Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) are responsible for the overall performance and reliability of Airbnb's infrastructure and products. SREs design and implement the tools that automate building reliable and performant systems.
What makes Site Reliability Engineering different at Airbnb?
We emphasize building tools over manual processes. We create, not operate. Things should go from repeatable to automated quickly
We're rooted in open source (http://airbnb.io/) and give as much back to the community as possible with both new and contributions to existing projects
Our job is to focus on building reliable infrastructure and tools for our product teams so that they can focus on solving user problems and new features, not reinventing platforms
SREs don't sit on the other side of the tossing fence -- we're a first class engineering citizen and help lead our infrastructure focus
What are some examples of Site Reliability Engineering work at Airbnb?
Work with product engineering teams on design and implementation choices of large scale distributed systems
Automate as much as humanly possible and always configure as code
Bring ideas to life (i.e. production) to help make the lives of engineers better
Predict our future failures and work proactively to mitigate them
Working on our next generation internal platform for efficiently automating our AWS infrastructure for ease of use by our product engineers
Automating our alerts configuration tool for Datadog to work with dynamic thresholds
Optica, a tool for keeping track of nodes in an infrastructure
Building automation around determining the causation and correlation of events in our infrastructure
The following experience is relevant to us:
Experience bringing software to production at high scale
The knack for writing, clean, readable, maintainable code
An eye for automation and instrumentation
The ability to decompose complex systems and find failure scenarios
Great communication skills
Knowledge of AWS services
Contributions to open source software
Quarterly employee travel coupon
Paid time off
Medical, dental, & vision insurance
Life insurance and disability benefits
Flexible Spending Accounts
Community Involvement (4 hours per month to give back to the community)
Company sponsored tech talks and happy hours
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries.