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​​Senior Staff Engineer - PaaS SRE

GEICO

GEICO

Chevy Chase, MD, USA
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Position Responsibilities

As a Senior Staff Engineer, you will:

  • Focus on multiple areas and provide technical and thought leadership to the teams and management

  • Utilize programming languages like Go, Python, Java or other object-oriented languages, SQL, and NoSQL databases, Container Orchestration services including Docker, OpenStack and Kubernetes, and a variety of Azure tools and services

  • Collaborate with product managers, team members, customers, and other engineering teams to solve our toughest problems

  • Develop and execute technical software development strategy for a variety of domains

  • Accountable for the quality, usability, and performance of the solutions

  • Be a role model and mentor, helping to coach and strengthen the technical expertise and know-how of our engineering and product community. Influence and educate executives

  • Consistently share best practices and improve processes within and across teams

  • Analyze cost and forecast, incorporating them into business plans

  • Determine and support resource requirements, evaluate operational processes, measure outcomes to ensure desired results, and demonstrate adaptability and sponsoring continuous learning

Qualifications

  • Fluency and Specialization with at least two modern languages such as Go, Python, Java, C, C++ including object-oriented design

  • Strong sense of ownership and integrity demonstrated through clear communication and collaboration

  • Experience and confidence around incident response and incident management

  • Experience in managing and scaling distributed systems in a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment

  • Experience with Kafka (Confluent Kafka, Apache Kafka, Amazon MSK)

  • Understanding of operating PostgreSQL in a Kubernetes containerized environment

  • Experience with application monitoring tools and performance assessments

  • Experience with the Prometheus/Grafana/Open Telemetry/Loki

  • Acute drive to automate manual operations and to improve them through repeated iteration

  • Experience with tools such as Terraform/Ansible

  • Comfortable with Open Source configuration management and orchestration tools

  • Such as Helm, Puppet, and Spinnaker

  • Experience with deploying, supporting and monitoring new and existing services, platforms, and application stacks

  • Familiarity with micro-services architecture and container orchestration with Kubernetes/OpenStack/Azure

  • Experience with continuous delivery and infrastructure as code

  • Experience solving analytical problems with quantitative approaches

  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like environment

  • Knowledge of developer tooling across the software development life cycle (task management, source code, building, deployment, operations, real-time communication)

  • Experience with micro-services-oriented architecture and extensible REST APIs

  • Experience building the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling) of new and current systems

Experience

  • 10+ years of professional experience in software development, platform architecture, administration, governance, infrastructure management, installation, and maintenance

  • 8+ years of experience with architecture and design

  • 6+ years of experience in open-source frameworks

  • 4+ years of experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or another cloud service

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience


Annual Salary

$120,000.00 - $261,500.00

The above annual salary range is a general guideline. Multiple factors are taken into consideration to arrive at the final hourly rate/ annual salary to be offered to the selected candidate. Factors include, but are not limited to, the scope and responsibilities of the role, the selected candidate’s work experience, education and training, the work location as well as market and business considerations.


GEICO will consider sponsoring a new qualified applicant for employment authorization for this position.


Benefits:

As an Associate, you’ll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training and Licensures

*Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.