Site Reliability Engineer
Developers at Newsela work on big problems in literacy education, from building the infrastructure necessary to handle tens of millions of users to solving novel problems in text complexity and personalization. As a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE), you will work on systems critical to that effort to ensure that our technology team can move swiftly and that our end-users are delivered a reliable and fast experience. You will be responsible for the uptime and performance of our applications, as well as supporting the technology team with tooling to improve efficiency, stability, and ease-of-use for our services. Most of all, you will develop code that is both scalable and understandable not only to the SRE team, but to the technology team at large.
Why You’ll Love This Role:
On any given day, you might be building new deployment/release pipelines, creating services to assist in automated testing, handling incident response, or architecting cloud infrastructure solutions for new product initiatives. You'll be able to flex skills in both technical and non-technical arenas, working with a wide-range of stakeholders in the organization to not only give advice and consultation, but to potentially build technological answers to harden and speed up process workflows. You'll be able to work in a breadth-first approach to engineering problems, but also have the opportunity to go deep in areas that you find a personal proclivity towards. Finally, you'll be able to pave the road for our technology team to build a world-class experience and change the lives of millions of readers worldwide.
Why We’ll Love You:
You know how applications work on the web and have experience in building out the infrastructure and tooling to support them. You have strong programming experience in Python and have demonstrated experience with the command line and shell scripting, especially to automate your own work and the work of people around you. You also have a depth of experience with “the cloud” (AWS or its competitors), and writing reusable code around it. You've participated in on-call rotations handling incident response. You get intrinsic satisfaction out of supporting and elevating the teams around you with both code and process.
Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments and insights to supercharge engagement and learning in every subject. Students and teachers use Newsela to find digital content from 100+ of the best sources—from National Geographic to NASA, Biography.com to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is instructionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools and analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools and districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected classroom.