Senior Site Reliability Engineer

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Posted 1 month ago

Find, plan, and share adventures with komoot. Driven by a desire to explore, and powered by the outdoor community’s recommendations, it’s komoot’s mission to inspire great adventures making them accessible to all. And we’re good at what we do: Google and Apple have listed us as one of their Apps of the Year numerous times! Today, with over 19 million users and 100,000 five-star reviews, komoot is well on its way to becoming the most popular cycling and hiking app worldwide for people who love adventures.

Join our fully remote team and change the way people explore!

About the role

We provide the backend APIs for the number one outdoor app. We handle millions of requests every hour with our APIs, queues, event pipelines and functions. Running this infrastructure on AWS provides countless challenges around automation, authentication, monitoring, alerting, fraud detection, security and compliance. As a site reliability engineer you join a team of backend developers who live and breathe the DevOps principle “you build it you run it”. We’re looking for a new team member who can support us to build a reliable and worldwide (AWS) infrastructure for the next billion requests.

Ready for your next adventure?

What you will do

  • Suggest and implement security and compliance improvements to our AWS organization like configuration rules, centralized logging, metrics and alerting
  • Identify scaling bottlenecks across our services and improve our AWS infrastructure
  • Level-up our CI/CD pipelines with security checks and “production readiness” checks
  • Build and maintain robust core services like our oauth2 authentication api for our internal and external clients (java/kotlin)
  • Develop countermeasures against content scraping, spam and fraud

Why you will love it

  • You work on the global (AWS) infrastructure for one of the most popular consumer applications. You work impacts millions of people who enjoy the great outdoors
  • We believe good ideas count more than job titles
  • You join a team of motivated backend engineers. We support each other and together we’re responsible for running our APIs.
  • You’ll work together with enthusiastic engineers, we all love and use the product we build
  • You can work from wherever you want, be it a beach, the mountains, your house, co - working location of your choice, our HQ in Potsdam or anywhere else that lies in any time zone situated between UTC-1 and UTC+3
  • You’ll travel with us (when safe) for team gatherings in amazing locations several times a year. You can check out this playlist to find out more about how we stay close while being remote. ( )


You will be successful in this position if you

  • Are highly self-driven, responsible and keen to learn and improve
  • Are a great communicator in a diverse team
  • Have 3+ years of professional experience in running production workloads on AWS with EC2, Docker, ECS/Fargate, API Gateway and Lambda
  • Have 3+ years professional experience with monitoring, logging and AWS security/configuration best-practices
  • Have experience running a global production environment at web-scale, including being on-call. You have a good feeling for performance and latencies. DNS and TLS are baked into your DNA.
  • Have 3+ years experience with Java/Kotlin/Scala
  • Bonus: JavaScript / web programming experience

Sound like you?

Great, we would love to hear from you! Please send us the following:

  • Your CV in English highlighting your most relevant experience
  • A write-up explaining who you are and why you are interested in working at komoot
  • Feel free to send us something that shows us a little more about what you’re interested in, be it your account on GitHub, Twitter, Instagram, Medium or your blog.

At komoot we want to make great adventures accessible to everyone. We support diversity and inclusivity within the outdoors and welcome all prospective applicants.

We have a rolling recruitment process. If this role is online it means it’s still open. We’re accepting applications and actively looking for the perfect candidate. Is it you?


  • 38 days vacation (public holiday included)
  • Fully remote team (working from UTC-1 to UTC+3 timezones)
  • Latest tech and tools you need to succeed to do your best work
  • You’ll travel with us (when safe) for team gatherings in amazing locations several times a year
  • Curiosity grant and many more
Job tags: API APIs AWS Backend CI/CD Compliance DevOps Docker Fraud Java JavaScript Scala Security
Job region(s): Worldwide/Anywhere
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