Site Reliability Engineer II (DevSecOps)


In-person, hybrid, and remote options are available. Our offices are located in Baltimore and Montgomery. Oct 24
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We’re looking to change the world by building software with a soul, and we want your help.

The Site Reliability Engineer II implements reliable infrastructure solutions according to the strategic direction of the team.  They enable efficient delivery of value to our customers through effective infrastructure and fast pipelines, empowering application developers to deliver at the speed desired for the project.  The Site Reliability Engineer II also supports operations of the production environments including observability and troubleshooting issues (sometimes outside of normal business hours if mandated by the contract).

We need your Site Reliability Engineer skills! What other skills will help you succeed at Fearless? Glad you asked! We’re excited about candidates who can accomplish the following:

Responsibilities and Contributions 

Organizational and Leadership Role 

  • Coaches and mentors others through example and direct coaching on infrastructure and automation skills.
  • Takes initiative for their own growth through personal leadership.

Functional Role 

  • Decomposes tasks into discrete objectives to serve the strategic direction of the team.
  • implements infrastructure and pipeline solutions with minimal direction in accordance with the project/organization technical standards.
  • Resolves technical issues in software infrastructure like software-defined networks, databases, and compute resources.
  • Advises the team on specific implementation options that meet business requirements.
  • Designs and automates log collection, storage, and analysis.
  • Automates security processes and vulnerability remediation.
  • Contributes actively in team Agile processes through discussion and/or preparation.
  • Manages the security posture of the system and helps maintain compliance with government regulations.
  • Provides feedback to improve the team’s technical procedures.
  • Delivers scripts and tooling that interacts with external APIs.
  • Collaborates with other engineers and designers to implement features that meet design specifications and deliver business value.
  • Addresses production issues and implements measures to prevent future issues of the same kind.
  • Carries out implementation of Service Level Indicators (SLIs) for effective observability of critical systems.

Essential Skills, Experience, or Competencies  

Must-Have Skills

  • Experience with implementing cloud infrastructure on AWS/Azure/GCP.
  • Experience with Linux, especially RHEL family, and Bash scripting.
  • Proficient in at least one scripting language (Bash, Python, etc).
  • Experience supporting scalable and elastic applications on distributed architectures.
  • Strong ability and understanding of securing systems on the application, network, and infrastructure layers.
  • Experience managing network/compute/database infrastructure with infrastructure-as-code.
  • Proficient in infrastructure management process and tools like Terraform and AWS Cloudformation.
  • Experience with server configuration processes and tools such as Chef, Ansible, or Puppet.
  • Expert in basic git actions like cloning, creating branches, navigating between branches, staging code for commit, committing code, resetting, and merging.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and in fast-paced environments.
  • Understanding of interfacing with external APIs (REST, JSON, Auth Tokens).
  • Ability to operate and manage work, strategically reason, and build relationships and influence others.

Icing-on-the-Cake Skills 

  • BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar technology-related degree.
  • Experience working with government or large industry clients.
  • Ability to use and maintain container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes or Openshift.
  • Understanding of Agile principles.
  • Proficient in at least one programming language and web applications framework such as Node.js/Express, Python/Django, Go, Java 8+/Spring, Ruby/Rails, etc.
  • Ability to manage, scale, and secure persistent data stores like databases (relational and document-oriented) and file stores (e.g. AWS EFS, AWS S3).
  • Holds a current AWS Certified Developer Associate, Solutions Architecture Associate, or Solutions Architect Professional or similar certification in another cloud platform.
  • Proficiency with advanced Git actions like rebasing, squashing, and cherry-picking.
  • Holds a current CompTIA Security+ certification.
  • Experience with PaaS (i.e., OpenShift, Cloud Foundry, VMware, or Tanzu)
  • Experience with Multi-account architecture.
  • Experience with Incident response and continuous monitoring.
  • Experience in Network segregation related to Process Development and Compliance.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401k with company contribution
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Snacks Provided
  • Commitment to Work/Life Harmony
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days
  • PTO
Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health Insurance
  • HSA
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Short Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Fully Remote Options
  • Hybrid Work Options
Professional Development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
What is Fearless’ workplace culture like in general? We’ve built a world-class team of value-driven, experienced people who are aligned under our mission. We want our people to be excited to come into work every day, and we encourage members of the Fearless team to explore their passions both in and out of the office. Our people make us who we are, and we recruit talented individuals who believe in our mission and are excited to be part of our unique team.   What are some of the benefits you offer? Here are a few highlights of our benefits package: ● Flexible schedule ● Family-friendly workplace ● 14 days of PTO allowance (not accrued so you get it up front!) PTO + 8.75 days sick leave + 11 federal holidays + your birthday off! ● 100% coverage of the employee-only premium for HSA, HMO, or PPO plan and Employee Wellness Plan ● Tech, education / training, and snack allowances ● Free parking in downtown Baltimore / public transit coverage ● Safe Harbor 401(k) plan with employer contributions and immediate vesting   What opportunities are there for career development and professional advancement at Fearless Digital? We take your career seriously. Fearless’ digital division offers an annual education budget. Whether it’s learning the latest technologies for a project, taking classes to learn new skills or working toward your next role, we support you beyond just the role you currently fill.   What is Fearless Digital’s approach to work-life balance? Life doesn't contain itself to the hours after 9am and before 5pm. As long as you meet the core hours your team agrees to work together, you typically have a lot of freedom in setting your own schedule.   What social responsibility initiatives is Fearless involved with? Our vision is to create a world where good software powers the things that matter. But real change begins at home, so to get started, we're focusing on giving back to our local community. We believe that one of the biggest ways you can impact a community is by creating jobs and opportunities, and that's a huge focus of our work in Baltimore. We're helping build and connect a technically skilled, empathetic workforce that can solve any problem. Because together, we can change the world.