Site Reliability Engineer

Technology United States

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Work remotely due to COVID-19

What you'll be doing:

  • Helping various teams automate various tedium with Python using industry standard best practices.
  • Refining current automatons, including tools used for infrastructure management.
  • Design and build applications to improve the availability, latency, scalability, and performance of our systems.
  • Build automatons to respond to first level issues, striving to fix them automatically.
  • Drafting new standards for the creation of tools and processes.
  • Chat integrations and automation, on platforms such as Amazon Chime and Slack.
  • Connecting existing 3rd party tools to other internal tools, making a big ol' web of data mining goodness.
  • Eating good foods and sharing friendship (remotely! on site! both?)
  • Coordinate with our Systems Engineering team on our daily Chime meeting.

What you'll bring to the table:

  • 3+ years python engineering experience, including building and running enterprise applications at scale.
  • 3+ years Linux expertise, from shell all the way down to the kernel, including internals and networking.
  • 3+ years AWS experience, certifications are a plus!
  • 2+ years building and running containerized applications using Docker.
  • A strong love of making things easier on yourself and others by automating the heck out of everything...From putting pants on to building an 18 story building (in Python!).
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment that is fun and borderline wacky. Maybe an excessive amount of wacky. Maybe not that much wacky. Definitely fast paced. Did I say wacky?

What really excites us:

  • Networking experience (working with switches, firewalls, routers, packet sniffers, load balancers).
  • Any other automation experience (Selenium, Jenkins, JMeter, Powershell, ActiveState Perl/Python).
  • Any other cross platform programming languages C, C++, Go, Java, Erlang, Haskell, Lua, COBOL 
  • Experience in Python web frameworks.
  • HTML and CSS experience 

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis The Wise?

I thought not. It's not a story the Jedi would tell you. ;)

What you didn't know about the team: 

  • They are just as wacky and random as this job description.

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