Circle

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Remote US
USD 150k - 310k
Elasticsearch Kubernetes Docker Redis Python Microservices GCP SQL API Terraform Go Azure AWS Shell PostgreSQL
Description

Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currency and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle platforms and products provide a suite of internet-native financial services for payments, treasury infrastructure and capital formation. Circle is also a principal developer of USD Coin (USDC), which has become the fastest growing dollar digital currency in the world. USDC has grown to over 44+ billion in circulation and supported over $1.7+ trillion in transactions in the past year. Circle’s payments and treasury infrastructure services available through the Circle Account and APIs helps bridge the legacy financial system and digital currency and blockchain based finance. Combined, Circle’s suite of services helps companies to participate in a more open, global and inclusive financial system.

What you’ll be part of:

With the mission “To raise global economic prosperity through the frictionless exchange of value,” Circle was founded on the belief that the internet, blockchains and digital currency will rewire the global economic system, creating a fundamentally more open, inclusive, efficient and integrated world economy.  We envision a global economy where people and businesses everywhere can more freely connect and transact with each other with new technologies for digital money and internet-native finance. We believe such a system can raise prosperity for people and companies everywhere. Our mission is powered by the values we espouse and which we expect all Circlers to respect. We are Multistakeholder, serving the needs of our customers, our shareholders, our employees and families, our local communities and our world. Furthermore, we are also Mindful, Driven by Excellence, and High Integrity.

What you’ll be responsible for:

Circle is looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer who will design, build and maintain Circle’s infrastructure estate to meet the growing worldwide customer base across multiple regions on public cloud providers. You will use your experience, knowledge, and skills to ensure Circle’s products and core systems are running consistently, reasonably, and in a performant manner. This is a unique opportunity to develop your skills, collaborate with cross-functional teams and continuously learn in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Join Circle and be a part of a fun, collaborative, and innovative team that is dedicated to delivering exceptional customer experiences.

What you'll work on:

  • Support multiple development teams with an agile, responsive CI/CD platform to deliver high-quality builds with measurable performance and quality.
  • Build, maintain, improve, scale and secure cloud infrastructure and resources using IaC tools (Terraform, CloudFormation, Pulumi).
  • Automate operational tasks via Go, Python and serverless solutions (AWS Lambda, Kubernetes Jobs).
  • Design, manage and monitor Kubernetes clusters for multiple production workloads.
  • Driving forward our blockchain infrastructure by creating and managing blockchain nodes across a wide variety of blockchains that includes Algorand, Ethereum, Hedera, Flow, Solana, Stellar, Tron.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to mitigate disruption for any production systems and conduct root cause analysis.
  • Plan and test disaster recovery scenarios for a highly available microservices architecture.
  • Collaborate with the Security team to create and maintain security-focused tools and frameworks and exert a top-class security posture.
  • Engaging and mentoring team members and helping grow and scale the team.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.  
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals. 
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards.  You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

What you’ll bring to Circle:

Senior Site Reliability Engineer (III)

  • 4+ years in DevOps or SRE roles, with a focus on tooling, automation and infrastructure on a major public cloud provider.
  • Proficiency with coding and/or scripting with the following languages (Python, Shell, Go).
  • You have at least 3 years of combined experience in building and maintaining CI/CD platforms and supporting agile engineering teams in building microservices.
  • Experience with 
    • Building Docker images and deploying containers in Kubernetes clusters.
    • Any modern CI/CD platform with seemingly complex gates and workflows.
    • Blue-Green, Canary, and A/B Testing deployment strategies.
    • Distributed blockchain systems, running and maintaining blockchain full nodes.
    • Database technologies (PostgreSQL, Redis, Elasticsearch).
    • Migrating and transforming large, complex datasets from diverse sources, structures, and formats.
    • Data warehousing tooling and services (Airflow, AWS DMS, Snowflake).
    • Knowledge of networking routing, DNS, load balancing, and edge networking.
    • Knowledge of APM, RUM, monitoring, and telemetry tools.
    • Helm charts and deploying and maintaining Kubernetes clusters.
    • Authoring and maintaining IaC with Terraform and using IaC to deploy resources in AWS, Azure, GCP, or any other public cloud providers.
  • Strong skills around observability, troubleshooting, and performance solutioning.
  • Ability and eagerness to deep dive into understanding, debugging and improving any layer of the tech stack.
  • Exhibit strong communication skills and ability to explain technical concepts to peers and stakeholders.

Staff Site Reliability Engineer (IV)

All the requirements of a Senior Site Reliability Engineer and:

  • 7+ years in DevOps or SRE roles, with a focus on tooling, automation and infrastructure on a major public cloud provider.
  • Led teams technically on architecture and system design.
  • Deep understanding/experience with:
    • API design and REST principles.
    • Cloud services (AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, etc).
    • Containers and Kubernetes.
    • SQL databases and designing schemas.
  • Deep focus on coding standards and code quality - a desire to have great test coverage.

Senior Staff Site Reliability Engineer (V)

All the requirements of a Staff Site Reliability Engineer and:

  • 10+ years in DevOps or SRE roles, with a focus on tooling, automation and infrastructure on a major public cloud provider.
  • Expert in many areas of System availability, latency, performance, efficiency, change management, monitoring, emergency response, and capacity planning.
  • Possess the best practices on automation, system design, and improvements to system resilience.

Principal Site Reliability Engineer (VI)

All the requirements of a Senior Staff Site Reliability Engineer and:

  • 12+ years in DevOps or SRE roles, with a focus on tooling, automation and infrastructure on a major public cloud provider.
  • Cross-functional partnership to align teams with external stakeholders.
  • A champion on setting coding standards and code quality - a desire to have great test coverage to enable continuous delivery.

Additional Information:

  • This position is eligible for day-one PERM sponsorship for qualified candidates.

Circle is on a mission to create an inclusive financial future, with transparency at our core. We consider a wide variety of elements when crafting our compensation ranges and total compensation packages.

The compensation ranges below are specific to Washington, D.C. Actual starting pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to: relevant experience, skill set, qualifications, and other business and organizational needs. Please note that compensation ranges may differ for candidates in other locations.

 

Senior Site Reliability Engineer (III)

Base Pay Range: $150,000 - $195,000

Annual Bonus Target: 12.5%

 

Staff Site Reliability Engineer (IV)

Base Pay Range: $175,000 - $230,000

Annual Bonus Target: 15%

 

Senior Staff Site Reliability Engineer (V)

Base Pay Range: $195,000 - $270,000

Annual Bonus Target: 17.5%

 

Principal Site Reliability Engineer (VI)

Base Pay Range: $225,000 - $310,000

Annual Bonus Target: 20%

 

Also Included: Equity & Benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)). Circle has a discretionary vacation policy. We also provide 10 days of paid sick leave per year and 11 paid holidays per year in the U.S.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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