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DevOps Engineer iCAS

Amsterdam, Netherlands eBay Classifieds Group
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eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is now part of Adevinta, an innovative leader in digital marketplaces spanning 17 countries. We’re all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.

As a global network of loved local brands, including Marktplaats in the Netherlands, mobile.de in Germany and leboncoin in France, our team of over 6,000 employees are there to make things better, safer and easier for the people who choose to visit and use our marketplaces every month. And we do that by being experts in our field, basing improvements on data and bringing together our network of talented teams.

About the team:

The First Party Advertising technology team (iCAS) is looking for a devops Engineer to strengthen the team. We are building an internally used advertising engine combined with seller tools, to deliver shopping listings to the multiple platforms we have within the eBay Classifieds Group. some of our complexities is the high traffic and volume demand, high uptime, handling click-fraud and optimising the listings being shown.

We do this through a technology stack mainly running through Go-lang based microservices, with eventing on Kafka, reporting on Clickhouse and Datastorage on MySQL. Recently we have started a project around Cockroach DB. We run these services through Nomad on our own private cloud, and we handle the dev-ops activities such as deployment (Github, Jenkins), uptime (lots of 9s), monitoring (Prometheus, Pagerduty, Grafana) and maintenance as well. Our frontend is based on NodeJS and Knockout. This stack is in constant evolution and flux to support growth as well as our own efficiency

Some numbers:

  • Up to 10K events per sec per service.
  • System handling up to 9000 searches per second.
  • Over 10 million live Listings
  • Serving the biggest classifieds sites in CA, DE, NL and BE
  • End-to-end ownership of the seller's journey, from the shop around the corner to big retail brands

The role:

Dive deep into system and application performance and reliability issues; work with engineers in the team to produce and roll out fixes and improvements.

Troubleshoot issues across the entire stack. Solve problems relating to mission critical services and build automation and monitoring to help prevent problem recurrence.

Engage in service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning. Participate in the on-call rotation.

What we are looking for:

You have excellent written and verbal communication skills. You have experience managing large websites or services within the context of a large-scale web environment. You are able to execute and deliver projects in a high-pressure environment, without sacrificing quality. You are able to show personal initiative in identifying what needs to be done. You enjoy and want to automate everything so that you can sit back and relax! Google search is your best friend and open source repos and StackOverflow are your frequent stops.

The candidate we are looking for is an experienced DevOps engineer with a passion for open source products and systems automation and an interest in getting involved with backend code.

We are looking for expertise in several of the following:

  • Good programming skills in one or more of: Go, python and open to pick up new ones.
  • Hands-on experience with infrastructure automation tools and orchestrators (Hashicorp stack, SaltStack, etc.)
  • Expertise with monitoring frameworks (Grafana, Kibana, Prometheus)
  • You feel ownership over everything you ship. You pride yourself on efficient monitoring and strong documentation.
  • Working knowledge of the TCP/IP stack, internet routing and load balancing.
  • You are good on your own, but shine in a team.
  • Able to prioritize tasks and work independently.

Preferred

  • Expertise in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.
  • Expertise with Kafka and ElasticSearch
  • Deep network analysis experience.
  • Strong Linux system-level analysis capabilities.
  • Systematic problem solving approach, coupled with a strong sense of ownership and drive.
  • Demonstrated skill and passion for operational excellence.
  • Experience with public cloud (GCP, AWS).

What we offer:

  • Meaningful Work:We are a diverse, international, highly skilled and passionate team committed to a world where people share more and waste less. Every day you will have the opportunity to make a huge difference for our users, customers as well as shape the future.
  • Flexibility:We believe that work is what you do, not where you do it. So we provide mobile work and flexible hours that gives you the autonomy, and scope to set your own working patterns and agendas. We empower our teams and people to decide which key moments they want to spend face to face, instead of fixing a number of office days.
  • Work-Life Balance:Our people really do come first and we have lots of options for greater work-life balance including, four weeks work from anywhere per year, part-time work, and additional three months fully-paid parental leave time.
  • Growth and Development:We are a global organisation who truly believes in growing our people. To support this we offer lots of development and training opportunities and provide a budget for our team members.
  • Competitive Compensation:We know that our people are the key to our success and our compensation packages reflect this.
  • Connection and Inclusion:Our culture is the glue that holds us together. We believe in making meaningful connections and creating an inclusive atmosphere with lots of opportunities to connect both in your day to day work and through social team activities (online and offline).

Benefits

Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, Adevinta* offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs.

Covid-19

People are the heart of Adevinta*, and their health and well-being are our first priority. We continue to monitor local government guidance and partner closely with medical advisors to determine the safest and best next steps for everyone. We will discuss the particular case for your region during the interview process. As a general rule, interviews will be completed remotely over video calls.

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