💻 Site Reliability Engineering - Senior Software Development Engineer

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As part of a growing team of experts, you will provide the data vital 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 capabilities of thousands of rocket scientists and engineers at Blue Origin and beyond.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

Our tech stack at glance:

  • 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 and technologies
  • A strong bias for automating everything and reducing toil
  • Humility and the enthusiasm to learn unfamiliar domains
  • A strong “customer first” personality and desire to be a domain expert
  • High Judgement with technical design decisions

Responsibilities:

  • Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of software in the Cloud – from inception and design, through deployment, operation, and refinement

  • Support services before they go to production through activities such as system design, consulting, developing software platforms and frameworks, scaling 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:

  • 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.)

  • Experience in one or more of the following: Java, Python, JavaScript, C, or C++.

  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion

  • 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:

  • Terraform and AWS experience

  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive.

  • API design experience

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

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.

Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to receive information on 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.

Benefits

Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.

Paid Time Off:  Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays

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Blue Origin
United States, Seattle, WA - Remote
Posted 2 months ago
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