Site Reliability Engineer at SevenFifty

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SevenFifty is looking for an experienced SRE to join our fully-remote, 15 person engineering team. As our first dedicated infrastructure hire, you’ll own the underlying infrastructure that powers our platform, and take the lead on modernizing our stack and defining the SRE discipline on our team.


What we use:

  • Amazon EC2 instances running Debian and Ubuntu power our main server infrastructure
  • Amazon RDS running PostgreSQL for data storage
  • Ruby on Rails and C#/.NET application backends (multiple user-facing and internal data processing applications)
  • SCSS, JavaScript/CoffeeScript, Backbone, and React for frontend
  • React Native mobile app
  • Apache Solr and ElasticSearch for search/indexing
  • Ansible for provisioning
  • CircleCI for continuous integration/deployment
  • GitHub, Slack, and JIRA as our primary workflow tools

What you’ll do:

  • Be the primary maintainer of all of our AWS services, including a small fleet of production EC2 servers and RDS databases
  • Build good practices and tools  to ensure all of our systems are stable and observable
  • Work directly with software engineers across our engineering team to architect new systems with a reliability-first mindset
  • Mentor team members eager to learn devops practices from an experienced SRE

You have:

  • 5+ years of experience with system administration or developing for production software systems, and 2+ years in an SRE or DevOps-focused role
  • Strong *nix system administration skills, and a penchant for automation
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with monitoring and observability tools

Useful (but not necessary):

  • Experience hosting modern full-stack web application frameworks, intra- and inter-app messaging, and background workers
  • Experience maintaining a web-scale search engine
  • Development/staging environments and tooling, continuous integration/deployment
  • Experience working as a full-time remote employee

What you do not need:

  • 24/7 on-call availability
  • A college degree
  • A high GPA or SAT score
  • An address in or around New York City
  • A car, phone, or any equipment – we’ll provide a computer and Zoom account
  • To drink – many of our colleagues don’t

We are:

...80-ish people and growing fast.

...doing our best to make a difference. Read more here

...former hospitality professionals and start-up veterans.

...distributed; we work remotely and gather together a few times each year.

...social! We meet virtually for team game nights, wine tastings, and lunch n’ learn sessions.

...eaters and drinkers who love to discuss food and beverage.

...changing an industry. Read more here.

Find out what it's like to work at Sevenfifty here.

Perks & benefits:

  • 100% paid individual medical, dental, and vision via Justworks and Aetna.
  • Meaningful equity in an industry-changing organization.
  • Unlimited vacation to rest and recover.
  • Learning opportunities (like a professional certification from WSET).
  • Flexibility to work where you want, so long as you’re meeting your goals.

Our values:

  1. Light the way: Inspire others with your vision for success.
  2. Open the door: Ask, listen, and empower others.
  3. Stir it up: Embrace experimentation and bring new ideas to life.
  4. Keep the glass full: Do more than is expected, for yourself and for others.
  5. Respect the craft: Commit to excellence and integrity in your work.

We are an equal opportunity employer. What does that mean at SevenFifty? We:

  1. Give each team member an equal opportunity to develop and grow into a leadership role.
  2. Acknowledge our shortcomings and try to do improve our company and our industry.
  3. Elevate BIPOC voices in our industry publication, SevenFifty Daily
  4. Do not discriminate against candidates or employees on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or socioeconomic status. 
  5. Have regular, sometimes awkward, conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion in our employee resource group, SevenFifty Community.
  6. Are honest and recognize that our company isn’t as diverse as it should be. We’re trying to change that. 


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • HubSpotCRM

Location

We are a remote company, working from our homes or on the road. We gather a few times each year as a full company to have fun, learn, and collaborate

An Insider's view of SevenFifty

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Anyone who has worked in restaurants knows that there's a specific kind of comradery, not to mention a sense of humor, that comes out of that environment. What I like about SevenFifty is that we share some of that sensibility. We work hard, we support each other, we like to have fun, and we have an appreciation for the industry we serve!

