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
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