Avatar for Warby Parker

Find the perfect frames at an affordable price

Senior Reliability Engineer

$140k – $163k • No equity
Apply now
Warby Parker is searching for a thoughtful, versatile Senior Reliability Engineer to join our 60+ person in-house Engineering department. In this position, you’ll support a super-collaborative team responsible for building and operating 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. Ready to drive continuous improvement that will impact the success of our entire organization? Read on!

What you’ll do:

Build cloud infrastructure, manage our production environment, and participate in our on-call rotation
Deliver high-performance, high-scalability solutions that enable the business to move faster
Lead or support one of our Agile teams, learning anything and everything necessary to deliver best-in-class cloud infrastructure
Participate in code and architecture reviews to help maintain high standards of quality
Work with other Technology teams and leaders within our company to refine best practices and processes
Mentor other Engineers on our team

Who you are:

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

Extra credit:

Strong knowledge of AWS, as well as infrastructure management platforms like Chef, Puppet, Ansible, CloudFormation, or Terraform
Experience with the Site Reliability Engineering philosophy pioneered by Google
Web application development experience


About us:

Warby Parker was founded with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By circumventing traditional channels and designing our frames in-house, we’re able to offer top-quality glasses and sunglasses (plus an uncommonly delightful shopping experience) at a fraction of the traditional going price.

Since starting out in 2010, we’ve set up headquarters in New York City and Nashville, built our own optical lab, and opened retail locations all around the U.S. and Canada. As we grow, we’re committed to proving that businesses can scale and be profitable while doing good in the world. For every pair of glasses we sell, a pair is distributed to someone in need—to date, that’s over five million pairs.

Of course, all work and no play makes a dull workplace. Who likes that? At Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings, volunteering and learning opportunities, and just great company. Teammates can also connect around common interests, backgrounds, and identities, no matter their home base, through our various employee resource groups. (We’re happy to say that the Human Rights Campaign has named us a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ employees!) That sense of community keeps us excited to walk through the door every day. Good work, good people.

Some benefits and perks of working at Warby Parker:
Health, vision, and dental insurance
Flexible “My Time” vacation policy
Retirement savings plan with a company match
Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
Cell phone plan reimbursement
A health-and-wellness stipend
Free eyewear, plus discounts for friends and family
And more—just ask!


Not on the Officer of Inspector General’s List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)

More jobs at Warby Parker

View all jobs

Software Engineer, Business Systems

Apply now

Senior Software Engineer, Accounting Systems

Apply now

Software Engineer, Customer Experience

Apply now

Engineering Manager, Production Engineering

Apply now

Data Engineer

Apply now

Senior Data Engineer

Apply now