Database Reliability Engineer - Platform


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About Glovo:

We’re a Barcelona-based startup and the fastest-growing delivery player in Europe, Hispanic America and Africa. With food at the core of the business, Glovo delivers any product within your city at any time of day. We currently deliver over +100M annual orders and operate in 22 countries, and in +300 cities.    Our vision and ambition are not only to make everything immediately available in your city but it is also to offer our employees the job of their lives. A job where you'll be challenged and have the most fun working in through tech-enabled experiences.

Your work-life opportunity:

Interested in Systems Engineering? Do you want to be in a team that drives engineering culture towards better systems reliability at scale? Join the Glovo Platform team in our Barcelona offices and directly impact the experience of hundreds of thousands of users that use Glovo every day.   The platform team at Glovo thrives on a strong internal customer focus and data-informed experimentation to improve resilience, reliability, and performance. You'll join us in enabling the future of deployments at Glovo.

Be a part of a team where you will:

  • Work on database reliability, automation and performance as we grow our platform.
  • Provide insight and analysis into the behavior of databases and caching infrastructure.
  • Manage and evolve observability and documentation used by other engineering teams..
  • Participate in Glovo's transition from monolithic architecture to microservices.
  • Analyze complex software systems and collaborate with other teams to improve the overall design, reliability and scalability.
  • Provide database expertise to engineering teams (for example through reviews of database migrations, queries and performance optimizations).
  • Automate all the things. Develop automation tools for efficient, noiseless alerting, toil and technical debt.
  • Participate in incident management, diagnosis and mitigation to identify gaps in tooling and monitoring.

You have:

  • Experience running relational databases in large production systems. Preferably MySQL.
  • Experience managing and scaling caching layers. Preferably Redis.
  • Strong understanding of SQL in the context of application performance and how to guide engineers to arrive at the optimal solution.
  • Written code to capture database performance, and create tools and dashboards to provide actionable insight into that data.
  • Excel at diagnosing and resolving performance problems.
  • Proficiency in high-level languages like Python, Go, and/or Java
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (Terraform)
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services.


  • Experience improving and tuning ORMs.
  • Defined efficient data backups strategies and disaster recovery plans.
  • Experience with message brokers (Kafka, Kinesis)
  • Experience with MySQL clustering (Vitess).
  • Experience with NoSQL databases (ElasticSearch, DynamoDB, Cassandra)

Experience our Glovo Life benefits:

  • Enticing Phantom Shares plan
  • Attractive Relocation package
  • Comprehensive Private Health Insurance
  • Cobee discounts on kindergarten, transportation, and food
  • Free monthly Glovo credits to spend on our restaurant products (and zero Glovo delivery fee on all Glovo orders!)
  • Cool perks such as fresh fruit and healthy snacks every day, beers on Fridays, Culture Days every 2 months!
  • Discounted Gym memberships
  • Flexible working environment

What you’ll find when working at Glovo:

  • Gas: We work hard with energy and passion for what we do.
  • Care: We act in the best interest of a sustainable future.
  • Good vibes: We always see the positive side in every situation and act with fairness and honesty with everyone.
  • Stay Humble: We embrace mistakes and feedback to learn from them.
  • Glownership: We roll up our sleeves and get work done no matter our position and level.
If you believe you match these values, we look forward to meeting you!  

At Glovo we believe that diversity adds incredible value to our teams, our products, and our culture. We know that the best ideas and solutions come by bringing together people from all over the world and by fostering a culture of inclusion where everyone feels heard and has the chance to make a real impact. It's because of this that we are committed to providing equal opportunities to talent from all backgrounds.

Want to take a peek into what it's like to work at Glovo? Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook!   Glovo is transforming the way consumers access local goods, enabling anyone to get almost any product delivered in minutes. Our on-demand logistics connect customers with independent local couriers who acquire goods from any restaurant or store in a city, as well as deliver urgent packages for a variable fee. As of September 30, 2019, we’re currently present in more than 22 countries across Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.    For additional information on Glovo, please visit | Twitter: @Glovo_ES | Facebook: | LinkedIn:
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