Platform Kafka Engineer

Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
26 days ago
Full time role


Kaluza is the intelligent energy platform enabling the world’s largest energy companies to lead the way in the energy transition. ...

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Job Description

Platform Engineer - Kafka

Location: Lisbon (Hybrid)

Salary: €35,000 - €80,000

Kaluza wants to power a world where net-zero is within everyone’s reach by building a platform that will accelerate a sustainable, affordable and resilient energy transition. It’s a huge challenge, but often the most demanding problems are the most rewarding to solve.

Since launching in 2019, Kaluza’s technology has empowered some of the biggest energy suppliers to better serve millions of customers.

From revolutionising billing to intelligent electric vehicle charging, our real-time cloud platforms transform supplier operations, reducing the cost to serve and boosting engagement. And most importantly, they enable suppliers’ customers to drive decarbonisation with smart, low-carbon tech.

Where in the world of Kaluza will I be working?

You'll be joining the technology area of Kaluza. We are a large team of both data-led and product focused Software and Production Engineers, pushing the boundaries of technology working at an outstanding scale. As a collective we strive for engineering greatness and ensuring best practices across the board of the engineering community.

As a kafka platform engineer you’ll join one of our platform teams responsible for our data processing platform 

Our Platform teams build software tools, infrastructure and automation that are reusable across many software teams while being reliable for the future. This enables us to scale the freedom and autonomy Kaluza’s engineering culture is built upon.

What will I be doing?

  • Be responsible for designing, building and maintaining our central data processing platform, based on Kafka (external managed service), using site reliability engineering best practices.
  • Ensuring our central kafka architecture is ready to scale for Kaluza future
  • Developing best practices, tools, and libraries to make Kafka easier to use and more reliable for product teams
  • Help troubleshooting Kafka issues

Is this the job for me?

We are looking for excellent engineers with experience building and maintaining complex platforms based on Kafka and demonstrated abilities and attitudes.

 Ideally, you will have:

  • A strong background in software engineering; we don’t mind what language!
  • Extensive system design experience
  • Experience operating Kafka at scale
  • Knowledge in Site Reliability Engineering
  • Experience with cloud computing (AWS preferable) 
  • Cloud networking and security knowledge
  • Interest in distributed systems and event-driven architecture
  • An inquisitive and curious approach, with confidence to tackle challenging problems
  • Rapid adoptee of merit-proven new processes & technologies
  • Problem solver / structured thinker
  • Always happy to help and a natural sharer of knowledge

Here at Kaluza we are 100% committed to providing a reliable platform for our clients. As part of that commitment, our engineering ownership model is “you build it, you own it.”  Our engineering teams have a high sense of ownership and support their critical services both in and out of normal working hours.

Kaluza Values

Here at Kaluza, we have five core values that guide us as a business: 

We’re on a mission, We build together, We’re inclusive, We get it done, and We communicate with purpose.

Our values are not words on a wall — they are at the heart of our culture. They are how we make decisions and how we treat each other. They are concrete and clear and reflect what we, as people and a business, really care about.

Kaluza’s vision is to power a world where net-zero is within everyone’s reach. Would you be interested in joining us to help achieve this?

From us you’ll get

  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Kaluza Share Scheme
  • 26 days Holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Daily Food Allowance of €7.63
  • Flexible working — we trust you to work in a way that suits your lifestyle
  • Free Eye Tests
  • And more...

Even better? You’ll have access to these benefits from day 1 when you join.

We want the best people.

At Kaluza, we empower our people to have choices around where and when they work - flexible working arrangements can be discussed for all of our roles. Please speak to the Talent Acquisition team for more info. We’re keen to meet people with varied backgrounds - our view is the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

We want to build teams representing various experiences, perspectives and skills, and we recognise talent based on merit and potential. We understand some people may not apply for jobs unless they tick every box.

If you’re excited about joining us and think you have much of what we’re looking for, even if you’re not 100% sure… we’d love to hear from you. Learn more about working in Kaluza on our careers page and LinkedIn.



Kaluza is the intelligent energy platform enabling the world’s largest energy companies to lead the way in the energy transition. ...

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