Site Reliability Engineer

| Greater NYC Area

Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.

Cockroach Labs is the team behind CockroachDB, an open source, distributed SQL database. We strive to build infrastructure that keeps pace with the world, so developers can focus on what matters most: creating the best products. Come and join us on our mission to Make Data Easy. Are you ready to aim high and build to last?

CockroachDB provides the backbone of how a business’s data is stored on a global scale. The Site Reliability Engineer is responsible for managing the infrastructure for our cloud service offering. This is a high-impact role where you will be accountable for our production system and ensuring that our services span several cloud providers as part of our hosted offering. You will also spend roughly half of your time doing greenfield development work, with an emphasis on tool development and driving automation. 

The Role

  • You will manage the infrastructure for cloud services, including running internal production systems and hosting CockroachDB for our external customers.
  • You will design, write, and deliver software and systems to increase product reliability and organizational efficiency. 
  • You will develop custom tools as necessary
  • You will keep a complex system running and solve problems relating to mission-critical services.
  • You will design, implement, operate, and troubleshoot the automation and monitoring of production clusters to maximize performance and availability.
  • You will drive the company through disaster recovery tests, where we manually turn down pieces of CockroachDB to test it's overall resilience to failures.
  • You will participate in a weekly on-call rotation for our production systems and hosted services.

The Expectations

In your first 30 days, you will take over the operation of our existing internal and customer-facing production systems. Working with product and engineering, you will assess our production operations and flesh out runbooks for the operation of different systems. We believe that it's essential for you to take this first month to become familiar with our technology and our company.

After 3 months, you'll be fully integrated into the team. You will take full ownership for reliability, automation, and other issues related to CockroachDB's stability. You will identify new opportunities for automating processes, streamlining delivery, deploying new core functionality, and building great tools. You will help make CockroachDB more friendly by bringing your expertise to our database.

You

  • Expertise in analyzing, monitoring, and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.
  • Experience in software development using one or more of the following Go, C, C++, Python, Java
  • Proficiency working with algorithms, data structures and production troubleshooting
  • Expertise in interacting with major cloud providers like AWS, Azure, GCP, etc. and Cloud APIs.
  • Ability to debug and optimize code and to automate routine tasks
  • Working knowledge of web and network protocols and standards (HTTP, TLS, DNS, etc.)
  • Previous on-call experience, with a sense of urgency.

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at [email protected].

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • CockroachDBDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • AirtableManagement

Location

We’re located right next to Union Square at 101 5th Avenue. We are easily accessible from the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W & close to the F, 1, 2, & 3.

What are Cockroach Labs Perks + Benefits

Cockroach Labs Benefits Overview

Flexible Working: You are free to arrange your work schedule to meet your individual circumstances.

Free Fridays: One day a week, focus on what drives and motivates you outside of your core work responsibilities. Dedicate time to a community project. Spend a day at home with the kids. Work on the next super feature. We’re convinced that providing adults with time to be creative outside of their day-to-day work yields better results.

Food for All: We provide food throughout the Cockroach Labs work week (Mon-Thu) and grab dinner twice a month as a team at one of NYC’s outstanding restaurants.

Events
 and Outings: Once a quarter we enjoy some downtime as a team, whether it’s catching the latest blockbuster, picnicking in Central Park, or strolling through a museum for inspiration.

Team Trips: Twice a year we voyage beyond Manhattan’s shores. These might be trips to the Caribbean or to the mountains. The connections made in these environments build friendships and deepen the ties which make working together fun and productive.

Flexible Time Off: We care about productivity, not face time. Take time off when you need it.

Learning is Good: We provide $1500 annually to support learning and development through workshops, conferences, and networking events.

Health & Retirement: 100% health insurance coverage for you & your dependents; One Medical membership; Gym discounts; free Citibike membership; 401(k).

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
100% Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurance for You, Your Spouse, Partner, and Dependents.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Equity compensation is determined by the impact we expect an individual to have in their role paired with the risk that earlier employees took in joining the company.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
8-12 Weeks of Family Leave + $500 Baby Bucks
Flexible Work Schedule
Cockroach Work Week: In-office Monday thru Thursday, with the option to work remotely on Fridays. Core Office Hours: 10am-4pm (except Tuesday Team Meeting from 5:00pm-6:00pm)
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pre-tax Commuter Account & Paid Citi Bike Membership
Company Outings
Monthly Company Activities & Bi-Annual Company Trips
Free Daily Meals
Lunch Monday thru Thursday & Team Dinners Every Other Tuesday
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Relocation Assistance for You and Your Family to Move to NYC
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1500 Learning & Development Stipend + $1500 for Associated Travel
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