Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SlideShare)

Remote - US/Canada

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), we believe reading is more important than ever. Join our cast of characters as we work to change the way the world reads by building the world’s largest and most fascinating digital library: giving subscribers access to a growing collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, documents, Scribd Originals, and more. In addition to works from major publishers and top authors, our community includes over 1.5M subscribers in nearly every country worldwide.
About the Role:
As a Senior Site Reliability Engineer, you will be crafting next-generation infrastructure to support the continued development of Slideshare’s mission.  You will be responsible for supporting the delivery and operation of key components such as container orchestration infrastructure on ECS, service mesh on App Mesh, monitoring and alerting in Datadog, MySQL on RDS, Redis on ElastiCache. You will be a part of an application team that is focused on the SlideShare product and will collaborate with and share learnings with other SREs in Scribd.

About SlideShare (a Scribd company) helps professionals:

  • Learn faster and smarter on the topics they care most about by connecting them to bite-sized insights and knowledge from top experts.
  • Share their insights and knowledge to become thought leaders by giving them a platform of 80M+ professionals.

About the Team:

  • Scribd is in search of a Senior Site Reliability Engineer for the SlideShare engineering team to work on the ground floor of revitalizing SlideShare and to find ways of bringing the value of Scribd to SlideShare users. We continually strive for inclusivity and strongly value diversity.
  • We recognize that everyone has a unique set of work and life experiences, and believe that a broader set of perspectives will produce better results for all. Each day provides both opportunities to perform and opportunities to learn. We support others' growth and celebrate our collective achievements.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of production site reliability engineering experience
  • An appetite to learn and grow professionally
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (we're remote!)
  • A desire to write automation to reduce toil and scale non-linearly
  • Mentoring skills: experience with training and educating teammates or colleagues on contemporary operational best practices.
  • Infrastructure engineering passion
  • Experience with infrastructure as code tools and thoughts about their respective strengths and weaknesses
  • Software development background
  • Familiarity with git and common software development practices
  • Ability to write tests
  • Capable of reading and understanding the code in order to participate in the code review process.
  • Ability to lead deep technical design discussions within your team, and across partner teams.

You Will:

  • Architect a modern service-oriented AWS infrastructure
  • Help define the deployment pipeline and process to improve team velocity
  • Maintain uptime for a product used by 250 million people every month
  • Simplify and streamline the current development environment
  • Improve observability into the health of our services
  • Participate in the incident review process to improve quality and reduce alert fatigue
  • Have a broad impact on the future and direction of the product and infrastructure
Benefits, Perks, and Wellbeing at Scribd
• Healthcare Benefits: Scribd pays 100% of employee’s Medical, Vision, and Dental premiums and 70% of dependents• Leaves: Paid parental leave, 100% company paid short-term/long-term disability plans and milestone Sabbaticals• 401k plan through Fidelity, plus company matching with no vesting period• Stock Options - every employee is an owner in Scribd! • Generous Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Flexible Sick Time, Volunteer Day + office closure between Christmas Eve and New Years Day• Referral bonuses• Professional development: generous annual budget for our employees to attend conferences, classes, and other events• Company-wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion programs which include learning & development opportunities, employee resource groups, and hiring best practices.• Learning & Development and Coaching programs• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit• Concern mental health digital platform• Work-life balance flexibility• Company events + Scribdchats• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
Want to learn more? Check out our office and meet some of the team at
Scribd is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.
Job tags: AWS Git MySQL Redis
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere North America
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