Microsoft Corporation Site Reliability Engineer in Dublin, Ireland

Microsoft has been a leading company in computing for decades. We are a global company, relied on by companies, governments, utilities, stores, schools, universities and co-operatives to deliver the things they need to work, every day.

In order to make this work, we need to make it reliable. In order to make it reliable, we need you -- someone who already is, or is interested in becoming, a Site Reliability Engineer (also known as SRE).

Site Reliability Engineering is a hybrid role, comparatively rare in industry but crucially important to how things work behind the scenes today.

SREs are people who take engineering-based approaches to solving operations problems; we like infrastructure, we like seeing how the big complicated thing works, and most importantly, we gain great satisfaction from making it better. We have backgrounds in lots of things -- yes of course, Computer Science, System Administration, Networking, Mathematics, and Engineering generally, but you can also find folks who've worked in Physics, Chemistry, Computational Biology, Statistics, and even English.

Site Reliability Engineers build, monitor, and maintain the systems and infrastructure that ensure our customers can quickly access their data and run workloads whenever they need to. We identify service problems and areas for improvement, and we help implement solutions. