Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) OR Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Foursquare, Los Angeles

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Foursquare is the leading independent location technology company, powered by our deep understanding of how people move throughout the world. Our solutions help businesses make smarter decisions, developers create more engaging experiences, and brands build more effective marketing strategies.

Foursquare’s platform includes Attribution, Audience, Pinpoint, Proximity, Places, Pilgrim SDK and Visits. As the industry’s first and only accredited company for location data from the Media Rating Council (MRC), this foundation powers all our solutions — those that exist today and those we have yet to build. Over 14 billion consumer-verified place visit confirmations help us keep our map and models fresh and up-to-date, building a phone’s-eye-view of the world with 105 million unique places of interest worldwide.

About the Team:

We're a technical group of people working in a relaxed environment with various demanding infrastructure needs with a high standard of careful, detail-oriented, responsive professionalism. 

We manage a hybrid architecture with a multi-petabyte compute cluster and multi-million dollar AWS infrastructure. We heavily use and contribute to open source systems and aggressively build, adopt, and deploy new technologies and capabilities.

About the Role:

This is a great opportunity to manage serious infrastructure that is servicing large volumes of data and traffic, work with a large and outstanding engineering team, and employ state-of-the-art tools and techniques. We are currently looking for a Site Reliability Engineer or Senior Site Reliability Engineer depending on your experience. 


  • Evaluate and implement technologies that improve efficiency, performance and reliability
  • Develop and deliver creative solutions that enable engineering teams
  • Build reliable systems at scale
  • Support and enable engineering teams at Foursquare
  • Drive improvements in capacity, reliability, availability and performance of core systems
  • Participate in on-call rotation duties


  • Extensive production *NIX experience & shell scripting
  • Ability to write code in Ruby/Python/Go/Perl or similar to solve automation/glue problems and develop effective tooling. 
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code techniques and practices. 
  • Extensive knowledge of at least one configuration management system (Puppet/Chef/Ansible/Salt). 
  • Experience with modern observability/monitoring systems. 
  • Significant experience with at least one cloud provider (AWS, GCP, Azure) 
  • Strong understanding of network fundamentals, TCP/IP and related services.
  • Exposure to big data and data pipelines is a plus, particularly with the Hadoop ecosystem. 
  • Experience with CI/CD systems and datacenter/colo management with appropriate automation and abstraction

Foursquare is proud to foster an inclusive environment that is free from discrimination. We strongly believe in order to build the best products, we need a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. This leads to a more delightful experience for our users and team members. We value listening to every voice and we encourage everyone to come be a part of building a company and products we love.

Foursquare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Foursquare

About us Foursquare is a technology company that enriches consumer experiences and informs business decisions through a deep understanding of location intelligence. Every month, more than 50 million people use the Foursquare City Guide app, Foursquare Swarm check-in app and websites to discover new places, explore the world and check in. Our community of explorers have left 91 million tips and checked in 12 billion times. Foursquare’s Places API powers location data for Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Twitter, Uber, Airbnb and 100,000 other developers. Foursquare’s business solutions also include Pinpoint, Attribution, Pilgrim SDK and Foursquare Analytics, which empower brands to understand and connect to targeted audiences as well as measure foot traffic and advertising success. Foursquare has over 250 employees based in New York headquarters and offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Singapore. Foursquare is proud to be funded by Union Square Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, DFJ Growth, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners and more. U.S. offices New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles International offices London, Singapore

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