Senior Site Reliability Engineer

The Senior Site Reliability Engineer at OpenSlate is a hands-on technical position based out of NYC.  You will collaborate with technical leadership, development, and system engineers and are responsible for the design, implementation and deployment of highly available systems in AWS.  Core to the position are strong, hands-on experience with Kubernetes (resource management, volume claims, Helm, health checks, etc) & Docker, solid experience architecting scalable systems in AWS, a drive to automate processes with tools like Jenkins, log analysis, metrics, and monitoring.


  • The ability to communicate and collaborate in a team environment is a must
  • Hands-on experience with Linux, Kubernetes and Docker
  • A desire to automate; Jenkins is a plus
  • Metrics collection and Data-based decision making
  • Experience building visibility into system health with logging, metrics, and alerting
  • A methodology for root cause analysis, avoiding reboot and crossing fingers
  • Experience managing AWS infrastructure
    • Auto Scaling
    • VPCs and Availability Zones
    • Security Groups
    • Cost forecasting
  • Version control; git is a plus
  • Configuration management; Ansible is a plus
  • A deep understanding of networking (IP, subnets, routing, etc) and web protocols (HTTP, TLS, DNS, etc)

Ideal candidates will also have

  • Experience with Python
  • Understanding of distributed processing (e.g. Spark)
  • Understanding of distributed data stores like Solr, ElasticSearch, etc.
  • Server provisioning with Terraform or equivalent
  • Database management; PostgreSQL is a plus
  • Understanding of Linux based web stacks is a plus: e.g. Django, DRF, Celery, RMQ, Redis
  • Understanding of security best practices (SSL/TLS, firewalls, Security Groups, dynamic credentialing)

What You Will Get

  • Competitive salary & benefits
  • Flexible working hours and environment
  • Room for growth, learning, and career development
  • An opportunity to be part of a dynamic, inclusive culture while working with talented individuals

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