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Staff Site Reliability Engineer

Culture Amp

Culture Amp

Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Join us on our mission to make a better world of work.

Culture Amp is the world’s leading employee experience platform, revolutionizing how 25 million employees across more than 6,500 companies create a better world of work. Culture Amp empowers companies of all sizes and industries to transform employee engagement, drive performance management, and develop high-performing teams. Powered by people science and the most comprehensive employee dataset in the world, the most innovative companies including Canva, On, Asana, Dolby, McDonalds and Nasdaq depend on Culture Amp every day.

Culture Amp is backed by leading capital venture funds and has offices in the US, UK, Germany and Australia. Culture Amp has been recognized as one of the world’s top private cloud companies by Forbes and most innovative companies by Fast Company.

For more information visit cultureamp.com.

How you can help make a better world of work

Note: This role can be based anywhere in Australia

We’re seeking a Staff Site Reliability Engineer with solid production experience in Google Cloud (GCP).

While primarily an AWS shop, our GCP presence is growing to take advantage of Google’s AI platform [1], and we’re looking for someone to take charge of our efforts in this space. The position will primarily focus on organisational design, governance, reliable architecture patterns, and empowering teams to accelerate Vertex adoption.

You will be working in the SRE Foundations team, whose mission is: “establish and maintain infrastructure patterns that provide product engineering a straightforward and reliable foundation.”

SRE at Culture Amp is an inclusive, remote-friendly practice that embraces flexible work arrangements. You will be surrounded by talented engineers and have opportunities to both learn and teach.

As part of this team of amazing humans,

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading the way to build out a solid GCP organisation and policy structure built to modern security standards (SOC2, ISO27001), while minimising developer friction.
  • Building using solid IaC principles, emphasising automation and self-service for our developer teams.
  • Working with our talented security team on ensuring the environment meets modern security standards (SOC2, ISO27001)
  • Support mentoring engineers in this domain.

You have

  • Solid experience running production workloads and building out robust organisations on GCP, while having some knowledge (or willing to learn) AWS.
  • Experience with Infastructure-as-Code & GitOps patterns.
  • A strong command of at least one backend programming language, while comfortable learning TypeScript (as we use CDK and CDKTF heavily) and Golang (many SRE tools are written in it). Our developer teams also work in Ruby, Kotlin and Python, so being able to understand and debug those languages is a plus.
  • Understanding of cross-cloud communication and authentication patterns, e.g. Workload Identity Federation.
  • A passion for automation and eliminating toil.
  • A drive to learn and hone your engineering craft.

You are

  • Able to balance hands-on technical skills whilst empowering and coaching engineers in the team.
  • An effective communicator both within your team and with external stakeholders.
  • Commercially minded and pragmatic in your approach, balancing business needs with architectural constraints.
  • Aligned with our values here or visit https://www.cultureamp.com/company#values and be able to demonstrate them through your working practice.
  • Able to participate in an on call rotation.

[1] https://www.cultureamp.com/company/announcements/culture-amp-selects-google-cloud-to-drive-generative-ai-innovation-and-governance

We believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our success. We're committed to fostering a work environment that truly cares for and develops its people, and creates lasting positive impact. In addition to providing a competitive compensation package, some of the key benefits we offer are:

  • Employee Share Options Program: We empower you to be an owner in Culture Amp and share in our success
  • Programs, coaching, and budgets to help you thrive personally and professionally
  • Access to external providers for mental wellbeing and coaching support to sustain the wellbeing, safety and development of our people
  • Monthly Camper Life Allowance: An automatic allowance paid out each month with your pay - you can spend it however you like to help improve your experience and life outside work
  • Team budgets dedicated to team building activities and connection
  • Intentional quarterly wellbeing pauses: A quarterly company-wide shutdown day in each region to to collectively pause, reset and focus on restoration and rest, without having to tap into individual vacation time
  • Extended year-end breaks: An extended refresh period at the end of year
  • Excellent parental leave and in work support program available from day 1 of joining Culture Amp
  • 5 Social Impact Days a year to make a positive impact on the community outside of work
  • MacBooks for you to do your best & a work from home office budget to spend on setting up your home office
  • Medical insurance coverage for you and your family (Available for US & UK only)

Additionally, we don't just focus on our internal community; we believe in creating a better world of work for all. We're committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with Employee Resource Groups and ally communities in place.

We have a strong commitment to Anti-Racism, and endeavor to lead by example. Every step we make as a business towards anti-racism is another step we can take to support our customers in making a better world (of work). You can see our current commitments to Anti-Racism here.

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Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria – unlike majority candidates meeting significantly fewer requirements.

We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested: we'd love to know how you can amplify our team with your unique experience!

Thank you for taking the time to read this advert. If you decide to apply, as part of your application, we will ask you to complete voluntary diversity questions (excluding Germany). Please watch this video from our amazing DEI Leader, Aubrey Blanche to share more on why we collect the data and how we will use it.

If you require reasonable accommodations or adjustments to complete the online application or to participate in the interview process, please contact accommodations@cultureamp.com and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.