Site Reliability Engineer

Company: Pico
Location: New York, New York, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 25.APR.2021
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Purpose of the role Pico is seeking an SRE/DevOps Engineer with a strong focus on modern DevOps and SRE best practices. The ideal candidate...


Purpose of the role

Pico is seeking an SRE/DevOps Engineer with a strong focus on modern DevOps and SRE best practices. The ideal candidate will have excellent expertise in automation, operating systems, Blockchain technologies and applying software engineering methods to solve operational problems. With an excellent transactional systems pedigree, and excellent scripting/development skills, the successful candidate will be able to solve complex engineering problems through the application of Composable tools and modern design patterns and automation solutions. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment, will be a capable written and verbal communicator, and will champion the automation and SRE agenda throughout the firm.

Responsibilities and duties (include but not limited to)

  • Design and optimize OS provisioning tools and automation frameworks to achieve zero-touch provisioning of Linux environments on bare-metal, virtual and/or cloud environments.
  • Drive design and implementation of automation through infrastructure as code approaches, so that both brownfield and greenfield server estates can be managed, secured and operated using modern SRE and DevOps best practices.
  • Bring CI/CD approaches, with an emphasis on automated testing, to bear on OS-level and container-level problem domains.
  • Evangelize the benefits of SRE, DevOps and automation throughout the firm, and champion initiatives that ensure skills transfer and awareness to the rest of the business.
  • Design and implement creative solutions to operations problems, incidents, or outages such that these problems remain fixed and, as a result, operational toil is materially reduced.
  • Ensure scalability, availability, reliability and security is delivered to all internal and client-serving systems

Education, Skills, and background (incl. Education and Experience Requirements)

  • Strong exposure to infrastructure-as-code toolsets (Ansible)
  • Strong development/scripting experience (Python and Bash)
  • Excellent knowledge of git (rebase, merge, cherrypick, etc)
  • Strong views on CI/CD approaches with proven expertise in implementing these (Gitlab CI, Jenkins, etc)
  • Excellent experience with Virtual Server infrastructure (VMWare, KVM, Nutanix, others)
  • Excellent Linux knowledge (Redhat, CentOS)
  • Excellent knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes, including design, build and maintenance of k8s environments and supporting developers in releasing into k8s.
  • Excellent knowledge of public cloud (AWS), including a strong emphasis on infrastructure-as-code (Terraform, others). Knowledge of GCP and Azure is a bonus.
  • Knowledge of one or more platforms like Kafka/Pulsar, Hadoop, Spark, Elastic, Redis, Cassandra, various SQL and noSQL database platforms is also expected.
  • Good working knowledge of TCP/IP, routing and networking.
  • Good knowledge of API-based environments, (REST, GraphQL, etc)
  • Information Security mindset, with strong grounding in PKI, encryption, network security, OS-hardening and related best practices.
  • Good to have Experience/Working knowledge of Blockchain Applications.
  • Good to have Experience/Working knowledge of a bank transaction application
  • Bachelor's degree or better in relevant discipline is preferred.

Working Arrangements:

This position is currently remote during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though travel may be required from time to time in the future, it is not expected to be frequent. The role holder will be expected to work whatever hours are necessary for the performance of this role (recognizing that it involves multiple jurisdictions / geographies including but not limited to EMEA, AMRS and APAC).

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