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Site Reliability Engineer, FinOps

Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) are responsible for keeping all user-facing services and other GitLab production systems running smoothly. SREs are a blend of pragmatic operators and software craftspeople that apply sound engineering principles, operational discipline, and mature automation to our environments and the GitLab codebase. We specialize in systems, whether it be networking, the Linux kernel, or some more specific interest in scaling, algorithms, or distributed systems.

As an SRE for FinOps you will:

  • Build: Automating every operational task is a core requirement for Environment Automation SRE. E.g. package updates, configuration changes across all customer platforms without interruptions, tools for automatic provisioning of customer facing services, etc.
  • Plan: Identify opportunities for optimizing costs in our cloud infrastructure, using existing tools and data to evaluate trade-offs between cost of infrastructure and feature development.
  • Partner: Act as Subject Matter Experts within the GitLab Infrastructure team when interacting with internal and external compliance assessors during certification and recertification of regulatory requirements (ex. FedRAMP, SOC2, ISO). Work with partners in Finance to help them understand how changes in existing and new systems at GitLab, as well as changes in usage patterns for our product, will affect financial forecasts.
  • Collaborate: Work with other engineering stakeholders on resolving larger architectural bottlenecks and participate by offering a large scale operational point of view. Work in close collaboration with software development teams to shape the future roadmap and establish strong operational readiness across teams.

You may be a fit to this role if you:

  • Have experience with Infrastructure as a Code technologies, and libraries powering GitLab.
  • Are able to reason about large systems – how they work and can be operated on a large scale, edge cases, failure modes, behaviors.
  • Enjoy working with peers and collaborating across teams to deliver unique solutions to various technical challenges.
  • Are able to leverage GitLab as your day to day go-to tool.
  • Have experience with, or a strong desire to learn about, optimization of costs of cloud infrastructure in GCP or in AWS.

You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.

Projects you could work on:

  • Develop, evangelize, and monitor the adoption of solid cloud security practices.
  • Engage with US Public Sector entities to ensure successful implementation of GitLab services to meet Federal and regulatory requirements.
  • Working from the team’s issue tracker, driving changes required to operate a large number of GitLab environments.
  • Work on the GitLab core projects such as, GitLab Rails, GitLab Runners, GitLab Workhorse, Gitaly, etc.
  • Work on projects that create deployment packages of GitLab such as, GitLab Helm Chart, omnibus-gitlab, etc.
  • Coding infrastructure automation with Ansible and Terraform, and comfortable with managed Kubernetes platforms.
  • Work on the GitLab observability stack (e.g. ELK, Prometheus).
  • Interact with various cloud provider systems (e.g. GCP, AWS).

How GitLab will support you

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  • Company: GitLab
  • Published: 5th March 2024
  • Closing Date: 11th May 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Senior
  • Salary: $103,600 - $222,000 USD (Location based)
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None