Oh oh! Awesome! {$ msg.text $} ({$ msg.count $})

Senior Platform Engineer (Kubernetes, Elasticsearch) [Gothenburg, Budapest or remote (CET timezone)]

  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2022
  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2022

At Meltwater we’re creating the next generation media intelligence solutions for a global client base. We’re an international company with engineering offices on 3 continents and sales offices all over the world.

The team:

In this role you will be working as a member of an experienced distributed team building a platform for our engineers to make the journey of code to production easier. By providing the best tools, services and solutions you will help shape the future of Meltwater’s developer experience.

We run on AWS and provide a deployment platform running on hundreds of Kubernetes nodes, hosting thousands of containerized applications. On our telemetry platform we collect and index in Elasticsearch hundreds of thousands of events per second and terabytes of data per day.

On the software side, the languages we most often code in are Python, Go, Shell and Typescript.

You will join us to keep our services reliable, available and efficient and to scale them to match our developers' growing needs.


The team is currently located in Gothenburg, Sweden and Budapest, Hungary but we’re working remotely most of the time. As such, relocation to Gothenburg/Budapest, hybrid or fully remote options within a number of European countries are available. You will have opportunities to travel to meet the team in person once it feels safe and possible again.

This role would be a good fit for someone who:

  • Has an appetite for learning and trying new things. We encourage research, experimentation and we value learning from failure as much as success. If you do as well, then you’ll have a lot of opportunities here.

  • Loves creating a good developer experience. You’ll be working with some of the most important tools developers at Meltwater use every day, so you’ll do well if you can approach problems from the users’ perspective.

  • Enjoys collaboration. We build our solutions in tight collaboration with other engineering teams as customers, so if you enjoy sitting together to understand the problem and brainstorm a solution, you will thrive in this position.

  • Values clear, open communication. We see clear and thoughtful communication (including a willingness to give & receive feedback) as a fundamental engineering skill.

  • Can carry a conversation in English. Given the distributed nature of the team and the company, English is our primary language.

  • Likes being a generalist. We’re a small team, so there will be plenty of opportunities to touch all levels of the stack — the ideal candidate would enjoy a bit of variety in their work.

Technical requirements:

  • You have substantial professional experience in a similar software engineering role (generally this translates to > 5 years).

  • You pay attention to the details and are thorough in your troubleshooting of issues.

  • You manage infrastructure with code and have experience with configuration management like Terraform.

  • You have production experience with distributed compute/storage tools , e.g. Kubernetes, Kafka, Elasticsearch.

  • You are familiar with AWS and cloud-native technologies.

Bonus points:

  • You have experience with automation and CI/CD.

  • You are fluent in at least one of Python, Golang or Typescript.

  • You are familiar with Prometheus and have experience with Distributed Tracing.

  • You have a keen interest in technology. You like to keep up with the latest developments and to be an active part of the community.

Meltwater truly believes that people with different backgrounds and perspectives will make our environment better and raise the quality of our products. We’re actively working with diversity and inclusion and encourage everybody to join us in our journey!

Addendum: In a world not dealing with a pandemic you will have opportunities to travel to meet your colleagues. At the moment we are all remote first, and we are evaluating how to learn from the positives of this in a post-Corona world.

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive Salary

  • Fresh fruits & free drinks

  • Internal hackathons

  • Personal Branding Support

  • Ergonomic desks and chairs

  • Great hardware

  • Opportunities to travel in Europe and the U.S.

  • Open Source Contributions

  • Conferences and Tech Talks

About the company

Meltwater, a pioneer of media intelligence and now Outside Insight, gives businesses the information advantage they need to stay ahead. More than 30,000 companies have used Meltwater’s media intelligence to stay on top of billions of online conversations and extract relevant insights to strategically manage their brands. Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on the local expertise of 55 offices across six continents. Meltwater is also committed to fostering the data science ecosystem through MEST, a pan-African entrepreneurial program and incubator, and Shack15, a global data science community. Learn more at meltwater.com.

All of our solutions are fully web-based, offered as a service, and based on a modern technology stack. This is your opportunity to be part of a small agile team within a big multinational organization!

We are more than 2000 people across the globe, so there is a lot going on. We believe in diversity and inclusion, and building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This approach not only raises the quality of our products for our customers, but makes collaboration along the way much more fun.

Read our underthehood blog to see which problems our engineers are solving. Also have a look at what life is like at Meltwater and visit our company profiles on LinkedIn, Xing, Facebook, and Twitter.

Equal Opportunity

Meltwater is firmly committed to affording equal employment opportunities to all candidates and employees alike without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status disability, veteran status and we treat each individual with respect and dignity.

The “EEO is the Law” poster is available at: http://bit.ly/2KBm9Ei

And “EEO is the Law Supplement” poster is available at: http://bit.ly/2Kmxnxd

On-Line Accessibility Directive: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us here for assistance.

Simone Sciarrati | Contact Person

I'm interested