SE Site Reliability Engineer (Greater Denver Area, CO)

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JOB PURPOSE
Hands-on architect role that will lead cloud architecture and SRE initiatives. This position will scale existing applications, build tools and processes to monitor and improve reliability, and streamline the operational side of our platform through automation. You will be expected to not only define and document solutions and standards but lead the delivery.
You will work closely with developers to ensure the system design of new features and products is performant and reliable. You should be able to advise teams about building and deploying reliable services, and troubleshoot incidents in production.
As a site reliability engineer, you will build software to automate manual tasks and reduce the overhead required to keep our services reliable in the face of continuous change and development.
New initiatives may require technology evaluation. Being able to quickly learn a new technology and become an expert on it is paramount to being successful in this position. You must love learning new technologies, patterns, and practices.
This role includes periodic on-call responsibilities for production services.
This is a potential leadership role with a possibility for SRE Team Lead responsibilities, if desired.
REPORTING STRUCTURE
This position reports to the Development Department Director.
Required Technical Experience
  • Experience with modern monitoring and observability tools (Prometheus, Grafana, Spunk, New Relic, etc.)
  • Experience with SQL/NoSQL, Git, caching, traffic routing, and disaster mitigation strategies
  • Software development experience in web-based applications
  • Intermediate experience working with and operating Kubernetes/Helm.
  • Intermediate or expert experience scaling existing architectures using cloud based technologies (Kubernetes, cloud databases, global load balancing, etc.)
  • Experience building, maintaining, and evolving DevSecOps pipelines
  • Experience defining and documenting solutions and standards

Preferred Experience
  • Experience with Java (Spring Boot), Vue.js, Node.js technologies
  • Working knowledge of Elasticsearch, Kibana
  • Experience using terraform or other infrastructure as code tools
  • Intermediate knowledge of networking in cloud based architectures is preferred (understanding DNS, IP routing, load balancers, reverse proxies, application firewalls, etc.)
  • Expert networking knowledge (experience managing VPNs, NGINX firewalls, etc.)
  • Experience with software architecture and its impact on cloud/infrastructure architecture
  • Experience building or running software-as-a-service products
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and become an expert
  • Passionate about technology

Qualifications
  • 5 years of experience with software development and operating at scale
  • 3 years of experience working with cloud platforms like GCP, AWS, or Azure
  • 3 years of experience with container orchestration - Kubernetes, Docker
  • 3 years of experience with common build and deployment (CI/CD) tools and practices
  • Proficient knowledge of solving complex problems and can work autonomously all the time
  • Mentors less experienced team members on best practices and code compliance
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Work at a computer for extended periods of time, some weekend work possible if there is a hard deadline
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Location

Our office is a shared warehouse with our sister company Quality Bicycle Products. The office has mountain views, natural light, a dog-friendly environment with easy bike path access.

What are SmartEtailing Perks + Benefits

SmartEtailing Benefits Overview

One of Outside Magazine's 50 Best Places to Work, Four years in a row

Perks include: Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401k plan with employer match, Generous PTO, paid volunteering, monthly work-from-home stipend, open office working environment with natural light and mountain views, bicycle commuter and carpool credits, discounts on bikes and gear, monthly in-person and virtual events, free snacks, easy bike path access, group bike rides and onsite fitness room.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Humane Society, Boulder Parks and Rec, Community Food Share and Adopt-a-Highway Clean Up
Friends outside of work
Daily sync
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
SmartEtailing utilizes structured interviewing and scorecard techniques when completing interviews. All hiring managers also complete unconscious bias training.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Group bike rides over lunch or after work. Planking time each day.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
Paid industry certifications

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