Kafka Site Reliability Specialist

Benevity - Victoria, BC (7 months ago)

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Benevity is looking to add a Kafka Site Reliability Specialist to our growing data platform team.The data flowing through our platform directly contributes to decision-making by our internal leaders in addition to those running the Goodness programs of some of the most iconic brands in the world.

This role is about understanding Benevity’s business, the data behind it and how to make this data available to variety of applications that empowers all members of the Goodness ecosystem to generate better outcomes.This role has the rare opportunity to help contribute to a data platform that truly makes the world a better place.

Interested candidates must be willing to relocate to Calgary or Victoria (this is not a remote position).

Go to Work and Change the World

Looking for meaningful work where you can have an impact? Benevity is the place for you.

We’re a fast-paced (and fast growing!) software company in the business of doing good. Our market-leading cloud solution powers Goodness programs that help some of the world’s most iconic brands engage their people, customers and communities by connecting them with causes they care about.

As a B Corp, we’re thrilled to be part of the next wave of companies that are committed to higher social and sustainability standards—a commitment you’ll see reflected in our mission-driven culture.

If you want to feel good about going to work every day, Benevity delivers. We’re an agile, high-performing team and we need new team members—people like you—to help us continue to innovate game-changing technology, and help our raving fans (er, clients!) successfully run world-class Goodness programs that create a culture of purpose and passion while making a positive difference in the world.

Imagine using your skills to catalyze a network of 10 million+ people from hundreds of the most recognizable global brands to connect with millions of charities around the world. At Benevity, you can!

When you Work at Benevity

You’ll have the once-in-a-career opportunity to be a part of a movement—helping some of the world’s most iconic brands drive social change and create a better employee experience that can attract, retain and engage today’s diverse workforce.
You’ll make more than just a paycheck. You’ll have the opportunity to combine your passion with purpose every day while achieving tangible results. Just last year our team delivered nearly 1,000 feature enhancements; not to mention we’ve continued to build game-changing products while processing over $2 billion in donations and 10 million volunteer hours to 150,000 charities worldwide.
You’ll join a high-performing, purpose-driven team that will help you advance your skills and adopt the growth mindset that’s essential to success at our company (and in everyday life). Our inclusive environment will allow you to come to work each day and be your best, most authentic self.
You won’t find a lot of office policies and politics around here, but you will find dogs. You’ll also find a lot of passionate people who are all owners in the company. That doesn’t just mean potential equity in the company (though it means that, too!), but also a sense of responsibility and pride that we’re in this thing together.

Who you are

You're an experienced Kafka developer
You are a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment
You subscribe to the idea that companies should be socially responsible
Your strength is in designing, building and deploying scalable, highly-available systems
You have the ability to think abstractly and deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems
Support all stages of the software development life cycle
You excel at mentoring and leading junior engineers helping them develop their skills and leadership abilities
You have the ability to implement architectural and infrastructure changes
You are willing to take rotational on-call responsibilities for critical systems.

What you bring

Post-secondary or graduate degree
5+ years of full software development lifecycle experience
Minimum of 2 years of hands-on experience building solutions based on Kafka
Must have hands on production experience in standing up and administrating on-premise/cloud Kafka platform which includes creating a backup & mirroring of Kafka Cluster brokers, broker sizing, topic sizing, h/w sizing, performance monitoring, broker security, topic security, consumer/producer access management (ACL)
Minimum of 3 years of experience in any of these programming languages – Java or Scala
Familiar with AWS and supporting applications in a distributed cloud-based environment
Experience with automation/provisioning tools like Stash, Docker, Jenkins and Terraform.
Experience with DevOps practices such as CICD and Automated Release Management
Hands on experience designing and building high-throughput low latency event pipelines
Expert working knowledge of SQL
Comfortable working in a Linux command-line environment
Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
Significant exposure to and demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of programming including design patterns, hardware and software requirements, system requirements and deployment protocol
Experience with iterative, agile development methods, processes and techniques
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent attention to detail

Our Commitment to a Diverse Culture

We believe in the power of diversity and we’re dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment at Benevity. We ensure equal opportunity for all applicants and encourage people of all visible minorities, including Indigenous applicants, and those of any religion, sex, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression to apply.

A Place for all Genders in Tech

Gender diversity and equality benefits everyone. We’re committed to supporting all gender identities and expressions in tech by sharing stories and advocating for equality. We’re also proud to partner with forward-thinking organizations like Chic Geek and Next Gen Men, who continue to build a more vibrant, inclusive and diverse technology landscape.

While we sincerely appreciate every application received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.