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Senior Systems Engineer

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Glovo is building the future of cities by enabling anyone to get any product from any store in their city delivered in minutes. Our goal is to provide on-demand delivery infrastructure for every city in the world.

We are constantly looking for talented and passionate engineers to join the team in our Barcelona office.

You are someone who loves working in a high-paced startup environment. You enjoy tackling different problems and take pride in delivering thought-through, well designed, flexible and easy to use solutions. You work well with other top-level engineers and value constructive feedback that helps you grow as a professional. You are not afraid of getting your hands dirty with a platform or technology that you don’t know and are always eager to learn something new.

If this sounds like you and you are up for a challenge, keep reading!

As a Senior Systems Engineer at Glovo you will:

  • Improve the existing delivery, operation and monitoring processes for the different services and systems of Glovo
  • Participate in the definition of a sustainable infrastructure strategy for Glovo and its execution
  • Help us improve and evolve the high-level architecture of our back-end
  • Work side by side with developers to help them push their services from zero to production
  • Participate in incident management, diagnosis and mitigation

Main requirements

  • At least 5 years of meaningful experience as a Systems Engineer
  • Deep knowledge of network protocols (HTTP, DNS, etc.) and operative systems
  • Experience managing Linux servers
  • Great scripting abilities (Python, Bash)
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (VPC, IAM, EC2, RDS, Kinesis)
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code automation (CloudFormation, Terraform)
  • Experience with configuration management tools (Ansible, Puppet, Chef)
  • Experience with continuous integration solutions, preferably Jenkins
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience managing and tuning relational database clusters, preferably MySQL
  • Knowledge of security vulnerabilities, attacks and best practices to protect against them

Nice to have

  • Experience managing distributed services/microservices platforms
  • Experience operating and tuning Java server applications
  • Experience with Kafka or Kinesis
  • Experience with RabbitMQ, SQS, ZeroMQ and other message brokers
  • Experience with ElasticSearch clusters


  • Equity plan
  • Unlimited Glovos (zero delivery fee on your Glovo orders)
  • A selection of fresh fruits and snacks
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Weekly team lunches
  • Back to School Fridays (it’s all about learning and sharing knowledge)
  • Team building activities
  • Relocation package and Visa sponsorship if needed
  • Scale with a rapidly growing startup, with tons of opportunity to grow
  • Free beer on Fridays and events
  • Flexible working hours and work from home policy
  • The opportunity to change the world and see how everyone uses the product you build
  • Work in an international, dynamic and passionate environment with a great company culture

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