Sr. Staff Software Engineer (Infrastructure)

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It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!
We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.
At WP Engine, we are on a mission to help our customers win online. Whether that's helping an aspiring entrepreneur to turn their hobby into an online business or helping a multinational corporation launch a new campaign in weeks instead of months, our platform is there to help them win - whatever that means for them.
As a consequence of our focus on the customer, we have been blessed with striking growth. This growth provides many opportunities at WP Engine to solve hard problems at scale and to deliver new products that continue to make WP Engine the platform of choice for online agility. You will be a crucial part of taking our platform to the next level both in scale and functionality.
We are searching for a Software Engineer with a strong SRE mentality to join one of our Infrastructure Engineering teams. Our production infrastructure is a hybrid environment utilizing virtual machines, containerization, and serverless technologies. Today, it consists of tens of thousands of hosts running on multiple public cloud providers that host over 700,000 customer web sites, serving 4 billion requests every day, reaching 5% of the world's population. As part of this team, you will help us design and build a new production environment that both fails and scales gracefully. The ideal candidate will have a software engineering background, deeply value fast feedback loops, and a history of applying software engineering skills to infrastructure problems in an agile, fast-paced environment.
What's Cool About This Job?
Have you ever wondered how a small team supports the infrastructure needed to host thousands of websites? Our software engineers build systems that automate services at scale. Using new technologies like custom Kubernetes controllers and cloud functions, we are able to automate the deployment, enhancement, and maintenance of our Kubernetes platform. The team is continuously looking for ways to make our services more scalable, reliable, and resilient. Learning from past decisions and striving to get better every day.
The Day to Day
  • Building and running a robust cloud-based infrastructure to power our growing application platforms.
  • Experience in building and running production-ready systems and applications at scale.
  • Evaluating and optimizing the architecture of cloud-based systems and services for high availability, scalability and high performance.
  • Using industry best practices, methodologies and state-of-the-art solutions in the process of a continuous improvement of WP Engine's products and services.
  • Reducing toil by automating repetitive and error-prone tasks.
  • Enhancing and fine-tuning observability services to aid engineering and support efforts.
  • Optimizing CI/CD pipelines for performance, coverage, and reliability.
  • Diving into specific technology roadblocks and uncovering how we can make our platform more performant, resilient, and reliable.
  • Experience working in Agile engineering teams.

Your Skills, Experience and Passion
  • Computer Science Degree or equivalent
  • 4+ years of Software Engineering experience
  • Passionate about SRE principles and cloud computing!
  • Experience working with at least one of the following cloud platforms: AWS, GCP, Kubernetes.
  • Working knowledge of web server components: Linux, Varnish, Apache, Nginx, MySQL and PHP.
  • Experience with one or more of the following tools: Terraform, Ansible, CloudFormation, GitHub, Jenkins.
  • Proficient in Python programming and shell scripting.
  • Good understanding of TCP/IP networking, High-Availability, SSL/TLS certificates and cloud infrastructure security.
  • Programming in Go.
  • TICK Stack, Grafana, Datadog, Google Data Studio.
  • Shared/network storage technologies.
  • Serverless computing.

The Perks and Benefits
  • Stock Options (Every employee is an owner in the company)
  • Health Benefits (100% Paid Employee Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • Fertility Benefits (IVF/Fertility drug coverage)
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a match
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Paid Family and Caregiver's Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Vacation Time (Who doesn't like time off)
  • One-time $500 Home Office Stipend
  • Company Wellness Days
  • Wellness Program

At WP Engine, we strive to have the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to include the background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person unique. WP Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.
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Location

WP Engine is on the corner of 5th and Lavaca, blocks away from the Colorado River and Congress Avenue.

What are WP Engine Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

100% Employee Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision. Lunch provided Monday - Thursday. Equity - Every employee is an owner in the company. Paid downtown parking.

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