Udemy is hiring a

Sr. Site Reliability Engineer

San Francisco, United States

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We’re a close-knit bunch that enjoys problem-solving and collaboration, and we share a serious commitment to delivering the best possible learning and teaching experiences. Udemy’s culture encourages innovation, creativity, passion, and teamwork. We also celebrate our milestones and support each other every day.

Founded in 2010, Udemy is privately owned and headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood with offices in Dublin, Ireland, and Ankara, Turkey. Compensation includes full-time salary, equity compensation plan, and competitive benefits including healthcare, commuter benefits, parental leave, and an unlimited vacation policy.


 Udemy is looking for Sr. Site Reliability Engineers to help build a new SRE organization based in San Francisco, CA. 


  • Champion site reliability, security and robustness while balancing developer requirements.  
  • Be effective in a distributed team through strong communication.
  • Improve and maintain processes for systems infrastructure and app deployments.
  • Be responsible for uptime, performance, and quality of service and participate in on-call schedule as first line of defense.
  • Help Udemy to build-out and automate a world-class infrastructure
  • Continue learning and developing your skills at Udemy.
  • Have a big impact in a small but growing ops team.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to other engineers.

You will need to have:

  • Expert-level knowledge of Linux administration and performance tuning.
  • Production systems experience with large-scale web operations environments, preferably in a hybrid datacenter + cloud configuration
  • Experience with configuration management tools like Ansible, Chef, or SaltStack and deployment automation.
  • Excellent coding skills with Python
  • Solid hands-on experience with AWS.
  • Experience with Docker containers and orchestration frameworks such as Mesos and Kubernetes.
  • Willingness to "go the extra mile" when needed.

Specific experience in these would be a bonus:

  • Working in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Background in application development is strongly preferred
  • MySQL, Elasticsearch, Memcache, Redis
  • Nagios, Munin
  • Datadog, Mixpanel, New Relic
  • Other monitoring & alerting systems
  • Akamai, CloudFlare, Fastly
  • Django, Flask
  • Nginx, Apache, Varnish, HAProxy
  • CentOS Linux
  • Circle CI, Selenium
  • Git, Github


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