Principal Site Reliability Engineer

Principal Site Reliability Engineer

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Information Technology
  • Job Function Information Technology
  • Employment Type Full Time
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition 1187517BR

What you'll do at

As a member of the Global Technical Engineering and Operations (GTEO) Site Reliability Engineering team you will work with other SRE and DevOps practitioners to produce mission-critical infrastructure, tools, and processes that will ensure highest levels of availability and reliability of all our websites. As a senior member of the team you will be expected to work with management, peers, and customers to define and implement the technical vision of the team.
Must haves: Strong experience as a Site Reliability Engineer, DevOps, UNIX etc.

  • Directs root cause analysis of critical business and production issues
  • Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects
  • Ensures business needs are being met
  • Leads and directs in large-scale, complex, cross-functional projects
  • Leads the discovery phase of large projects to develop high level design
  • Leads the work of cross-functional groups of ten to twenty engineers, including offshore associates, for assigned Engineering projects
  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates
  • Supports business objectives

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science and 6 years' experience in software engineering OR Master of Science and 3 years' experience in software engineering OR PhD.

Preferred Qualifications

- Drives standardization and service focused instrumentation. Provides subject matter expertise. Resolves break/fix scenarios, engaging broader teams as necessary; and partners/leads to achieve continuous improvement. Contributes to command and control related activities focused on restoration of complex outages, and rapid restoration. Participate on 24/7 on-call rotation. May work independently or as part of a team on more complex projects. Provides mentoring and guidance to more junior team members.
- Creates systems engineering and architectural documentation to be used by others to build and maintain systems.
- Scripting and Development responsibilities: Design and develop software in several modern languages. Design large/complex database-backed systems and has an expert understanding of DB schema and query performance. Given a broad set of goals, can create detailed requirements and technical design specifications. Designs modular systems to be co-developed by teams of less experienced SRE. Designs horizontally-scalable solutions with innovative use of storage and networking including good understanding of APIs for integration with other systems. Utilizes professional best practices in day-to-day work like revision control, unit testing, or other. Utilizes professional best practices in day-to-day work like revision control, unit testing, or other. Applies statistical data analysis techniques.
- Networking responsibilities: Recommends or helps architect an entire system. Acts as an expert in understanding and performing TCP dumps, snoop, and other network sniffers. Understands and applies knowledge of most protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, UDP, etc.)
- Application Technologies: Provides expert recommendations and advice to the team and/or department in the areas of web services, OS, and storage, including being an active liaison to Development, QA and the Business.
- Analyzes systems and makes recommendations to prevent possible problems. Takes lead on issue resolution activities using knowledge of complex and company-wide systems.
- Lead end-to-end audit of monitors and alarms based on subsystem knowledge. Takes the lead on defining the requirements for new tools required for CRC and vertical SRE.
- Utilizes time management and project management skills to lead the resolution of issues in a timely and organized manner, effectively communicating necessary information. May consult directly with developers or third party vendors; provides subject matter expertise.
- Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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