Site Reliability Engineer / DevOps Engineer

Site Reliability Engineer / DevOps Engineer

Type of offer:

The GBIF Secretariat is looking for an experienced Site Reliability Engineer / DevOps Engineer to join our small informatics team. The informatics team develops, deploys, and operates the real-time indexing infrastructure and services that power Our systems serve millions of users each year and provide billions of records in data downloads daily.

The position is located at the GBIF Secretariat in Copenhagen, Denmark, in a team of nine developers and engineers. Some examples of the kind of work you’ll do include:

  • Replacing our Cloudera-managed Hadoop installation (HDFS, HBase, YARN, Spark)
  • Modernizing our virtualization and compute infrastructure with e.g. Kubernetes
  • Upgrading, customizing, and improving our server management processes (Ansible)
  • Evaluating workflow engines and overseeing the migration from Apache Oozie

Job function and description

  • Capacity planning and configuration of the co-located servers (3 racks, hosted in a university data centre)
  • Performing day-to-day operational tasks on GBIF’s infrastructure (deployment, maintenance, configuration, troubleshooting, monitoring) while developing and supporting automation tools and processes to support them
  • The data backup systems and disaster recovery processes
  • The build and deployment infrastructure, including different environments for testing, and hot deployment of new services
  • Managing the separation between co-located infrastructure and our public cloud services (AWS, Azure and GCS)
  • Participating in some on-call support to help maintain a 24×7 environment
Location: Denmark
Organization: GBIF
Deadline: April 24, 2022
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