Senior Site Reliability Engineer Job in United Kingdom
Cookpad Ltd , United Kingdom

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Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Feb 23, 2021
Last Date
May 23, 2021

Job Description

About Cookpad

Our purpose at Cookpad is to make everyday cooking fun. Not just because we like food but because we believe that cooking is key to a happier and healthier life for people, communities and the planet.

Cookpad started life in Japan and is now the largest recipe sharing community in the world with over 5 million recipes created by users active in more than 70 countries. Our global platform is used by more than 100 million people every month across the world, which brings very interesting reliability and scalability challenges to tackle.

We are building a team of diverse, exceptional problem-solvers from around the world. We only hire passionate, smart and innovative people who want to make a difference.

What’s it like to work at Cookpad? Visit to find out more.

Our global HQ is based in Bristol in the UK - one of the most exciting emerging tech hubs in Europe. We are happy to consider candidates to work onsite (relocation assistance provided) or candidates who will be fully remote.

What would you do in the SRE Team at Cookpad:

As an SRE Engineer at Cookpad you will have a lot of opportunities to innovate and explore new technologies. The SRE team is in the early stages of building a new platform based on Kubernetes for running Cookpad’s production services and you’ll have a lot of say on its design and implementation. We love solving problems using open source technologies and we contribute back to the community by open sourcing some of our tools.

In particular, you will:

  • Guarantee the reliability of Cookpad’s services.
  • Provide platforms and tooling that enable shipping to production easily and reliably.
  • Mitigate incidents as part of our blameless post mortem culture and build solutions and automation to prevent them from happening again.
  • Provide support to a global and diverse organization working in different countries.


This is a senior level role and we are looking for the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in software engineering and automation in one or more modern programming languages.
  • Experience in containerization and deploying applications to Kubernetes, ECS or other container schedulers.
  • Familiar with at least one Cloud environment, for example, AWS, GCP, or Azure.
  • Comfortable managing software in a Linux based environment.

In the SRE team we use the following technologies:

Programming language: Ruby and Go for scripting and building tools.

Infrastructure-as-Code: Terraform, Jsonnet and Itamae (our own lightweight Chef).

Cloud provider: AWS.

Container schedulers: Kubernetes and AWS ECS.

CI/CD: AWS CodeBuild, Github Actions and Jenkins.

Observability: Grafana, Prometheus, Thanos, Alertmanager, Elasticsearch and Amazon CloudWatch.

Data stores: MySQL, Redis, Memcached and DynamoDB.

Event Streaming: Kafka.


Why join Cookpad?

People join us because they share our vision to improve people’s lives. As a company Cookpad invests heavily in learning and development -we hire smart people who thrive in small, highly collaborative and energised teams, and who look at what we do and want to be part of it.

Valuing our team means we offer competitive salaries, an employee referral scheme and very generous benefits, including 7% employer pension contribution, income protection and life insurance. We are central to transport hubs and bike routes which helps with flexible working and all-important downtime with family and friends.

In our usual working environment breakfast is provided every day, we have a fully stocked and fully equipped team kitchen where we can cook together and there are weekly pilates/ yoga classes.

In this interim period due to the current global pandemic we are working to keep as many of our perks as possible available to our staff. This includes moving the pilates/ yoga classes online as well as company socials and attendance of meetups.

Equal Opportunity

The Cookpad team is made up of an incredible, diverse range of people. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

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