Site Reliability Engineer

Cloud Solutions | Bristol, UK

 

About the company:   

ForgeRock® rocks when others are rolling. We aren’t your typical high-tech company and aren’t looking for typical people. We look for real people. Whoever you are. Whatever you are. While you play well with others you aren’t afraid to be you and let others be themselves. Someone has called you wicked smart before, but you would never refer to yourself that way.  

ForgeRock pioneered open source identity and access management, went on to invent identity relationship management for customer identities, and is now busy playing with the identity of things. Yes, we’re growing fast, but we remain true to our start up culture. We’re decidedly creative, we’re always learning, no one hesitates to ask questions, and we’re on a never-ending search for new ideas.

Our customers are some of the biggest companies, organizations, and even countries in the world. On any given day, it’s likely that the ForgeRock Identity Platform helped keep your data safe, gave you access to stuff, and supported trusted relationships between you, companies and the devices you were using. Please read more about us at forgerock.com or follow ForgeRock on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/forgerock. 

 

The Role:

Are you an inquisitive, passionate, problem solver? Do you work daily to make a difference in the work-life of your own team, and those teams that count on you? Site Reliability Engineering builds tools, processes, and develops code that leads directly to customer satisfaction. If you are interested in joining a customer-focused company that is excited by technology and you have the SRE skills, we look forward to hearing from you.

In order to keep services reliable and available, this role will involve being on-call at times.

 

Responsibilities:

Work as part of a highly agile team, taking part in the full spectrum of team activities including planning, design, implementation, validation, and retrospection. You will become familiar with the ForgeRock Identity Platform, working together with engineering teams and leadership in order to achieve our strategic goals.

You will be focusing on operating and automating of our as-a-service offerings by developing software, incorporating services and leveraging tools. The availability and security of our service will be of paramount importance in your role. Expect to be keeping an ever-watchful eye on latency, performance and capacity. 

  • Establish relationships, guide practices, overcome complex challenges, and learn each day how best to shape emerging technologies to produce highly reliable, scalable, and supportable solutions.
  • Jump in and improve the whole lifecycle of services - from inception and design, through deployment, operation and refinement.
  • Deliver successful services before they go live through activities such as system design consulting, developing software platforms and frameworks, security hardening, capacity and launch reviews.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by measuring and monitoring availability, latency and overall system health, understanding trends and capabilities of the service.
  • Improve systems sustainably using automation and evolve systems by leading changes that increase availability and velocity.
  • Participate in incident response, on-call rotations, and blameless retrospectives with the goal of discovering the best approach to prevent future occurrences of the same issue.
  • Ability to say No. With clear, understandable conclusions backed by data that show the business the rationale, and how to move forward appropriately.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience with orchestration tools such as Chef, Puppet, Vagrant, Ansible, Terraform
  • Familiarity with Docker and Kubernetes concepts and associated tools such as Helm
  • Knowledge of administering or operating on cloud-based platforms such as Amazon AWS EC2, Microsoft Azure and Google GCP
  • Exposure to incident response processes and scenarios
  • Engineering skills using one or more programming languages such as Go, Java, Python, JavaScript, etc.
  • Experience running mission-critical services in production is a major plus
  • Agile development methodologies
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Linux / UNIX system administration.
  • Use of modern CI/CD tools for delivery and automation
  • Familiarity with the latest Cloud compute, load balancing and scaling, storage, networking, security and virtualization technologies

  

Life at ForgeRock:

We believe in and facilitate a flexible, collaborative work environment. We’ve grown enormously, but remain true to the innovative, can-do startup values that got us here. Most important of all, we keep hiring talented, smart, fun, and genuinely nice people because that’s who we want to succeed with every day. Below are just a few of the great things we have to offer at ForgeRock:

  • A great team of smart, fun and genuinely nice individuals.
  • Awesome company culture focused around providing a flexible and collaborative work environment
  • Regular office bonding events, from lunches and happy hours to group offsites and hack-days
  • Well-stocked fridges, whether you’re hungry or thirsty
  • Competitive benefits and perks
  • We’re Mac-friendly!
  • Generous employee referral bonus program
  • Amazing offices across the globe – San Francisco HQ; Vancouver, WA; Austin, TX; Munich, Germany; London & Bristol, UK; Grenoble & Paris, FR; Oslo, NO; Singapore, Australia & counting!

 

 

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