Kafka Infrastructure Engineer - 12 Month Contract

Dublin, Ireland

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Udemy, Inc.

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Udemy is the leading global marketplace for teaching and learning, connecting students everywhere to the world’s best online classes. We are looking for a Senior Kafka Infrastructure Engineer to join our Datastore Infrastructure (DSI) Team. With a commitment to innovation, we embrace automation and agile culture, love technical challenges and are eager to adopt new technologies and tools. We are responsible for all aspects of MySQL, Redis, Memcached, DynamoDB, Consul and RabbitMQ datastores and proxies like ProxySQL, Envoy and MCRouter across environments including production. Our primary tools are Terraform, Ansible, Atlantis, Datadog, Percona Management Tools, Github and Python. We value teamwork, good humor, strong sense of ownership, technological curiosity, and a desire to learn. You will help us to upscale and grow our Kafka infrastructure. DSI team members are primarily located in San Francisco, US and Dublin, Ireland. Your work hours will be shifted to overlap with early morning hours of the San Francisco team.


  • Serve as company’s Kafka subject matter expert
  • Share Kafka knowledge with teammates, SRE engineers and developers
  • Work on improving existing Kafka automation and infrastructure-as-code, monitoring, standards and patterns development, observability, maintenance flows, backup and recovery procedures, performance, capacity management, security and access monitoring
  • Proactively respond to production infrastructure alerts and warnings, mitigate production issues as they arise and transform incident lessons into automation, documentation and monitoring
  • Review and deploy changes to production environment, advise on datastore availability and scalability policies and best practices
  • Participate in On-Call rotation


  • 5+ years experience deploying, configuring and maintaining large Kafka clusters in distributed production environment with at least 4 nines uptime requirements
  • Expert knowledge of Kafka, Zookeeper and MirrorMaker
  • Good working knowledge of Ansible and Terraform
  • Fundamental understanding of the implementation of security and data protection
  • Demonstrated experience troubleshooting complex issues and ability to communicate effectively during investigation and post mortem
  • Good understanding of Linux/Unix fundamentals and debugging skills
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud platform
  • Excellent English communication skills
About UdemyWe believe anyone can build the life they imagine through online learning. Today, more than 40 million students around the world are advancing their careers and passions by exploring and mastering new skills on Udemy, and expert instructors are able to share their knowledge with the world. Through our global marketplace and our solutions for businesses and governments, we connect people everywhere with the skills they need for success in work and life. We’re a close-knit bunch that enjoys problem-solving and collaboration, and we share a serious belief in the power of learning and teaching to change lives. Udemy’s culture encourages innovation, creativity, passion, and teamwork. We also celebrate our milestones and support each other every day.
Founded in 2010, Udemy is privately owned and headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood with offices in Denver (Colorado), Dublin (Ireland), Ankara (Turkey), Gurugram (India), and São Paulo (Brazil).
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Job tags: Ansible AWS HTML Kafka Linux MySQL Python RabbitMQ Redis Terraform Unix
Job region(s): Europe
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