BuzzFeed is hiring a

Site Reliability Engineer

New York, United States

BuzzFeed is seeking an experienced Site Reliability Engineer to help build and operate the infrastructure that powers our products. This is a huge opportunity to be part of a growing team and help shape the way we develop, deploy, and operate production quality systems.

We’re looking for individuals who have the scars of building and operating large scale and high traffic services and are interested in applying that experience to building tools and systems of automation that respect the human element of operations.

We offer competitive compensation with stock options, full benefits (401k matching), and tasty perks - including catered lunch twice a week, a well stocked kitchen and bagel Fridays.  We host team outings and special events like music breaks and summer film series.

We have engineering wide hack weeks ( and we deeply value open source, giving back to the community by speaking, hosting meetups and contributing to projects we benefit from.


About The Job:

  • Build and maintain core infrastructure, including the platform that all other products and services depend on
  • Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation
  • Collaborate with product and engineering in the design and architecture of systems
  • Reports to the Senior Director of Engineering, Infrastructure


About You:

  • You are empathetic, curious, and pragmatic
  • You have emotional intelligence
  • You take initiative
  • You have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • You care about “the engineering experience”
  • You mentor and facilitate the growth of the people around you
  • You carefully weigh the tradeoffs of any technology, knowing that they are simply tools that help you achieve your goals
  • You think of systems as modular and composable services
  • You take pride in discovering simple and elegant solutions to complex problems
  • You are constantly learning and re-evaluating previous assumptions
  • You value repeatability, resilience, observability, and operational simplicity
  • You follow the “continuous delivery” model


You Are Familiar With:

  • Python / Go
  • AWS
  • Linux (Ubuntu)
  • Source Control (Git)
  • Databases (MySQL, Redis, MongoDB, Cassandra, ElasticSearch)
  • Messaging systems (NSQ, Kafka, RabbitMQ)
  • Config Management (Chef, Ansible)
  • Infrastructure Tools (Docker, Consul, Kubernetes)
  • Continuous Integration (Jenkins)
  • Monitoring / Instrumentation (Nagios, Munin, Graphite, Ganglia, StatsD)
  • Team “White and Gold” vs team “Blue and Black”


About BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is the social news and entertainment company. BuzzFeed is redefining online advertising with its social, content-driven publishing technology. BuzzFeed provides the most shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment, and video across the social web to its global audience of more than 200M and 1.5B monthly video views.