Senior Software Engineer, DevOps
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MX is seeking an experienced, talented Site Reliability Engineer to join the engineering team at MX. You’ll be bringing your talent and expertise to continue building and scaling our highly available and distributed SaaS platform.
Our software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how billions of users connect, explore, and interact with their finances. In the fintech space, where reliability, scalability, and performance are absolutely critical, our products need to handle data at a massive scale. This is where Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) plays a pivotal role in ensuring our systems are always available. You’ll work alongside the best and the brightest engineering talent in the industry. We have opportunities in a wide range of areas including development, design, search, platform, test, quality, big data, front end and back end. As a core participant of your team, you’ll estimate engineering efforts, design your changes, implement and test your changes, push to live, and triage production issues. You need to be dynamic, collaborative, and curious as we build new experiences, improve existing products, and develop distributed systems powering the world to be financially strong
We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward. With your technical expertise you will manage project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables. You will design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and enhance software solutions to ensure our systems can scale and operate with high levels of performance.
Write code with a focus on automation and the development of internal products that enhance system reliability and operational efficiency.
Participate in, or lead design reviews with peers and stakeholders to decide amongst available technologies.
Review code developed by other developers and provide feedback to ensure best practices (e.g., style guidelines, checking code in, accuracy, testability, and efficiency).
Enforce clean code and excellent coding practices by conducting thoughtful code reviews
Help us build and maintain a world-class technology system so we can achieve our mission of making the world financially strong
Collaborate closely with Product Managers to meet and exceed customer needs in the simplest possible ways
Contribute to existing documentation or educational content and adapt content based on product/program updates and user feedback.
Triage product or system issues and debug/track/resolve by analyzing the sources of issues and the impact on hardware, network, or service operations and quality.
Actively participate in system architecture discussions and technical design reviews to ensure the scalability, reliability, and security
You will lead by example, and elevate the design, implementation, quality, and strong engineering practices across the team
Drive projects and initiatives to implement high quality systems and products
Influence, coach, and support engineers on the team, with a strong focus on feedback and growth.
Designing infrastructure and automated systems to support distributed architecture
Continuing to scale our several-hundred-core, 50-terabyte ElasticSearch logging infrastructure
Developing tools to manage configuration and deployment of large server clusters
Forecasting and planning for the infrastructure needs of a fast-growing SaaS company and finding ways to improve efficiency
Collaborating with our engineering team to detect and resolve infrastructure problems
Maintaining highly available and redundant web and backend systems that serve millions of users, and 1000’s of requests per second
Basic Job Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
5 Years experience with software development in one or more programming languages with data structures or algorithms
3 Years experience testing, maintaining, or launching software products, and 1 year of experience with software design and architecture.
Proficient in containers and Kubernetes, with a minimum of 4 years of hands-on experience working with Kubernetes and Docker, including the ability to create and maintain highly available systems on Kubernetes.
Experience with observability, including proficiency in managing traces, metrics, and logs; monitoring distributed systems; instrumenting code; tuning; and reacting to alerts.
Experience working with automated server configuration and deployment tools
Proficiency working in Linux environments, particularly with web-facing systems
Experience with platform/web security roles
Experience with distributed systems
Advanced Job Requirements (Prior experience and familiarity in some of the following is a plus)
Masters Degree or PhD in Computer Science or related technical fields
Puppet, SaltStack, Ansible
Redis, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, LogStash, Ceph, RabbitMQ
Nginx, Apache, Rsyslog, Auditd
Ruby, C++, Golang, Python, Bash
Rails, AngularJS, React
At MX, we prioritize flexible working arrangements, which allows us to attract top talent, provide improved work-life balance, and increase productivity. Our flex philosophy is centered on trust, responsibility, and communication. Our team members enjoy a balance of remote work and monthly in-person collaboration meetings. Travel expectations are about 15%, and the company covers travel expenses for remote employees. Local employees are encouraged to utilize in-office time on a weekly basis.
Both local and remote employees can take advantage of our incredible office space with onsite perks like company-paid meals, onsite massage therapist, golf simulator, and meditation room to name a few.
The expected on-target earnings (OTE), which is comprised of a base salary and other forms of cash compensation, such as bonus or commissions is currently $113,500 to $136,000.
This pay range is just one component of MX's total rewards package. MX takes a number of factors into account when determining individual starting pay, including job and level they are hired into, location, skillset, peer compensation
MX is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, military or veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We particularly welcome applications from veterans and military spouses. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. You may request reasonable accommodations by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.