time & HR) do you need to get this done?
The more you can tell us, the more understanding we have about your skill set.

We are looking forward to meeting you!