👷 Site Reliability Engineer

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We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

As part of a small, passionate and growing team of experts, you will provide the data necessary to design, build and launch rockets faster, cheaper and with continually higher quality. We accomplish this by building state-of-the art software, and analyzing data to uncover patterns for quick decision making. We design systems that track millions of physical parts and complex manufacturing activities in remote locations. We build systems that process massive amounts of data and engineering tools that enable rapid design and iteration. We are seeking team members of all backgrounds who are passionate about space and who have a strong desire to serve on a team that is the backbone of the company. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

As a Site Reliability Engineer, you will work on rewarding problems and interesting technologies. You will bring a software engineering approach to ensuring our systems are operational and scalable. You will implement the infrastructure that allows for rapid development and iteration of software throughout the company, including distributed systems and embedded software on-board our rockets and space vehicles. You will make decisions and implement systems that affect the productivity of thousands of rocket scientists and engineers throughout the company.

Our tech stack includes:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Kubernetes and Docker
  • Datadog
  • Gitlab
  • Linux
  • Ansible
  • Java, JavaScript, and Python

What makes our SRE’s successful?

  • Technical breadth and depth with a strong understanding of emerging trends
  • A strong bias for automating everything
  • Humility and the willingness to operate in unfamiliar domains
  • A strong “customer first” personality and desire to be a subject matter expert

Responsibilities:

  • Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of software – from inception and design, through deployment, operation, and refinement
  • Support services before they go live through activities such as system design, consulting, developing software platforms and frameworks, capacity planning and launch reviews.
  • Maintain software once it is live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency and overall system health.
  • Scale systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation, and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity.
  • Practice sustainable incident response and blameless postmortems.
  • Configure, deploy, scale, and administer open source and commercial software

Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding (e.g., physics or mathematics), or equivalent practical experience.
  • Understanding of and experience with modern software development practices
  • Interest in analyzing and troubleshooting distributed systems
  • Familiarity with “infrastructure as code” and technologies used to achieve this
  • Knowledge of software defined networking (VPC, Subnets, Firewalls, VPNs, etc.)
  • Knowledge of containerization technologies (such as Docker) and orchestration platforms (such as Kubernetes)
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Java, Python, JavaScript, C, or C++
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Desired:

  • Experience with relational or non-relational databases, including configuring, deploying, scaling, and troubleshooting
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive.

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. §  1157-1158.   Learn more about the ITAR here

Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here and here.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to view a copy of Blue Origin’s Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.

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