Site Reliability Engineer - Infrastructure/Systems

Quora, Mountain View, CA

Q&A platform that empowers people to share and grow the world’s knowledge

Site Reliability Engineers at Quora are systems/software engineers who ensure that Quora's infrastructure services run smoothly and have the capacity for future growth. Quora is a rapidly growing company with an intense focus on solving challenging technical problems. We believe in fostering a culture with strong engineering values and goals as the key to building a great company and product. We use continuous deployment, so all code that's checked in goes live to production within minutes, no matter what time it is.


  • Own backend databases like MySQL and HBase, infrastructure components like Memcache and Redis, and everything in between
  • Drive reliability, uptime and efficiency improvements to Quora's core systems
  • Write and review code, plan and execute upgrades, develop documentation and capacity plans, and debug production issues
  • Share on-call rotation and be an escalation contact for service incidents
  • Work cross-functionally with various engineering teams
  • Build monitoring tools and automation to increase efficiency of all teams at Quora
  • Drive postmortems and operations reviews for Quora's core systems and services


  • At least 3 years of experience working on large-scale distributed systems
  • Strong operational experience in environments running MySQL, Memcache, Redis and NoSQL systems
  • Strong operational experience with Linux operating system internals, filesystems, disk/storage technologies and networking
  • Excellent coding skills (Python or Java or C++) and experience with scripting languages (Bash)
  • Experience with AWS or other public cloud technologies
  • Experience with capacity planning for web scale systems
  • BS/MS in Computer Science (or equivalent)
  • Love of the Quora product
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Quora

We want to democratize access to knowledge of all kinds—from politics to painting, cooking to coding, etymology to experiences—so if someone out there knows something, anyone else can learn it. Our mission is to share and grow the world's knowledge, and we're building a world-class team to help us achieve this mission. 

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