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Principal Site Reliability Engineer (West Coast US/Canada)

Bobsled, Inc.

Bobsled, Inc.

Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024
About Bobsled

Our goal at Bobsled is to transform the way data is shared across organizations, clouds, and data platforms. Our cross-cloud platform enables enterprises to share data quickly and securely through one unified control plane that manages all aspects of data sharing, including replication, updates, versioning, entitlements, telemetry, and more.

By Solving These Problems We Will

  • Remove barriers to collaboration between organizations
  • Facilitate and democratize the use of data to enable better decision making

We believe that by using data collaboratively, we can enable better solutions to the world’s hardest problems.

The Role

We are looking for a Principal Site Reliability Engineer to support the operational excellence of Bobsled’s data sharing platform. You’ll apply your expertise to complex technical and business challenges and develop innovative solutions that meet requirements concerning functionality, performance, observability, scalability, and reliability. You will be part of the team designing and managing our platform, and your work will have an enormous impact on the way organizations use data across the world.

As an early hire, you will also play a pivotal role in building our team and culture, fostering a collaborative environment, and assessing engineering candidates.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be a creative thinker and problem solver and lead technical discussions to deliver on SRE responsibilities.
  • Design and build reliable pipelines for delivering features to production in a timely yet safe manner using modern techniques.
  • Design and implement logging, monitoring, observability capabilities as well as bespoke tools to manage Bobsled’s products and services running on global multi-cloud infrastructure.
  • Be instrumental in the design and implementation of Bobsled's incident response process adhering to modern best practices.
  • Participate in on-call rotation and respond to issues that impact Bobsled availability, and provide support with customer incidents.
  • Participate in design discussions with other teams to promote SRE principles and ensure code delivered is of production quality.
  • Be aware of changes in software best practices and new technologies which Bobsled could adopt to improve our security posture, cost margins and feature velocity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8+ years experience as a senior/principal SRE or similar role responsible for managing distributed cloud systems in production.
  • Required to work with Typescript and Terraform (CDKTF), but experience in other modern languages will be considered.
  • Expert knowledge of monitoring principles and modern alerting techniques at scale and tooling required to deliver on these.
  • Good knowledge of credential/secret management which deliver modern best practices and to assist achieving security compliance certifications.
  • Good knowledge of infrastructure as code concepts and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Good knowledge of cloud infrastructure and provider databases. Serverless knowledge is a big plus.


  • US Salary Range: $160-200K
  • Outside the US salaries are adjusted to account for differences in payroll taxes, cost of providing benefits, and FX costs
  • We also offer competitive equity compensation


  • Health Insurance (for US employees): Medical (100% paid), dental and vision benefits for you and your family
  • Generous PTO policy and paid parental leave
  • Fully upgraded Apple MacBook and 4K monitor (for engineering team only)
  • Home office stipend of $1,000
  • Flexible work hours in fully-remote work environment
  • Fully-sponsored individual coaching for all employees to help foster a culture of personal reflection and growth (optional though encouraged)

We understand that no candidate is perfectly qualified for any job. Experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable; and passion goes a long way. Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of skill, dedication, and the ability to thrive in a fluid and collaborative environment. We want you to learn new things in this role. We’re hiring at multiple levels of seniority, so we encourage you to apply if your experience is close to what we’re looking for.

We are committed to fostering and empowering an inclusive community within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.