Sr. Site Reliability/Platform Engineer

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FloSports (https://www.flosports.tv/) is a direct-to-consumer subscription-based sports media company that streams live events across 25 different sports (e.g. Cycling, Track and Field, Wrestling, Racing, Bowling, Marching Band, and more) to millions of athletes & fans around the world.

We are seeking a Sr. Site Reliability/Platform Engineer to build internal platforms that developers love to use. Think of it as Infrastructure as Product. Candidates will have experience building compelling, broadly-useful systems and services on top of Kubernetes that support the needs of high-traffic microservices-based apps.

The Infrastructure Team’s mission is to provide a reliable, yet flexible, platform that makes the overall engineering team more effective and more successful. Candidates will split time between developing systems and software that help increase site reliability, performance, speed of delivery, and operations/on-call duties. Our customers are internal FloSports engineering teams.

People who are successful on this team are self-motivated, team-minded, and curious with passion and grit for both business and technological innovation. The ability to embrace & adapt with changing technology is an important characteristic. Does this sound like you? Are you looking for your next long-term engagement with a growing organization? Awesome, let's talk!

We are open to remote candidates for this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to infrastructure related software engineering projects
  • Act as an infrastructure consultant for product engineering teams in areas of service bring-up, deployment, reliability, scaling and single points of failure, etc
  • Ensure robust application monitoring, logging and alerts across our services 
  • Triage, troubleshoot and resolve cloud infrastructure and application issues
  • Opportunity to lead and participate in product roadmap planning, internal customer requirements gathering, etc
  • Participate in cloud infrastructure operations
  • Participate as an on-call rotation engineer
  • Train developers & document new service playbooks 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience (6+)
  • Proven track record of delivering highly available and scalable systems
  • Deep knowledge in container platforms (Kubernetes and Docker)
  • Demonstrate experience/passion for various methodologies including GitOps, DevOps, CI/CD, etc.
  • Strong with public cloud architecture Google Cloud/AWS
  • ServiceMesh experience
  • Strong experience mainly in TypeScript, Node.js, Go, Python and Bash, SQL, Linux
  • Sharp and tenacious debugging and performance optimization skills: you can fix anything and make it bigger, stronger, and faster
  • Strong understanding of code versioning tools like Git,Gitlab/Github
  • A firm grasp of distributed systems, networking, load balancing and DNS
  • Be willing to bring your ideas to life and help make lives of engineers better
  • Experience with Datadog or other logging and performance monitoring tools

What sets you apart: 

  • Clear communicator of thoughts and ideas
  • Customer-focused 
  • Strong partner to your Infra team and other developers
  • Extremely thoughtful about what you choose to build (build what is needed, to high standards by not overbuilding)
  • Willingness to take risks and unafraid of failure, willing to push the envelope

Tools we like:

  • Kubernetes (GKE), Istio
  • Nginx, Fastly
  • Terraform, Puppet
  • Github, CloudBuild
  • Redis, Memcached, and MySQL
  • PubSub
  • DataDog, PagerDuty
  • GCP, AWS
  • K6, GoReplay
  • NestJS

WHO WE ARE:

Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed OTT subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to hundreds of thousands of competition events across 25+ sports in the US and abroad. FloSports’ vision is to finally give underserved sports the love they deserve. With a growing library of more than 300,000 hours of premium content including news, expert commentary, films, documentaries and more, FloSports has established itself as an innovator and leader in sports streaming. Finally, your sport has a home.

HOW WE DO IT:

We are the CEOs of our own work and are accountable for the tasks and responsibilities assigned to us. We take pride in creating the content that fans love. We row in the same direction and work together on our common vision. We build and strengthen our relationships through teamwork and respect. We embrace challenges, ask questions and are allowed to fail as long as we learn. We are passionate about building tribes and communities worth belonging to. We are innovative, curious, and have an appetite for making things better. Does this sound like you? Apply Today!

OUR BENEFITS:

  • Recognized as one of 2020’s Top Workplaces by the Austin-American Statesman
  • Competitive and comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
  • Peace of mind through company-paid short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
  • 401(K) company match
  • Progressive parental leave policies
  • Flexible paid vacation and work environment
  • Hack-a-thons
  • Free laundry service for all positions that require travel
  • Bring your dog to work- everyday!
  • Stocked snack bar, catered lunch and breakfast tacos every week
  • Modern and collaborative office environment
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • Angular6Frameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Located in East Austin next to Friends and Allies brewery, East Ciders and the Austin Bouldering Project!

An Insider's view of FloSports

What’s the vibe like in the office?

If I had to describe our office vibe I would definitely say team oriented, upbeat, fast paced, entrepreneurial and rooted in passion. Working with colleagues who were former athletes or who are die hard fans of a particular sport is so much fun. Every employee here approaches their role as a member of a team, with one objective, to win!

Melissa

Executive Administrative Assistant

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We needed an Android app and I had the opportunity to become an Android engineer. Not only have I learned a ton but I get to impact the experience of many users with everything I do.

Peter

Sr. Software Engineer

What does career growth look like on your team?

I love working at FloSports because I am constantly challenged and have endless opportunities to grow. Employees are encouraged to punch above their weight and take on responsibilities that will further their careers.

Mark

Corporate Controller

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Here are three things that work for me! Give notes that point to outcomes, not fixes. Be a problem umbrella, not a problem funnel, to remove distractions from the creative process. Ask the team, "are you excited about this piece yet?" and keep encouraging them to push it further until they are.

Ray

Chief Content Officer

What makes someone successful on your team?

At FloSports, we carefully test and measure changes to our platform. Successful members of our team excel in identifying potentially high impact opportunities, and working closely with their fellow team members to put them to the test. Then, they analyze and learn from the test results, always using data as their guide.

Anne

Sr. Director, Product

What are FloSports Perks + Benefits

FloSports Benefits Overview

Our Benefits:
Competitive and comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans*
Peace of mind through company-paid short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance*
Pet Insurance
401(K) company match
Flexible, uncapped paid vacation*
Progressive parental leave policies*
Discounted gym memberships (nation-wide)
Flexibility around where and when you work*
Hack-a-thons, lunch and learns and other special events
Free laundry service for all positions that require travel*
Access to a comprehensive and company-paid employee assistance program for all employees and their families
Bring your dog to work- every day!
Premium branded SWAG
Stocked snack bar
Catered lunch and breakfast tacos every week
Modern and collaborative office environment

*Depends on position

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Flo culture committees: FloFun plans social events and activities FloImpact organizes community outreach FloReward is focused on reward and recognition initiatives FloGrow advocates for learning/
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
FloSports has a dedicated group of employees who focus on diversity and inclusion. This includes two senior executives, our COO and our Head of People Operations.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
FloSports recognizes the need to build a company that seeks out, embraces, and celebrates our individual differences, ideas, and talent. We start this process with our recruiting processes.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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