Is it a thrilling opportunity in a dynamic environment which is constantly evolving what you are currently looking for? Are you curious to see how a company that operates in the Insurance sector provides a great experience at a great price to its customers using cutting-edge technologies to create and sell its products? Then, we are happy to inform you that you have just got a ticket to the fast lane!
IT technology lies at the very core of everything we do and our Engineering and Product departments are composed of passionate and innovative people who never stop learning and developing their skills employing the latest stacks and methodologies.
At Prima, you could take on a whole new challenge. As part of our global community, you’d be in the driving seat of your career; learning and growing with a top-tier team around you. Prima is a place where no matter who you are or what your role is — your voice is valued.
Back in 2015, we embarked on a mission: to provide great value car insurance that is designed for everyone. And we’ve come a long way, we’ve created a culture where we can fuel each other’s success. But we need your expertise, as we steer things in a new and exciting direction.
You’re probably thinking… ‘That sounds pretty good’. We agree.
As well as great colleagues and engaging projects, there are loads of ways we can help you do the best work of your life. We’ve shaped our offering to place a focus on wellbeing, autonomy and development. We see benefits as the fuel that will empower you to succeed, if you decide to embark on this journey with us.
🤸🏽♂️ Working in a way that works for you
We believe in work-life balance and flexibility. Whether you like working from the office, home or a mixture of both. We’ll help you find a balance that works best for you. We even have a policy that means you can work from any location for 30 days a year. We trust you to steer us forward.
🏁 The freedom to explore the possibilities
We may move fast at Prima, but we move together. We’re invested in your growth; so we’ll give you access to a teaching and learning marketplace. And you’ll have regular sessions with your manager to establish a personal growth plan.
🌈 Our winning formula: happy and high-performing
From private medical insurance to discounted gym memberships and wellbeing initiatives: we’re here to support you. We know how important your health and well-being is, so we’ll go the extra mile to help you when we can.
As a senior SRE , you will play a critical role in supporting Prima's international expansion. Working closely with the Italian operations team and reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will utilise your comprehensive knowledge and experience in infrastructure and security to independently support the needs of different regions. Your expertise will contribute to the ongoing development of our platform, which has global aspirations. By adopting this global perspective, we aim to enhance Prima's standing as a prominent player in the insurance industry across multiple regions.
You will be responsible for:
- Configuring secure and maintainable cloud infrastructure components within AWS, collaborating with product and development teams across regions.
- Implementing robust monitoring and reporting mechanisms to optimise performance and cost efficiency of our global cloud infrastructure.
- Responding promptly to incidents, troubleshoot issues, and implement effective solutions to ensure the stability and reliability of our cloud infrastructure worldwide.
To excel in this role, you should meet the following qualifications and possess the necessary skills:
- Deep understanding and experience in infrastructure and security, with relevant certifications (e.g., CKA, CKAD, CKS), or equivalent working experience
- Excellent knowledge of AWS services and hands-on experience in production environments
- Proficiency with networking protocols, DNS principles, and container orchestration technologies (Kubernetes, Helm Charts)
- Experience in proposing, discussing, and implementing changes to CI/CD systems, specifically GitHub Actions, while providing developer support
- Knowledge of multiple domains, particularly in the insurance business and company key performance indicators (KPIs)
- In-depth knowledge of multiple programming languages and expertise in structuring complex software and libraries
- Ensure code quality through proper structuring, commenting, and adherence to guidelines
- Proficiency in Python
- Proactive analysis of incidents, implementation of preventive solutions, and writing comprehensive post-mortem reports
- Engage in discussions with stakeholders to propose solutions and ensure timely execution of work plans
- Contribute to maintaining and introducing new standards and guidelines, including training junior team members and participating in recruiting processes
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills for effective teamwork
Nice to have
We highly value candidates with the following characteristics:
- Experience working in heavily regulated environments, handling high volumes of sensitive and personal data in industries such as Insurance, Banking, or Healthcare
- Expertise in microservices architecture, including principles, best practices, and challenges in designing and managing microservices-based systems
- Experience with DataDog for platform and application monitoring, including setup, configuration, and analysis of metrics for performance optimisation
- Basic understanding of RabbitMQ, Kafka, PostgreSQL, Redis, Rust, and Elixir, enabling troubleshooting and maintenance tasks in these technologies when required
- Fundamental database structure skills for maintenance and troubleshooting tasks, ensuring stability and performance
- Familiarity with managing big data tools such as Apache Airflow (MWAA), Spark (EMR), supporting data processing, transformation, and visualisation at scale
- Exposure to security technologies like Cloudflare, Wireguard, or OpenVPN for implementing and maintaining secure networking environments
Prima is a community made up of talented and ambitious individuals. We offer equal employment opportunities and are oriented towards diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination of any kind based on race, colour, gender, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or other protected personal characteristics, as defined by national laws.
If it sounds like we’d be a good fit for each other, join us in the fast lane!
- Job function
- Experience required
- Mid-Senior level