Senior Site Reliability Engineer (Cyber Security Business Unit) at Sumo Logic

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Senior Site Reliability Engineer - Cyber Security Business Unit

Location: Ideally Austin, TX, Denver, CO or Redwood City, CA  

                          We will, however, also look at 100% remote talent based elsewhere in the USA

Who We Are:

Headquartered in Austin, Texas and formerly known as JASK Labs Inc ( The Sumo Logic Cyber Security Business Unit is modernizing security operations by delivering market-leading enterprise security analyst threat detection and prioritization data in market-disruptive cloud-native delivery model. We are in the business of modernizing enterprise security operations for the challenges of the 21st century.

Our Mission:

Today, security analysts are fighting a losing battle. More than half of alerts go uninvestigated, leaving attackers free to infiltrate organizations even with existing defenses. The Sumo Logic Cloud SIEM provides security analysts with the enhanced visibility and context needed to speed the time to identify evidence of exploits, reduce the time to remediate and improve the ability for security teams to more quickly and thoroughly understand the impact of an attack.

Position Overview:

At Sumo Logic, our SRE Team is at the core of driving our product decisions that directly impact customers around the world.

To support our business needs, we are building one of the largest big data infrastructures for cybersecurity in the cloud. In addition to relying on big data compute engines, we are also building an ecosystem of tools and services that allow all Sumo Logic teams to leverage the platform as a cohesive service.

Within the Sumo Logic platform, we have a team whose sole focus is to build tools and services to improve the reliability of the platform. As a member of the team, you will help drive operational excellence for this ecosystem of complex large-scale systems by re-imagining how we would automate and build tools to lower operational barriers, improve visibility on problematic areas, support scale of the platform, and provide a safe and secure environment for other teams.

We are seeking a Senior SRE who is an expert at building automation, performance tuning, and metrics. You would also have solid coding skills in Python or Go languages, along with experience working with large scale data pipelines (Kafka/Kubernetes deployment)

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Develop effective tooling, alerts, and response to both identify and address reliability risks.
  • Build tools and automation to reduce operational tasks, improve automatic issue identification and routing, and predict platform performance in accordance to SLAs based on overall platform health and progress.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to manage incidents and to handle unknown/new issues.
  • Drive issue resolution and root cause identification with the various data infrastructure teams.
  • Evangelize best practices around collaboration, security, and reliability to all partner teams.

Who You Are:

  • 7+ years experience in a Site Reliability Engineer Engineer role.
  • Must have a deep understanding of Kafka technologies.
  • Expertise with AWS Architecture 
  • Containerization technology expertise is essential (ideally Kubernetes)
  • Scripting fluency in at least Python & Go language and a commitment to automate solutions
  • Experience with Linux systems
  • Deep experience with configuration management solutions
  • Ability to quickly take on new roles and responsibilities
  • Track record of successfully deploying and running production systems
  • A desire to see features through from development to deployment in production environments
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience (Masters Degree in CS huge plus)


About Us:

· Massive Scale:
Our microservices architecture in AWS ingests hundreds of terabytes daily across many geographic regions. Millions of queries a day analyze hundreds of petabytes of data.
· Mission:
Democratize machine data analytics through the Sumo Logic platform, bringing real-time data insights securely through the cloud.

· Funding and Growth:
We have raised $345 million in funding to date, with the most recent round being May 2019. Investors include Battery Ventures, Greylock Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital, Sapphire Ventures and DFJ Growth. Our recurring revenue and customer base are growing steadily. We serve over 2,000 customers across the globe including AirBnB, Alaska Airlines, Anheuser Busch, Hootsuite, Hearst, Hudl, Major League Baseball, Marriott, Medidata, Sauce Labs, Samsung SmartThings, SPS Commerce, Twitter, Telstra, Toyota, Zuora and more.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • SparkFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases


In the heart of downtown Denver, Sumo Logic's new office is conveniently located near some of Denver's best restaurants and public transportation.

An Insider's view of Sumo Logic

What’s the vibe like in the office?

"The vibe in the Denver office is collaborative, fun, supportive, and unique. Teams spend time together during lunches, happy hours, and outings. We are inclusive, celebrate each other's successes and everyone pitches in to make the office a great place to work."


Director of Sales Development

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

At Sumo Logic, the trust and confidence of our Customers is our number one priority and we are proud to be the industry’s most secure cloud-native analytics service. We have an established, world-class team and together we are building trust and confidence on a Platform of Transparency, Control, and Data Security enabling collaboration at scale.


Security Compliance Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Sumo Logic takes the approach of 'family first'. I look at this as an all encompassing family including yourself and your friends. You have to love what you do and have a good life balance to perform well. Sumo's always had a high performing team and I think it's directly related to how we approach the balance of personal care and harmony to work.


Senior Sales Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Marketing is truly a cross-functional department that works closely with many parts of the organization. With our Product Management team we work on go to market strategy of new solutions. With Sales we run campaigns and initiatives to bring brand awareness to Sumo Logic and in turn get buyers interested in our offerings.


Senior Manager, Digital Marketing

What are Sumo Logic Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Sumo Logic's health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games, Darts.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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