Site Reliability Engineer 8/23/2016

Confidential Company Palo Alto, CA

Company
Confidential Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28931715
AJE Ref #
575963829
Location
Palo Alto, CA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Position: SITE RELIABILITY ENGINEER

Location: PALO ALTO, CA

Duration: 12+Months (Long term)

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JOB DESCRIPTION

RESPONSIBILITIES

THE WORK:

* DESIGN, WRITE, AND DELIVER SOFTWARE TO IMPROVE THE AVAILABILITY, SCALABILITY, LATENCY, AND EFFICIENCY OF OUR SERVICES.
* SOLVE PROBLEMS RELATING TO MISSION-CRITICAL SERVICES AND BUILD AUTOMATION TO PREVENT PROBLEM RECURRENCE; WITH THE GOAL OF AUTOMATING RESPONSE TO ALL NON-EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE CONDITIONS.
* INFLUENCE AND CREATE NEW DESIGNS, ARCHITECTURES, STANDARDS, AND METHODS FOR LARGE-SCALE DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS.
* CONDUCT PERIODIC ON-CALL DUTIES.

REQUIREMENTS

* SITE RELIABILITY ENGINEERING (SRE) IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU TREAT OPERATIONS AS IF IT'S A SOFTWARE PROBLEM WITH AN EVER-WATCHFUL EYE ON SERVICE AVAILABILITY, LATENCY, PERFORMANCE, AND CAPACITY.
* LIKE TRADITIONAL OPERATIONS GROUPS, WE KEEP IMPORTANT, MISSION-CRITICAL SYSTEMS UP AND RUNNING DESPITE CLOUD FAILURES AND CONFIGURATION PROBLEMS. UNLIKE TRADITIONAL OPERATIONS GROUPS, WE ARE DEEPLY EMBEDDED WITH SERVICE ENGINEERS TO ENSURE SERVICES ARE BEING DELIVERED IN A WAY THAT FITS THE CLOUD AND BEING HARDENED AGAINST ALL THE VAGARIES OF THE INTERNET. WE HIRE PEOPLE FROM BOTH SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE BACKGROUNDS. STRONG CANDIDATES WILL HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH BOTH.
* AS A SOFTWARE ENGINEER ON THE SRE TEAM, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TACKLE THE COMPLEX PROBLEMS OF SCALE WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO BACK END SERVICES WHILE USING YOUR EXPERTISE IN CODING, COMPLEXITY ANALYSIS AND LARGE-SCALE SYSTEM DESIGN

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* BS DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE OR RELATED TECHNICAL FIELD, OR EQUIVALENT PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE.
* EXPERIENCE IN ONE OR MORE OF: PYTHON, RUBY, SCALA, GO.
* EXPERIENCE WITH CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND ADAPTABLE TO USING BOTH CUSTOM AND THIRD-PARTY SERVICES (PUPPET, CHEF).
* EXPERIENCE WITH AWS, AS WELL AS PRIVATE/HYBRID INSTALLATIONS.

PREFERENCES

* EXPERTISE IN DESIGNING, ANALYZING AND TROUBLESHOOTING LARGE-SCALE DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS.
* FAMILIARITY WITH RUNNING WEB SERVICES AT SCALE; UNDERSTANDING OF UNIX SYSTEMS INTERNALS AND NETWORKING.
* UNDERSTANDING OF UNIX/LINUX SYSTEMS FROM KERNEL TO SHELL AND BEYOND, TAKING IN SYSTEM LIBRARIES, FILE SYSTEMS, AND CLIENT-SERVER PROTOCOLS ALONG THE WAY.
* NETWORKING: KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF NETWORK THEORY, SUCH AS DIFFERENT PROTOCOLS (TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, ETC), MAC ADDRESSES, IP PACKETS, DNS, OSI LAYERS, AND LOAD BALANCING.

SYSTEMATIC PROBLEM SOLVING APPROACH, COUPLED WITH A STRONG SENSE OF OWNERSHIP AND DRIVE