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Sr Site Reliability Engineer
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on May 21, 2022
Job Id #55174 Posted March 24, 2022

Ideal Background:

  • We are looking for someone who
  • has experience with Site Reliability Engineering or DevOps Engineering
  • has designed and developed CI/CD pipelines
  • has hands-on experience with monitoring tools such as Dynatrace, Splunk, Grafana, etc
  • have great communication skills
  • understands and can troubleshoot both infrastructure and application code (java)
  • experience in Azure, chaos engineering is a plus


  • Hands-on experience with Azure, and experience with SRE/DevOps Engg

Top Requirements:

  • Experience working in Linux/Unix, Microsoft Azure
  • Experience with Java, Shell Scripting
  • Experience with monitoring and log forwarding tools such as Dynatrace, Splunk, Prometheus etc.

Team and Team size:

  • 1 Lead SRE, 3 SRE.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Constantly improve customer experience and application performance through quantitative service monitoring, alerting, and the use of data and operational dashboards. Ability to coach others in learning this technology.
  • In-depth data analysis to identify service trends and make necessary adjustments and improvements.
  • Develop and improve the tools and services necessary to support the DevOps model and eliminate manual work through automation.
  • Utilize scripting & development skills to reduce operational man-hours and reduce time to restore for incidents.
  • This should include implementing practices that support Agile and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) principles.
  • Apply availability, performance, and scalability expertise to ensure services continue to meet Service Level Objectives (SLOs).
  • Ensure software has good logging and diagnostics. Utilize log forwarding technology to troubleshoot problems and identify trends. Ability to coach others in learning this technology.
  • Ensure system stability and scalability through Chaos Engineering
  • Support for Performance testing and Stress Testing to failure
  • Incident Management and Disaster Recovery: Provide support for high priority incidents (P1 and P2) impacting production and disaster recovery situations to ensure system recovery within SLA
  • On-Call Support and Issue Resolution
  • Perform Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) tasks without supervision, and able to provide direct feedback to improve ITSM processes.
  • Create complex architecture design models that describe enterprise solutions that both conform to enterprise standards and advocates for modern technology and best practices.
  • Demonstrable understanding of key networking technologies, and ability to include this understanding in troubleshooting and problem management.
  • Encourage collaboration and cohesiveness within their team.
  • Lead teams outside their immediate organization in implementing SRE principles.
  • Complete tasks with minimal guidance and oversight, and review work of others.
  • 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years of professional IT experience (system administration, software development, or a combination), with steadily increasing responsibilities.
  • 2+ years of experience designing and building highly distributed, reliable systems.
  • 2+ years of experience as a Site Reliability Engineer
  • Experience planning and supporting +99.99% availability against critical applications in production
  • Experience working with Linux/Unix, Microsoft Azure, and/or OpenShift
  • Experience with Java, Struts, Spring, Shell Scripting, JavaScript?
  • Experience with one or more modern monitoring and log forwarding tools such as Dynatrace, Splunk, Prometheus etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Experience with Agile & CI/CD methodologies and enabling automation within development teams
  • Experience working with WAS/Tomcat application servers
  • Experience working with PostgreSQL and/or DB2 database
  • Clear understanding of security best practices
  • Grows and maintain knowledge of and leverage cutting edge IT industry technologies and trends to support highly available distributed systems, and the transformation of legacy systems

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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