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Senior Cloud Engineer Azure - SRE

Infrastructure, IT & SecurityParis | Bucharest | Czech Republic | Remote
*These roles are open to full and partial remote from France, Romania and Czech Republic.*
You have most likely used Algolia in the last week without even knowing about it. What about joining the team and enabling more developers to build great search experiences with little worry about the reliability of their search engine?
Site Reliability Engineers (SRE) at Algolia are both software and systems engineers that ensure we can reliably serve billions of queries every day, for users all around the world, despite datacenters being unavailable and undersea cables being cut. As we operate many services including our Search API, Places, DocSearch and Analytics, you’ll keep learning new things everyday and share what you have learned.
The platform we develop uses both virtual and bare-metal systems spanning over 50 datacenters in 17 different regions serving millions of users from every corner of the globe. Since search is a critical component of many applications, the SRE team maintains a high level of expertise in system failures in order to prevent them and provide reliable service to our customers.
No two problems are the same because all the systems evolve all the time. We expect you to be a resilient problem solver who isn’t afraid to think outside of the box and use the knowledge of system interactions in your favor. You’ll also take ownership of complete projects and execute them.
The team is composed of engineers with different backgrounds and experience both in the industry and academia. The diversity works in our favour and you should increase it by bringing your experience, your knowledge and your point of view. Thinking differently is a plus, not a minus. We’re transparent with each other and to other teams both about our success and our failures. This way we learn, we accept our weaknesses and continuously strive to improve both personally and professionally.


  • Work with other teams to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve high impact issues
  • Evaluate performance of current and future systems, both software and hardware
  • Participate in design of new systems
  • Develop and maintain the automation tools used for all systems
  • Participate in on-call rotation to ensure fast response to production issues
  • Ensure that the Infrastructure best practices are followed
  • Be a team player 


  • Microsoft Azure certifications (about Architecture, Infrastructure, Deployment or Administration)
  • 2+ years of software engineering experience
  • 1+ year of Azure production experience
  • Knowledge of Shell scripting and at least one scripting language (Python, Ruby, etc.)
  • Willing to learn Go (golang)
  • Understanding of Linux systems: I/O, process scheduling, filesystems
  • Understanding of computer networks: TCP/IP, DNS, load-balancing
  • Excellent spoken and written English skills required
  • Rigor in high code quality, automated testing and other engineering best practices
  • Ability to make independent decisions and taking ownership for them 
  • Experience at our current stage and beyond ($50-200M ARR range, high growth, lots of change and building internal infrastructure).


  • Knowledge of another Cloud platforms (AWS or GCP)
  • Knowledge of Go (golang)
  • Knowledge of automated integration tests
  • Knowledge of Chaos engineering
  • Ability to use a configuration management tool like Ansible, Puppet or Chef
  • Knowledge of low level principles of computers and network components
  • Performance profiling of applications both in development and production 


  • GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment.
  • TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership.
  • CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
  • CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients and the decisions we make in the company.
  • HUMILITY- Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside. 


  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Relocation support
  • Company Canteen (high standard)
  • Flexible work hours and flexible time off 


  • Competitive pay and equity
  • Coaching and sponsorship to participate and speak at leading industry conferences
  • Ongoing professional education opportunities through internal & external workshops, including public speaking, language learning (English/French)
  • Fun: we spend time together — team building, socializing and making tools that encourage getting to know teammates across offices and continents
  • Charitable contribution matching
  • Unique referral rewards program: refer a candidate, and we’ll donate to your charity of choice
  • Fully stocked kitchens
  • Team workouts
  • Meals & happy hours 
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