Redwood City, CA 94065

Posted: 02/27/2019 Industry: IT Operations Job Number: 8627 Pay Rate: Not Specified
You will be our clients first dedicated SRE and in this role your primary responsibility will be to ensure the reliability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness of the production and development infrastructures. You will work with the CTO and other engineering leads to mature existing systems and when necessary, lead contract engineers through larger projects. They are a startup so you'll find there are many opportunities to grow and to influence decisions.

Because they are a startup, the SRE will wear a few hats. Your primary focus will be on production, however, they are also maturing the development systems and environments to expand the use of Continuous Integration and Deployment, improve product quality, and increase productivity.

While most SREs have a 24/7 on call requirement, our clients products currently target the US and their customers tend to work regular business hours, significantly reducing the chances of the site experiencing issues in the middle of the night.
- Maintain existing systems, and identify opportunities for improvements which will include automation, monitoring, logging, and profiling projects; - Identify improvement opportunities and define implementation plans; - Lead implementation projects to mature, replace, and stand up new systems. Qualifications: - Previous experience in an infrastructure role with both the technical knowledge and experience to lead projects - Experience with PostgreSQL, Kafka, Ubuntu, AWS, and MongoDB; - Strong with Python and/or Bash; - Knowledge of Heroku, Celery, Redis, uWSGI, Memcached, Django, Sentry, and Datadog. Desirable: - Experience with scaling PostgreSQL and large tables. - Experience with Kafka Connect, AWS Lambda, AWS ECS, Terraform, and container technologies and approaches.
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