Site Reliability Engineer – Infostellar


Job Description

Infostellar is looking to build a new normal for the ground-services segment of the space industry, and our Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) are going to be a big part of that. Focused on building scalable platforms and tools to keep Infostellar stable, flexible, and above all, reliable; ideal candidates need to be passionate about automating both preemptive and reactive mechanisms and processes.

We’re specifically looking for a senior hire, meaning you will be expected to have intimate knowledge of Kubernetes, infrastructure as code tools like Terraform, and technologies such as Google Cloud Platform. Like any startup, we value individuals who are self-motivated and professional, capable of excellent, error-free code with minimal supervision, and who should be comfortable providing technical leadership or mentorship to more junior engineers.

If you’re driven by interesting, challenging problems that require sound software engineering solutions, and have always dreamt of working in the space industry, then do reach out. We’re building something special, and we’d love for you to be a part of it.


  • Maintain cloud infrastructure
  • Maintain build and deployment architecture
  • Automate related processes, such as infrastructure creation and patching, monitoring, alerting, and automating responses to certain incidents
  • Monitor distributed systems
  • Provide on-call support where necessary
  • Manage incidents and facilitate Postmortems
  • Track outages and incidents
  • Create Service Level Indicators and Objectives, ensuring that infrastructure and architecture are able to meet them


Minimum Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Math, or a similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience
  • Advanced experience with configuration management systems, preferably Terraform
  • Advanced experience managing container-based workloads, preferably using Kubernetes
  • Advanced experience in Linux-server administration
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform or, less ideally, AWS or Azure
  • Software development experience with Java and Go
  • Experience streaming data using gRPC
  • Strong track record of problem solving under pressure
  • Self-driven with an analytical mind and a bias for action
  • Working-level proficiency in spoken and written English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in systems engineering

About Infostellar

Infostellar is a satellite ‘Ground Segment as a Service’ (GSaaS) provider. We provide flexible and scalable ground station services enabled by our cloud platform, ‘StellarStation’, which virtualizes ground station networks. By lowering the barriers to entry in the ground segment, Infostellar empowers newspace businesses to build better missions and improve the quality of their service. Founded in 2016, Infostellar is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has its European office in the UK.