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Site Reliability Engineer - Stairwell

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Job Title
Site Reliability Engineer
Job Location
Mountain View, California
Job Description

About Us

Stairwell empowers organizations with evasion-proof solutions. Stairwell’s pioneering platform provides security teams with automated threat detection and response tools that amplify their operations. Acknowledged by Fast Company as one of the most innovative companies of 2023, Fortune 500 companies utilize Stairwell's platform. Stairwell’s team, a collective of security industry veterans and engineers from Google, is backed by renowned investors like Sequoia Capital, Accel, and Gradient Ventures. For more information, visit or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

About the Site Reliability Engineer

Stairwell is actively searching for a seasoned Site Reliability Engineer to spearhead our reliability and infrastructure initiatives. This pivotal role offers an opportunity to lead and define the function, with projects that push boundaries, such as exploring the potential of bare metal configurations. Beyond just system management, we need a keen problem-solver who isn’t afraid to dive deep, dissecting challenges to their core, and proposing innovative solutions. Effective communication is key, especially when translating technical nuances to our broader team.

Site Reliability Engineer Responsibilities

  • Manage and scale large-scale distributed systems and bare metal servers
  • Set up and manage Kubernetes clusters, including setting up and configuring Kubernetes resources, and monitoring and scaling Kubernetes applications.
  • Set up private networks, including network topology, addressing, and security, and be familiar with VPN technologies and network segmentation strategies.
  • Configure and integrate cloud infrastructure, such as AWS, Azure, or GCP, with on-premise bare metal infrastructure.
  • Troubleshoot complex technical issues and come up with effective solutions quickly.
  • Collaborate effectively with team members, and explain complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

Site Reliability Engineer Qualifications

  • At least 7-10 years of relevant experience working as an SRE or in a similar role, with a focus on managing and building large-scale distributed systems, configuring and running bare metal servers, expertise in Kubernetes, setting up private networks, and hybrid cloud plus bare metal experience.
  • Experience with startup environments, and building systems from the ground up.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.

Additional Information: Minimum Salary of $170,000 - $190,000 + equity + benefits. 

Stairwell is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We consider all individuals seeking employment, regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression or military or Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with federal, state and local law.

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Stairwell Headquarters Location

Mountain View, CA

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Stairwell Company Size

Between 20 - 100 employees

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Stairwell Funding Rounds

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  • Series B

    $45,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $20,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $4,520,000 USD

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