Principal Site Reliability Engineer

Principal Site Reliability Engineer

  • Location SUNNYVALE, CA
  • Career Area Technology & Software Development
  • Job Function Software Development and Engineering
  • Employment Type -
  • Position Type -
  • Requisition 841552BR

What you'll do at

- Design, write and build tools to improve the reliability, latency, availability and scalability of Walmart e-commerce products.
o Engender reliability and availability starting with metrics and measurements
o Enable scaling by providing tools, developing training and/or augmenting processes
o Build tools/automate to prevent re-occurrence of problem to mission critical products/services.
- Augment existing instrumentation to build a cohesive picture of the characteristics of our systems with special attention to points of failure.
- Participate in capacity planning, demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning.
- Develop a deep understanding of the various services and applications that come together to deliver Walmart e-commerce products
- Design new tools to monitor and smart alerts that help discover failures/issues in a timely fashion and work with engineers to identify root cause and fix issues
- Influence, design and create new architectures, standards and methods for large-scale enterprise systems.
- Root-cause analysis complex problems involving multiple parties, networks, hardware and software that relate to scaling and performance
- Participate in on-call rotation.
- Secure the system from issues, be they real, perceived or notional
- High focus on collecting and inferring metrics
- Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Saltstack, Chef and Puppet
- Build and drive the automation systems that maintain system health
- Eliminate Single Point of failure and test disaster recovery and HA regularly.


Minimum Qualifications

- 12+ years in a software development, DevOps role, or SRE role.
- Experience in designing, investigating, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale enterprise systems.
- Methodical and systematic problem solving approach, combined with a solid awareness of ownership, initiative and drive.
- Fluency with running services at scale; In depth understanding of Unix systems internals and networking.
- Networking knowledge and in depth understanding of network concepts, such as different protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, etc.), MAC addresses, IP packets, DNS, OSI layers, and load balancing).
- Understanding of Unix/Linux systems from kernel to shell and beyond, taking in system libraries, file systems, and client-server protocols along the way. Experience administering Linux systems in a production environment
- Programming experience in one or more of the following languages: Go, Java, Python, Ruby, Shell
- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or relevant work experience
- Experience with distributed version control like Git or similar
- Experience with IaaS and PaaS providers such as AWS, AZURE OpenStack
- Experience with enterprise monitoring solutions like AppDynamics, New Relic, Prometheus, Graphite, Nagios, Sensu and Splunk
- Familiarity with continuous integration/deployment processes and tools such as Jenkins, Maven, Nexus, etc.,

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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