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Staff Platform Engineer (remote)



Software Engineering
Europe · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

(Fully remote, async-first, DevOps SaaS, 32-40h/week, time zones: UTC-3 to UTC+3)

Join Checkly, a Gartner Cool Vendor, as the Staff Engineer Platform and be at the forefront of the Monitoring as Code (MaC) movement. We're a remote-first startup on a mission to enable developers to detect and resolve issues 10x faster with code-first synthetic monitoring for modern DevOps. Monitor your APIs and apps at a fraction of the price of legacy providers. Powered by a Monitoring as Code workflow and Playwright.

Thousands of developers are using Checkly today, including those at 1Password, Autodesk, AutoTrader, CrowdStrike, Deno, Render, Sentry, and Vercel.

We care about building a team where people of all backgrounds are encouraged to do their best work. To achieve this we built a flexible, remote-first and async-first startup environment with inclusive benefits.

What you'll do

We’re looking for an experienced Engineer to lead our site reliability practices with a strong background in distributed systems architecture and high scale cloud backends to help us do what we love most: building the best monitoring platform for developers.

Improve reliability and evolve our infrastructure

You will get a chance to be hands-on in our stack, driving challenging platform initiatives and scaling up our infrastructure together with our backend engineers. You will be influential in the development of our cloud architecture roadmap and code-based infrastructure management (”Infrastructure as code”).

Help us continue to build a strong SRE culture in a supportive team environment

You will play a key role in defining how we “do reliability”. Together with your peers in the product engineering teams, you will be responsible for:

  • Observability of our backend platform: define bottlenecks, track them and fix them.

  • Optimize our performance and reduce error rates: from wild queries, to slow queues to Heisenbugs.

  • Work directly with our VP of Engineering to have reliability baked into everything we do.

  • Identify valuable infrastructure initiatives, communicate them clearly and bring them from idea to production.

What you should have

We know people come with various knowledge and experience, so a combination of some, any or all of the points below will contribute to your success.

  • Background of technical leadership driving engineering excellence

  • Experience in building, scaling or managing production web services

  • Experience with production deployments in the cloud (especially AWS)

  • Deep working experience with AWS, SQL & OLAP databases and Node.js

  • First-hand experience with SRE practices: SLOs/SLAs, modern incident management, etc.

  • Know how to communicate with coworkers and customers in English.

  • Ability to be autonomous and self-motivated in a remote work environment, while you also enjoy getting to know your colleagues and helping others.

  • Located in UTC-3 to UTC+3.

What we offer

  • Transparent salary because your salary shouldn't be dictated by how good a negotiator you are. (more info below)

  • Become part of a fast-growing, international, and remote team where you can have a real impact

  • Remote-first, flexible work hours, async-first and transparent culture

  • Stock options

  • 27 days of paid vacation + your local public holidays

  • Paid sick leave & up to 14 weeks of paid parental leave

  • $1,000 learning & visiting budget

  • Co-working budget or home office setup

  • Company retreats

  • Employment & contractor options

Find out more here.

What we pay

Fair, competitive, and transparent pay is very important for us. Therefore we work with a standardized salary calculator that includes several factors such as seniority level as well as location.

For this role, the range is

  • €115k - €128k for someone in a similar cost of market as UK, Germany etc.

  • €104k - €115k for someone in a similar cost of market as Spain, Poland, Ukraine etc.


If this sounds interesting, please apply! Studies by several different sources have shown that on average men will apply for a job if they meet 60% of the application requirements. Women/non-binary people will seek to match a much higher percentage of requirements before applying. If you're not sure you're the right fit, apply anyway and let us know what you bring to the table. We'd love to hear from you!

We're all about being transparent and setting clear expectations. That's why we've put together our hiring playbook. There you'll find a sneak peek of who we are and what you can expect in our hiring process. We recently also open-sourced our employee handbook!