Site Reliability Engineer - Platform Engineering

San Francisco

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Join a movement in which everyone can win. We started a movement in which everyone can win – shoppers, retailers, society and every person on our team. To play fair, trust people and reward them for doing the right thing. We see and feel the impact of our work as more and more people gain financial freedom and retailers grow across the globe. Founded five years ago in Sydney, Australia, Afterpay has over 11 million active customers globally and more than 64,000 of the world’s best retailers around the world including Anthropologie, Revolve, DSW, GOAT, Finish Line, Levi’s, Mac Cosmetics, Ray-Ban and many others. Afterpay is on a mission to power an economy in which everyone wins. Afterpay is completely free for customers who pay on time – helping people spend responsibly without incurring interest, fees or extended debt. Afterpay empowers customers to access the things they want and need, while still allowing them to maintain financial wellness and control, by splitting payments in four, for both online and in-store purchases. Afterpay is deeply committed to delivering positive outcomes for customers. We are focused on supporting our community of shoppers. We trust in the next generation and share a vision of a more accessible and sustainable world in which people are rewarded for doing the right thing.
The Opportunity We have an opportunity for  junior, mid and senior level engineers to join our team in San Francisco. The Platform Engineering team is responsible for the build, deploy, monitoring and maintenance of the underlying cloud infrastructure platform at Afterpay. It is our objective to ensure product development teams can provision new services to the platform with reduced lead times, reduced stack complexity, in reliable and scalable fashion. 
We want our product teams to be able to focus on building new product  features by providing a highly available infrastructure platform.  We operate in a fast paced and constantly changing industry. Engineers will work with current technology in a fast paced environment where their work matters and is appreciated.
The team you’ll be working with: Site Reliability EngineeringThe Site Reliability team’s mission is to provide a fast and reliable user experience for Afterpay’s global users. You will work with our global engineering teams to provide capabilities to measure and improve systems reliability and performance. As we continue to scale out the Afterpay platform you will be responsible for providing visibility into the ongoing health of the platform.
We are much more than our job descriptions, but here’s where you will begin….• Drive service reliability and engineering excellence by developing tooling that surfaces metrics using SLIs, SLOs, and SLAs.• Continuous improvement and automation of processes to minimise toil in product and platform teams.• Provide critical feedback to engineers regarding how their products operate at scale and drive optimisation activities across the business.• Design, create and deliver software to improve availability and scalability of the Afterpay Platform.• Drive Performance Engineering based on testing to simulate load and or failure testing while observing system behaviour.• Participate in our on-call rotation to prove operational support to components owned by SRE and Observability teams.
Who are you?Like us, you’ll be deeply committed to delivering positive outcomes for customers and passionate about shaping the future of Afterpay.
Qualifications• Automation first mindset, ability to work on complex systems, edge cases, failure modes, and life cycles.• Write high quality, testable code using one or many programming and scripting languages, like Java, Python, Kotlin and Javascript.• Experience working in public cloud environments like AWS.• Comfortable working in the Unix shell, can debug complex problems across the entire stack.• Knowledge of Performance Testing practises, Gatling desirable.• Experience working in DevOps environment, experience with Node.js and React.js desirable.• Preferred experience in Build, Integration & Deployment Tools (e.g. Buildkite, Maven & Nexus.)• Experience with version control, preferably Git.• Strong written and verbal communication skills.• Willingness to learn and apply new methodologies as required.
How we reward you. We have a pay for performance culture so you can expect to be rewarded for high performance. We pride ourselves on fairness and offer a competitive total reward package made up of salary, incentives and benefits including the opportunity to enroll in our share matching plan. We have a strong focus on health and wellbeing at Afterpay as we aim to support you to succeed in both your career and personal lives, such as providing employees with a corporate membership to Headspace. We offer a wide range of insurance programs so you have the flexibility to choose what is best for you. Afterpay covers 100% of the employee cost and 75% of the cost of your dependents. We value diversity and a collaborative and inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong is important to us.
How to Apply: We don’t know what the future holds. That’s the exciting part; we show up and make it happen. If you’re brave, if you’re committed to doing the right thing and excited by this opportunity, click apply now!
Afterpay is continuing to hire for all open roles with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19. All new team members, in addition to current staff, will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.
Job region(s): North America
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