Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Carta (View all Jobs)

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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Interview Process

1. Chat with recruiter 2. Chat with one of our engineering leaders 3. Take home assignment that is not timed ( thinking about code production quality in arriving to a solution) 4. Virtual onsite (5 sessions: take home follow up discussion, architecture and design white boarding, chat with a product manager, chat about teamwork, and another meeting with hiring manager ~ about 4 hours) 5. Team matching (non-evaluative)

Programming Languages Mentioned

Java, SQL, Python

The Company You’ll Join

Carta is a platform that helps people manage equity, build businesses, and invest in the companies of tomorrow. Our mission is to unlock the power of equity ownership for more people in more places. 

Carta is trusted by more than 40,000 companies and over two million people in nearly 160 countries to manage cap tables, compensation, and valuations. Carta also supports nearly 7,000 funds and SPVs, and represents nearly $130B in assets under administration. Carta's tender offer solutions have returned $14B to shareholders in secondary transactions. Today, Carta’s platform manages nearly three trillion dollars in equity globally. 

For more information about our offices and culture, check out our Carta careers page.

The Problems You’ll Solve

At Carta, our employees set out on a mission to unlock the power of equity ownership for more people in more places. We believe that the problems we solve today unlock the opportunities of tomorrow.  As a Site Reliability Engineer, you’ll work to: 

  • Build and scale our internal  platform offerings (compute, storage and networking services) to ensure the reliability, and performance of our applications.
  • Design and implement monitoring, alerting, and incident response systems.
  • Collaborate with application software engineers (as needed) to guide their design and ensure it scales for what Carta needs in the long run.
  • Act as an agent of change and push boundaries to incrementally improve our systems as we expand globally. 

The Team You’ll Work With

You’ll be joining the Infrastructure Engineering team at Carta. The Infrastructure Engineering team is responsible for providing secure, reliable, scalable and performant Infrastructure to Carta’s customers and developers.

We are Software and Infrastructure Engineers who specialize in cloud computing, networking, systems design and architecture, storage, real time data telemetry, associated automation, tooling and processes. We possess a breadth and depth of knowledge about Carta’s infrastructure and industry wide best practices, that translates into leverage for Carta’s business. 

About You

You are excited by the idea of developing scalable, reliable and efficient infrastructure that powers the entire company. We’re looking for strong communicators who enjoy collaborating to solve complex problems. Familiarity with infrastructure best practices on performance, reliability and security and their associated tools is appreciated. 

Our stack is Python, Java, Terraform, gRPC, Docker, Kubernetes, Postgres, running on AWS. Come join us! 

  • Cloud Platforms: Extensive experience with cloud services such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, or Azure, including services like EC2, S3, RDS, and Lambda. Experience with Kubernetes or other container orchestration is preferred. 
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC): Proficient in using tools such as Terraform, Ansible, or CloudFormation for managing and provisioning cloud infrastructure.
  • Networking: Experience with networking concepts and tools, including Container Network Interface (CNI), Network policy implementations. Experience with proxies and service mesh is a big plus. 
  • Monitoring and Observability: Strong knowledge of monitoring tools and practices, such as Prometheus, Grafana, ELK Stack, or Datadog, and the ability to set up and maintain comprehensive monitoring solutions.
  • Software Development: Proficiency in Python, with the ability to write efficient, maintainable, and scalable code.
  • Database Management: Strong knowledge of PostgreSQL, including performance tuning, replication, backup, and recovery.
  • API Services: Experience in designing, deploying, and maintaining API services, with a strong understanding of RESTful and/or GraphQL API design principles.
  • Knowledge of service mesh technologies such as Istio, Cilium, or Linkerd is appreciated though not essential
  • Experience operating CI/CD and its associated best practices is also appreciated though not essential


We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a positive interview experience for every candidate. If accommodations due to a disability or medical condition are needed, please connect with the recruiter via email. As a company, we value fairness, helpfulness, transparency, leadership and build our teams around these values. Check out our careers page to get to know us better as you think about your next step at Carta.

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Awards and Acknowledgements

Companies and funds like Tribe and Pipe build their businesses on Carta. The company has been included on the Forbes World’s Best Cloud Companies, Fast Company's Most Innovative list, and Inc.’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. We’ve also been recognized as a 2023 Built In Best Place to Work in the U.S., a Muse VIBE Award winner in the Vacation and Time Off category and certified as a Great Place to Work.

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