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Sr. Cloud Engineer, Commerce



Software Engineering
Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2023

About the Team

We are a growing team that emphasizes on moving fast and delivering impactful products through technical excellence. Our tech stack includes a highly scalable and available architecture, processing more than 10K API requests per second, to big data processing and data analytics with 1.5B events per day, as well as a web platform to make our data available to customers and provide them insights that will help their business thrive. The team is focused on building out the next generation of eCommerce products for affiliate marketing and content monetization to serve publishers on the Web. We use cutting-edge technologies and algorithms including advanced implementations of Cassandra, Kafka, Spark and Natural Language Processing (NLP), among many others.

About the Job

Our Commerce team works on our core suite of products and scales our infrastructure to meet increasing demands of new traffic. We are re-imagining how our stack is architected to ensure we are utilizing best in class architecture that allows our apps to be highly responsive and available, fault tolerant, easily observable with simple deployment processes. We have an opportunity to create applications that are a joy to work with, and you would be at the center of this transformation. You will bring experience with SRE and DevOps transformation, implementation, and sustaining activities.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Building and maintaining the Commerce team’s infrastructures in the cloud.
  • Participate in planning and execution for full stack provisioning automation (i.e. CI/CD, SCM, infrastructure configuration as code, and monitoring).
  • Apply appropriate estimating techniques to determine the level of effort required for the technical implementation of solutions.
  • Engineer and implement automation and tools to speed incident resolution, reduce production issues, and manage production change with minimal business disruption.
  • Support and maintain infrastructure tools such as Jenkins, Terraform, Artifactory, Vault, Datadog, Grafana, and Github.
  • Research, consult, and support the team on best practice use for container management and tools.
  • Develop software, integration, and tools needed to achieve reliability goals and automation to reduce toil.
  • Partner and lead engineering efforts in resolving operational issues, design and implement solutions, tools, and practices that help us improve operational efficiency and scale.
  • Create and update required documentation, runbooks, and instructions.
  • Provide technical and architectural/vision alignment guidance to and mentor team members.
  • Troubleshoot systemic issues and lead improvements.
  • Collaborate closely with our Application Cloud Enablement team to implement common solutions and help drive processes across the Organization

About You

You are a self-starter and desire to work without micromanagement. You enjoy being part of a collaborative team but are also independently responsible. Technical challenges and solving problems with your team to make better software gets you excited. A firm believer that the engineering team owns the quality of the product and designs with this in mind. You automate all the things so you can spend more time on what matters most. You understand the importance of and share knowledge and experience with those around you. You are security-minded and above all are excited about technology with an endless curiosity to learn.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Ability to lead problem definition, solution designs, and define implementation work plans.
  • Professional working experience in a DevOps, SRE, or Automation engineering role.
  • Understanding of DevOps and Reliability Engineering practices.
  • Experience with running/managing systems and services on a cloud platform (AWS).
  • Experience with container and orchestration (Kubernetes, EKS, Docker, Fargate).
  • Experience with automation configuration tools (Jenkins, Ansible, Terraform, Vault, etc.).
  • Experience deploying cloud services, monitoring, alerting, and handling critical issues.
  • Familiarity and experience with L2/L3 networking, DNS, and HAProxy.
  • Proficiency in BASH, Python, or other related script and development languages.
  • A creative yet analytical mindset with problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to understand business domains and translate to reliability services.
  • Comfortable in a command line environment.
  • Technical curiosity and a desire for continuous learning.
  • A passion for teaching and mentoring.

Bonus Points

  • Experience building and maintaining cloud network topologies and system availability.
  • Experience with Agile/JIRA.
  • Experience with Cloud based security protocols.

Position Reports to: Director, Engineering

Location: Denver/Boulder, Colorado

We understand that no candidate is perfectly qualified for any job. Experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable; and passion goes a long way. Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of accountability impact, and the ability to thrive in a fluid and collaborative environment. We expect you to learn new things in this role, and we encourage you to apply if your experience is close to what we're looking for.

About Sovrn

Sovrn provides products and services to thousands of online publishers to help them understand, operate and grow their business. Sovrn is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, with offices in New York, San Diego and London.

With thousands of customers deploying advertising, affiliate marketing, and data products across 40,000 websites, Sovrn reaches over 300 million active consumers across more than 11 billion pageviews every day. Sovrn has been a leader in online publisher technology since its founding and has been recognized by IAB, JICWEBS, and TAG for its role in combating fraud and promoting pro-transparency initiatives. Sovrn is dedicated to helping content creators do more of what they love, and less of what they don't.

Sovrn Core Values: Candid, Customer Empathy, Learning, Scrappy, Second Order Thinking

Compensation and Benefits

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate compensation range for this role in Boulder, Colorado is $135,000 to $145,000, including base salary and any related bonuses or commissions. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills and certifications.

Sovrn offers a full slate of benefits from competitive salaries, stock options, medical, dental and vision coverage, short and long term disability, life insurance, 11 paid holidays, flexible vacation, commuter benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, and a paid parental leave program.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Sovrn is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, parental or pregnancy status, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations will be made to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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