Site Reliability Engineer

Balena published 8 months ago


System Administrator, Full-time

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Site Reliability Engineer

Balena | No office location

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Role: System Administrator
Industry: DevOps, Internet of Things, Software Development
Company size: 51–200 people
Company type: VC Funded


Job description

About being a Site Reliability Engineer at Balena

Balena is looking for a Site Reliability engineer to work with the balena core services. Site Reliability engineers at Balena ensure that our platform is available, reliable, and efficient. They develop monitoring solution and disaster recovery plans, respond and investigate incidents, and work closely with the development team to facilitate frictionless deployments to production.

We're a growing company with opportunities to shape the future of our core system architecture and work to solve the good problems associated with scaling. As a company at the forefront of the emerging IoT sector, and one of the very few putting Docker on embedded devices, we move quickly and innovate aggressively to solve our problems in new and interesting ways.This will be a full-time role.

You will spend time on...

  • Defining and developing our monitoring systems
  • Designing and practicing disaster recovery plans
  • Scaling our infrastructure to meet the demand of hundreds of thousands of clients
  • Investigating and evaluating new technologies
  • Collaborating with the team to design internal tooling
  • Participating in on-call rotation



  • Take pride in your work and are passionate about good code
  • Are proficient in at least one mainstream programming language
  • Have deep knowledge of Linux, networking, and internet protocols
  • Are familiar with managing AWS infrastructure
  • Are an excellent communicator, fluent in English
  • Have a good internet line available so you can join a video call without trouble
  • Are comfortable taking on a project and pushing it to completion without too much management


  • Work with an extremely talented, diverse team
  • Equipment of your choice
  • Remote-friendly
  • Flexible working hours
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Annual company gathering in an international location
  • We send you hardware for side projects!

About working at balena

We come from 15+ countries, and we embrace a remote culture with flexible hours. To us, this means being highly productive while still maintaining a healthy work-life balance. You need to be able to work remotely, and have a dependable internet access available so you can join video calls.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diverse backgrounds. We maintain a work environment in which team members are treated with respect at all times and in which thoughts and ideas can be shared openly.

We communicate proposals, discuss with others in the team and accept feedback if it makes the result better. We value the ability to learn, which is more important to us than knowledge of specific technologies. We know that learning fast means being outside our comfort zone, which is OK -- we'd rather grow than let our assumptions get in our way.


We're delighted to hear about you! Send us your CV, with a focus on what you can bring to the team.

Life at Balena

About Balena

Balena provides a software platform that helps developers build, deploy and manage code on connected devices. We brought Docker to embedded GNU/Linux devices in 2013 and have been building our IoT toolkit ever since. We also maintain a variety of successful open source projects including Etcher, openBalenabalenaEngine, and balenaOS, and made contributions to high-exposure projects such as DockerElectron, and AppImage.

Our technology is open, standards-based, and proven in production across a wide range of scenarios from drones, 3D printers, point-of-sale devices, tidal turbines, skyscrapers and more. Our investors include DFJ, Aspect Ventures, GE, and Ericsson.

Balena is a highly distributed, remote-friendly company with a pretty much flat hierarchy. Our organization is adaptive, getting feedback signals from our users and systems. Right now we organize ourselves by projects, which allow us to build complex features and solve big problems, while staying mutable. As a distributed group, we rely on clear communication and the rule of "assume positive intent" to help us work together across time zones, cultures and first languages. Our base of operations is nominally London, though really we are living all over the world: from Barcelona to Bulgaria, Argentina to Vietnam, and many more.


  • Work with extremely talented, distributed team
  • Work remotely
  • Flexible working hours
  • Equipment of your choice
  • Annual company gathering in an international location
  • We send you hardware for side projects!
Learn more about Balena
Site Reliability Engineer at Balena