Site Reliability Engineer

| Greater NYC Area

Technology is at our core here at Betterment. Site Reliability is a trusted partner throughout the organization which is constantly working to keep everything running smoothly. We treat our partner teams as internal customers, aiming to make their experiences happy, efficient, and productive.
We do this by building tools for our development teams, improving the reliability & performance of our systems and better monitoring and visibility into our services. This helps us move faster and smarter, all while done within a highly regulated and secure environment.

About the Right Team Member:
  • You have a wealth of experience to draw from, with a background in building and automating, reliable, secure, scalable solutions in the cloud. 
  • You are highly motivated by all tasks that come across your desk which range from delivering new tools and systems that make engineering more impactful to working with your peers to help maintain and improve current systems.
  • You are always keeping up with what is going on within the tech industry and strive to learn and share your knowledge with colleagues all while maintaining high productivity. You are intrigued by how to use metrics to effectively drive change. You have a passion for architecting solutions and understand the value of not over-engineering them.
At Betterment you will get to:
  • Build things people love. Our goal is to delight our customers whenever possible.
  • Take your ideas to the next level right away. We experiment, iterate, learn, and repeat
  • Collaborate, with purpose. Work with engineers across the organization to empower them to move faster while maintaining high quality and speed of delivery
  • Be a visionary for collaborative creation of tooling
  • Introduce and promote adoption of significant technologies and process innovations
  • Lead design reviews and perform code reviews, providing valuable and actionable feedback to peers
  • Improve our software delivery pipeline in a way that makes it both expedient and a tool to promote high quality
  • Partner with our security engineers to maintain and continually improve our security tools and practices
  • Actively participate in an on call rotation with peers
  • Identify gaps in the organization, relating to tooling, processes, or resources, and help devise plans to address them
You will be effective if you:
  • Lean towards tackling large challenges by picking them apart, observing, experimenting, and gathering metrics that can help drive the team towards their goal
  • Have ample experience with cloud providers (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean)
  • Have significant experience with automation and configuration management
  • Strong Linux sys admin skills
  • Know the importance of architecting and building systems for High Availability, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Actively grow your own skills and have a strong technical background
  • Work autonomously with minimal direction and oversight
Technologies you will use:

Everything but the kitchen sink. But if you want a list… AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Ansible, Ruby, Rails, Python, Nginx, Java, MySQL, Postgresql, Datadog

About Betterment

Betterment is the largest independent online financial advisor with more than $20 billion in assets under management. The service is designed to help increase customers’ long-term returns and lower taxes for retirement planning, building wealth, and other financial goals. Betterment takes advanced investment strategies and uses technology to deliver them to more than 480,000 customers across its three business lines: direct-to-consumer, Betterment for Advisors, and Betterment for Business. Learn more.

Come join us!

We’re an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, predisposing genetic characteristic, domestic violence victim status, arrest records, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. 


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
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    • ReduxLibraries
    • RubyGemsLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • BootstrapFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • AirflowDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • RAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • SQLAnalytics
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MandrillEmail

Location

We're centrally located in Manhattan right next to Madison Square Park. Enjoy all the great eats and a nice stroll around the park.

What are Betterment Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Open Door Policy
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Pair Programming
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious Bias Training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team Workouts
Betterment offers onsite yoga and bootcamps once a week for employees. We also have various team activities (e.g. soccer) that folks get together and play.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 12 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Company-Sponsored Family Events
We host an annual summer trip for the entire company and bring in everyone from all our locations to hang out and play fun games (if you want).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 31 days of paid sabbatical after their first 6 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide lunch three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Lunch is curated by our in-house chef to be both seasonal and take note of dietary restrictions.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Betterment reimburses employees up to $900/year for fitness services.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and Learns
Cross Functional Training Encouraged
Promote from Within
Mentorship Program
Continuing Education Stipend
Time Allotted for Learning
Online Course Subscriptions Available
Customized Development Tracks
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