Senior Site Reliability Engineer

| Greater NYC Area
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ABOUT VTS
VTS is commercial real estate’s leading leasing, marketing and asset management platform where deals happen and real-time data comes to life. The VTS Platform captures the largest first-party data source in the industry, which delivers real-time insights that fuel faster, more informed decision making and connections throughout the deal and asset lifecycle. VTS Data, the industry’s only forward-looking market dataset, and VTS Market and Marketplace, the industry’s first integrated online marketing solution, give landlords, brokers, and tenants unparalleled visibility into real-time market information and the direct connectivity to execute deals with greater speed and intelligence at every point in the planning, marketing, leasing, and asset management cycle.
More than 60% of Class A commercial space in the US and 12B square feet of commercial real estate globally is managed on the VTS platform. Our user base includes over 45,000 CRE professionals including respected industry leaders like Blackstone, Brookfield Properties, LaSalle Investment Management, Hines, Boston Properties, Oxford Properties, JLL, and CBRE.
We recently made the Forbes Cloud 100 list of the hottest private cloud companies, and were named one of Crain's best places to work! Our headquarters are in NYC, but we have hubs in other major US cities, Toronto, CA, and London, UK.
Learn more at vts.com or follow us on Instagram (@WeAreVTS), Twitter (@WeAreVTS), or LinkedIn. 
Are you wondering about how VTS has adapted to a WFH environment? Read our blog post here to find out!
How does this Position help VTS Succeed?
You would be joining the VTS team responsible for supporting shared infrastructure across our product lines, from our mature SaaS product to our early-stage data product, focused on helping VTS become the authoritative source of commercial real estate data. We’re currently focused on building an infrastructure platform to enable the next 5 years of growth for the company.
We are looking for an SRE with a strong software engineering background to work with teams across the organization to build and maintain monitorable, performant, reliable and highly-scalable software systems. In particular, you will:
- Build scalable, maintainable technical infrastructure for a new VTS product line
- Contribute core platform components, like service discoverability, towards VTS’ multi-application ecosystem
- Establish key criteria for future PaaS and SaaS decisions, and participate in platform migrations
- Set new standards for our production operations and roll them out across VTS
- Help develop our Production Readiness Review process

What Makes This Job Awesome?

  • Evangelize best practices for building and operating highly reliable systems
  • Serve as subject matter expert in observability and monitoring
  • Consult in system design to meet reliability and capacity requirements
  • Automate infrastructure and configuration management
  • Participate in and conduct timely post-mortems of production infrastructure incidents
  • Assist with all aspects of operational security and compliance
  • Seek out potential threats to security and reliability and advocate solutions

What Makes You a Great Fit?

  • Know when to triage and when to dive down into a root-cause analysis
  • Passion for reliable, scalable, observable software with strong sense of ownership
  • Experience developing and monitoring mission-critical systems
  • Experience with declarative infrastructure tools like Docker, Kubernetes, CloudFormation, or Terraform
  • Substantial experience with a programming language like Java, PHP or Python
  • Bonus: have experience developing new platforms on AWS or GCP

About Our Team

  • We have a 70+ person engineering team
  • We work in small, cross-functional teams that include product managers, designers, and QA
  • We value continuous learning in our everyday work
  • We rely heavily on automated testing and CI (CircleCI)
  • We use agile development and lean startup principles and practices to deliver products
  • Our stack: Ruby, Python, Java, Swift, React, Postgres, Heroku, Terraform
  • Learn more on our engineering blog

What VTS Values & How We Show It:

  • Strive for Excellence - We know your potential is unlimited. Take advantage of our executive coaches and our training and career development programs available to all employees!
  • Be Customer Obsessed - We’re employee obsessed too! VTS offers competitive compensation, comprehensive health benefits (including dental and vision), pre-tax commuter benefits, and a 401(k) plan. Not to mention the fun stuff - monthly happy hours, wellness events, clubs, and team lunches!
  • Be Curious - Benefit from a culture that promotes new learning. VTS offers an education stipend to all employees!
  • Move as One - We work in an open floor plan to promote cross-functional collaboration.
  • Take Ownership - Be an owner of the company you’re building with our equity packages.
  • Appreciate the Difference - VTS embraces and celebrates diversity. We understand the importance of a strong work-life balance. We offer a flexible PTO policy, generous family leave program, and more!

VTS embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
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    • RedisDatabases

Location

We are right in Bryant Park, conveniently located between Grand Central, Penn Station, and Times Square subway stations.

An Insider's view of VTS

What are some social events your company does?

I spend a large part of my week at work, so being around great people is very important. The vibe at VTS is very friendly, and there are plenty of opportunities to share knowledge and to socialize, including brown bags, catered lunches, happy hours, team outings, and other events.

Rafael

Staff Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I collaborate with other teams on the company when there’s a piece of code that I’m working on that relates to another topic or domain expertise, I’ll ask for help. Everyone’s really into the idea of collaborating because we know that it’ll create a better product!

Anisha

Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

VTS has a culture of constant learning--the most seasoned members of our team are still humble and curious. I’m challenged daily to keep reading, trying new things, and sharing my experience. VTS brings in experts to keep us learning, and I’m given coaching and access to resources that help me grow. I feel like everyone here wants me to succeed.

Chrissy

Director, Product

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

A creative environment is critical for great marketing! The main way I try to do this is encourage everyone's ideas - and recognize that while I may have more experience, this is the first time for all of us at this company, so my job is to guide the team towards great ideas, not be the source of all of them.

Amy

Chief Marketing Officer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

This year we completely redesigned our product strategy process. Several cross-functional forums provide an avenue where anyone in the company can suggest projects and influence prioritization. Feedback on the new process has been incredibly positive. It’s helping to keep the whole company aligned on our most promising and impactful initiatives.

Niall

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

What are VTS Perks + Benefits

VTS Benefits Overview

We provide a multitude of perks and benefits, from generous paid family leave to an onsite management coach that anyone in the organization, regardless of level, can receive coaching from. We also encourage learning and development outside the workplace with our yearly education stipend!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
VTS has an LGBTQ task force, a culture committee, and several D&I working groups and more!
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
VTS offers health club discounts!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
VTS offers equity to every full-time employee.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program.
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1500 annualy for continuing education.
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