Data Recognition Corporation

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

Maple Grove, MN
Oct 07, 2019
Nov 06, 2019
Data Recognition Corporation
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Req #96

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 DRC is one of the largest educational assessment and curriculum/instruction companies in the industry.  

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)
Data Recognition Corporation - Maple Grove, MN
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This position works with development teams to take responsibility for service availability and performance in production environments. This position serves as a subject matter expert on the capabilities and limits of multi-data center production infrastructure, and to implement quality and release standards.


  • Define best practices promoting service reliability and fault-tolerance.
  • Collaborate with development teams to implement best practices.
  • Design and implement innovations that improve service reliability, infrastructure resiliency and security, and data availability.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on all matters related to the service operations. Troubleshoot and provide root cause analysis for issues spanning code, network, database and systems components.
  • Develop and automate emergency recovery procedures, deployment schedules, post-maintenance validation, and other operational activities.
  • Collaborate with Product and Software Development teams to define Service Level Agreements (SLAs), Objectives (SLOs) and Indicators (SLIs)
  • Collect SLI metrics and establish monitoring based on SLO thresholds and other product requirements
  • Develop product specific reliability requirements to support SLOs.
  • Ensure the infrastructure meets performance and capacity requirements.
  • Understand application dependencies to review interaction, monitoring and alerting, and dependency reliability in order to meet SLOs.
  • Ensure service availability during software upgrades and maintenance to infrastructure, databases, and dependencies.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring to other members of SRE team.
  • Complete documentation according to approved methodology.
  • Coordinate and participate in development and review meetings.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related field OR Equivalent relevant experience.
  • 5+ years of software development, automation or infrastructure as code experience.
  • Experience analyzing application performance problems.
  • Experience using automated testing and performance tools (JMeter, BlazeMeter, Selenium Grid, Protractor, or similar)
  • Experience with Unix/Linux and/OR Windows operating system administration and networking architecture.
  • Experience with monitoring systems: Elastic Stack, Splunk, NewRelic or similar.
  • Experience with source control and continuous integration tools (GitHub and Jenkins preferred.)
  • Exposure to issue tracking systems such as JIRA and ServiceNow.
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies, including Scrum.
  • Highly motivated with strong communication, analytical and technical skills along with the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience working with cloud-based systems and technologies. (AWS, Azure)
    •  Cloud infrastructure as code experience. (Terraform, CloudFormation)

  • Experience with configuration management tools. (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Salt)
  • Experience with multiple database technologies. (MS SQL, MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Oracle)
  • Demonstrated ability with scripting and programming languages. (Java, JavaScript, Angular, Node.js, CoffeeScript, TypeScript)
  • Experience building CI/CD tools (Jenkins preferred) for a production application in an enterprise environment.
  • Web service testing and an understanding of microservices.
  • Knowledge of performance, load, and stress testing practices.


    DRC retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

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    • Pay Type Salary

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