Site Reliability Engineer

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • April 11, 2024
8,000,000 - 11,000,000 JPY /yr
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Relocation to Japan 👍
(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Mid-level or above

The Solutions Development Department at Synspective is responsible for developing models and algorithms which produce insights using multiple sources of data, including our own satellite data. To do this, we develop an analytics platform to produce geoscience insights efficiently and easily.



  • Design and develop infrastructure for Synspective's software solutions ensuring scalability, reliability, and security
  • Develop and maintain a monitoring mechanism for our solutions
  • Optimize Cloud usage costs and alerts
  • Maintain infrastructure for data processing pipelines
  • Design and implement infrastructure for new data processing

Details of work:

  • Drive the architecture of the cloud infrastructure for our geoscience analytics platform with other SREs
  • Ensure the safety and security of our cloud infrastructure
  • Mentor and guide junior engineers and SREs

Selling points of the role:

  • Learn and apply cloud infrastructure as it applies to satellite data and software.
  • Be part of a venture to change the world through using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data
  • Work with a group of driven engineers across multiple disciplines to achieve our goal of a learning world.
  • Work with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds

Scope of Change: 

Inside the Solution Development Department


Job requirements

Minimum qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience as an SRE/DevOps
  • Experience building customer-facing cloud-native systems on one of the major cloud providers using Kubernetes and Docker
  • Experience with Infrastructure as a code
  • Good knowledge and experience with computer networking, and SSL.
  • Experience in SLA/SLO definition and implementation monitoring SLI
  • Experience in setting up and maintaining monitoring for the company’s software
  • Experience in designing and developing microservices
  • Experience working with Linux based systems
  • Experience in software development for internal use (requirement gathering, designing, programming and maintenance) - preferred languages: python and golang
  • Experience in working in a team loosely following agile methodology
  • Ability to exchange requirements and align with non-SRE teams
  • Ability to communicate in English

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Experience building infrastructure using Terraform
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform
  • Experience in managing a team of SREs or Engineers
  • Experience in deploying and managing deep learning/ML-based solutions
  • Experience in handling GIS/Map data and services
  • Experience with python scripting and dependency management.
  • Ability to communicate in Japanese
  • Experience managing Argo workflows

Synspective is a space start-up that provides business solutions based on data from satellites. Founded in 2018, they develop and operate their own synthetic aperture radar satellites.

While most start-ups in the Earth Observation sector are limited to one area such as data analytics or the development of satellite hardware, Synspective handles everything from developing satellites to data analytics to building solutions for clients based on this infrastructure.

With an emphasis on data, Synspective aims to become a true one-stop-shop player for solutions based on satellite data. With SAR satellites that apply the results of the Japanese Cabinet Office’s “ImPACT” program, Synspective’s goal is to create a platform capable of frequent data collection, and sell or use that data to offer solutions for government and business entities.

Synspective’s culture is defined by their concept of “Human Centered Design for Company”. They’re striving to build a strong organization that relies on the performance of each individual. To that end, they provide a flexible environment where specialists can work autonomously, empowering members to work whenever it enables them to do their best work.

Since the company is entering into a market that’s still developing, optimizing for the performance of each individual is essential for the success of the company’s business. They also want to support members in expressing their own ideas and hypothesis since they know that the satellite business still has many open questions.

Synspective is an organization full of highly-motivated specialists, so each full-time employee is on a 6-month contract. Members’ performance is evaluated every six months, and those who’ve made major contributions are rewarded for their effort. This also helps maintain an environment where everyone can work freely and independently among people focused on improvement and growth.

Synspective's policies during COVID-19 are as follows:

  • During COVID-19 all of their members are working from home. *They’ve opened up hiring for overseas candidates for a few positions.
  • Synspective was already working remotely before COVID-19 for most roles.
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