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Engineering, Full Time    Remote - US    Posted: Thursday, January 07, 2021
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Stack Overflow is growing fast, & our infrastructure needs just keep getting bigger. Were looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to join our existing team of SREs & devs & help us grow the Microsoft Azure side of our infrastructure. As an SRE, youll bring a DevOps mindset to system administration, always looking for ways to automate manual work & create repeatable, scalable systems & processes. 

Were looking for someone with experience in a .NET ecosystem in a Azure environment (or general Windows Server / IIS experience), but we dont expect you to know every other part of our stack coming in, so well pair you with other members of the team to learn & develop your skills across our entire infrastructure (including our non-cloud infrastructure).  We are a mixed Windows & Linux environment & expect this role to be strong in Windows but learn Linux as we move more infrastructure to it. Experience with Networking/VPN, Elasticsearch, Redis, Azure Pipelines, Terraform are a plus, but were happy to train you.

What youll work on:

  • Help one of our newest products, hosted Stack Overflow Enterprise, grow to its first 1,000 customers & million users
  • Continuously improve & refine deployment/updates of Stack Overflow Enterprise instances on Azure through automation
  • Work to improve our monitoring & alerting strategy for cloud solutions
  • Work to improve our security patching & compliance strategy for cloud solutions
  • Configuring point-to-point VPNs to larger customers
  • Participate in our on-call rotation (typically 1 week out of 4) with very few after-hours pages

Our ecosystem includes:

  • Microsoft Azure (Azure SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Azure Automation, Azure AD)
  • PowerShell
  • Windows Server 2016 & IIS & .NET Core
  • Linux (we use CentOS)
  • Terraform / Go
  • Our toolchain includes: Git, GitHub Enterprise, TeamCity (CI), CentOS Linux, Puppet, .NET/C#, Elasticsearch, Redis, OctopusDeploy
  • In the future: Containers & Kubernetes

Skills & Requirements

Were looking for:

  • 3+ years of Windows Server experience (WS2016 & WS2019)
  • 3+ years of Azure experience or equivalent Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, etc.
  • PowerShell experience, & a developers mindset towards system administration (always looking to automate manual tasks)
  • Strong written communication skills & a strong inclination to document as you go, not at the end of the project
  • Linux experience in a mixed environment (we use mainly CentOS)
  • Some Microsoft SQL Server experience (Azure SQL a plus) or other SQL experience
  • Basic familiarity with: Networking, DNS, SSL certificates

We like to see:

  • Deep experience with Azure administration, debugging, & API use
  • PowerShell expertise
  • Knowledge of programming beyond scripting (we use mainly C# & Go)
  • Experience working both on a team & on independent projects
  • Great communication & people skills

Also note: If this job interests you but you arent certain if you meet all of the requirements, apply anyway! 

What youll get in return:

In the United States, benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 20 days paid vacation
  • Generous parental leave (12-16 weeks at 100% pay), family care leave, & unlimited sick days
  • Stock options
  • Completely free health insurance (no copay, no premiums)
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Employees will never be poked with a sharp stick

Work Environment:

Were a remote-friendly team. Whether you work remotely or work out of our New York office (re-opening June 2021 at the earliest due to COVID-19), youll be part of a remote work culture that emphasizes online communication (Slack, GitHub, Hangouts, Zoom, Stack Overflow for Teams). While were generally very flexible on working hours, living & working within GMT-7:00 to GMT+2:00 time zones (US through Europe) is required for scheduling & interaction with your team. We also believe in a strong work-life balance & are focused on making sure you have a positive work experience, in-office or remotely.

If you want to work remotely. Well reimburse you up to $2,000 USD to set up a great home office.

If you want to work in our office Youll be in our headquarters in New York City, & enjoy additional benefits like free lunch every day prepared by our own in-house chefs, transportation reimbursement, & all the espresso you can drink.

Employment is conditioned upon successful completion of a background check & upon having the appropriate legal right to work.

Diverse teams build better products.

Legally, we need you to know this: 

Stack Overflow does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity. 

But we want to add this:

We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company & better products. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can & we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.

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