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Senior Site Reliability Engineer- Remote

ClickHouseFull-time$100k - $250k*United KingdomApr 10, 2024
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About ClickHouse

We are the company behind the popular open-source, high performance columnar OLAP database management system for real-time analytics. ClickHouse works 100-1000x faster than traditional approaches. By offering a true column-based DBMS, it allows for systems to generate reports from petabytes of raw data with sub-second latencies. With an amazing community already adopting our open-source technology, we are now embracing our journey in delivering Cloud first solutions to delight our customers. 

With top adopters such as Lyft, Cisco, and eBay - not only do our products work at lightning speed, so do we. 

We are an open and collaborative company. Our colleagues are curious, engaged and excited about what they do. If you want to work in an environment where you can learn, grow, be an agent of change and have your voice heard - then please read on!


We are committed to providing our customers with reliable and secure services so we are building out our newly formed Site Reliability Engineering team. As one of the first joiners to our Reliability Engineering Team at ClickHouse, you will be responsible for building and leading processes to ensure the reliability, availability, scalability, and performance of our cloud infrastructure that runs ClickHouse databases. You will collaborate with different teams like Control Plane, Dataplane, Core, Security, Support and Operations and guide them to design and implement scalable, secure, highly available and fault-tolerant distributed systems. You will also own the areas of incident management and response, post-mortem analysis including running blameless postmortems, and continuous improvement of our ClickHouse services. You will be leveraging your software engineering expertise to develop software platforms and tools to optimize the operational and engineering efficiencies of ClickHouse Cloud. This role is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on our elastic, limitless scale, high-performance, serverless ClickHouse Cloud.

What will you do?

  • Collaborate with various engineering teams in ClickHouse to design and implement scalable, secure, and highly available systems for ClickHouse.
  • Establish and manage service level objectives (SLOs) and service level agreements (SLAs) for ClickHouse Cloud.
  • Ensure all the infrastructure components in ClickHouse Cloud (including Dataplane, Control Plane and ClickHouse Core) have monitoring and alerting in place to ensure timely detection and resolution of incidents.
  • Enhance and refine incident response processes and post-mortem analysis for any outages in ClickHouse Cloud including working with the support team to communicate to the impacted customers.
  • Continuously improve the reliability and performance of our ClickHouse services.
  • Plan, enable, and drive Chaos initiatives across Engineering teams, based upon internal priorities.
  • Manage on-call processes to respond to performance and reliability issues, and establish best practices for coordinating escalation to resolve issues and minimize downtime.

About you:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • At least 8 years of experience in Site Reliability Engineering or a related field.
  • Previous experience using ClickHouse in production. 
  • Hands on experience with Go and/or Python. 
  • Strong knowledge of cloud computing platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Excellent understanding of distributed databases and SQL, particularly ClickHouse is a major plus.
  • Hands on experience with container orchestration tools such as Kubernetes or Docker Swarm.
  • Strong experience with automation and configuration management tools such as Ansible, Terraform, or Puppet.
  • You are a strong problem solver and have solid production debugging skills.
  • You are passionate about efficiency, availability, scalability, and data governance.
  • You thrive in a fast paced environment, and see yourself as a partner with the business with the shared goal of moving the business forward.
  • You have a high level of responsibility, ownership, and accountability.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.




This role offers cash compensation and a stock options grant. For roles based in the United States, you can find above our typical starting salary ranges for this role, depending on your specific location. 

The positioning of offers within a certain range depends on various factors, including: candidate experience, qualifications, skills, business requirements and geographical location.

If you have any questions or comments about compensation as a candidate, please get in touch with us at [email protected].


  • Flexible work environment - ClickHouse is a distributed company offering remote-first work to all employees
  • Healthcare - Employer contributions towards your healthcare.
  • Equity in the company - Every new team member who joins our company receives stock options.
  • Time off - Flexible time off in the US, generous entitlement in all countries.
  • A $500 Home office setup if you’re a remote employee.
  • Employee-driven international mobility- we enable you to relocate internationally if you wish (within certain countries and timelines and subject to role requirements, time zones and work permit considerations)

Culture - We All Shape It

As part of our first 200 employees, you will be instrumental in shaping our culture. 

We look for candidates who are: 

  • Motivated by doing great work as part of a team :)
  • Open to learning from others and sharing with others
  • Team Players: helpful, resourceful, responsive
  • Respectful and see feedback as an opportunity to grow

Are you interested in finding out more about our culture? We are a one year old company therefore we are excited to be building it together at the moment. Our first 200 employees are the culture shapers of our future. Check out our blog posts or follow us on LinkedIn to find out more about what’s important to us, and to find out if you’d like to come and contribute to building our culture with us!

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