Site Reliability Engineer at Google
March 30, 2007 5:27 PM

Are you part ace coder, part adrenaline junkie? Do you have a knack for seeing a problem and immediately discerning the likely solution? Maybe you have been coding for years, are bored with the old design-build-review-test-ship-repeat routine, and yearn for some faster-paced challenges? Or perhaps you are a seasoned software engineer who is also a genius at jockeying networks and administering UNIX clusters. We are looking for top-notch, thrill-seeking Software Engineers to join the Engineering team. Engineers are in the thick of everything involved with keeping Google running, from code-level troubleshooting of service anomalies to safeguarding the availability of our most popular services; from monitoring and response to building new automation infrastructure to balancing the desire for change management with the need for stability. All team members must have strong analytical and troubleshooting skills, fluency in coding, good communication skills and most of all enthusiasm for tackling the complex problems of scale which are uniquely Google. We tackle challenging, novel situations every day, and work with just about every other engineering and operations team at Google in the process.

In this role you will need:

* Expertise in coding, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.

* Experience in a high-volume or critical production service environment.

* Strong understanding of IP networking, including the ability to analyze network behavior, performance and application issues using standard tools like tcpdump.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

* BA/BS in Computer Science, MS or PhD is preferred.
* 0-15 years experience.
* 3+ years developing web-based applications.
* Expertise in data structures, algorithms, and complexity analysis.
* Fluency in one or more of: C, C++, Java.
* Fluency in one of more of: Shell, PHP, Perl or Python.
* Ability to handle periodic on-call duty, as well as out-of-band requests.
* Solid working knowledge of UNIX, preferably Linux.
* Tack-sharp analytical abilities.
* A strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
* Fluent written communication and unusual verbal agility are strong assets.
* SQL experience a plus, MySQL a plus.
* Experience leading short projects involving outside teams is a plus.

payscale: highly competitive
job type: full-time
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