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Site Reliability Engineer - Summer Internship 2018

Title of Job: Site Reliability Engineer Intern
Role Location: Okta Headquarters (San Francisco, CA)  
Reports to: Director of Technical Operations

Position Description: Okta is looking for current university students pursuing a degree in Computer Science (or other technology related degree) for a summer internship as a Site Reliability Engineer.  The Site Reliability Engineer is responsible for developing tools and automation for the administration of our revenue-generating SaaS application. Classic system administration is a part of this job, but the bulk of time will be spent creating new software that will drive our infrastructure. This is a high-impact role in a fast-paced organization that is poised for massive growth and success. The ideal candidate is someone who exemplifies the ethic of, “If you have to do something more than once, automate it,” and who can rapidly self-educate on new concepts and tools.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead efforts in tool-smithing, automation, and configuration management
  • Contribute to designs for new infrastructure services and refinements to old
  • Research new promising tools and technologies, and ways to more elegantly/ efficiently solve problems
  • Create and maintain documentation on installations, tools, and procedures

Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Some experience as a front-line operator
  • Experience writing software
  • Effective communicator with solid writing skills
  • General areas of knowledge:
    • Administration of complex custom applications on UNIX/Linux and Enterprise Java platforms
    • Administration of large collections (i.e. hundreds) of servers
    • Experience with the following specific technologies/products, which you will interact with every day:
    • Linux (RPM- or Deb-based distributions)
    • Cloud-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (especially AWS)
    • MySQL
    • Shell scripting and other interpreted languages (Perl, Ruby, Python)
    • Centralized logging infrastructure
    • Configuration management tools (BCFG2, Puppet, Chef, or similar)


  • Docker experience
  • Mesos/Kubernetes
  • Basic Cassandra administration
  • Java VM tuning
  • Authn/authz services such as Kerberos
  • Continuous deployment infrastructure
  • Distributed monitoring

Education and Training:

  • Current university students pursuing a degree in Computer Science or other technology related degree.

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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