Ahrefs is looking for a SRE to help take care of its distributed backend systems powered by 2,000 servers and ensure all systems are up and running 24/7. We require someone who possesses a healthy desire to automate everything while being able to quickly resolve urgent issues manually. We strive to keep humans away from doing repetitive jobs that can be done by computers and focus instead on foreseeing problems and defining programmatic structures to handle them.
In this role, be prepared to deal with 30 petabytes storage cluster, 2,000 Linux servers, experimental large-scale deployments and all kinds of software bugs and hardware deviations on a daily basis.
The ideal candidate is expected to:
Ahrefs runs an internet-scale bot that crawls the whole web 24/7, storing huge volumes of information to be indexed and structured in a timely fashion. Our backend system is powered by a custom petabyte-scale distributed key-value storage to accommodate all that data coming in at high speed. With this data, Ahrefs builds analytics services for end-users in the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) space and a web-scale search platform.
We are a lean and robust team who strongly believe that better technology leads to better solutions for real-world problems.
Our motto is "first do it, then do it right, then do it better".