Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Focused Labs (Remote)

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Who we are?

Here at Focused Labs, we are a small, select, software development team that wants to improve the world of software engineering through excellence. We take a unique approach to deliver products to market quickly while meeting the business and customer needs of our clients.

Our values:

  • Listen first - we are experts when it comes to software, but life-long learners in the domain of our customers. We listen, collaborate, and iterate closely with our clients.
  • Learn why - we are deeply invested in the outcomes of our clients and apply our expertise to make wise technology decisions with them.
  • Love your craft - we love programming and the craft of software engineering.

What would you be doing?

  • Help us build a devops practice internally and in collaboration with our clients.
  • Design and architect modern cloud infrastructure with Kubernetes or other container orchestration platforms.
  • Set up automation/configuration management using CDK, Terraform, Ansible, or other infrastructure as code tools.
  • Collaborate closely with customers to solve problems that are core to their business and build an impactful product.
  • Pair program with teammates and clients to build software and continuously grow together.
  • Master the right tools for the problems at hand. We do what is right for our clients and what makes us effective.
  • Collaborate and learn from teammates who are just as excited about software as you are.
  • Write lots of code.

Why are we excited about you?

  • You have hands on experience working with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) tools and platforms available across AWS and GCP.
  • You’ve used operational monitoring tools like Prometheus, Grafana, CloudWatch, LogDNA, etc.
  • You are familiar with git and other version control tools.
  • You are open and up for a challenge, you are a problem solver, and you are excited to work in all levels of the tech stack.
  • You have experience and opinions in at least one full tech stack and are interested in becoming fluent across multiple tech stacks.
  • You value collaboration as a core tool for finding pragmatic and simple solutions to complex real-world problems.
  • You are always learning, always improving, and are interested in helping others do the same.
  • You are comfortable working with non-technical stakeholders and are comfortable participating in daily meetings with clients.

If you had worked at Focused Labs over the last 3 months you may have:

  • Paired with a teammate to build an e-commerce purchase flow
  • Started a new project using Kotlin, Rails, Vue, React, or Node!
  • Worked with a client to prioritize their backlog for MVP
  • Deployed a Kubernetes cluster and applications to it
  • Integrated with GM OnStar to remotely control a vehicle
  • Helped our company define a Parental Leave Policy
  • Played Codenames with the team over happy hour
  • Written this job req

What to know before you apply: 

  • Focused Labs is open to remote employees.

We believe employees should be paid fairly and equitably. Salary ranges may vary depending on your location and previous experience. Chicago and Denver salary ranges for this role are: $135,000 - $180,000.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ConcourseLibraries
    • JenkinsLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Spring BootFrameworks
    • Cloud FoundryFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • DB2Databases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Dynamo DBDatabases
    • GemfireDatabases

Location

Colorado, CO

An Insider's view of Focused Labs

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

If you’re looking for a place with people who care about learning from each other, growing as individuals, bonding as teammates, and loving showing up to work everyday, then Focused Labs is where you should want to be.

Vincent

Software Engineering Consultant

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited about projects where we can quickly deliver meaningful value to our client - whether its a revenue-producing feature, a faster release cycle, or even a fresh way of looking at their own business. It feels great to deliver chunks of value every iteration, and it feels good knowing that our stakeholders look forward to demo days!

Ryan

Delivery Lead

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful member of my team is always willing to learn, and in order to do that, they need to be willing to admit when they don't know something. My team is a safe place to grow as a software developer and as a professional.

Noa

Software Engineering Consultant

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We have a program called Idea Hours. Idea Hours are accumulated like vacation and can be used to attend conferences, build an app, try a new language, or anything else. If you have an idea and a need for a team, use those idea hours to get a few folks working together.

Austin

CEO

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We have done weekly lunch and learns, magic shows, book clubs, and culture talks. We are always pushing ourselves toward approaching tech problems from an interesting and fun perspective. Challenging ourselves to build tested, clean software with character.

Katy

Software Engineering Consultant

What are Focused Labs Perks + Benefits

Focused Labs Benefits Overview

At Focused Labs, we take great care of our customers but also of our employees. As a small and growing business, we are happy to provide our team health and welfare benefits as well as office perks and the opportunity to grow. As Focused Labs continues to expand, we are happy to add more and more benefits for our employees.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
We cover 100% of the employee cost for the standard Principal dental plan. We also offer an additional extra coverage plan at minimal cost to the employee.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer five plans to our employees, and can be customized to each of their medical needs. These include HSA and FSA benefits, at no cost to you! On top of that, you can change your plan quarterly!
Life Insurance
We offer a complimentary $30,000 life insurance policy for every employee.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
We offer a $250 annual wellness allowance towards resources such as Headspace etc.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We use and love Guideline (https://www.guideline.com) for our 401k. They make it easy for both experienced investors and people new to saving to build a great retirement
401(K) Matching
At Focused Labs we match 100% of your contributions for the first 3% of your salary contributions and 50% of your contributions for the next 2%. There's no vesting, we just want you to save!
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We offer 12 weeks of both birth and non-birth parental leave, so you can get your family off on the right path! We also offer a four week transition period to slowly bring you back into the workforce.
Flexible Work Schedule
We love pairing at Focused but also know that different people have different schedules. We will always work with you to make sure you can come and go as you need and be there for your team.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
We sponsor family-oriented events a few times a year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
At Focused everyone gets 21 days of vacation, 5 days of sick and 3 floating holidays!
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 5 days per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Focused Labs hosts company outings quarterly.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Come to the office and explore the food hall at the Old Post office! Remote employees get DoorDash codes, so you're covered both ways.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at the team's discretion. Normally every couple weeks
Parking
We offer employees a parking subsidy.
Relocation Assistance
If you need to relocate to work with us we are happy to cover reasonable costs incurred in your move!
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We have a $1000 home office stipend for remote employees, to get your Focused Labs journey
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Focused Labs offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Focused Labs hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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