Software Engineer, Infrastructure Reliability (f/m/d)

About the opportunity

The goal of the Infrastructure Reliability team is to provide a highly available platform so that we can meet our SLAs for performance and uptime with a high volume traffic and sustained growth.

Contentful’s customers run a wide range of deployments that consume our API. Our micro-service architecture needs to be highly available and provide consistent performance, with the challenge of customers generating diverse sets of workloads depending on their own data structure and usage patterns, along with significant growth in traffic.

What to expect?

We manage a modern stack starting from CDNs at the outer layer to a micro-services based backend architecture running on Kubernetes in the AWS Cloud. The team is focused on improving the resilience and performance of this stack.

While our product teams build, deploy, run, maintain and own their services, you will be engaged with challenges and innovations about the cloud infrastructure stack.

What you need to be successful?

  • Experience in building, scaling or managing production web services
  • Proficient with at least one development language (we mainly use JavaScript/TypeScript, Golang)
  • Ability to dive into new languages, frameworks and APIs
  • Strong experience working with Container Orchestration tools (we use Kubernetes)
  • Motivated to guide your own learning and contribute in a supportive team environment
  • Strong English communication skills, verbal and written (German not required).

We know that people come with different profiles, and strong candidates may have experience with one or more of the below points:  

  • Familiarity with monitoring, configuration management, logs search and querying
  • Familiarity with  production deployments in the cloud (especially AWS), preferably using orchestration tools (we mainly use Terraform).
  • Knowledge of data stores such as PostgreSQL, Redis, S3 and MySQL.
  • Building and operating Microservices
  • Scaling distributed systems.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP Stack including networking/routing, load-balancing and caching/CDNs
  • Edge computing and CDN

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital products. 
  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share in the success of our company.
  • We value Work-Life balance and flexibility! A generous combination of vacation 
  • days, trust-based work hours and the option to work from the home office/remotely.
  • Use your personal education budget plus education days to improve your skills and grow in your career.
  • Enjoy a full range of virtual events, including workshops, guest speakers, and fun team activities, supporting learning and networking exchange beyond the usual work duties.
  • Share and navigate the excitement of your new role with your CFF (Contentful First Friend).
  • Plus, Contentful socks! And other amazing swag as part of company events. Oh yeah!


Who are we?

Contentful is the leading content platform that powers digital experiences for over 30% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Shopify, Staples, Atlasssian, Electronic Arts, Chanel, Roche, Vodafone use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice controlled apps and more. 

We’re growing rapidly and we have secured over $330 million in funding from top-tier partners such as Tiger Global, Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 650 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco, Denver and distributed around the world.

Everyone is welcome here!

“Everyone is welcome here” is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability, or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

If you need reasonable accommodations at any point during the application or interview process, please let your recruiting coordinator know.

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