Software Engineer, Site Reliability

| Greater LA Area

Postmates is focused on providing a thriving marketplace allowing anyone to purchase anything from anywhere in their city or community and have it delivered in minutes. We’re a cloud-native infrastructure deployed across Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services. Our systems and services enable over five million deliveries every month!

We recognize that reliability is a first-class feature for any service. At Postmates, Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) embed with integrated teams of software engineers and product managers. As an SRE, you’ll help those teams build reliability, performance, and security into their services. You’ll participate in all phases of our products - designing, building, and running the services that make Postmates work. You’ll educate other teams about SRE tools and techniques like SLOs, error budgets, blameless postmortems, control of toil, infrastructure as code, and production readiness reviews.

As an SRE, you’ll need to earn the respect of your teammates by providing sensible guidance, and offering rational insight based on hard data that helps everyone keep their services up and running. You will participate with developers in a 24x7 on-call rotation. You will assist your team with system administration tasks, but also work to automate away toil. You’ll work directly on application code, mentoring and learning from other developers and fostering an environment of continuous learning for the entire team. Every day you’ll be making our services and our processes better!

Technologies we use

  • Server: Python, Go, Erlang
  • Cloud: AWS, GCP
  • Databases: BigTable, Postgres, DynamoDB
  • Infrastructure: Kubernetes, etcd, Consul, Terraform, Prometheus, Grafana, Vault, nginx

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience developing and managing horizontally scalable and fault-tolerant distributed systems in production at scale
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills along with a keen sense of empathy
  • Good understanding of datastores, SQL and noSQL
  • Strong knowledge of UNIX/Linux, and experience working with open source software
  • Experience with containerization and/or virtualization
  • Knowledge of modern web architecture (HTTP, REST, gRPC)
  • Strong knowledge of (and opinions about) DevOps
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) required

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary and generous stock option plan
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • We'll provide equipment you need to work efficiently and creatively
  • Paid parental leave, vacation time and sick time
  • 3 paid volunteer days to give back to the community
  • Catered lunches and open snack bar
  • Impact-first work environment (no politics, no pandering)
  • Huge company vision (we need you to build the future, not just maintain the status quo)
  • Full support to contribute to open source projects
  • Awesome office located in SOMA just minutes from BART, Muni, AC Transit, and SamTrans
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ErlangLanguages
    • FluxLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • DjangoDatabases
    • DynamoDatabases

Location

0.2 mile walk from downtown Santa Monica Expo Line stop (direct transit from downtown LA), 0.5 mile walk to beach, close to 3rd St Promenade shopping

An Insider's view of Postmates Inc.

How does the company support your career growth?

I once read that “growth and comfort don’t coexist” and Postmates lives by it. From day one at Postmates, I felt challenged and have been given projects that impact the business. I’ve had to flex technical muscles that I have never used and it’s exciting because I’m developing into a more well-rounded engineer which only enhances my career growth.

Juan

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Instead of assigning work/tasks to my team, we operate by having the team identify what they think are the problems that we need to be solving today, and how that will scale or change over the next few years then align those with company priorities. This forces my team to be more creative in how they approach their work on a day to day basis.

Aabhas

INFRASTRUCTURE LEAD

What are Postmates Inc. Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Postmates health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 24 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Social team outings monthly
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Meal credits provided 3x per week
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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