Systems Engineer

SonarSource SA

Geneva 15

Systems Engineer

Sonar’s industry-leading solution enables developers and development teams to write clean code and remediate existing code organically, so they can focus on the work they love and maximize the value they generate for businesses. Its open source and commercial solutions – SonarLint, SonarCloud, and SonarQube – support 29 programming languages. Trusted by more than 300,000 organizations globally, Sonar is considered integral to delivering better software.

To achieve this, our internal IT Operations team has a mission to “Support and Scale our business by providing a stable, secure and frictionless technology environment.” We manage several systems that support the organisation, enabling teams and individuals to deliver their best work. These systems need to be configured correctly, get adjustments to adapt to changing requirements, ensure they are secure, that access entitlements are recertified. Issues are resolved by working with vendors. To achieve this goal, we are looking for a talented Systems Engineer - you! - to join the SonarSource team.


The impact you can have 


The IT Operations team is composed of passionate engineers who are fully engaged in delivering the best products that help teams deliver their best work, we are focused on reducing friction and getting the most value from solutions to enhance outcomes.

We want to expand our IT operations to manage more systems in a predictable way that account for scalability, resilience and performance. This includes the review and selection of tools where changes are needed to achieve our objectives. 


On a daily basis, you will

  • Be responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of SaaS solutions used by the company
  • Troubleshoot errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritising problems, and assessing the impact of issues
  • Partner with the end-user technology team to make applications, single sign-on, access controls are enabled using our internal standards and policies
  • Responsible for capacity and storage planning
  • Collaborate with teams to help generalize standards to simplify management and avoid specialisations where they can be avoided
  • Ensure requirements are met for compute, storage, and networking and that the provisioning is scalable. 


The skills you will demonstrate

You have solid experience managing SaaS solutions to deliver features to internal users and/or integrate SaaS solutions within customer-facing features. You will have advanced experience with secure networking, you have implemented security-tested SaaS solutions across infrastructure and applications for multiple use-cases and are comfortable overseeing a portfolio of systems. You prefer to work in a team, sharing information, ideas and understanding the power of collective thinking to get the best solutions. You understand the engineers’ perspective in supporting customer-facing production services and their needs for strong ownership around operational duties by a strong system administration team.

You have a SysAdmin background with some development experience. You are motivated by both technical and functional aspects of services. You challenge the status quo. You are pragmatic and strive for continuous improvement through small increments. You demonstrate a scientific approach to systems management through observation, analysis, testing, and automation. You are a friendly, enthusiastic, and organized team player. You actively share your knowledge, give and receive feedback to improve the team and yourself.  You are fluent in English, both spoken and written. 


Required technical skills:

  • 3-5 years of database, network administration, or system administration experience
  • System administration and IT certifications in Linux, Microsoft, or other network related fields are a plus
  • Strong knowledge of systems and networking software, hardware, and networking protocols
  • Experience with scripting and automation tools
  • Strong knowledge of implementing and effectively developing helpdesk and IT operations best practices, including expert knowledge of security, storage, data protection, and disaster recovery protocols
  • Good knowledge of cloud service providers (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Good understanding of Agile software development
  • Good knowledge of Git/Github, Certificate management, SAML and SCIM


Required Soft Skills

  • Highly autonomous and pragmatic
  • Open-minded and very positive can-do attitude
  • Comfortable in dealing with change and complexity
  • Self-confident enough to challenge the status quo as well as to receive feedback
  • Leadership: you take the initiative and demonstrate your ability to lead a subject from beginning to end.
  • Ability to lead change of infrastructure and work with employees to adopt to change.
  • Valuing “done” over “perfect.”


Words from the team

Our team is made of passionate teammates making sure that we can provide a seamless service to meet the company needs. We use Cloud Service Providers to achieve our objectives and leverage SaaS best-of-breed solutions. We help the internal teams and users across our 4 campuses in Austin, Annecy, Bochum and Geneva and take pride in enabling teams to deliver their very best work at SonarSource.

Why you will love it here

  • Safe work culture - we value respect, kindness, and the right to fail.
  • Flexible hours - we schedule our days in order to be effective at work, while also being able to enjoy life’s important moments. 
  • Great people - we value people skills as much as technical skills and strive to keep things friendly and laid back. Still, that does not prevent us to be passionate leaders in our domains. Our 300+ SonarSourcers from 33 different nationalities can relate!
  • Work-life balance - keeping a healthy work-life balance is important. This is why we have a hybrid work policy and some people prefer working some days from home.
  • Always keep learning - in an ever-changing industry, learning new skills is a must, and we're happy to help our team to acquire them.

What we do

Sonar was started by a team of developers that wanted to change the way code is built in an agile development process. The company was created to develop the open-source tool SonarQube, which is now the standard in code quality management with over 350,000 instances deployed today. Every day we are focused on solving developers’ next big problem.

Who we are

At Sonar we believe in people, excellence, and delivery. We’re a team of problem solvers and overachievers who seek out others who are also passionate and relentless in their respective missions. We want to work with people who are ready to fasten their seat belts and be part of an incredible ride. We work hard not because we’re told to, but because we genuinely love what we do and do what we love. If there’s one main message we want you to remember about us, it’s that we push others to be best in class at whatever they do: choose your battle, innovate, take risks, and lead change. Join us; we’ll be smarter and stronger together.
If this sounds like you, apply now!



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