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Sr. Software Engineer
Plymouth, Minnesota  |  Remote
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Applied on June 24, 2021
Job Id #46811 Posted April 9, 2021


  • This role will be supporting the System Reliability Engineering (SRE) program.
  • The ideal candidate has multiple years’ experience with SRE, is a self-starter, innovative, and not afraid to challenge the status quo.
  • Successful candidates have a proven ability to network, influence without direct authority, and quickly build relationships to work cross-functionally to achieve a desired result.
  • This is a new program at, and the candidate will be on the ground floor of building a new capability and previously unseen technologies at to help achieve extremely high up-time targets for applications across the enterprise.
  • The ideal candidate is a self-starter, and strives in ambiguous, often undefined environments, creating their own path where necessary.

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • We are the system reliability engineers for the core Office 365 applications Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams. Our 2021 road map includes baselining and operationalizing KPIs for each service, establishing and operationalizing raw error rates, monitoring, alerting and reporting capabilities, reducing mean time to recover, securing technology and several modern operational capabilities to ensure application reliability.


  • Experienced working in a DevOps environment, working in a large organization, working with Splunk, SQL, Github and Azure applications development and support.

Top Requirements:

  • The top three skills are operational support utilizing programming languages to automate and self-healing, experience working in an agile environment utilizing CI/CD pipelines and strong collaboration skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert to internal stakeholders on all aspects of the System Reliability Engineering discipline, driving reliability into various systems requiring support
  • Mentor Engineers growing into an SRE role, focusing on methods to drive reliability and influence design & direction
  • Execute and guide execution of specific tasks through various application work streams to drive best-in-class operational support
  • Communicate status of various projects to SRE leadership
  • Drive results through increasing reliability of applications and failover capabilities
  • Guide Reliability via Enterprise Transformation, influencing teams as they work towards maintaining 99.99% reliability targets, and beyond.
  • Lead change and innovation - pursue opportunities to adopt new technologies and drive adoption to enhance business outcomes - drive and mange high-quality execution across organizational lines
  • Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior by complying with applicable laws, regulations and policies and requiring the same from others
  • Leverage diversity and inclusion to bring in the right talent, drive employee engagement and foster teamwork and collaboration
  • Grow and maintain knowledge of and leverage cutting edge IT industry/marketplace technologies and trends to support highly available distributed systems, and the transformation of legacy systems.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of professional IT experience, with steadily increasing responsibilities
  • 2 or more years of developer experience with one or more programming languages
  • 2 or more years of experience designing and building highly distributed, scalable systems
  • 1 or more years of experience with Microsoft azure cloud development
  • 1 or more years of experience leading teams and/or managing IT Project timelines and deliverables
  • Experience planning and supporting +99.99% availability against critical applications in production
  • Experience with DevOps methodologies and enabling Automation within development teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Health Care industry experience
  • 2+ years Experience as a System Reliability Engineer

Interview Process:

  • There will be a single interview. The questions include both technical and soft skills.

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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