Netlify · Mar 3rd 2020
At Netlify, we’re building a platform to empower web developers to build better, more elaborate web projects than ever before. We’re aiming to change the landscape of modern web development. Netlify currently serves more than 700,000 developers worldwide.
We’re a venture-backed company, and so far we’ve raised about $45 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Bloomberg, and prominent founders and professionals in our space.
Netlify is a diverse group of incredible talent from all over the world. We’re ~40% woman or non-binary, and are composed of about half as many nationalities as we are team members.
About the role:
The role breaks down into three big parts:
We have a small headquarters in San Francisco but we are a largely distributed engineering team. You will need to enable the team to work productively across different timezones. Fostering good habits of documentation, empathy, integrity to delivery on committed work are some of the key elements for success on our team. Experience working and managing remote teams is a big plus.
About the team:
The SRE team works as a support for the whole organization, from the different engineering groups to the sales and stability of the product. While we do oversee the incident management framework, we work to minimize the number of incidents via automation and tooling for the larger engineering team. The SRE team will focus on two big areas: stability and enablement.
Stability because the SRE team is the frontline defense around issues and outages (e.g. cloud crashes, DDoS). The team will build the tooling needed to respond to these incidents and be prepared for the unexpected. This includes a 24/7 on-call rotation and working with other teams to prepare for incidents (e.g. more observability, alerting framework)
Enablement because the team provides some of the core services that the rest of engineering relies on (e.g. kafka, kubernetes). They also empower developers to ship their code to production in a safe and repeatable way. This means working on different developer tools to provide more observability, better testing capabilities, and a smoother deployment process. Much of this is done by writing and using tools to further automation of rote or dangerous tasks.
Right now the team is split between US and EU timezones to provide follow the sun coverage. Often coordination will have to take into account lag, timezones, and autonomy. The goal being to have SRE resources available whenever the company needs them.
Of everything we’ve ever built at Netlify, we are most proud of our team.
We believe that empowered, engaged colleagues do their best work. We’ll be giving you the tools you need to succeed and looking to you for suggestions to improve not just in your daily job, but every aspect of building a company. Whether you work from our main office in San Francisco or you are a remote employee, we’ll be working together a lot—paring, collaborating, debating, and learning. We want you to succeed! About 60% of the company are remote across the globe, the rest are in our HQ in San Francisco.
To learn a bit more about our team and who we are, make sure to visit our about page.
Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Please apply anyway!
With your application, please include: A thoughtful cover letter explaining why you would enjoy working in this role and why you’d like to work at Netlify. A resume or short listing of job history. (A link to a LinkedIn profile would be fine.)
When we receive your complete application with the items above, we’ll get back to you about the next steps.