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Fusing Findability with Personalization

Senior/Lead Site Reliability Engineer

$125k – $150k
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GroupBy is looking for a Senior/Lead Site Reliability Engineer to help us keep ahead of our growth. Our microservices in Google Cloud Platform handle 350 million API requests on a typical day, and that number grows steadily each month. As we add more customers, more products, more people and more infrastructure, we’re growing our SRE team and we’re looking for someone to lead it.

What you'll be doing
Being the glue that supports and holds together our highly available production systems and fast producing product engineering teams
Work with the team to improve processes for measurement, monitoring, incident management, deployment, and change review
This is a lead role with one report but we want to grow the team.
Participate in an on-call rotation for our production systems alongside the software developers who build the services themselves

Skills you Have
Communication: You can communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences
Design: You know how to design and prepare a system for production, including all the operational aspects such as deployment, scaling, monitoring, logging, and alerting
Analysis: You know how to troubleshoot, decompose, and debug complex problems
Team Building: You’ve got a knack for working with people, not just code. Perhaps you’ve mentored at hackathons, taken coop students under your wing, or you coach a youth softball team.
Adaptable: you’ve learned to juggle, re-prioritize, and execute on the fly as the situation changes.
Innovative mindset: You aren’t afraid to look at situations and offer ways and ideas to elevate our current process’, structure and system

Your Experience
7+ years of experience in the software or IT field (includes any time as an SRE, developer, sys admin, etc).
3+ years working on high availability software systems, where you had at least some responsibility for it operations. You have hands on experience with the operational aspects of software systems such as monitoring, centralized logging, and alerting
Knowledge of Linux and it’s underlying systems (system, memory management, cron, etc)
Familiar with containerization technologies like Docker
Experience with cloud technologies like Google Cloud Platform, AWS, or Microsoft Azure in a production environment
You’re familiar with administering and troubleshooting web servers and reverse proxies like NGINX, HAProxy, etc.
You’re comfortable working with Git
Some familiarity with an object-oriented programming language such as Java, Ruby, Python, Node.js, or Go

Nice to Have
You’ve worked on a team using Agile-based development practices
Experience with Kubernetes, Google Kubernetes Engine, or similar container orchestration technologies
Experience with search technologies such as Apache Solr, Apache Lucene, ElasticSearch or Endeca is a plus
Experience with large scale distributed production systems in the cloud and concerns like load balancing and disaster recovery
Experience with microservices and managing an enormous amount of data

Who we are

e-Commerce has come a long way. It feels easy now. Within hours you can set up an online shop and make your first sale.

Despite all the advances though, at a certain scale e-Commerce becomes really hard. What if you want to search 10 million products globally, from hundreds of vendors, in 20 languages, being updated 1000s of times per second? That's where GroupBy comes in.

GroupBy exists to solve the tough problems in e-Commerce: we work with the biggest players in the industry and take on their most complex challenges. We've built a cloud-based, data-driven e-Commerce platform for product data enrichment, intelligent search, personalization, analytics, and other building blocks of a great online shopping experience.

We solve these problems by surrounding ourselves with people who love what they do and are given the freedom to excel at it. Our team is comprised of passionate, innovative thinkers who work together to create groundbreaking products. We like working with awesome people and we like helping these people become even better.

We are very proud of the culture and diversity at GroupBy and encourage anyone from any background to apply. You will be part of a company with open office spaces, free weekly lunches, monthly social events, a closet full of snacks and beverages, flexible hours, and a games room. We invest in your growth as a professional with open workshops and company-funded training for events and attending conferences - after all, you're here to solve tough problems!

We thank all candidates who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

GroupBy at a glance

Fusing Findability with Personalization

GroupBy focuses on Retail, Search, Technology, and Ecommerce. Their company has offices in Toronto. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.groupbyinc.com

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