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Infrastructure Engineer

Milan, Italy · Engineering

Infrastructure Engineer

SumUp enables small businesses to get paid easily, process orders quickly, sell online instantly and manage their money more efficiently. SumUp creates the tools businesses need to make their business and their customer experience thrive! 

As part of the Engineering team at SumUp, our mission is to deliver applications that impact and improve the day-to-day lives of small business owners and consumers using our products across our network.  In this role, you will be building and delivering highly scalable and reliable systems that drive the experience of thousands of local businesses and millions of consumers.

Infrastructure Engineer - who you are:

You are an infrastructure engineer with good experience builing large, scalable systems that handle millions of daily requests and have applied that knowledge in a cloud environment.  You can design, develop, and stand up new services based on product needs by writing code.  You have experience transitioning from monolithic architectures to microservices. You are determined to provide reliable and fault-tolerant systems to the application developers that consume them and do so through automation captured in code. 


  • You will play a key role building our infrastructure and platform services

  • You will help lead the platform upon which all our web products and mobile APIs are built

  • You’ll actively identify site scaling issues and help redesign systems to address them

  • You’ll maintain a high level of quality in our infrastructure systems through sound development practices, including code reviews, monitoring and alerting systems, automated testing, and architecture reviews.

What we're looking for:

  • Strong previous experience using Python as code

  • Strong previous experience in infrastructure and/or platform engineering. 

  • Experience with DevOps and service-based systems engineering

  • 5+ years of experience building large-scale, distributed, high-volume systems

  • Experience in managing production Kubernetes infrastructure with exposure to the use of cloud vendor Kubernetes solutions such as EKS, AKS, and GKE a plus

  • Extensive experience automating system tasks and infrastructure using a scripting language (Python, Bash) with configuration management tools (Ansible), service registry and discovery tools, and infrastructure orchestration tools (Terraform, CloudFormation)

  • Be a strong team player. We work in small, tightly-knit product teams that function cohesively to move as quickly as possible

SumUp provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SumUp complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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