Staff Site Reliability Engineer

Okta is hiring a REMOTE Staff level SRE.  This team has a pretty exciting mission: we're building the next-generation hosting infrastructure for one of Okta's most successful products.  This infrastructure is a greenfield design and it's a chance to help design your dream infrastructure and workflows and do it for a top-tier, publicly-traded tech company while having fun doing it.  Our design is cellular and we're going to build many of these hosting cells, so we have to build them right and make them easy to replicate and manage.
Specifically, we're looking for experienced SREs who embody the following:


  • Technical excellence in Kubernetes is required, preferably with strong AWS knowledge and experience moving workloads to K8S from legacy infrastructure.  Deep Linux experience is a must!  Software development experience is a strong plus (especially with Go) but not a hard requirement.
  •  Exceedingly strong ability to automate repetitive tasks and build for scale.  We intend to build infrastructure that largely runs itself and requires a bare minimum of effort to address routine tasks like scaling, security updates, etc.  We will use tooling like Terraform, Helm, and Go (among other things) to accomplish this.
  • An outgoing personality that works well in a team and who enjoys spending time with their team.  I recognize that this isn't a typical SRE requirement but this team is not the typical SRE team.  This isn't a pure operations/maintenance role; we're building a brand new product and we're actively working together to hash out design ideas and decide together upon the very best ones.  You'll need to function well within a team and be able to communicate effectively to do this job.

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