Swift Navigation is looking for an outstanding site reliability engineer to work on the core of our cloud corrections service. You will be our first SRE and lead efforts to ensure our large-scale highly-distributed cloud services are well-designed, scalable, fault-tolerant and highly reliable. You will be involved with the definition and implementation of the necessary technology and processes to operate a global service across multiple regions. The Cloud Engineering team at Swift Navigation takes the big picture on our service, combining excellent software and system engineering skills to provide optimal engineering solutions to complex problems. When operating a safety of life service, every second counts and you will be instrumental in building and shaping the necessary infrastructure to maintain a high performing service.

Swift Navigation is building the infrastructure that will enable large scale autonomous vehicle fleets to operate safely and seamlessly on a global scale and the cloud engineering team is central to that mission.

Our ideal candidate has a strong engineering background, great communication skills, and a desire to do what's right for our developer teams and customers.


What you’ll do

  • You will lead the SRE effort for Swift Navigation, and mentor to the development teams to follow SRE best practices

  • You will work with development teams to develop production-readiness standards, incident response and postmortem processes, and everything else to make Swift’s services reliable and scalable

  • You will participate in a globally distributed team of cloud engineers that works on the core of our cloud corrections service

  • You will implement and automate systems to enable a reliable and scalable cloud platform


Key Technologies

You should have a good understanding of current cloud technologies and experience with operating a cloud-based service.

We use AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Python, Golang, C++, Terraform, Prometheus/Grafana.


What we expect

  • Experience managing complex services in a public cloud environment

  • Command of programming/scripting languages, and the ability to create, debug, and optimize code and automate tasks

  • Strong sense of ownership and a desire to enable our engineering team to create and deploy services efficiently

  • Experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting customer-facing production service outages

  • Solid understanding of Linux systems and networking

  • Experience with monitoring, incident response, postmortem, change management and other aspects of running a reliable cloud-based system


What’s great about this opportunity

You will lead the definition of the SRE discipline and role within Swift Navigation, as we’re moving our large-scale and distributed cloud corrections service to being production-ready and scalable. When operating a safety of life service, every second counts and you will be instrumental in building and shaping the necessary infrastructure to maintain a high performing service.


Why join Swift Navigation

Work with a small-but-growing company that solves the hard problems in precise positioning, and is building a vital service for autonomous vehicles, drones, and robots.

Be the one who solves the challenge of running a high-quality corrections service, and enable developers to deliver high-quality services efficiently - in a supportive and friendly environment with a great group of people.

Swift offers flexible vacation time, competitive salary, employer covered health insurance, 401(k), lunches, and other competitive benefits. Join us in a dynamic engineering role -- technological innovation is at the core of our business.

Experienced and tenured applicants may work under a remote status. Please note, Junior applicants do not have the remote option and are expected to work at our San Francisco headquarters.

Swift Navigation is a diverse and inclusive team. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status, or other defining characteristics.

Swift Navigation will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of SFPC Art.49


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