What We Need

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.

Basic Requirements:

  • Deep understanding of operating systems and networks fundamentals
  • Practical knowledge of Linux

The ideal candidate is expected to:

  • Independently deal with and investigate infrastructure issues on live production systems including dealing with hardware problems and interact with data centre
  • Develop internal automation - monitoring, setup, statistics
  • Have the ability to foresee potential problems and prevent them from happening. Apply first-aid reaction to infrastructure failures when necessary
  • Help developers with deployment and integration
  • Participate in on-call rotation
  • Make well-reasoned technical choices and take responsibility for it
  • Understand the whole technology stack at all levels: from network and user-space code to OS internals and hardware
  • Approach problems with practical mindset and suppress perfectionism when time is a priority
  • Setup automatic systems to control infrastructure
  • Possess a healthy detestation for complex shell scripts

Who we are

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".

What you get

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Informal and thriving work atmosphere
  • First-class workplace equipment (hardware & tools)
  • Above-average perks and fringe benefits


  • Remote, Singapore

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