Golden Gate Ventures


Site reliability engineer at Stripe
San Francisco, CA, US
We’re looking for Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) who can help us design, build, and maintain high-performance, scalable, reliable services. As an SRE at Stripe, you will work on one of our infrastructure teams to build and run the core components that power the rest of Stripe. You will also partner with our other engineering teams to help make their services more performant, scalable, observable, and reliable. We believe every engineering team at Stripe should be responsible for the software they build, and SREs play a critical part in providing the tools, practices, and expertise to make that happen.

You will:

Design, build, and maintain the core infrastructure used by all of Stripe’s engineering teams
Develop and promote conventions on production readiness
Partner with engineering teams to ensure their products meet production standards
Participate in design reviews and production reviews for new features, products, or pieces of infrastructure
Debug production issues across services and levels of the stack
Participate in on-call rotations, along with every member of the engineering team
Improve common operational challenges with tooling
Plan for the growth of Stripe’s infrastructure
You may be fit for this role if you:

Think about systems — their edge cases, failure modes, and life cycles
Understand the importance of observability, and have good intuitions about what to measure and how
Can identify toilsome manual tasks and automate them away
Know your way around a Unix shell
Think clearly under pressure and work quickly and correctly in a crisis
Can debug complex problems across the whole stack
Focus on the needs of our customers, both internal and external
Hold yourself and others to a high bar when working with production
Nice to have(s):

3+ years experience designing, building, and operating large-scale production systems
Experience with Ruby, Go, Scala, or Puppet
Experience with AWS or other cloud providers
Experience with open-source databases (MySQL, Postgres, Mongo, or others)