Site Reliability Engineering Manager

Location City of London, Greater London, England
Discipline: Research & Development
Job type: Director
Salary: ££350K - £400K
Contact name: James Drysdale

Contact email: james@winston-fox.co.uk
Job ref: SREMNGR1
Published: about 2 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

​About the job

This role will primarily involve leading and working with a cohesive team of engineers, developers, and support teams to build world-class systems and the necessary tools to maintain and constantly improve. The position calls for someone with a mind to innovate, automate, and constantly use measurements and statistics to improve. Members of the current team have backgrounds in a range of areas including software development, networking, UNIX internals and large-scale systems administration from some great teams and firms.

Responsibilities:

  • Define the process, set the framework and drive the end to end improvement

  • Ensure the reliability, availability, and performance of applications 

  • Own the automation of repetitive tasks and resolution of systematic issues

  • Identify and deliver engineering solutions for issues based on root cause analysis

  • Own incident management and resolution

  • Lead by evangelizing the SRE mindset to other teams

  • Provide support and ensure applications are production-ready

Qualifications:

  • Strong background in computer science: data structures, algorithms, distributed systems

  • Fully proficient and hands-on in at least one modern structured programming language

  • Proficient with a range of current software development tools and practices (testing, source control, build systems, CI/CD etc)

  • Track record of leading a team of expert engineers working on Worldclass systems at a high-quality company. Experience building and managing highly reliable large scale systems.

  • Basic working understanding of TCP/IP networking, LAN and WAN as well as Linux networking

Bonus experiences:

  • SQL and database experience.

  • Web UI experience (e.g., knows javascript, CSS and similar web languages).

  • Passion for learning, adapting to changing requirements and technology and inventing new approaches to hard problems, curious mindset.