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Site Reliability Engineers
Boston, Massachusetts
CTH or Direct Hire Position
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Applied on September 28, 2020
Job Id #43012 Posted August 21, 2020

Boston, MA
Site Reliability Engineers
6+ Month contract to hire or direct hire

Client is looking to hire Site Reliability Engineers at their Boston, MA location. Site Reliability Engineers are a cross between system and software engineers who are responsible for all operational aspects of client’s e-commerce platform. The team is responsible for designing, building, monitoring, and maintaining the infrastructure of our internet-facing and internal services. We're looking for engineers who want to be a part of developing infrastructure software, maintaining it, and scaling client’s technology stack. Come help us build a bigger and better company as a Site Reliability Engineer. 
Ideal candidates will possess the ability to discuss complex technical concepts with a diverse audience across all areas of the organization. They will remain calm under pressure and always strive to add structure to high-pressure, fast paced tasks or projects.

What You’ll Do:
Focus on service stability and reliability by working with application owners to set SLOs, "Error Budget" and backup and DR strategies
Complete understanding of operational tools and concepts, such as alerting, monitoring, logging and health checks
Perform capacity planning and production readiness assessment
Embed with product teams during the design and requirements phase of new product development through to initial production launch
Identify requirements for other operational teams (release engineering, automation, etc.) during application development phase
Be a technology and DevOps evangelist for the rest of the company
Participate in on-call rotation for level 3 support escalations

What You’ll Need:
At least 5 years of experience working in an SRE role or similar
Hands on experience with orchestration and system configuration tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Terraform[preferred], etc.
Minimum 5+ years of experience in building and managing applications in public cloud platforms like AWS (preferred), GCP or Azure
Expert in building and maintaining highly available applications including redundancy, fail over, scalability, monitoring and performance
Highly skilled in identifying performance bottlenecks, identifying anomalous system behavior, and resolving root cause of service issues
Solid understanding/experience of web services, databases and relating infrastructure/architecture
Experience working with open source community (troubleshooting, patch submission, etc.)
Demonstrated 5+ years of Linux System Administration
Experience with CI tools such as Bamboo, Jenkins, CircleCI
Ability to organize, troubleshoot and continuously learn
Previous experience working within controls such as SOX, PCI, etc
Position may require travel
Bonus (if applicable):

AWS Certified Solutions Architect
Advanced Terraform knowledge and orchestration using Jenkins
Datadog Integration expertise for containers

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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