Senior Software Engineer, Platform SRE

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Remote Canada

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Interview Process

1. Take-home project and discussion 2. On-site interview that includes pair programming on actual CircleCI bugs/feature requests.

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Software Engineer, Platform, SRE

CircleCI seeks an experienced Senior/Staff Engineer who is excited to help us ensure the high availability and reliability of our internal platform and systems. Join a distributed team in an engineering organization that values teamwork, trust, and learning. We’re looking for passionate and hardworking folks to join our mission: enabling thousands of developers to do better work every single day.

About Platform at CircleCI

The Platform Group is composed of multiple teams that:

  • Assist teams to leverage tools to gain better insight into the behavior of their systems in production.
  • Champions a culture of observability, availability, and monitoring.
  • Collaborate across teams to evolve our platform architecture.
  • Write sustainable, high-quality, high-performance code.

About the SRE Team

The Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team is an enablement team built to support development teams at CircleCI in making their services scalable, reliable, and performant. Their mission is to improve our observability, incident management, and propagate the SRE culture. They rely on driving technical changes that contribute to their mission and establishing the cultural norms that help enable the engineering teams.

What we're looking for:

Do you love collaboration and teamwork? Are you eager to learn new things and help others learn, too? Are you a strong communicator in both synchronous and asynchronous mediums? If so, here are some additional qualities we like:

You are experienced in some of the languages and technologies we use and enthusiastic about learning the others. We use:

  • Golang
  • Kubernetes/Helm
  • Terraform
  • RabbitMQ
  • Hashicorp Vault
  • AWS

You have been part of teams that are responsible for leading incident response, post-incident analysis and reporting and you will bring valuable lessons to our SRE team from your past experiences.

You are passionate about improving observability and monitoring and are experienced with distributed tracing. You know what the useful metrics are and are willing to deep dive into customer journeys to find the right SLIs and SLOs in collaboration with multi-functional teams.

Who you are:

Ideally, you have 3+ years of infrastructure or DevOps or SRE development experience, particularly within the realm of observability. You endeavor to see problems and projects to completion with a demonstrated ability to lead teams that deliver high-quality code with strong testing practices.

You are a strong believer and proponent of the SRE culture.

You strive for continuous learning and improvement for yourself and your team, providing technical mentorship wherever possible.

CircleCI Engineering Competency Matrix:

The Engineering Competency Matrix is our internal career growth system for engineers. This position is level E3. If you’re not sure this is you, we encourage you to apply. Find more about the matrix in this blog post.

Engineering at CircleCI is Remote-First

Being remote-first, we foster a culture that is inclusive of remote workers while allowing everyone to be the most productive. Read more about our remote-first culture here.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

About CircleCI

CircleCI is the world’s largest shared continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, and the central hub where code moves from idea to delivery. As one of the most-used DevOps tools that processes more than 1 million builds a day, CircleCI has unique access to data on how engineering teams work, and how their code runs. Companies like Spotify, Coinbase, and BuzzFeed use us to improve engineering team productivity, release better products, and get to market faster.

CircleCI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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