Site Reliability Engineer (Linux/GCP)
London, UK | Full-time
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We are looking for an experienced Linux Engineer to join our team. This role will enable you to use your experience in building and maintaining the Linux-based infrastructure on which our apps stand. Our team maintains the full life cycle of a bare-metal Linux server: from capacity and specification planning to the deployment of the services and monitoring. Our apps connect millions of people worldwide, and the whole underlying infrastructure is done and maintained in-house. We have thousands of servers in several data centres, and we strive to make sure that the service is fast, reliable and uninterrupted. 

Our team consists of several “pods”: Service Delivery that does all the operations and 1st line incident management, Data Centre Operations, responsible for physical layer and Service Engineering, that is responsible for building new things and problem management (the fun part!). 

What we use;

Adopted: CentOS Linux, xCAT, Cassandra, Centrifugo, Puppet, Consul, Python, Go, PHP, MySQL, MongoDB, Nginx, Docker, Tarantool, Kafka, Aerospike, Bareos, Hadoop, Clickhouse, Cacti, ELK, Zabbix, Grafana, Prometheus, Splunk, Zookeeper, Postfix, Coturn and numerous in-house services. 

Adopting: Google Cloud (GCP), Kubernetes, ArgoCD, KVM, Ceph, Envoy, Kotlin


  • Helping developers in bringing new projects to life. Find and build new solutions that enable us to achieve our goals: new file storages, video-streaming software, databases etc. both on our bare-metal servers and in Google Cloud
  • Bringing new technologies to our stack. We strongly believe that one can't have favourite tools. If we feel that the new solution will prove to be beneficial, we at least try it. When we can’t find an existing solution that suits us, we build it from scratch.
  • Adopting Google Cloud. We are only just getting started, and we need someone who has enough experience to help us to start off on the right foot. This will be your main project.


  • A number of years of hands-on experience with administering Linux systems.
  • Deep understanding of how Linux works. You understand what “cs us sy id wa st” are, know how to stop other services from “stealing” the passive ports, and you feel more at home in /proc/ that in /home/.
  • Python is a must. Ruby, Go, PHP or Kotlin would be a bonus.
  • Experience with configuration management systems. We use Puppet, but it’s easy to learn.
  • You know exactly how DNS and TCP/IP work.
  • You keep yourself updated about new trends in IT.


  • Experience with integrating technology from our adopting list and administering it.
  • Some knowledge of project management. Projects are our bread and butter, knowing how to set up the deadlines, create WBS and manage requirements helps.
  • If you can write good documentation and love to do it, you will better hand-off the finished project to support.
  • Experience with application security. As a growing public company we aim to keep it safe.

With over 700 staff in 10+ countries all working remotely during the time of COVID-19, we’ve worked hard to adapt and support our teams during this challenging time, including:

Flexible working hours

Streaming free, live yoga & meditation sessions each week, as well as a full weekly timetable of free online exercise classes

‘Random Coffee’ - connecting staff across the globe in pairs once a week to get to know each other over a video chat

‘First Fridays’ - meal delivery for a remote lunch with your team once a month

Employee Support Fund for those whose households are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19

Written resources to guide employees through this challenging time

You will also be taken through a fully digital onboarding process!

About Bumble Inc.: Bumble Inc. is the parent company of Badoo and Bumble, two of the world’s highest-grossing dating apps with millions of users worldwide. The Bumble platform enables people to connect and build equitable and healthy relationships. Founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014, the Bumble app was one of the first dating apps built with women at the center, and the Badoo app, which was founded in 2006, was one of the pioneers of web and mobile dating products. Bumble currently employs over 700 people in offices in Austin, Barcelona, London, and Moscow. For more information, please visit:

Site Reliability Engineer (Linux/GCP)
London, UK | Full-time
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