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Sr. Site Reliability Engineer (Remote)

Primary Location Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Job ID R105767 Apply

The Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) is responsible for continuous improvement of availability, latency, performance, efficiency, change management, monitoring, emergency response, and capacity planning. The role drives continuous improvement in delivery of resilient, scalable, performant, secure, and high-quality cloud-native services. Collaborating with development teams and individuals the SREidentifies cross-team issues which create risk for operations across the organization and resolving those issues with a mixture of engineering, troubleshooting expertise, and general operational guidance. You will proactively drive improvement of enterprise cloud capabilities while creating best practices and tools to empower developers to create, deploy, and operationally support services.

Essential Functions

  • Educate yourself and others on anything that helps service teams more quickly and easily build, test, deploy & run their services to be more reliable

  • Plan, design, deploy, and operate Site Reliability Engineering capabilities for cloud products & services

  • Recognize and address sub-standard performance based on key performance indicators (KPIs)

  • Build monitoring that alerts on symptoms rather than outages 

  • Continuously build, automate, and improve upon capabilities that are secure, scalable, performant, and resilient

  • Work closely with Infrastructure, Network, Security, Architecture, Development teams and other DevOps team members to build highly performing, scalable, and secure Azure environments

  • Define needs by documenting processes; includes research, planning and writing supporting documentation

Additional Functions

In addition to the essential functions listed above, the incumbent may perform the following additional functions. 

  • Participate in regulatory and compliance activities as necessary

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Management Information Sciences or area of functional responsibility preferred, or equivalent years of industry work experience

  • 5+ years in software or operations engineering

  • 2+ years of DevOps or Site Reliability engineering or similar experience with cloud-native solutions

  • Proven experience in DevOps culture and site reliability engineering focused on the customer, CI/CD, cross-functional autonomous teams, and continuous improvement

  • DevOps experience with a cloud-native web application hosted in one of the three major cloud platforms

  • Interacts with vendors and service providers to resolve complex system related problems

  • Experience managing infrastructure as code via tools such as Terraform

  • Familiarity with version control systems e.g., Git, SVN, CVS 

  • Experience in designing and implementing a continuous integration pipeline (CICD)

  • Experience in monitoring infrastructure, application uptime, latency, and performance on large distributed systems

  • Exhibit proficiency at troubleshooting various cloud and system related issues

  • Experience managing infrastructure as code via tools such as Terraform

  • Demonstrable cross-functional knowledge with systems, storage, networking, security, and databases

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization

Preferred Qualifications

  • A passion for automation with a desire to eliminate toil wherever possible

  • Proven experience with application performance monitoring tools (Dynatrace, AppDynamics)

  • Microsoft Azure experience

  • Office environment – either in Patterson facility or at home/remote location

  • Travel to corporate sites is periodically required (Quarterly or so)

  • Periodic on call rotations and available outside of normal business hours on evenings and weekends during critical production release or issue escalation periods


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