Lead Site Reliability Engineer

At Curve

UK Only


Curve was founded with a rebellious spirit, and a lofty vision; to truly simplify your finances, so you can focus on what matters most in life.

That’s why Curve puts your finances simply at your fingertips, so you can make smart choices on how to spend, send, see and save your money. We help you control your financial life, so you can go out and live the life you want to live.

With Curve you can spend from all your accounts, track your spend behaviour, see unique insights - all with additional security to help keep your money safe. Curve puts you in control of your money in one beautiful place for the first time.

We’re developing a ground-breaking product with our customers at the heart of everything we do. We have funding from the biggest names in tech investment, and a visionary C-suite who wants everyone who joins this remarkable adventure, to have the opportunity to masterfully develop their expertise.

Welcome to Curve. On a mission to help you live inspired.

Role Purpose:

We are searching for a certain kind of person who is excited by the idea of owning the products they build, as well as people who like to build best-in-class features and services. This position requires collaboration with engineers, product managers and other teams and stakeholders within the business. If you’re thrilled by the idea of ownership, passionate about building features and services, and think you can manage the fast pace with a fail-fast, learn-fast attitude, we would love to hear from you. 

Key Accountabilities:

Day to day you will:

  • Line managing and mentoring a growing team of experienced engineers by providing feedback, leading critiques, and elevating the output of the team
  • Working with Curve’s engineering teams to support the infrastructure they need and the platforms on which their services run
  • Observing our platforms and services to measure reliability, find areas for improvement, and discover any risks to the stability or security of our systems
  • Maintaining new and existing infrastructure with code, by writing well-designed Terraform modules, to make the best use of our cloud providers
  • Doing proof-of-concepts on new and emerging tech to see how it could fit at Curve
  • Taking part in honest and transparent blame-free post-mortems on incidents we have, so we can learn from them and prevent them from happening again
  • Sharing your work and talking about it within the Platform and Engineering team, to spread knowledge and be an ambassador for good site reliability practices
  • Deploying innovative new tools to help accelerate engineers and make their lives easier, giving them more time to focus on what they are building
  • Documenting and driving the adoption of engineering best practices across the wider Engineering team


Projects/initiatives that we want you to contribute to, or lead the charge on:

  • Helping Curve scale to many millions of customers and expand into multiple regions
  • Architect our platforms to be secure and reliable to give our customers peace of mind
  • Automate and accelerate - reduce manual tasks and allow all of Curve’s engineers to concentrate on building exciting new features
  • Build, measure, learn - help us put together the best observability tools to continually improve Curve’s services and performance


Our current tech stack includes:

  • Cloud providers: Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform
  • Platforms: Kubernetes (EKS) with Istio service mesh
  • Observability: Prometheus, DataDog, Grafana, Loki and Tempo
  • Databases: Postgres, MongoDB, Hashicorp Vault
  • Infrastructure as code: extensive use of Terraform and Atlantis
  • CI/CD: Self-hosted GitLab, WeaveWorks Flux, Helm




Curve Life:

  • Competitive salary with employee share options package.
  • Free Curve Metal subscription for you and +1


Get Smarter:

  • Generous yearly Learning and Development budget
  • 10 days per year for training and conferences
  • Unlimited book policy


Health and Wellbeing:

  • Life insurance
  • Health care cash plan
  • Life coaching
  • EAP services
  • 24/7 GP access
  • Annual subscriptions to Calm & FIIT for your mind and body
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Nutritionist access
  • Discounted shopping vouchers
  • Season ticket loan
  • Bonus days off for your birthday, moving house and Christmas
  • Six nights of Night Nanny for new parents


  • Experience of leading and mentoring a team
  • Experience with a cloud provider (AWS an advantage)
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • In-depth knowledge of defining infrastructure as code, ideally with Terraform
  • Experienced with a modern programming language such as Go or Python
  • Ability to diagnose problems at any level (Client, HTTP/Network, Server, Database, OS)
  • Experience of agile development practices and working in sprints
  • Knowledge of designing PCI-compliant infrastructure will be a bonus
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment will be an advantage
  • Willing to take part in our on-call rota at least one week per month
  • Ability to write clear, concise documentation
  • Keen to learn, and aware of changes in the software and cloud-native technologies industry


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