Site Reliability Engineer

Seb Pogorzelski
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Career opportunity at MetDesk

MetDesk is the UK’s leading private sector weather forecasting business with a growing world-wide focus, specialising in business critical services to a corporate and industrial customer base. Weather is one of the most exciting and diverse industries on the planet and this is your opportunity to become an important part of the fastest growing commercial weather forecasting company in Europe.

We deal in significant datasets so you’ll be using the latest technologies to provide services to our growing global customer base. Your skills will support a broad range of industries from transportation, energy through to complex data analytics.

MetDesk is headquartered in the picturesque Chiltern town of Wendover, which has a regular direct train service to London.  This is a new position within the team to support our ongoing expansion and future aspirations.  You’ll be working closely with commercial staff, trained meteorologists and IT specialists.  There will be a focus on maintaining high reliability of our extensive infrastructure and there is also the exciting opportunity for you to innovate to take our systems to the next level.

  • Actively monitor and maintain the infrastructure to a very high uptime metric
  • Proactively improve the large infrastructure deployed at our Data Centres
  • Technical liaison between our data centre and software partners
  • Responsibility for our backup strategies
  • Pivotal in the planning of strategic architecture
  • Participate in support coverage
  • Reverse engineering and problem solving
Experience and skills required

Essential skills

  • 2 years commercial experience of MySQL/MariaDB, MongoDB, PostgreSQL and Redis
  • 2 years of managing enterprise-level architectures running on Linux and an intimate knowledge of Linux internals
  • Working knowledge of infrastructure components such as Routers, Load Balancers, Container Systems, Storage and Networks
  • Experience with analysis of key aspects of system design with a focus on reliability and scaling
  • Experience with tuning high volume applications
  • Proficiency in Bash scripting

Desirable skills criteria

  • Knowledge of Corosync/DRBD and Pacemaker
  • NodeJS
  • Docker
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Varnish Cache
  • JavaScript ES6
  • TimescaleDB
  • Cloud Computing
  • Ansible/Jenkins
Package & Location
  • Job Type: Full-time, permanent
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Company profit share scheme
  • Company matched pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus public holidays


Please send your CV with covering letter to

MetDesk is an equal opportunities employer