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Site Reliability Engineer

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States
Job category: Software Engineering Job ID: 126695-en_US

Job Summary

As a Site Reliability Engineer, you will be operating at the intersection of development and operations. Your role will involve engaging in and enhancing the lifecycle of cloud services - from design through deployment, operation, and refinement. You will be responsible for maintaining these services by measuring and monitoring their availability, latency, and overall system health.

You will play a crucial role in sustainably scaling systems through automation and driving changes that improve reliability and velocity. As part of your responsibilities, you will administer cloud-based environments that support our SaaS/IaaS offerings, which are implemented on a microservices, container-based architecture (Kubernetes).

In addition, you will oversee a portfolio of customer-centric cloud services (SaaS/IaaS), ensuring their overall availability, performance, and security. You will work closely with both NetApp and cloud service provider teams, including those from Azure, located across the globe in regions such as RTP, Reykjavík, Bangalore, Sunnyvale, Redmond, and more.

Due to the critical nature of the services we support, this position involves participation in a rotation-based on-call schedule as part of our global team. This role offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic, global environment, ensuring the smooth operation of vital cloud services. To be successful in this role, you should be a motivated self-starter and self-learner, possess strong problem-solving skills, and be someone who embraces challenges.

Job Requirements

  • Incident Response and Troubleshooting: Address and perform root cause analysis (RCA) of complex live production incidents and cross-platform issues involving OS, Networking, and Database in cloud-based SaaS/IaaS environments. Implement SRE best practices for effective resolution.
  • Analysis, and Infrastructure Maintenance: Continuously monitor, analyze, and measure system health, availability, and latency using tools like Prometheus, Grafana, and others. Develop strategies to enhance system and application performance, availability, and reliability. In addition, maintain and monitor the deployment and orchestration of servers, docker containers, databases, and general backend infrastructure.
  • Automation and Efficiency: Identify tasks and areas where automation can be applied to achieve time efficiencies and risk reduction. Deploy these automation improvements using deployment automation.
  • Issue Tracking and Resolution: Use Atlassian Jira, Azure DevOps and related Incident Management tooling track and resolve issues based on their priority.
  • Document system knowledge as you acquire it, create runbooks, and ensure critical system information is readily accessible.
  • Team Collaboration and Influence: Work in tandem with other Cloud Infrastructure Engineers and developers to ensure maximum performance, reliability, and automation of our deployments and infrastructure. Additionally, consult and influence developers on new feature development and software architecture to ensure scalability.
  • Debugging, Troubleshooting, and Advanced Support: Undertake debugging and troubleshooting of service bottlenecks throughout the entire software stack. Additionally, provide advanced tier 2 and 3 support for NetApp's First Party Cloud solutions.
  • Security Management: Stay updated with security protocols and proactively identify, diagnose, and resolve complex security issues.
  • Directly influence the decisions and outcomes related to solution implementation: measure and monitor availability, latency, and overall system health.
  • Demonstrated experience in scripting or coding languages such as Python, PowerShell, C#, or Go.
  • Deep working knowledge of containers, Kubernetes, and serverless computing implementations.
  • Familiar with DevOps development methodologies.
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud.


Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience.

The base salary range for this position is
$161100 - $226500 and will be determined by the candidate's location, qualifications, experience, and education. Final compensation packages are competitive and in line with industry standards, reflecting a variety of factors, and include a comprehensive benefits package. This may cover Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Retirement or Pension Plans, Paid Time Off (PTO), various Leave options, Performance-Based Incentives, employee stock purchase plan, and/or restricted stocks (RSU’s), with all offerings subject to regional variations and governed by local laws, regulations, and company policies. Benefits may vary by country and region, and further details will be provided as part of the recruitment process.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

NetApp is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, and any other protected classification.

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Why NetApp?

We are all about helping customers turn challenges into business opportunity. It starts with bringing new thinking to age-old problems, like how to use data most effectively to run better - but also to innovate. We tailor our approach to the customer's unique needs with a combination of fresh thinking and proven approaches.

We enable a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time per year to volunteer with their favorite organizations. We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family. We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts. Finally, we provide financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.

If you want to help us build knowledge and solve big problems, let's talk.


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