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Nov222016

Sponsored Post: Loupe, New York Times, ScaleArc, Aerospike, Scalyr, Gusto, VividCortex, MemSQL, InMemory.Net, Zohocorp

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  • The New York Times is looking for a Software Engineer for its Delivery/Site Reliability Engineering team. You will also be a part of a team responsible for building the tools that ensure that the various systems at The New York Times continue to operate in a reliable and efficient manner. Some of the tech we use: Go, Ruby, Bash, AWS, GCP, Terraform, Packer, Docker, Kubernetes, Vault, Consul, Jenkins, Drone. Please send resumes to: technicaljobs@nytimes.com

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Site Reliability Engineer, NYT Beta

The New York Times is looking for a Software Engineer for its Delivery/Site Reliability Engineering team.

About the Team

The primary goal of the Delivery/Site Reliability Engineering team is to build and maintain tools that other developers and software engineers use in agile product development and delivery, such as monitoring, configuration management and deployment tools. Product engineering teams should be able to concentrate on new features, without worrying how these features are deployed from development into production.

Role Description

As a member of the Delivery/Site Reliability Engineering team, your day-to-day job would include evaluating the current development practices, procedures and tooling, and evolving them to be more efficient. You will also be a part of a team responsible for building the tools that ensure that the various systems at The New York Times continue to operate in a reliable and efficient manner.

Responsibilities

  • Work within various areas of focus (e.g. monitoring, secrets management, deployment pipeline, containerization, etc.) and research, strategize, and propose solutions that meet requirements, reduces friction for product engineers, and consolidates existing solutions.
  • Drive adoption and onboard teams to Delivery Engineering tooling and solutions.
  • Contribute to designing, implementing, and maintaining team tooling.
  • Work closely with engineering teams to learn about needs, current process and to promote best practices
  • Migrate application stacks to cloud infrastructure

Required Experience

  • Solid programming and troubleshooting skills. You may be called upon to help with systems written in Go, Python, Java, Scala, Php, Ruby amongst many other programming languages. We don’t expect you to know everything but we expect you to learn quickly.
  • A good understanding of databases. Both relational and otherwise.
  • Experience working with configuration management tools such as Puppet/Chef/Ansible Strong grasp of multi-tier application architecture & concepts of networking, load balancing, monitoring and *nix OS
  • A passion towards automating things. We love repeatable processes and know that humans are prone to error. We’d like to automate deployments, monitoring releases and even brewing our coffee.
  • An understanding of the 12 Factor App. It is one of our goals to move our systems in this direction.
  • A high degree of interest in Linux containers and smart clustering solutions like Kubernetes/Mesos/fleet etc.
  • A bias towards helping people. Many teams will rely upon you for help to build their systems.
  • A high degree of empathy for existing solutions and issues. The New York Times is quite modern in many ways but is also prone to having issues that a 165 year old organization may have - including legacy systems and processes. There are many things to fix.

Some of the tech we use

Go, Ruby, Bash, AWS, GCP, Terraform, Packer, Docker, Kubernetes, Vault, Consul, Jenkins, Drone

Please send resumes to: technicaljobs@nytimes.com


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