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Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

Dallas, Texas
21 Sep 2022
Job Description

A large oil and energy company located in Irving, TX is looking to bring on a Site Reliability Engineer to their team on a full-time, direct hire basis. This position is responsible for developing and utilizing tools to monitor key metrics of their data systems, tracking the reliability and recoverability of their systems, and reporting outcomes of regular testing and monitoring activities.

Additionally, this position is responsible for enabling the high availability of their systems through understanding our failover methods, implementing changes to their methods and systems to minimize downtime, and facilitating failover procedure testing. They are also responsible for making recommendations to the developers for better reliability patterns in their existing and newly created systems.

The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience. Someone who loves processes, has proven experience with monitoring tools (Datadog, Splunk, New Relic, Prometheus, Grafana, Nagios, etc.), and any experience/exposure to modern DevOps is a plus (AWS, Kubernetes, Terraform)

This is a full-time position. Will be onsite 3 days per week (Monday and Friday are remote days for the company). Salary will be in the range of $120-140K plus bonus (15%) and benefits.

Required Skills & Experience  Utilize existing tools to create telemetry streams from each system that DevOps maintains.  Track trends of key metrics to build a repeatable snapshot of the current state of all systems within DevOps and predict failures.  Correlate data from disparate systems to determine underlying causes to issues that may be occurring in seemingly-unrelated parts of the enterprise.  Monitor existing logging and monitoring systems and reduce unnecessary logging or improperly tuned monitor probes.  Develop a suite of dashboards and tools that enable the SRE to track all incoming metrics and surface the most pressing issues  Continually improve these dashboards to make their information more useful in real time as well as for after-the-fact analysis  Generate Post Mortem reports for unplanned outages or system failures  Prepare Scope of Impact reports for upcoming planned outages or system changes  Work with the other members of DevOps and the Infrastructure team to ensure that underlying resources are ready for failover and to help plan for future growth  Maintain failover documentation and S.O.P.s.  Perform regularly scheduled failover testing in conjunction with the rest of the DevOps team, Infrastructure, and our Business teams.  Continually seek to improve our failover procedures. Desired Skills & Experience  A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Computer Information Systems, or a related field is preferred, but commiserate experience is acceptable in lieu of such a degree  A basic understanding of computer programming and experience working with code, databases, and operating systems is needed.  At least two years of experience working with data systems  The SRE is the Control Tower of DevOps. As such, they need to be familiar with how our data systems work and interact with one another. The candidate should have a basic understanding of computer programming and data systems architecture.  Ability to interact with various groups within the business to inform them of the basic details of upcoming changes or communicating the current state of system failures or outages.  Ability to interact with other developers and management to help define, implement, and enforce patterns for proper metric telemetry from systems, proper logging, and resilient failover patterns.  Should always be seeking to improve our system telemetry, uptime, and recoverability. Therefore, must be aware of the different technologies available in the industry and will help determine if they are a fit for our environment. The Offer
  • Full-time, salary will range from $120-140K depending on experience
  • Eligible for a bonus that will also range from 15% depending on performance

You will receive the following benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401(k) with a 3% match
  • Casual work environment - shorts are okay!
  • 3 days onsite, 2 days remote

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis now and in the future.

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  • Job Reference: 717313660-2
  • Date Posted: 21 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Motion Recruitment
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Salary: On Application