Site Reliability Engineer, Cloud

Remote /
Engineering – Devops Engineering /
Teleport is an open core remote-first company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Our mission is to empower engineers to securely access any computing resource anywhere in the world.
Modern computing environments are growing bigger and more complex. This complexity increases the attack surface area and slows developers down. Our Access Plane technology empowers engineers and security professionals to easily access servers, Kubernetes, databases and web applications across all environments. 
Backed by Y-Combinator, S28 Capital, and Kleiner Perkins, we have raised over $60MM and are growing quickly. Our customers include leading technology companies such as Nasdaq, Snowflake Square, Gitlab, IBM, and others.
Our commitment to the world is to combine an amazing developer experience with best-in-class security in everything we make. We value solving hard problems for our customers and making our lives interesting while doing it.

At Teleport, we're building the next generation access plane for securely accessing infrastructure with a modern approach to trust and security.

Teleport Cloud takes our traditionally open-source and enterprise access plane and provides a SaaS option for our customers to adopt. 

As such, our team is building our production and software as a service infrastructure from scratch. We tackle the hard problems that allow our customers to trust us for secure and reliable access to their infrastructure.

Excellent security is table stakes; a security breach can also compromise our customer's infrastructure. And we have to balance our security with remaining productive and ensuring we build a compelling product offering for our customers.

If you're security-minded and live the production mindset, this role might be for you.

Here's what the cloud team is currently focusing on:

    • We're evaluating and evolving our database design to scale the number of customers we can support
    • We are re-engineering the core teleport product to scale globally and optimize routing latency for teams distributed around the world
    • Re-writing portions of the core Teleport product to enable our goals for the cloud product
    • We are building out our monitoring and observability stack to alert us to production issues and minimize false positives so we can all get a good sleep at night
    • We are constantly investing in our security posture, whether by red-teaming, security audits, better tooling, audit, and more
    • We are investing in our automation to tackle and eliminate the highest toil activities
    • And executing on traditional operation challenges, such as patching, scaling, backup and restore, disaster recovery, and more
    • And investigating the outages and incidents our customers experience with our product

What to expect once you apply:

    • We will send you a 20-30 minute SRE quiz.
    • You will join a 30-minute intro call with our recruiting team, and we will walk you through the compensation, interview process and requirements.
    • You will join a 45 minutes call with the hiring manager to walk through the interview challenges and answer questions about the interview, team, and company.
    • You will go through a remote-friendly and challenging interview.
    • The interview is a mix of an automation challenge and a simulated troubleshooting session.

Skills you'll bring:

    • Have strong experience in Linux systems, networking, containers, and troubleshooting.
    • Have enough development experience to write scripts, automation, or lightweight programs or submit patches to the product codebase.
    • Participate in on-call rotations, between 1/4 - 1/3 of the time.
    • Operate in a team where sound security choices are critical

Have experience in or be willing to learn our preferred tooling:

    • Golang for coding and automation (and possibly rust)
    • Infrastructure as code using git, terraform, packer, etc.
    • Kubernetes and Docker
    • Grafana / Prometheus / Loki
    • AWS Cloud
    • Teleport
    • And a slew of technologies and tools we haven't chosen yet

We offer competitive compensation, equity, and benefits, platinum-level healthcare insurance, 401k matching, and a great place to work.
Teleport is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classifications protected by federal, state, or local law.