JOB TITLE: SITE RELIABILITY ENGINEER
LOCATION: MUMBAI, INDIA
Saavn is South Asia’s leading music streaming service with over 22 million active million users. We are 200 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favorite songs across languages and genres. In early 2018, a merger between Jio Music and Saavn was announced; creating a combined entity valued at over $1 billion.
We blend digital technology, data analysis (which we have affectionately coined Music Science), and a strong, fearless business acumen to reach all corners of the globe. Through partnerships with Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and Shazam - to name a few - Saavn reaches more music fans across the world. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, innovations and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, from The New York Times, to The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times to Forbes, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies as well as a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, they are advisors and supporters of our vision, our passion, and our collective ability to deliver a revolutionary music experience as the leader in India.
At Saavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: creating the perfect mobile entertainment ecosystem that delivers the best possible music experience to millions of listeners around the world. Our default mode is that of perpetual innovation. Together, we form a concerted rhythm that goes beyond borders. We don't just go with the flow, we create it.
Saavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment, full of fun wholesome experiences – from in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose Saavn, you join a diverse world of high-calibre techies, artists, and inventors hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are one of the few digital companies to provide employment opportunities that meet the Silicon Valley benchmark – right here in Mumbai! Figures, since we’ve got Silicon Valley covered, too.
Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual in our global team to be catalysts for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your vision to life, and to expand, learn and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard.
With listeners speaking multiple languages in almost every country in the world, we like to think we have the most diverse user base on the planet. This has only been made possible because of the value we place on radical inclusivity in our offices across the globe. We believe different is wonderful, and what sets us apart is also what brings us closer. Saavn prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. We have committed ourselves to creating a safe environment with fair and equal access and opportunities, sans discrimination. We encourage everyone to be open to experiences and perspectives beyond their normal; divergent thinkers create differentiated products, and even better music.
If our vibe matches with yours, we'd love to hear from you.
We’re looking for a seasoned Site Reliability Engineer to ensure Saavn is fast, reliable, and available for tens of millions of users. You will work in a closely-knit team to proactively monitor and improve end-to-end system performance, identify bottlenecks, and potential failures. You will report to the innovative and (at least in our opinion) witty CTO.
Ensure our platform exceeds goals for availability, capacity, efficiency, scalability, and performance
Diagnose and resolve latent and systemic reliability issues across stack: application and network
Participate in a 24x7 rotation for production issue escalations
Proactively monitor and improve end-to-end system performance, identify bottlenecks, and potential failures
Develop and maintain scalable alerting tools for debugging and monitoring
Own all production infrastructure, deployment, upgrades, and patches
Masters or Bachelors in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)
At least 3 to 5 years of hands on experience with site operations
Aptitude to independently learn new technologies
Expert-level Linux system administration skills
Experience managing very large-scale, public-facing websites
Understanding of all the infrastructure pieces and protocols needed to make big sites work
Mongo, MySQL, Memcached, etc. administration skills a huge plus
Fanaticism about automation
Shell scripting and high-level language expertise
EC2/AWS expertise a plus
BENEFITS AND PERKS:
At Saavn, we blur work and play, and you get all the perks of a global company. You will get to work with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, who are delivering results and working zealously across time zones to make a difference in the way the world experiences music. We love what we do, and we think you will too.
Flexible vacation policies
Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches & snacks
Saavn-sponsored team outings
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