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Adidas America Senior Software Engineer - SRE in Zaragoza, Spain

Senior Software Engineer - SRE

At adidas, our love for sport drives who we are and what we do. But just as a ball is more than leather and thread, and a show more than padding and plastic, we are bigger than our products. We don't just work to create faster shoes and lighter fabrics. We strive to help athletes everywhere perform their best. We believe that it's hard work inventing the future of sport, and that's why we love it; that when you push your limits, you make it possible for others to push theirs.

We believe that through Sport, we have the power to change lives.

To change lives, we have to create direct relationships with consumers and the best way to accelerate building direct relationships is through Digital.

Software Engineer / Senior Software Engineer – Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)


We believe that “through sports we have the power to change lives”. adidas digital products are the most powerful tool we have, to touch the lives of our consumers.

At adidas, SRE is a capability that ensures stability and reliability of products built and run on large scale, distributed systems which in turn provide exceptional, uninterrupted User Experience for our Web and Mobile platforms.

As individuals, we are creative, collaborative and confident. As a team, we are agile, are empowered to make change, and are obsessed with maintaining stable and reliable platforms for our consumers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and enhance monitoring framework (data collection, alert aggregation, dashboarding) and Implement and enhance alerting logic (framework).

  • Enable proactive Incident alert and resolution leveraging knowledge scripts.

  • Identify and detect repetitive incidents (stability, reliability) and develop solutions to fix problems.

  • Work on technical resolution for incidents and identify technical root cause.

  • Ensure tool standards, Exploit tool capability to fine tune product reliability.

  • Integrate incident, release, monitoring, alerting tools into overall ecosystem.

  • Measure and report SLI, MTTx in periodic reviews, analyse deviations and take actions to closure.

  • Update runbooks with changes to process / tools.

  • Drive Post-mortems to arrive at remedial actions.

  • Participate in On-Call Incident Technical Support.

  • Ensure production release guidelines (entry/exit) and implementation are adhered to for changes to Production.

  • Support CI/CD pipeline implementation and integration to quality and security.

  • Scale systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation; evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity.

  • You help define standards and adopt new technologies.

  • Ensure team code is compliant with code quality and standards.

  • Highlight tech debt and ensuring it’s addressed in the roadmap.

What we are looking for:

  1. Strong awareness and experience of working with Site Reliability Engineering principles

  2. 5 to 7-year experience inIT experiencewith 3 years in relevant area (DevOps / SRE).

  3. 2 years of proven working experience leading a team (If needed of Senior role).

  4. College or university degree with focus on IT or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  5. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Proficient spoken and written command of English.

  6. Specific technical skills:

  7. Good understanding of public cloud offerings such as AWS components like EC2, IAM, RDS, Cloudwatch etc.

  8. Knowledge of server-side technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, NodeJS, Java…

  9. Hands on experience on enterprise tools set such as Grafana, Instana, Prometheus, ELK Stack etc.

  10. Has exposure to networking concepts (SSH, FTP, TCP/IP, DNS, Load balancing, CDN etc.).

  11. Has experience in any scripting language (bash / python / perl).

  12. Good experience with CI/CD pipelines including BitBucket, Jenkins.

  13. Experience operating high-availability, fault-tolerant, scalable, distributed software in production: building monitoring into your code, tweaking dashboards, defining alerts.

  14. Knowledge of Agile software development principles including using JIRA.

  15. Experience in 24/7 high availability production environment.

  16. Nice to have experience:

  17. Experience with building Rest APIs, API Integration, and Web Services is preferred.

  18. Knowledge in Messaging and Streaming frameworks like - RabbitMQ / Kafka.

  19. Exposure to languages such as Typescript, Nodejs.

  20. Exposure to ITIL processes.

  21. Knowledge of Agile software development principles including using JIRA.

  22. Aptitude to be a good team player and the desire to learn and implement new technologies.

Main technologies we use:

  • Microservices architecture.

  • AWS

  • Messaging and Streaming frameworks (RabbitMQ / Kafka)

  • Docker & Kubernetes

  • Monitoring and alerting: Grafana, Instana, Prometheus, ELK etc.

  • Scripting language (bash / python / perl).

  • CI/CD: Jenkins, BitBucket, Jenkins.

  • Linux.

What we offer:

  • You will be part of a company where digital transformation, innovation and continuous improvement are core principles of our culture.

  • You will join a team of talented and passionate engineers, with a lot of opportunities to grow and reach your expectations.

  • You will be part of a highly engaged, multinational with international career opportunities.

  • Individual development, training and a tech community.

  • Sport friendly environment, great work-life balance and flexibility

  • Competitive salary, benefits and valuable discounts on adidas & Reebok products

To be the best sports company in the world, you need the best talents within your teams.

If you are looking for growing professionally within adidas, we are happy to receive your application.

At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game. We foster the athlete‘s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture – the 3Cs: CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.

  • CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers. But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning – it helps us improve.

  • COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners: coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together. Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.

  • Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies. We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer - SRE

Brand: adidas

Location: Zaragoza

TEAM: Information Technology

State: Z

Country/Region: ES

Contract Type: Full time

Number: 362368

Date: Sep 3, 2021