Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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About Sentry

Bad software is everywhere, and we’re tired of it. Sentry is on a mission to help developers write better software faster, so we can get back to enjoying technology.

With more than $217 million in funding and 85,000 organizations that believe we’re on to something, we're building performance and error monitoring tools that help companies like Disney, Microsoft, and Atlassian spend less time fixing bugs and more time building products. If you like to selfishly build things that make your digital life better, come help us build the next generation of software monitoring tools.

About the role

The Engineering Operations team is responsible for the deployment, configuration, maintenance and monitoring of Sentry's hosted platform. We do this by leveraging automation tools to automatically spin up and scale services to meet the traffic demands of 1,000,000+ developers. Sentry receives over a billion events a day, and processes terabytes of data to return complex aggregations with sub-second latency.

As Senior Site Reliability Engineer, you will work with a multitude of technologies and have a direct impact on how Sentry evolves to handle 100x our current event volume.

You’ll contribute to the vision of Engineering Operations in a world of cloud providers and partner with other engineering teams in their efforts to grow and sustain Sentry.

In this role you will

  • Work closely with Client Infrastructure team to improve event ingestion and processing pipelines
  • Ensure the uptime and reliability of Sentry's hosted platform
  • Architect and automate services and systems to meet the demand of scale
  • Collaborate with other Engineering teams to deploy and scale new and existing services
  • Be a member of the Engineering Operations team's on-call rotation, and be available to respond and resolve critical issues

You’ll love this job if you

  • Have experienced leading the way
  • Enjoy fiddling with new cloud technologies and services
  • Are not afraid to dig into system internals during the troubleshooting process
  • Have seen networks make and break hosted solutions, and have direct experience with growing and maintaining distributed systems
  • Are familiar with the various SaaS ecosystems and have taken ownership of a service you once knew nothing about
  • Have a story (or two) of royally goofing it and can tell us why it would never happen again under your watch


  • 5+ years relevant experience
  • Experience in Python development
  • Good knowledge of replicated and distributed data storage systems
  • Experience with some or all of the following tools we leverage:
    • System Administration: Debian, Docker
    • Cloud: **Google Cloud Platform
    • Databases: PostgreSQL, ClickHouse, Redis, BigTable
    • Environment Management: Saltstack, Kubernetes, Terraform
    • TCP/HTTP Routing: HAProxy, NGINX, Envoy
    • Data Streaming Platforms: Kafka, RabbitMQ
  • Good written and oral communication skills and ability to articulate technical concepts clearly and succinctly


  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • Learning & Development stipend
  • Charitable matching program
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Flexible working schedule and vacation policy, work from home policy, and real work/life balance
  • Company events (Hack Weeks, All Hands, quarterly social events) and friends and family events
  • Relocation assistance - you are living in, or willing to relocate to, Amsterdam, Netherlands area

Sentry values diversity and inclusivity in our company and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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