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Lead Software Engineer
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on November 28, 2021
Job Id #50985 Posted September 29, 2021


  • Complex Specialty Conditions is looking for a System Reliability Engineer to join our team to help scale our platform, streamline developer experience, and improve stability at all levels of the application stack.
  • As a member of our SRE team, you’ll have the opportunity to manage the complex challenges of scale, while using your expertise in coding, algorithms, complexity analysis and large-scale system design.
  • You will become a Subject Matter Expert for our platforms and help the team identify opportunities to implement new capabilities to achieve extremely high up-time targets, fast time to resolution of the service issues, and drive resilience/performance/reliability.

Ideal Background:

  • The ideal candidate has multiple years experience with SRE concepts, is a self-starter, innovative, and not afraid to challenge the status quo.
  • Candidates will have a proven ability to network, influence without direct authority, and quickly build relationships to work cross-functionally to achieve a desired result.


  • Strong technical skills and communication skills. I would like to be able to convert this person into a lead.

Team and Team size:

  •  Building a platform engineering team. Currently 3 SREs and 5 Dev Ops individuals

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Stay up to date on the latest industry trends; able to clearly and confidently articulate trends and their potential
  • Collaborate with Engineering and Operations teams to improve automation of workflows, infrastructure, code testing and deployment
  • Contribute to and maintain infrastructure, monitoring tools, and CI/CD pipelines with an “Infrastructure as Code” mind set.
  • Ensure security of the environment by managing/applying permissions and encryption standards.
  • Guide Reliability via influencing teams as they work towards maintaining 99.99% reliability targets
  • Leverage modern tools and instrumentation to drive reliability and meet Service Level Objectives (SLOs).
  • Automate repetitive tasks, implement automation and apply analytics across products and services
  • Review issues, logs, errors, etc. to troubleshoot service tickets and use this information to drive increased reliability
  • Complete tasks with minimal guidance and oversight, and review work of others.

Required Qualifications

  • 4 or more years of experience as a System Reliability Engineer
  • 4 or more years of experience with software development
  • Experience with OpenShift Enterprise, Kubernetes, or Azure
  • Experience with Relational Databases particularly MySQL
  • Experience with Splunk, Dynatrace or other monitoring tools and how to create and use alerting
  • Knowledge of languages/scripts such as Java, JavaScript, Python, Groovy
  • Experience with establishing and managing against metrics (KPI’s, Raw Error Rate, Response time, etc.)
  • Familiar with common design and architectural patterns for building microservices
  • Good understanding of networking concepts (e.g. routing, firewalls, proxies) and technologies (e.g. HTTP, TLS, Nginx)
  • Knowledge of CI/CD – Deployment pipelines, and automated build and configuration tools using Jenkins or Azure Dev-ops.
  • Able to work independently with minimal direction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Infrastructure automation experience using tools such as Chef/ Puppet/ Ansible
  • Agile/communication tools Rally/JIRA, Microsoft Teams Experience
  • Building and managing Docker containers and Kubernetes for scaling services infrastructure
  • Experience code scanning tools such as Sonar, Fortify
  • Experience implementing CI/CD (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Experience in build release tools – Jenkins, Maven, Artifactory
  • Experience with IAM and Security terminologies
  • Experience with log aggregation tools such as Splunk or Grafana and developing dashboards with these tools
  • Health Care industry experience

Working Time:

  •  Work hours 8am - 5pm, plus on call

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? 2
  • b. Video vs. phone? Video
  • c. How technical will the interviews be? Technical questions will be asked to ensure proficiency
  • d. When do you anticipate starting the interview process? ASAP

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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