Site Reliability Engineer

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Site Reliability Engineer

Ambassadors Lab, the studio for innovation and creative technology within Ambassadors, is looking for a full-time SRE based in our Amsterdam HQ.

Full-time · Amsterdam HQ

About the role

Ambassadors Lab is a team of technology enthusiasts working on new products and workflows that change how the creative advertising industry works.

Our key software product and what you’ll be working on – is called Cube, a SaaS-based platform that offers digital asset management, creative collaboration, and creative automation tools used by leading brands and agencies such as, Vodafone Ziggo, DDB and 180 Amsterdam.

We’re looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to join our team who will assist in operating and maintaining our SaaS platform. You will monitor, analyze metrics, advise and assist in improving the performance of the platform. We’re a closely knit team where everyone has a large degree of freedom to work independently and provide feedback. We help each other out by supporting ad hoc tasks when needed and by sharing responsibilities.

Day-to-day tasks may include:

  • Keeping an eye on our Kubernetes cluster and making sure everything is running smoothly
  • Helping run, maintain, and improve our CI/CD pipelines
  • Assisting or building tooling yourself, to manage and maintain our infrastructure
  • Improving monitoring and visibility of our systems

About you

  • You are based in the Netherlands
  • You have at least a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related discipline with 3+ years of experience in a similar role building, operating, and improving distributed services
  • You are familiar with internet networking fundamentals and modern network protocols
  • You are eager to learn, ask questions, give and receive feedback, and develop yourself
  • You are willing to take ownership of the systems and infrastructure that supports Cube
  • You have a good understanding of what it means to work with DevOps principles
  • You have experience with Kubernetes or similar orchestration systems, as well as experience with Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, GitOps and systems that enable it like Argo CD and GitLab CI
  • You have experience with containerization (Docker)
  • You have experience with distributed storage technologies such as NFS and Amazon S3
  • You have experience with monitoring tools (Grafana, Prometheus) and knowledge about querying metrics with PromQL
  • You have a good working knowledge of Infrastructure-as-Code
  • You have working knowledge of Go, Python, and Bash
  • Ideally you have experience working with cloud providers like GCP
  • You have strong English-speaking skills, and are able to communicate on a professional level to provide clear updates on the development of projects with our international team

We highly recommend candidates to look at our Linkedin page and blog for case studies and more information on our work.

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About Ambassadors

Ambassadors is a creative production studio with an international team of artists, composers, designers, directors, and developers who thrive on working together to solve today’s creative challenges for brands and agencies. Founded in 2007 and with three studios across Amsterdam and New York, we’re driven by the belief that craft makes all the difference.

About Ambassadors Lab

Working under the umbrella of creative production studio Ambassadors, the Ambassadors Innovation Lab is focused on creating tools and workflows that change how brands, creative agencies and production companies work. Our key project is Cube, a digital asset management and creative automation tool for brands and agencies. Developed in 2011 and used by companies including, VodafoneZiggo and TBWA, Cube helps teams streamline production workflows to effectively scale creative content. Check out the Cube website for more.

The Perks of Working at Ambassadors Lab:

  • A role in a company that solves business problems for industry-leading clients such as, VodafoneZiggo, Squarespace, DDB, 180 Amsterdam and more

  • We have “Learn Fridays”, meaning you can use up to 10% of your week to develop new skills and potential side projects
  • Access to online learning platforms
  • The opportunity to learn from a close-knit, inclusive team of tech enthusiasts with innovative mindsets and an international outlook
  • Flexible working hours from home with the opportunity to work as much as you want from our Ambassadors East studio, and occasionally getting together for team lunches, office drinks, fun team outings, in-person training opportunities and more

If you’re excited about taking on this role, we’d love to hear from you!

Ambassadors is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion across race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, or any other category. In doing so, we can help make a positive cultural change in our company and through the creative campaigns we share with the world. Please refrain from adding a photo or your age to your application.