Kentik - Network Flow Analytics

Site Reliability Engineer / DevOps

Location: Anywhere

Kentik is looking for an experienced SRE/DevOps engineer to architect, build, monitor, and operate the physical and virtual systems that power our products. We’re looking for a self-starter who can quickly develop a clear plan and determine what’s necessary to implement and maintain it. We operate a well-organized, tightly coupled, well-instrumented platform, with an emphasis on results rather than process. We’re expanding fast and we offer enormous opportunities for employee growth.

What the job involves:

As part of the SRE/Ops team:

  • You will be part of a 7-person team, in 4 different countries and 3 different time zones and will participate in a follow-the-sun on-call rotation.
  • You will be day-to-day managing a real-time, scalable, microservices-based infrastructure running in 5 physical locations and two clouds.
  • You are going to design new or extend existing architectures to accommodate for growth and solve scaling issues, while deep-diving in diverse topics, ranging from NetFlow and BGP, up to mysql replication strategies or HTTP.

What we’re looking for:


  • Minimum 3 years of relevant SRE or Systems Administration experience
  • Linux experience: You’ve managed Debian GNU/Linux or Ubuntu installations
  • Networking experience: terms such as route metrics, iptables, IPv6, BGP, LACP sound familiar
  • HTTP experience: you know what TLS, nginx, haproxy or HTTP headers are
  • You prefer automating your way out of tedious tasks
  • You have some familiarity with coding in Python or Go, while using Git to record your changes

Examples of desirable skills or experience we would like to see:

  • You know your way around Linux networking and have worked with policy routing or have used dynamic routing software such as Bird, Quagga/FRR or exaBGP
  • You had developed puppet or ansible code in the past, either to configure servers or networking hardware
  • You’ve used, configured or know how a CI/CD stack works
  • You’re familiar with a metrics platform such as Grafana or Prometheus, and would always check it to validate your assumptions
  • You’ve used or configured an ELK stack in the past
  • You’re familiar with how Debian packaging works
  • You’ve got some experience with Cloud infrastructure, and used tools such as Terraform or Packer
  • You’ve used Cisco or Juniper equipment

If you find the position interesting, we’d be happy to hear from you!

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