Site Reliability Engineer II

Sovrn, Boulder Office

We believe in publishers

About the Team

At Sovrn, the Reliability team plays an integral role building and maintaining our low latency, high performance, scalable infrastructure. Reliability engineering focuses on enabling frameworks that  streamline full stack delivery using automation to increase feature velocity while meeting production service level commitments. This team is a key driver of the collaborative culture across engineering to enable product delivery across all of our applications. We focus to build and keep a high level of excellence, driving a culture of learning, positivity and humor, as well as mutual respect and humility in all that we do.

About the Job

Through our publishers, Sovrn Holdings reaches over 200 million people every day, generating over 10 billion HTTP requests daily. These requests must be processed in low milliseconds and result in several petabytes of data on a monthly basis. The exciting technical problems we solve require a world class team and engineering culture to deliver against our mission.

Sovrn is currently seeking a Site Reliability Engineer II to play a critical and integral role building and maintaining our low latency, high performance, scalable infrastructure. As a Site Reliability Engineer at Sovrn you will perform hands-on engineering for full stack provisioning “DevOps” automation. Reliability engineering includes deployment pipelines, software configuration management, infrastructure configuration management, containerization frameworks, monitoring and performance engineering. The goal of Reliability engineering is to streamline full stack delivery using automation in order to increase velocity of new features while meeting production service levels commitments. This role is a key participant in the culture to create a collaborative partnership across software, data, reliability, and quality engineering to enable the delivery and service management flows. The engineer should have experience aiding teams through DevOps transformation, implementation, and sustaining activities.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Participate in planning and execution for full stack provisioning automation (ie continuous integration/deployment, software configuration, infrastructure configuration, and monitoring).
  • Apply appropriate estimating techniques to determine the level of effort required for the technical implementation of solutions.
  • Design and implement automation and tools to speed incident resolution, reduce production issues, and manage production change with minimal business disruption.
  • Consult with teams on best practice use for container management tools such as Kubernetes, Docker.
  • Supporting operational delivery and execution of key Sovrn applications.
  • Developing critical software, integration, and tools needed to achieve reliability goals and automation to reduce toil.
  • Partnering with feature team engineering, data platform, data science, and external data partners to enable business deliverables.
  • Contribute to the evolution of cloud native practices, guidelines, patterns, and standards.
  • Partner with the organization to provide automated deployments of architected solutions.
  • Provide technical and architectural/vision alignment guidance to and mentor junior team members.
  • Troubleshoot systemic issues and lead improvements.

About You

You are a self starter and able to get the job done without direct supervision. You enjoy being part of a collaborative team but are also independently responsible. Technical challenges and solving problems with your team to make better software gets you excited. Firm believer that the engineering team owns the quality of the product and designs with this in mind. You work to automate all the things so you can spend more time on what matters most. Above all, you are security minded and excited about technology with a curiosity to learn.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Ability to lead problem definition, solution designs, and define implementation work plans.
  • Professional working experience in an automation engineering role.
  • Understanding of DevOps and Reliability Engineering practices.
  • Experience with cloud technologies (AWS).
  • Experience with container management tools (Kubernetes, EKS).
  • Experience with automation configuration tools (Ansible, Puppet, Terraform, etc.).
  • Experience deploying cloud services, monitoring, alerting, and handling critical issues.
  • Bare metal remote system deployments.
  • Proficiency in BASH scripting or other related script and development tools.
  • A creative yet analytical mindset with problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Comfortable in a command line environment.

Bonus Points:

  • Familiarity and experience with L2/L3 networking, DNS, Internet latency tuning and observability.
  • Experience with Python or other programming languages.
  • Experience  building and maintaining cloud network topologies and system availability.
  • Experience with Agile/JIRA.
  • Experience with Cloud based security protocols.

This position reports to: Manager, Reliability Engineering

Location: Boulder, Colorado. We are open to 100% remote or Hybrid working arrangements for Colorado.

We understand that no candidate is perfectly qualified for any job. Experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable; and passion goes a long way. Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of accountability impact, and the ability to thrive in a fluid and collaborative environment. We expect you to learn new things in this role, and we encourage you to apply if your experience is close to what we're looking for.

About Sovrn

Publishers create the content the world depends on for education, entertainment, and commerce. Sovrn provides products and services to tens of thousands of online publishers to help them grow, operate their business, understand their readership, and manage consumer data. Sovrn is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado with offices in San Francisco, New York, and London. 

With 10,000 customers deploying one or more products across 30,000 websites, Sovrn reaches 200M consumers across more than 3.5B pageviews everyday. Sovrn has been a leader in online publisher technology since its founding, and has been recognized by IAB, JICWEBS, and TAG for its role in combating advertising fraud and promoting pro-transparency initiatives. Sovrn is dedicated to helping content creators do more of what they love, and less of what they don’t.

Sovrn Core Values: Candid, Customer Empathy, Learning, Scrappy, Second Order Thinking

Compensation and Benefits

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate compensation range for this role in Boulder, Colorado is $95,000 to $130,000, including base salary and any related bonuses or commissions. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills and certifications.

Sovrn offers a full slate of benefits from competitive salaries, stock options, medical, dental and vision coverage, short and long term disability, life insurance,11 paid holidays, flexible vacation, commuter benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, and a paid parental leave program.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Sovrn is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, parental or pregnancy status, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations will be made to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 

Recruitment Agencies

Sovrn does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Sovrn employees. Sovrn is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

About Sovrn

About us Sovrn believes content creators and publishers are the soul of the Internet. Their content is what makes the Internet great. That’s why we give content creators tools to make money, access to distribution and scale to grow their audience, and a massive data commons for extraordinary insights. At Sovrn we don’t just plug into the online advertising ecosystem. We own & operate a proprietary ad technology stack with direct connections to every major buyer in the world. Sovrn is headquartered in Boulder, Colo. with offices in Denver, New York and London.

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