Site Reliability Engineer

Airtable (View all Jobs)

San Francisco, CA; Mountain View, CA; Austin, TX; New York, NY; Seattle, WA

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Interview Process

1. Take home project that resembles a problem Airtable solves for 2. Five hour on-site which includes a discussion of the project, UI design, discussing architectural tradeoffs, and code debugging.

Airtable is a mission-critical system for a diverse set of teams and industries. We build our platform to scale, stay resilient, and deliver a delightful user experience all around. Our infrastructure requires thorough thinking, deep research into how things work, and rigorous coding. Our mission is ambitious, but we like to keep our infrastructure simple.

We’re looking for site reliability engineers who care deeply about building robust tools and operational practices that enable scale. Not only will you automate and build the workflows that support scaling out our architecture, you’ll also work closely with the rest of engineering to enable your peers to deliver and manage their features reliably, safely and efficiently.

Learn more about our Engineering team and values here.

What you'll do

  • Automate everything: deploys, rollbacks, provisioning, failovers, testing, common tasks and everything in between.
  • Design and implement monitoring tooling that will be used to optimize systems for uptime, performance, and reliability.
  • Design and write tests that investigate how our infrastructure handles failure and scaling.
  • Build nontrivial internal tooling to support and enable engineering workflows.
  • Research hot-off-the-press CVEs and implement best practices that protect our users.
  • Refine and expand our incident response best practices, ensuring that engineers, including yourself, are able to respond efficiently when incidents do occur.

Who you are

  • You are thoughtful and thorough, whether it's scripting bulletproof deployment automation, testing scripts, writing recovery playbooks, or digging into logs, monitoring data and code to find the root of a problem.
  • You've worked with Linux, containers/namespaces, and system automation tools for Unix and cloud platforms.
  • You take pride in writing solid, maintainable code. 
  • You're comfortable being paged for major incidents but also work to build fault tolerant systems so that those incidents are a rarity. 
  • You have multiple years of relevant technical experience, including significant experience with site reliability, developer productivity or devops, or server infrastructure engineering.

What we offer

  • We have your medical, dental, and vision insurance 100% covered (and your dependents covered at 80%)
  • High deductible health plan available with health savings account contribution
  • Complimentary One Medical membership for individuals and dependents
  • Monthly “Lifestyle Wallet” to use for benefits like personal fitness (e.g., gym memberships, fitness equipment, etc.) to pet care to nutrition coaching, and more.  
  • Complimentary mental health support via Modern Health 
  • Family planning support via Carrot (fertility, adoption, and surrogacy)
  • Flexible and generous time off and sick time benefits
  • 16 weeks of parental leave
  • Annual Learning & Development wallet to support your career development
  • Emergency backup care for dependents 
  • Access to financial planning and legal support
  • Supplemental reimbursement for Gender Affirmation procedures and services
  • Access to pre-tax Transportation & Commuter Benefits

About Airtable

Airtable is working on the next computer revolution: one where anyone – even without technical training – can create customized applications that fit their needs, build more interconnected teams, and take part in a growing community of people who share what they create. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in San Francisco, Airtable powers teams at more than 300,000 organizations around the world. Our most recent funding round valued Airtable at $11.7 billion and raised $735 million in additional capital, and we're just getting started!


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