Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Hippo is a hyper-growth, Series E startup that is taking the market by storm. Our technology first approach is modernizing the otherwise stale home insurance industry, from IOT monitoring devices to our industry leading software. Led by a strong team of passionate business and technology veterans, we're rapidly expanding by inviting great engineers to join our talented, close knit team here in the Bay Area.

We're looking for a talented Senior Site Reliability Engineer to help us grow the product line and expand across the United States. An ideal candidate brings leadership, maturity, and a deep understanding of the software development life cycle.


Responsibilities: 

You will be responsible for building a world-class scalable and resilient infrastructure that runs the Hippo platform. Making developers productive by providing build tools, metrics, CI/CD processes and more. You'll have the opportunity to work with multiple cloud providers, databases, open source tools such as Terraform and Vault, Kubernetes, Docker, and others. You will use Golang, Python, and other scripting languages like bash on a daily basis, building and scaling tools, APIs, and server-less functions.

About you:

You understand and value written communication and know how to write a tech-design and communicate clearly with stakeholders across an engineering organization. You can drive projects from concept to completion while narrowing down the requirements and understanding the pros/cons of each solution.

You are passionate about delivering micro-services to production, scaling them, monitoring them, enabling the business and all of its moving parts. You can debug issues in distributed systems, “hunting” down logs, metrics and signals from multiple places.

Key Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in DevOps/SRE, systems engineering, build/release/deployment automation, etc.
  • Networking experience with AWS VPC or GCP. Understands the role of network separation, security groups, ACL
  • Hands-on experience with the following:
    • Kubernetes
    • Docker
    • CI/CD tools (open source or hosted)
    • Terraform
  • Experience with logging and metrics systems
  • Ability to work in a small, focused, and highly-effective team
  • Bonus: Messaging experience with SNS/SQS or Kafka
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or similar technical field

Compensation & Perks:

  • Healthy Hippos Benefits- 100% Employer paid medical, dental & vision plan options for our team members AND their families (yes, you read that correctly). As well as 401K, long & short term disability, EAP and flexible spending accounts.
  • Flexible Paid Time Off- Uncapped PTO (with manager approval)
  • Hippo Habitat- Fun offices located in downtown Austin. Stocked kitchen and BBQ Friday’s for all! 

 

Hippo is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion. 

Hippo’s applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to an applicant’s disability or need for accommodation. Any Hippo applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the application process should contact the Hippo’s People Team to make the need for an accommodation known

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