Site Reliability Engineer

United States

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Senior Software Engineer, Site Reliability

Babylist is searching for a thoughtful, versatile Senior Software Engineer, Site Reliability to join our Engineering team. In this position, you’ll be the go-to person for building and operating our cloud infrastructure to deliver maximum performance at scale. You’ll be given free reign to dive deep into our production architecture, dreaming up ways to bring more speed, efficiency, and automation to our systems.

What You'll Do 

  • Build cloud infrastructure, manage our production environment, and participate in our on-call rotation to support applications with millions of monthly active users.
  • Analyze and implement performance improvements in our API and backend application layers
  • Improve our development, deployment, and monitoring tools
  • Mentor other team members through design and architecture planning, code reviews, and knowledge sharing sessions\

What You've Done

  • Backed by at least 5 years of professional programming experience, including time at a rapidly growing e-commerce or technology organization
  • Able to build large, complex, and highly maintainable systems—and you have the track record to prove it!
  • Familiar with building and operating production software in the cloud at scale using Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Azure, or a similar provider
  • Knowledgeable about modern relational databases, such as PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Equipped with a solid understanding of Linux or other UNIX-like systems
  • Steeped in modern systems design (you know the ins and outs of networking, DNS, CDNs, and distributed systems)
  • An excellent troubleshooter and debugger
  • Experienced in Agile development and Continuous Delivery
  • A flexible, open-minded developer who’s able and eager to learn new domains quickly

Bonus

  • Strong knowledge of AWS, as well as infrastructure tools like Terraform, CloudFormation, Ansible, Chef, and Puppet.
  • Web application development experience

Our Tech Stack

  • AWS
  • Terraform
  • MySQL
  • Ruby on Rails
  • React
  • Redis
  • Sidekiq

About Babylist

At Babylist, we help expecting parents get exactly what they need for the arrival of their new baby. Founded in 2011, Babylist is a popular baby gift registry in the US. We serve millions of families every year to help them make the journey to parenthood less overwhelming and more fun. Families can add any item from any store to their registry, including products Babylist directly sells, alongside meaningful gifts like babysitting and meals, which they can’t buy in stores. The baby retail market is underserved and Babylist is well positioned to be the trusted brand that helps new families through this monumental life stage. In the US alone, 4 million babies are born every year and we have over 1.5 million new families signing up to create a baby registry with us annually. This year, 10M loved ones will give the perfect gift using Babylist. 

Why You Will Love Working at Babylist:

  •  We get stuff done
  •  We have a real impact on people’s lives
  •  We're passionate about our users and we genuinely appreciate them
  •  We work at a sustainable pace for long-term success (yes, we’re profitable)
  •  We are growing and have meaningful opportunities for career advancement
  •  We’re a technological and results-driven business
  •  We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
  •  We have experienced leadership that is always open to new ideas

Benefits:

  •  Competitive pay
  •  Competitive health benefits including company-funded medical, dental, and vision
  •  401(k), FSA plans, and disability insurance
  •  Flexible, paid parental leave policy
  •  MacBook Pro, tools that you'll need to be successful, and remote working stipend for office set-up
  •  Company-wide events and meetings to connect with the broader Babylist team
  •  We work at a sustainable pace; in general we don't work late or on weekends

If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms – skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.

Job region(s): North America
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