Principal Site Reliability Engineer

Engineering United States


Do you thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment? Do you want to collaborate with a talented set of colleagues who are passionate about delivering value to enterprise customers?  Join a supportive and collaborative team dedicated to helping Fortune 1,000 clients discover, organize, catalog, protect, and govern their cloud and on-premise data assets using Privacera platform. 


We’re looking for: As a Principal Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Privacera, you will be a foundational part of the team which ensures the reliability, availability, and security of our services and platforms for our customers.  You must have demonstrated and be capable of an extreme ownership mentality.  A successful Principal SRE at this company must have strong facility coding in Java (preferred) and/or Python, as well as in bash.   You will need to quickly become proficient in understanding how each design, component, configuration, and process is linked to form an end-to-end solution.  You will have strong experience in deploying and managing first-tier monitoring, logging, and dashboarding platforms.

Your responsibilities (along with your colleagues) will include:  

  • Automating the creation, deployment, testing, securing, and overall management of our infrastructure and services.  This requires an ability to understand key details about our services, the majority of which are written in Java.
  • Developing quality assurance methodologies for your code, including creating and validating your own unit tests..
  • Creating and using modern Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines and tooling . . . specifically using Cloud-native technologies; and being able to create the pipelines in such a way that they can scalably be used by the typical engineer.
  • Taking responsibility for ensuring our offerings are secure and compliant with modern frameworks.
  • Fixing various issues in our production environments without involving other teams most of the time.
  • Mentoring junior engineers.
  • Serving in an on-call rotation.
  • Creating root cause analysis (RCA) documentation; and host and participate in meetings on such topics involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Designing and implementing monitoring, logging, and dashboarding platforms across Cloud providers and regions.

Your experience, skills, and capabilities should include:  

  • 15+ years experience as an SRE, Platform Engineer, full-stack java developer, etc.
  • 10+ years experience managing mission-critical web applications at scale
  • 10+ years are a developer, preferably in Java (and/or possibly Python)
  • 8+ years with substantial experience in AWS
  • very deep experience with various Cloud-native monitoring, logging, and dashboarding platforms (including vendor-specific platforms like CloudWatch and CloudTrail; and third-party platforms like New Relic, FireHydrant, DataDog, PagerDuty, Prometheus, etc)
  • A strong ability to perform solely within an infrastructure-as-code (IaC) framework using; this means intimately knowing Terraform and/or Cloudformation in our case.
  • Strong experience with Gitlab pipelines, AWS CodeBuild/Codedeploy/Codepipeline, etc.
  • Deep understanding of kubernetes, including but not exclusive to vendor implementations of such (e.g., AWS EKS)
  • Being an excellent verbal and written communicator in English.  Explaining and documenting are key functions of this role.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Being a US citizen or current “Green Card” holder.

What we offer: 

Joining the Privacera team means you are joining the team recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Startup Employers! You will be embarking on a journey with a passionate group of people building important technologies for the enterprise industry. Let your ideas, experience, and expertise help shape the future of data governance and security..

  • Competitive medical, dental, vision coverage
  • 401k, FSA, HSA plans
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Flexible remote working policy
  • Office snacks
  • Team off-sites
  • Stock options at an early stage growing startup

Company Overview: 

At Privacera, we are solving deep security and governance challenges across hybrid cloud environments. Enterprises are moving data to the cloud at a rapid pace and enabling multiple cloud services to enable the use of their data. Enabling the right users to have access to the right data is a significant challenge in this cloud-based architecture. Privacera’s solution enables a single pane of glass for enterprise visibility of data and enables centralized controls over data in the cloud. Privacera is growing rapidly via the intersection of the two hottest trends in the enterprise industry;  enterprise data moving into the public cloud, and the need for security, governance, privacy which are becoming table stakes in every industry


Company Culture:

Our corporate culture is built on the core values of openness, product excellence, and customer-centricity. We encourage team members to practice open communication, move fast and break old molds in our journey to build the best products in the world. We are a transparent, customer focused team that collaboratively gets things done.


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

At Privacera, we are committed to building  a diverse and inclusive culture where our teams can thrive. It is our priority to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Candidates looking for employment at Privacera  are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.