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Head of Infrastructure / SRE

Creative Fabrica

Creative Fabrica

Other Engineering
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

We're Creative Fabrica, a fast scaling tech start-up from Amsterdam.

Our mission

Enable creativity by giving access to everything related to the creative process: inspiration, learning, creating and sharing. The ‘Creative Inspiration Flywheel’

This creates a self-sustaining community that lives within the Creative Fabrica ecosystem.

About the platform

We launched in 2016 as a marketplace for fonts with a subscription service. In the last 8 years we have been through tremendous growth, and we're just getting started!

We have scaled to 40 million+ monthly page views, over 20 million listed products and 20000+ active designers.

Our focus is to create a platform for designers that enables them to offer exceptional high-quality content. We make their products searchable in unique ways. This allows our customers to speed up their workflow, allowing them to focus on what they love most: Creating.

What you will do:

  • Power up our infrastructure to keep pace with the company’s fast growth and technology evolution.
  • Set the standard and architecture for observability, via applying best practices and processes across our entire tech stack.
  • Steer the design and building of a fully automated, developer self-service platform to enable rapid execution and continuous delivery.
  • Define, implement, and own our cloud infrastructure with AWS in terms of management standards, architecture, and running costs.
  • Collaborate with our AI team to put in place the infrastructure to enable rapid, high-scale deep learning research, development, and deployment.
  • Advocate for DevOps culture and enable product teams to rapidly, safely, and securely get things done.
  • Roll out ownership structure and on-call rotation process across engineering.
  • Contribute to the overall engineering culture and productivity.

What you will bring:

  • 10+ years of experience operating and supporting a high-volume, high-performance, cloud-based distributed computing environment, with 5+ years experience showing progressive levels of responsibility and leadership.
  • Deep understanding of Cloud Native architectures, approaches, and costs, with focus on AWS.
  • Proven experience with Terraform, containers and monitoring solutions.
  • Experience “leading from the front” across organizational/team boundaries.
  • Experience with leading engineering-wide SRE and devexp practices and processes, such on-call support, stability/uptime, ownership and security.

Soft skills:

  • Natural problem solver with a positive attitude, solutions-focused.
  • Comfort with executive communication and the ability to influence upwards.
  • Practical decision-making and responsible innovation.
  • Hold yourself and others to high-quality standards and help people meet that level.
  • Proactive in seeking feedback and kind in giving it.

Nice to have:

  • Current AWS certifications.
  • Experience diagnosing complex production incidents in cloud-based applications and services.
  • Experience developing and deploying solutions in Python and Go.
  • Experience with capacity planning and budgeting.
  • Exposure to cloud platform cost management.
  • Experience with DevSecOps.

Let us take care of you.

  • We embrace state-of-the-art technologies. We firmly believe in the potential of AI as the future of work. You will see us using Copilot and ChatGPT in our daily work.
  • Competitive Compensation: We believe that hard work, skills, and ambition should be fairly compensated.
  • Top-Notch Tools and Gear: You'll be equipped with everything you need: a top-of-the-line laptop, the latest collaboration tools, and stylish accessories to match.
  • Awesome Office: Based in a beautiful office in the center, working here means delicious lunches cooked by our very own chefs, plus access to our own CF library to keep the learning going.
  • And a great team: We work hard and have fun together. On Fridays, we kick off the weekend together at the local bar, but there's more; we regularly organize events and company trips, creating opportunities to bond and build meaningful connections.

Is this you?

Get in touch! We'd love to speak to you.

You can apply by clicking the "Apply now" button.

Creative Fabrica is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.