Senior Site Reliability Engineer

| Chicago

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

We’re transforming the way people work with technology. Staffing firms and organizations can optimize and redeploy their workforce while empowering workers with opportunities that fit their unique schedules and skill sets. This means you can be more focused on elevating the human interactions rather than the administrative tasks it takes to place a worker on assignment.

    Your job is to empower our agile development team to release scalable, performant, supportable product capabilities into production at a high velocity. You’ll help develop and maintain the build pipelines, patterns, practices, and support the core infrastructure.



    Day-to- Day Responsibilities 

    Teamwork: The SRE is often the first point of contact for questions about troubleshooting, performance, security, and deployments. Being a strong team member and communicator is a daily requirement.  Helping developers become as self-sufficient as possible is a priority.

    Security: You’ll be responsible for managing access control policies for all our resources, ensuring, daily, that we stay secure and exceed industry standards.

    Deployment: We deploy continuously. You’ll be responsible for ensuring this process is reliable and safe. We are a microservice architecture which means new services roll out regularly.

    Development: We use CloudFormation and Terraform to manage our cloud resources. You’ll be responsible for updating and maintaining the underlying infrastructure, as well as contributing to our roadmap and system architecture choices.


    • 2+ year of administering, deploying, and monitoring a large-scale SaaS-based production environment on a cloud-hosting provider (AWS preferred)

    • Building infrastructure and application deployment pipelines for a microservice architecture (e.g. using CloudFormation, Terraform, Shippable, CodeDeploy/CodePipeline, Chef, etc.)

    • Experience working with QA

    • 3+ years of experience with Linux systems administration

    • Balancing infrastructure, operational, and security concerns while enabling high-velocity self-service product agile teams

    • Experience working as part of an agile iterative development process


    • AWS Solutions Architect certified

    • Experience using SRE techniques to establish patterns for reliability

    • Experience implementing and certifying for advanced security and controls standards, such as SOC 2, SOX, GDPR, or PCI DSS

    • Experience migrating infrastructure and systems to the cloud


    Tech we use:

    • Development: Lambda (Python 3), DynamoDB, RDS (PostgreSQL), AWS Elasticsearch, SNS, SQS, S3, Kinesis, API Gateway, CloudFormation, Serverless

    • Monitoring and infrastructure: CloudWatch, Route53, AWS Networking (VPCs and NAT Gateways)

    • Deployment: Shippable, Terraform

    • Data Engineering: Athena, Snowflake, Quicksight, AWS Glue

    • Legacy System: Fargate, Docker, Gunicorn, Nginx, CloudAMQP (with Celery), MongoDB Atlas, ElasticCache, RDS (PostgreSQL)


    • Medical/Rx
    • HRA – Health Reimbursement Account
    • HSA – set up a Health Savings Account
    • 90% Dental Coverage
    • 100% Vision Care Coverage 
    • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
    • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
    • Parking and Transportation Spending Account
    • 401(K) Retirement Plan


    Shiftgig is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

    Read Full Job Description

    Technology we use

    • Engineering
    • Product
    • Sales & Marketing
      • C#Languages
      • JavaLanguages
      • JavascriptLanguages
      • PythonLanguages
      • SwiftLanguages
      • KotlinLanguages
      • jQuery UILibraries
      • ReactLibraries
      • ReduxLibraries
      • ASP.NETFrameworks
      • Node.jsFrameworks
      • AWSFrameworks
      • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
      • PostgreSQLDatabases
      • RedisDatabases
      • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
      • HubspotAnalytics
      • IllustratorDesign
      • PhotoshopDesign
      • SketchDesign
      • ZeplinDesign
      • Usertesting.comDesign
      • Proto.ioDesign
      • ConfluenceManagement
      • JIRAManagement
      • HubspotCMS
      • SalesforceCRM
      • SendGridEmail
      • HubspotEmail
      • HubspotLead Gen


    Our office location offers quick access to local transportation, tons of dining and shopping options, and is just blocks away from Millennium Park.

    An Insider's view of Shiftgig

    How does your team reward individual success?

    Our team works to acknowledge and bring to fruition great ideas so they reach customers. Seeing how an individual’s work impacts a customer’s life for the better is the biggest reward. We also take the time to celebrate big team milestones, with champagne, to appreciate how far we’ve come.


    Director of Design

    How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

    Collaborating with other teams in the company is a great opportunity. When I need more clarity on a product feature I am developing, my first instinct is to get up and talk to those who will be impacted. By having a simple conversation with a teammate, you can learn so much and make the initial feature idea more valuable.


    Android Engineer

    How does the company support your career growth?

    "I found Shiftgig straight out of college with little work experience due to being a full-time student and mom. Shiftgig took a chance on me and hired me in an entry level position as Centralized Sourcer. Two years and a few promotions later, I'm a Specialist Hiring Analyst and continuing to learn and grow in my career."


    Specialist Hiring Analyst

    What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

    Each quarter, product and engineering steps away from our traditional sprint cycle and participates in a special innovation sprint. We embrace exploring new ideas that could impact the future of Shiftgig. We hold a pitch session, form teams, and a week later, demo our results. Oftentimes, our prototypes and learnings inform our roadmap.


    Chief Executive Officer

    What does your typical day look like?

    Each day the product team does a daily check-in to catch up on yesterday’s accomplishments, today’s plans, and any blockers in the way of our goals. Our product development process is centered on close communication with internal and external stakeholders which enables us to discover problems and validate and build solutions effectively every day.


    Product Director

    What are Shiftgig Perks + Benefits

    Volunteer in Local Community
    Friends Outside of Work
    Eat lunch together
    Open Door Policy
    Open Office Floor Plan
    Diversity Manifesto
    Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
    Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    Dental Benefits
    Vision Benefits
    Health Insurance Benefits
    Onsite Gym
    Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
    Company Equity
    Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
    Flexible Work Schedule
    Family Medical Leave
    Vacation & Time Off Benefits
    Unlimited Vacation Policy
    Paid Volunteer Time
    Perks & Discounts
    Casual Dress
    Commuter Benefits
    Stocked Kitchen
    Happy Hours
    Professional Development Benefits
    Job Training & Conferences
    Lunch and Learns
    Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
    Promote From Within
    More Jobs at Shiftgig2 open jobs
    All Jobs
    Dev + Engineer