Site Reliability Engineer

Los Angeles, CA, United States, Seattle, WA, United States, San Francisco, CA, United States



Postmates X

Role Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • San Francisco, CA, United States


501+ people


201 3 Rd St
San Francisco, CA, 94103-3143, US

Tech Stack

  • C++
  • Python
  • React
  • Javascript
  • Redux
  • Angular.js
  • Go
  • Kotlin
  • Swift

Role Description

Postmates relies heavily on our engineering team to realize this vision. Building a software platform that is reliable, scales, and stays agile under demanding product needs is a serious technical challenge. Postmates is a three-part balancing act connecting customers, merchants, and couriers in real-time. If any piece is out of whack, the whole system suffers. Working with the Postmates engineering team offers an opportunity with explosive growth, cutting-edge technology, a highly visible charter, and a cool user-focused product vision.

This team includes Infrastructure Engineers, Database Infrastructure Engineers, and Site Reliability Engineers who work to keep the platform running and make every engineer at Postmates more effective. This means writing software to help us scale in addition to identifying patterns, tools and processes to increase our performance and reliability as we grow. We need engineers with deep technical knowledge and experience with complex systems and performance. Every day you’ll be making our services and our processes better!


Server: Python, Go, Erlang Cloud: AWS, GCP Databases: BigTable, Postgres, DynamoDB Infrastructure: Kubernetes, etcd, Consul, Terraform, Prometheus, Grafana, Vault, nginx


We like to use the full set of tools and services available to us from Amazon Web Services to build out new functionality in a service-oriented environment. You will be building the foundation that Postmates Engineering depends on using modern immutable infrastructure patterns. We make extensive use of Python, Django and Go.

Create and maintain the foundational infrastructure services running Postmates services run on: Public cloud Kubernetes and containers Application performance analysis and monitoring Service monitoring Immutable infrastructure patterns and tools Continuous Integration and Deployment Provide expertise and guidance to other engineers regarding topics such as: Distributed Systems UNIX Operating Systems System networking Application and system optimizations Application and system level security


Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) required Minimum of 4 years of experience developing and managing horizontally scalable and fault-tolerant distributed systems in production at scale Strong interpersonal and communication skills along with a keen sense of empathy Strong knowledge of UNIX/Linux, and experience working with open source software Experience with containerization and/or virtualization Knowledge of modern web architecture (HTTP, REST, gRPC) Strong knowledge of (and opinions about) DevOps Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities Production experience with SQL databases and/or noSQL datastores, Postgres a plus Public cloud experience Software engineering experience, preferably in Python or Go Experience with automation, tuning, and optimization of datastore systems

About Postmates

Postmates is transforming the way goods move around cities by enabling anyone to have anything delivered on-demand. Our revolutionary Urban Logistics platform connects customers with local couriers who can deliver anything from any store or restaurant in minutes.

Company Culture

We have a flat hierarchy, very few meetings and are supportive of everyone's growth.

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