Senior Site Reliability Engineer
About the Team
The Site Reliability Engineering team is composed of systems and software engineers, working to make Slack more performant, available & reliable each day. We’re driving latency down and ensuring that Slack is available to each and every one of our millions of daily active users. We take on scaling problems for a global customer base, and write software to work on multiple cloud providers. We redesign fundamental network components and instrument applications across the company. We get excited about making Slack fast as heck.
Slack has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture—we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. In our work together we aim to be smart, humble, hardworking and, above all, collaborative. If this sounds like a good fit for you, why not say hello?
About the Role
This is a full time senior engineering position based in San Francisco
What you will be doing
- Designing and develop a new highly-available infrastructure component to meet the needs of our growing and evolving product
- Joining a development team on a rotation, to help them to reduce service latency, and increase availability
- Whiteboarding a solution to improve performance of our real time messaging API in an underserved location -- and then roll out your implementation
- Participating in the operations on-call rotation, triaging and addressing production issues
What you should have
- You have curiosity about how things work and love to share that knowledge with others
- You are able to analyze and optimize performance in high-traffic internet applications
- You love to mentor and model standard methodologies for unit tests, code review, design documentation, debugging, and troubleshooting.You've been developing and operating web sites professionally and can point to things you’ve worked on
- Professional experience in web application engineering, working in a team environment
- You possess strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, programming languages, distributed systems, and information retrieval
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience
- Experience with functional or imperative programming languages -- e.g., PHP, Python, Ruby, Go, C, or Java (used without frameworks)
- Experience deploying, operating and debugging server software on Linux at scale
- Experience using PHP without a framework
- Proven competency with SQL (ideally in a federated database environment; MySQL a plus)
- Experience using deployment automation/configuration management, especially Chef
- Experience with virtualized environments (AWS experience a plus)
- Prior experience with or knowledge of large scale, high volume systems
Slack is the collaboration hub of choice for companies of all sizes, all across the world. By using Slack, they ensure that the right people are always in the loop, that key information is always at their fingertips, and new team members can get up to speed easily. With Slack, teams are better connected.
Launched in February 2014, Slack is the fastest growing business application ever and is used by thousands of teams and millions of users every day. We currently have nine offices worldwide, in San Francisco, Vancouver, Dublin, Melbourne, New York, London, Tokyo, Toronto and Denver.
Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack's values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Come do the best work of your life here at Slack.