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Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) are responsible for keeping all user-facing services and other GitLab production systems running smoothly. SREs are a blend of pragmatic operators and software craftspeople that apply sound engineering principles, operational discipline, and mature automation to our environments and the GitLab codebase. We specialize in systems, whether it be networking, the Linux kernel, or some more specific interest in scaling, algorithms, or distributed systems.

SRE's with Environment Automation specialization focus primarily on operating  a large number of GitLab environments, through automating all workflows - from provisioning new environments to daily operating tasks. This is the main difference between Environment Automation SRE and other SRE’s at GitLab, your day to day will be occupied by automation tasks of a large number of GitLab environments (and the environments used by GitLab), and operational tasks across many environments.

As an SRE you will:

  • Build: Automating every operational task is a core requirement for Environment Automation SRE. E.g. package updates, configuration changes across all customer platforms without interruptions, tools for automatic provisioning of customer facing services, etc.
  • Respond: Respond to user emergencies, platform alerts and support requests.
  • Maintain: Develop a good (early) warning system and system that allows for reliable and quick maintenance tasks, such as library upgrades, version migrations and similar. 
  • Plan: Develop monitoring and alerting systems that predict capacity needs based on the customer usage patterns. Plan for new service rollouts, expansion of existing services and preparing advice for customers to optimise their resource consumption.  
  • Collaborate: Work with other engineering stakeholders on resolving larger architectural bottlenecks and participate by offering a large scale operational point of view. Work in close collaboration with software development teams to shape the future roadmap and establish strong operational readiness across teams. 

You may be a fit to this role if you:

  • Have a strong experience in running and operating production GitLab instances.
  • Have strong programming skills as a (former) backend engineer - Preferably with Ruby and/or Go.
  • Have experience with Infrastructure as a Code technologies, and libraries powering GitLab.
  • Have experience regularly interacting with customers, and a focus on resolving their requests with a sense of urgency.
  • Are able to leverage GitLab as your day to day go-to tool.
  • Are able to reason about large systems - how they work and can be operated on a large scale, edge cases, failure modes, behaviors.
  • Have experience in collaborating and communicating asynchronously.
  • Have an urge to document all the things so you don't need to learn the same thing twice.
  • Have an enthusiastic, go-for-it attitude. When you see something broken, you can't help but fix it.
  • Have a strong sense for action and know how to iterate through a problem quickly.
  • Share our values, and work in accordance with those values.

Projects you could work on:

  • Working from the team’s issue tracker, driving changes required to operate a large number of GitLab environments.
  • Work on the GitLab core projects such as, GitLab Rails, GitLab Workhorse, Gitaly, etc.
  • Work on projects that create deployment packages of GitLab such as, GitLab Helm Chart, omnibus-gitlab, etc.
  • Coding infrastructure automation with Ansible and Terraform, and comfortable with managed Kubernetes platforms.
  • Work on the GitLab observability stack (e.g. ELK, Prometheus).
  • Interact with various cloud provider systems (e.g. GCP, AWS).

Compensation

To view the full job description and its compensation calculator, view our handbook. The compensation calculator can be found towards the bottom of the page.

Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.

For Colorado residents: The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently $100,800 - $177,100 for Colorado residents only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary. Disclosure as required by the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, C.R.S. § 8-5-101 et seq.

 

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