Sr Engineer - TechOps

Information Technology Durham, North Carolina NORTH CAROLINA (Req. #5532)


Xperi invents, develops and delivers technologies that create extraordinary experiences at home and on the go for millions of people around the world. Powering billions of consumer electronics, connected cars and digital content titles, we make entertainment more immersive, driving personalization through our renowned consumer brands: DTS®, HD Radio™, IMAX® Enhanced and TiVo®.

Xperi (NASDAQ: XPER) is a publicly traded technology company headquartered in San Jose, CA with over 2,000 employees across North America, Europe and Asia. Come join our growing team where you will play an integral role in shaping the future of entertainment technology.

About the role:

The Site Reliability Engineer is a member of a small Technical Operations team that is responsible for building, maintaining, and updating the production infrastructure for TiVo’s Personalized Content Discovery platform. PCD is the premier technology for finding that next great show, generating recommendations based on users’ experiences and prompts. Our services support internal products like the TiVo Stream 4k as well as several national and international entertainment providers.

This SRE will be tasked specifically with working with the PCD Data Engineering team to maintain system stability of the DE infrastructure as well as keeping ahead of projected growth. This includes project work to improve internal technology and processes, deploying new updates to DE systems, and investigating possible avenues for improvements. The ideal candidate is a demonstrated self-starter who is eager to learn new technologies, capable of independently identifying and solving problems, and thrives in a complex, fast-paced environment.

Primary duties include:

Work with the TechOps team to architect, install, and maintain server, network, and storage infrastructure in the cloud.
Create scripts and use configuration management tools to automate tasks.
Respond to alerts provide coverage of critical issues.
Plan and execute changes to development, staging, and production systems according to documented change control policies.
Analyze growth and optimize accordingly; plan and execute periodic capacity improvements
Prioritize and execute project work to help achieve team goals.
Ensure security of managed systems and related data.
Collaborate with our Data Engineering team to improve the data processing work flow and troubleshoot issues.
Maintain currency of knowledge with respect to relevant technology, equipment, and systems.
Produce and maintain clear and thorough technical documentation as it pertains to operating procedures, change management, inventories, etc.

Required skills:

5+ years of experience as a Linux system administrator/engineer.
5+ years of experience with Jenkins
3+ years experience with Mongo DB
Experience with Pentahoe and kettle
Experience with Cloud resources
Experience in scripting and/or programming
Experience with platform- and configuration-as-a-service technologies
Experience with revision control utilities
Ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment and manage tasks from a variety of sources.
Flexibility to occasionally work overtime and weekends to resolve data ingestion problems.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred skills:

Linux: CentOS, Debian
Cloud: AWS
Scripting: Python, bash
Configuration Management: Ansible, Terraform
Source control: git
Desired skills:

Experience with development and CI/CD tools such as Jenkins
Understanding of storage and networking concepts
Experience working closely with data engineers
Understanding of security concepts (firewall, VPN, security certificates, and credential management).

Life @ Xperi:

At Xperi, we value People, Customers, Performance and Innovation. We are dedicated to creating a workplace where all employees have a voice and sense of belonging, feel safe and valued, and are acknowledged for how their unique differences contribute to organizational culture and business outcomes.

Our employees and their families are important to us, and our comprehensive pay, stock and benefits programs reflect that. Xperi supports personal well-being, builds financial security and enables employees to share in our collective success.

Rewards include:

• Competitive compensation (salary, equity and bonuses) and comprehensive benefits designed to foster work-life balance, care for your health, protect your finances and help you save and invest for the future.

• Generous paid time away from work, including flexible time off, holidays and sick time, health and wellness initiatives, and a charitable match program to help you give back to your community.

• Great perks, which vary by location and can be site-specific: employee discounts, transportation reimbursements, subsidized cafes and fitness facilities.

• A flexible, hybrid work environment combining the best of in-office collaboration and community-building along with the benefits of working from home.