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Platform Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Platform Engineer

Location : Portugal (Remote)

We have an interesting new opportunity for a Platform Engineer to join our team! As we are experiencing rapid growth, the role has been created to help build, scale and maintain our fully cloud based backbone of our platform.

Who are we?

Ometria is a Customer Data and Experience Platform built for retail marketers to be the fastest route to sustainable growth. Ometria helps marketers plan and launch their most profitable campaigns twice as fast, increasing their customer loyalty and CRM revenue with personalized marketing messages all throughout the customer journey.

Our platform combines the data unification and customer insight of a CDP with an experience platform, letting retail marketers easily and efficiently create experiences their customers love across email, mobile, on-site, social, direct mail and more.

Ometria is trusted by some of the fastest growing retail brands in the world such as Brooklinen, Davines, Steve Madden, and Sephora.

We have a team of over 120 Ometrians based in North America and Europe. We have raised $75m from leading venture capital funds across the world such as Infravia Capital Partners, Octopus Ventures, Summit Action, Sonae IM and many others.

Your role

You will be based in our dedicated platform team, closely partnering with all development teams across engineering and our security team. Your role will be key in helping to scale our infrastructure, build out the underlying platform, evolve our systems and build new ones

Your day to day will be:

  • Building and operating Kubernetes across development, test and production environments
  • Working with developers to improve the operability, availability and observability of our systems
  • Building and improving Continuous Delivery pipelines
  • Defining and evangelizing SRE and DevSecOps best practices within product teams
  • Championing application and infrastructure security as well as cost management
  • Helping us to scale our system and services to handle client accounts of 30million+ contacts

Technology Stack:

Our clients interact with the Ometria platform through a single page web app, which uses both React and Ampersand.

The app communicates with the backend platform through various APIs written in Python 3. Although Golang powers some of our massively concurrent workloads, most of the platform is written in Python.

We run on AWS/Docker/Kubernetes configured with Terraform. Postgres, Redshift and S3 build our multi TB data backbone, while individual services are connected via asynchronous messaging protocols mainly using Kafka & SQS.

You should apply if you:

  • Like the sound of how we like to work, the technologies we use and our product
  • Enjoy learning new things, and solving real world problems
  • Care about infrastructure as code and reproducibility
  • Understand the importance and value of DevOps and SRE principles
  • Enjoy working in a platform team and in cross functional product teams
  • Believe in Continuous Delivery

Not essential, but useful if you have:

  • Experience in building and deploying infrastructure in high traffic environments
  • Experience in operating highly available cloud infrastructure
  • Experience or knowledge about deploying applications to and operating Kubernetes in production
  • Enjoy measuring anything and everything, and driving insight into systems and application performance

Why join Ometria?

The amazing people of Ometria are the core of our business. We believe in making it awesome to be here for all Ometrians and place a continued focus on making Ometria an inclusive, respectful and diverse environment.

We're an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.