Site Reliability Engineer

FairMoney is hiring!


FairMoney is building the leading mobile bank for emerging markets.

They started with a digital microcredit application on Android, and currently roll out additional financial services (current account, savings, debit card) while expanding the product to Western Africa and South-East Asia.

So far they disbursed close to 500,000 microloans and give more than 5000 loans daily. They are backed by top notch US/EU investors and have raised 15m EUR + Venture Capital supporting our stellar growth.

They are a team of 45 between Paris and Lagos in Engineering (Android, Data, Backend), Product, Marketing, Customer Service and Operations.

Job Description


We’re looking for a site reliability engineer to join our technical team based in Paris, France. We are assembling a strong technical team and are looking for talented newcomers to help us build a bank!

What you will do:

Ensure stability of our platform for our customers

  • Set up the 3 pillars of observability:
  • Metrics
  • Traces
  • Logs
  • Leverage monitoring platform:
  • Machines: keep them healthy (memory / CPU / disk)
  • Functional: be alerted when application stops behaving correctly and have a response plan
  • Manage databases
  • Providers: since we are heavily reliant on of our providers to make them accountable for SLAs

Ensure security of our platform for our customers

  • Run regular external security audit or pentests, implement recommendations
  • Create an AWS organization with individual accounts per projects, manage ACLs

Ensure scalability of our platform for our customers

  • Migrate to infrastructure as code
  • Containerize all our applications
  • Replicate our infrastructure in new markets

Help the technical team to perform better

  • Provide the dev team with tools to easily release, monitor and have their code run in production

Our current technical stack:

  • Our customer product is an android application
  • It communicates with a Ruby on Rails backend (sidekiq, rspec)
  • The credit decision algorithms run on Python (flask, scikit-learn, pandas, sqlalchemy, dash, bokeh)
  • We are hosted on AWS: we use Elastic Beanstalk, a RDS Aurora mysql database, S3, Kinesis (data-stream, firehose)
  • Data warehouse on GCP (GCS, BigQuery, Cloud Composer)
  • We rely on Travis for our CI/CD

The Deal:

Location: Paris, France
Starting date: ASAP
Remuneration: Competitive + Stock Options

Our culture:

At FairMoney we work hard and get things done.
We value ownership and only recruit exceptional bar raisers restlessly chasing the most ambitious avenue.
We love data driven and logical minds that support a direct feedback culture and don't waste time thinking about fancy titles.
We make mistakes, value the learning process and embrace iteration.
At the core of what we do is the customer and we will not rest before FairMoney is improving the lives of millions.

Preferred Experience

  • Excellent sysadmin
  • Experience in cloud computing (AWS/Azure/Google Cloud)
  • Worked in a technical environment that has scaled
  • Knowledge of good web development practices
  • Communication skills
  • Experience promoting a devops culture
  • At least 4-5 years of experience

Recruitment Process

1- Phone call
2- Online test
3- Physical interview with the CTO + technical test
4- Meet the team

The whole recruitment process should not take longer than two weeks

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75010)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 4 years
  • Occasional remote authorized