Senior Site Reliability Engineer- Cassandra DB

| Chicago, IL, USA
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About The Opportunity
We're all about connecting hungry diners with our network of over 300,000 restaurants nationwide. Innovative technology, user-friendly platforms and streamlined delivery capabilities set us apart and make us an industry leader in the world of online food ordering. When you join our team, you become part of a community that works together to innovate, solve problems, grow, work hard and have a ton of fun in the process!
Why Work For Us
Grubhub is a place where authentically fun culture meets innovation and teamwork. We believe in empowering people and opening doors for new opportunities. If you're looking for a place that values strong relationships, embraces diverse ideas-all while having fun together-Grubhub is the place for you!
We are looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join our Database Engineering organization. At Grubhub, the Database Engineering organization owns the top-level reliability, observability, and availability of the Datastore platforms, including but not limited to Cassandra, ElasticSearch and Kafka. This team contributes to projects, services, designs, and processes with the aim to steward good architecture and provide tools and services to enable software engineering teams to measure and meet reliability agreements.
The Impact You Will Make

  • Manage large critical Cassandra and Elasticsearch clusters supporting millions of transactions per day
  • Build systems to automate all build and maintenance tasks using Ansible and python
  • Develop self-service tools to allow engineers to manage and provision resources with GrubHub best practices
  • Monitor cluster availability, read/ write latencies, and other important performance metrics to proactively identify SLO misses and help mitigate issues
  • Evaluate new technologies and software versions. Test and develop roadmaps
  • Tune Cassandra and ES databases for optimizing throughput and read /write latencies
  • 24X7 on-call rotation support with rest of team for rapid incident response
  • Implement DR strategies, including backups and recovery techniques with minimal downtime.
  • Work with other engineers to manage our data persistence integration and performance with the Grubhub platform.
  • Monitor and scale Elasticsearch/Cassandra clusters to handle growth in traffic


What You Bring To The Table

  • Experience developing backend applications in Python or Java
  • Experience managing, working or developing large Elasticsearch clusters in highly available 24x7 production environments
  • Experience automating the maintenance of infrastructure using Python and Ansible or similar tools.
  • Experience managing automated cloud infrastructures on AWS or other major cloud providers.
  • Experience managing large Cassandra clusters in production is a strong plus.
  • Experience working with docker is a plus
  • Ability to quickly learn new concepts and technologies and adapt to changing needs


About Our Tech

  • Most of our internal tooling is written in Python.
  • Most of our microservices are written in Java
  • Observability tools we use: Datadog, Splunk, Lightstep.
  • Our primary persistence store is Cassandra
  • We operate in 3 Amazon regions (hot+hot+hot)
  • We primarily rely on AWS and its services: EC2, S3, SNS/SQS, ElastiCache, Lambda, etc.


And Of Course, Perks!

  • Flexible PTO. Grubhub employees enjoy a generous amount of time to recharge.
  • Health and Wellness. Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits, 401k matching, employee network groups and paid parental leave are just a few of our programs to support your overall well-being.
  • Compensation. You'll receive a highly-competitive compensation package with eligibility for generous incentives, bonuses, commission, and RSUs.
  • Free Meals. Our employees get a weekly Grubhub credit to enjoy and support local restaurants.
  • Social Impact. We believe in giving back through programs like the Grubhub Community Relief Fund, and provide our employees opportunities to support causes that are important to them.


Grubhub is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage a workplace that is just as diverse as the customers we serve. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. If you're applying for a job in the U.S. and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
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Location

111 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602

What are Grubhub Perks + Benefits

Grubhub Benefits Overview

PTO. Grubhub employees enjoy a generous amount of time to recharge.

Health and Wellness. Excellent medical benefits, employee network groups and paid parental leave are just a few of our programs to support your overall well-being.

Competitive Pay. You’ll receive a competitive base salary with eligibility for generous incentives, bonuses, commission or RSUs (role-specific).

Learning and Career Growth. Your personal and professional development is a priority at Grubhub. We empower you to be a leader and grow your career through training, coaching and mentorship opportunities.

MealPerks. Get meals on us! Our employees get a weekly Grubhub credit to enjoy and support local restaurants.

Fun. Every Grubhub office has an employee-led Culture Crew that connects people through fun, meaningful events and initiatives like Wellness Wednesdays, Slack competitions and happy hours!

Social Impact. At Grubhub we believe in giving back. In 2021, the Grubhub Community Fund gave more than $25 million to over 23 charitable organizations.. Employees are also given paid time off each year to support the causes that are important to them.

Half Day Fridays! Grubhub has newly instituted half day Fridays where all employees are encouraged to end their Friday's at 1:00pm local time to get a head start to the weekend! Depending on certain business needs, some teams may implement a different schedule for this time off, but everyone gets to enjoy the perk!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Grubhub partners with many Non Profits through our “Donate the Change” program. Past examples include The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), Feed the Soul Foundation, and World Central Kit
Open door policy
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Certain roles within Grubhub are eligible to receive company equity.
Performance bonus
Certain roles within Grubhub are eligible for bonuses.
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Technology employees are eligible to receive up to $2,000 annually for continuing education opportunities such as conferences, bootcamps and events.
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available

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