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Site Reliability Engineer - Kafka - Guidewire Data Platform
- Department Product Development
- Location United States - Austin, TX
- Strong operational background running Kafka clusters at scale
- Strong understanding of Kafka broker, connect, and topic tuning and architectures
- Strong understanding of Linux fundamentals as related to Kafka performance
- Extensive experience with continuous deployment of cloud services
- Prior experience in running data platforms using Big Data stack (Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, Hive) on public cloud (AWS/Azure)
- Good programming skills in Java, python or any scripting language to build tooling for self service automation
- Prior experience with CI/CD (Teamcity, Jenkins) for gate promotion
- Prior experience with IaC tools like Terraform, AWS CloudFormation
- Good problem solving and analytical skills to troubleshoot issues in a complex multi-tier environment
- Experience is Incident (PagerDuty) and Post Incident Management
- Expertise in Monitoring tools (Datadog, ELK)
- Knowledge of capacity and scalability of cloud resources
- Knowledge on blue/green deployment and chaos engineering
- Comfortable working with Kubernetes (AWS EKS), Docker containers
- Eager to learn new things and passionate about technology!
What you would do
- Maintain a 24x7 production and non-production Kafka environment with a high level of service availability.
- Drive incidents to resolution by coordinating with multiple engineering teams
- Partner with other development teams in defining and implementing improvements in service architecture.
- Implement automation and orchestration for manual processes required to operate and deploy cloud services
- Improve our incident management lifecycle to identify, mitigate, and learn from reliability risks
- Form and maintain relationships with internal and external partners
- Develop deeper insights and analysis into the quality of experience for our customers
- Build a positive work environment based on accountability, in collaboration with the engineering and operations management teams across the Guidewire.
What you would need to succeed
- BS/MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Math’s or equivalent work experience
- 8+ years of relevant work experience
- You have experience solving infrastructure and application problems with software
- You have a big-picture perspective on systems and tools
- You can collaborate with other engineering teams to understand their systems and help improve them
- You have strong technical knowledge of cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, networking, storage, operating systems
- Experience with Kafka and/or other messaging platforms
- Experience with AWS and its native services, e.g. MSK
- Agile development methodologies
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Receive market-competitive pay and incentive programs—because you deserve it! To help future-proof your income, we offer generous support through retirement savings plans.
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Keep your physical and emotional health in tip-top shape with health insurance for you and your family, an employee assistance program, annual wellness reimbursement, and access to wellness resources.
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