Away is seeking a Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join our Engineering team. We are a global lifestyle brand that is on a mission to create thoughtful products designed to make travel more seamless. In support of our mission, the ideal candidate is interested in building scalable infrastructure, adding system resiliency, improving developer productivity, and automating everything that can (and should) be automated. They will be responsible for overall site health and reducing operational issues. You will report to the Engineering Manager and be based in our SoHo headquarters.

As a company that values inclusion, Away seeks individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to apply for this position.

What You'll Do:

  • Working on projects to improve scalability of our systems as we support more countries, fulfillment centers, shipping carriers, etc.
  • Working on site uptime, monitoring/alerting, development tools, and overall performance
  • Take ownership of planning, strategy, execution, testing, and overall success of complex technical projects
  • Being a technical leader and contributor to projects, including some coding, code reviews, and architectural discussions

Who You Are:

  • 4+ years of systems or backend software experience
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages
  • 2+ years of retail and/or e-commerce experience
  • Proficiency in Ruby on Rails and NodeJS
  • Experience with AWS, Heroku, or similar IaaS or PaaS platforms
  • Hard working with a "no task is too small" attitude
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Passionate about travel (but that’s a given!)

You’ll love working at Away because:

  • We travel. We encourage you to take time to recharge outside of the office. You’ll have flexible PTO to explore new places and access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. And once you’re here for three years, you’ll earn a sabbatical and a bonus to take a well-deserved trip.
  • We’re not just employees. We’re people. We offer insurance coverage (health, vision, and dental), tax savings plans for retirement, dependent care, commuter benefits, generous and inclusive parental leave, and a kitchen stocked with organic snacks and coffee.
  • We’ll invest in your career. Our company’s growing quickly, and we’ll give you the opportunity to do the same. You’ll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the company’s evolving needs.
  • We’re creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global and diverse, so we’re building a team that is, too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, our new office in downtown Manhattan, and more, we’re building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional and physical space to bring their best selves to work.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent our team brings to the table, and believe that fair and equitable total compensation packages are part of our commitment to everyone who works here.
  • And so much more. You can bring your dog to work. We’ll give you money every month to grab coffee with coworkers. We have weekly team meals and regular happy hours. We organize ways to give back to our local communities.

About Away

Away (www.awaytravel.com) is a modern lifestyle brand creating thoughtful products designed to transform travel.

Since our launch in February 2016, we have become one of the fastest growing consumer brands in the world. We have sold millions of travel products, grown from a team of four to over 250, expanded shipping to nearly 40 countries, opened seven stores across two countries, and launched several new products and experiences that are inspiring more people to travel the world. And we know that’s just the beginning!

In just over three years, we have already been twice named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies,” one of TIME’s “50 Most Genius Companies,” and a Forbes “Next Billion Dollar Startup.”  We have also raised more than $156M in total equity funding to fuel our next phase of growth.

Today, we’re expanding into new travel product categories including apparel, wellness and lifestyle accessories as well as investing in the growth of physical retail in the US and abroad--with the plan to open 50 new stores in the next three years. Sound like something you want to be part of? We’re hiring!

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Away’s mission is to become the world’s #1 travel brand by making travel more seamless and more enjoyable—for everyone. Building a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential to that mission, and we know that including a wide variety of perspectives is how we fuel our continued innovation. We’re invested in creating an environment where people feel safe, supported, and can thrive. We also work to ensure all employees can bring their full, authentic selves to work.

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