Jacob

Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I enjoy the consistency in my colleagues and what they teach me on a daily basis. There are always unforeseen challenges on the support side, but when you have a great team to help you, those challenges turn into things you look forward to solving. There’s always something to new to learn — that’s one of the reasons I enjoy working at SevenFifty.

Marcus

Customer Support Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

We are modernizing an antiquated industry with technology by providing efficiencies that free-up the supply chain and enhance human relationships in a $50 billion space. I am fortunate to work with people that are at the top of their respective skillset (marketing, data analysis, engineering, journalism) and have a damn good time doing it.

Melissa

Sales Manager, Supplier Platform

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As a remote company, we work really hard to find ways to connect with our team. We hold office hours; run monthly "Ask Me Anything" sessions on a range of topics (our industry, equity); gather for an All-Hands meeting each month; do small group sessions on topics like mental health in the workplace; have our ERG "SF Community."

Erin

Vice President, People Operations

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I work remotely in North Carolina, but I'm more connected to my teammates at SevenFifty than I've been to former coworkers with whom I've shared an office. I'm accessible throughout the day on slack and Zoom, and we meet monthly during all-hands + in-person at team week.

Matt

Business Development

What are SevenFifty Perks + Benefits

SevenFifty Benefits Overview

We're creating a community for our customers and colleagues and we'd love for you to join us.

We are low-ego, flexible, and we trust our team to make the right decisions for the company. We're constantly improving how we do things and welcome feedback regularly from employees.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
We created an employee resource group, SevenFifty Community, to discuss and improve our DEI initiatives.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
The central hub for our ERGs is SevenFifty Community. We meet monthly, produce newsletters and resource guides, and plan ERG-inspired events for the company. (ERGs: LGBTQ+, AAPI, Parents & more!)
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We’ve established DEI hiring goals; re-confirmed objectivity in our interview scorecards; volunteer with #hireblack; find candidates on Jopwell & DEI sites. We’re dedicated to opening the door.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
SevenFifty covers 100% of most dental plans offered from Aetna via JustWorks, our payroll and benefits provider.
Vision Benefits
SevenFifty covers 100% of most vision plans offered from Aetna via JustWorks, our payroll and benefits provider.
Health Insurance Benefits
SevenFifty covers 100% of most health plans for our employees, offered from Aetna via JustWorks, our payroll and benefits provider.
Wellness Programs
We're big on holistic wellness at SevenFifty. Two examples: bi-weekly meditation sessions and an earnest and open approach to sharing mental health resources.
Team workouts
Pre-Covid we took classes together in person, but we've pivoted to having teammates lead a variety of workouts (HIIT, dance, and stretching) on Zoom for our coworkers.
Mental Health Benefits
We work with Justworks, who partners with Talkspace.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
We offer all new employees equity in the company.
Match charitable contributions
SevenFifty matched all donations to racial justice organizations for the month of June 2020.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
We're developing our policy around Paid Volunteer Time, but we're starting with Election Day 2020 being a company holiday and are excited for our ERGs to implement more volunteer opportunities.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
We cover an unlimited number of sick or personal days.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
ConnectYourCare via Justworks
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
We're a fully remote company and love all our dogs, cats, and other animal best friends. Take a lunchtime walk with Fido or a work break to get Mrs. Whiskers to the vet.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We provide all employees with a computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and other necessary accessories to set up their home office. We work with Zoom, Slack, etc. to maximize remote work productivity.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
We host peer-led Lunch & Learns about 2x/month. Most are industry-based but we love doing deep dives on shared hobbies, too.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
We offer a professional wine certification course via WSET.
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
We offer WSET certifications for all employees.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We're constantly evolving what we offer team members based on the ongoing feedback we receive in our quarterly engagement surveys. We do monthly lunch n' learns and allow managers to ask for education budgets for their teams.

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