Senior Site Reliability Engineer - Technical.ly

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Penn Interactive |  Philadelphia, PA or Remote | Dev / Eng

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Penn Interactive (PI) is an interactive gaming company headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in Las Vegas, NV and Cherry Hill, NJ. As the digital arm to Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ: PENN), we are poised for fast-paced growth in the sports betting and online casino space and are looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join our expanding Barstool Sportsbook team!

 

The Sr. Site Reliability Engineer will work on a small, cross-functional team, being at the front lines, building pipelines, tackling production issues and utilizing the latest and greatest cloud technologies. We’re looking for excited individuals who want to be immersed in AWS and Automation, and believe heavily in the focus on Availability, Reliability and Durability. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Build, automate, maintain, scale, and monitor all PI systems using best practices, with reliability and scalability in mind
  • Work closely with backend engineering teams to debug and fix issues as they arise
  • Implement high-quality release engineering practices to facilitate rapid development, safe changes, and engineer productivity
  • Identify weaknesses in our infrastructure and dives headfirst into fixing them

 

Requirements

  • 5+ years building CI/CD pipelines and using pipeline tooling
  • 3+ years working heavily within an AWS cloud environment (ECS, Lambda, HA Architecture)
  • 3+ years coding/scripting in Python and working with RESTful APIs
  • Strong Docker production experience (Docker Swarm, ECS, Kubernetes, etc)
  • Experience with production support issues, and how to remediate in a timely manner
  • Strong familiarity with infrastructure as code (Terraform preferred)
  • Experience working with applications requiring compliance audits

Penn Interactive is committed to helping our team members live their best, healthy life. We offer unique and competitive benefits that help our employees, through a private exchange which allows our team members the ability to choose from several coverage levels and insurance carriers (both local and national carriers). Along with medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage, there are also voluntary plans available to employees. PI also offers our employees office perks such as free catered lunches, snacks, and beverages in the office.

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Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Dental
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision
  • Wellness Programs
Other
  • Remote Work
  • Work from Home
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Company Outings
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Special Discounts
Professional Development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days

What do you look for in engineering candidates?

Most importantly, we look for people who are curious. We’re not looking for code monkeys, we’re looking for people who can solve problems.

The government doesn’t stop, so regulations are constantly changing. That means that a great feature we implement today may need to change to fit new requirements tomorrow. You have to be adaptable to those sorts of changes.

It’s important to know, we’re not looking for perfection. We’re looking for people who are willing to acknowledge they don’t know something, are ready to be challenged and to learn.

 

What are your 2021 plans for growth?

We’re currently headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in Cherry Hill, NJ and Las Vegas, NV. We’re looking to double in size, responsibly, over the course of the year.

Specifically, we’re looking to fill roles across engineering, mobile, front-end, data, cloud, QA, product, design, marketing, and CRM analytics.

 

As a company that has grown so big, so fast, talk to us about how the internal work culture has shifted.

The engineering team used to feel like a startup, but today it feels more like a real company, not because we have a big corporate feel, but we’ve implemented more official processes.

With 50-60 employees, the engineering team is still small enough to get to know most people and work collaboratively. We also work with other teams, but our processes allow each team to have autonomy over their part of the product so that they can put their own touch on things.

Part of our culture is that we’re open to the fact that new ideas come from anywhere. Any employee can draw up a proof of concept and build a demo. If we see value in it, we can implement it the very next day. With our pace of change, you’re able to improve the process and the end product very quickly. It’s exciting. We love to learn about new technology and frameworks.

 

What does the future of interactive betting look like?

There’s so much more to betting than just sports. There are all sorts of things you can wager on, and markets are becoming more and more open to other categories. So stay tuned, there’s lots to come.

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