Site Reliability Engineer, Core Infrastructure Provisioning Automation

The Position

#ComeJoinTheFlock - About Our Team:

Do you enjoy working with customers to identify problems and proposing solutions to fix them both in the short-term and long-term?

Are you able to hold a standard high for code and architecture quality while balancing the need to interact with existing systems, to ship and to iterate?

If you like working in an independent environment where you get to define requirements, work directly with other teams, and drive projects from conception to completion and long-term ownership, come join our team!

What You'll Do

  • You will design and develop new automation solutions to infrastructure engineering problems, with a focus on scalability, reliability, and security.
  • You will help drive standardization efforts across multiple subject areas
  • You will partner with teams from across the organization to help tackle hard problems
  • You will ensure the reliability of the existing provisioning systems to guarantee uptime and availability of core provisioning services.
  • You will address issues across the entire stack: hardware, software, network and application
  • You will be called upon to perform analysis, troubleshooting, and introspection on core infrastructure components
  • This is not an operations position - CIPA is dedicated to building automated solutions that enable self-service and self-support for Twitter’s internal customers on premises and in the public cloud.

Who You Are

  • You have an expert understanding of Linux systems and services
  • You understand and have a strong curiosity about systems and application design
  • You have the knowledge of various aspects of service design: including messaging protocols & behavior, caching strategies and software design practices
  • Strong Python, Go, Scala, or Java experience required and proficiency in at least one other language preferred
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms and complexity analysis
  • You are able to prioritize tasks and work independently
  • You can adapt and focus on the simplest, most efficient & reliable solutions
  • You have excellent written communication, interpersonal communication, and documentation skills
  • B.S. in computer science or similar field or equivalent experience.


  • Public Cloud experience with AWS, GCP, or Rackspace
  • Experience with Kubernetes patterns and models.
  • Experience with the Kubernetes ecosystem.
  • Advanced knowledge of Python, Go, Java, or Scala to be able to build, write, and support sophisticated services
  • Functional knowledge of bootstrapping tools like PXE or cloud-init that enable effective hardware lifecycle management
  • Experience with configuration management tools: Puppet, Chef, or Ansible
  • Experience with infrastructure as code tools such as Terraform, Cluster API and Metal3
  • Locations outside the SF/Bay Area: Boulder, CO; Seattle, WA; or New York, NY

Company Description

Twitter is what’s happening and what people are talking about right now. For us, life's not about a job, it's about purpose. We feel real change starts with conversation. Here, your voice matters. Come as you are and together we'll do what's right (not what's easy) to serve the public conversation.

Additional Information

Equal Opportunity Statement:

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

San Francisco Applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


A Few Other Things We Value:

- We solve some of the industry’s hardest problems. Come to be challenged, learn, and thrive as an engineer.

Diversity - Diversity makes us a better organization and team. We value diverse backgrounds, ideas, and experiences.

Work, Life, Balance - We work hard, but we believe with hard work should come balance. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.



Infrastructure Engineering


San Francisco, Boulder, Chicago, Seattle, New York City, Atlanta, Remote US



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