Director of Site Reliability Engineering
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 14, 2018
Take Yahoo and AOL, fuse them and you get a media and technology company operating at massive global scale. It takes powerful technology to connect our combined media brands and partners with an audience of 1 billion. Nearly half of Oath's employees are building the code and platforms that help us achieve that. And we're only getting bigger. Whether you're looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process 4 trillion data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business-and the world. Want in? Verizon Digital Media Services brings together world-class technology to prepare, deliver and display content - so users can watch and enjoy on their terms. The purpose of our platform is simple. It delivers next-generation digital experiences for today's demanding users, whether it be their favorite TV shows, catching up with friends via social media or shopping for the latest gadgets. Built on top of one of the world's largest networks, our platform easily handles your users' appetite for instant, secure and always-on media, anytime, anywhere. We are looking for a Director who exemplifies the attributes of a leader, mentor, decision maker, and engineer. Site Reliability Engineers (SRE) work at the intersection of software and systems engineering to design and build large scale distributed systems which are reliable, operable, secure, highly available, disaster-ready, and performant. Join a world-class engineering team and utilize your programming and operations talents to apply the latest patterns in continuous delivery, application/kernel tuning, distributed architecture, and real-time data analysis to help us build EdgeCast, the next generation Content Delivery Network. Responsibilities: Implements a top-notch continuous improvement process that includes root-cause analysis, solution identification and implementation, and ongoing emphasis on auto-remediation Fully responsible for achieving the defined SLO and SLAs Responsible for building best practices and presents proposals for SRE strategy and direction. Proactively defines changes to system architecture to improve system performance and scale. Collaborate with Product Management and Engineering leaders to ensure that operational andreliability requirements are clearly articulated and integrated into the product roadmap. Foster the engineering culture on existing teams, emphasizing empathy, collaboration,innovation-and you guessed it-reliability! Lead the department that has technical responsibility for the foundational platforms poweringVDMS. Responsible to identify points of failure and work with the engineering team to build resiliency as table stakes in our servicesQualifications: Previous experience running production-grade software at scale and an appreciation for the complex and emergent behaviors inherent to distributed systems. Experience leading, motivating, and mentoring fast moving, highly-skilled infrastructure engineering teams; adept at navigating and improving both social and technical systems. A creative problem-solver who thinks about how changes impact systems holistically and who will demonstrate persistence and resourcefulness when obstacles arise. Someone comfortable identifying technical and process-related shortcomings, and who can lay out a vision to fix them, and isn't afraid to institute change by experimentation. Prior experience managing people strongly preferred.Oath is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Oath is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or participate in the application process. Currently work for Oath? Please apply on our internal career site.
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