Software Engineer - Site Reliability Engineer - Data Enterprise & Solutions (CO)

Boulder, CO

Twitter's SRE team is a world-class group of talented engineers that operate state-of-the-art platforms and technology.


We are looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to support our Data Enterprise & Solutions Team. As engineers building Twitter's Data Products, we believe the thoughts, discussions, and debates expressed in public social conversation have unlimited value and near limitless application. Our mission is to make this ever-expanding universe of social media data available via a consistent and reliable architecture so the world can realize the full potential of this amazing stream of information.


Our software collects, processes, enriches and delivers hundreds of millions of activities a day through a wide variety of social media APIs. Our products are highly available, scalable, optimized, respectful of Twitter's user base, and truly essential for our customers who build their businesses on Twitter data. We work closely with our product managers and customers to make sure we build the right products at the right time


SREs contribute to this effort by owning the tools and initiatives for scaling the systems we support, optimizing performance, and improving the reliability and availability of our systems.



What You’ll Do

  • You’ll partner with product engineering teams and other SREs to productionalize services through configuration management, monitoring, alerting, and documentation.
  • You will optimize performance and solve issues across the entire stack: hardware, software, application, and network.
  • You will identify and drive opportunities to improve automation for the company.
  • You will represent the SRE organization in design reviews and operational readiness exercises for new and existing services.


Who You Are

  • You love solving problems related to scaling production systems.
  • You have a deep understanding of systems and application design, including the operational trade-offs of various designs.
  • You have practical knowledge of various aspects of service design like messaging protocols & behavior, caching strategies and software design practices.
  • You are adaptable, solutions oriented, and work very well in a team setting.
  • You have a track record of successful practical problem solving, excellent written and social communication, and documentation skills.
  • You are able to prioritize tasks, work independently, and call out exceptions effectively.



  • Experience running services in a large scale environment a plus.
  • Expert level understanding of Linux servers, specifically RHEL/CentOS.
  • Practical, proven knowledge of shell scripting and at least one higher-level language (eg. Python, Ruby, GoLang).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of TCP/IP, HTTP, web application security, and experience supporting multi-tier web application architectures.
  • Able to configure and fix DNS, DHCP, and LAN/WAN technologies.
  • You have a B.S. in computer science or similar field or equivalent experience.

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter. Twitter is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

Engineering Hiring Process

Step 1

Once your application is received, a recruiter will reach out pending your qualifications are a match for the role.

Step 2

If your background is a match, you may have 1-2 technical phone interviews or be given the chance to provide a work sample depending on the role.

Step 3

If the phone interviews go well or your work sample is strong, the final step includes interviews with 5-6 people held onsite in our office.


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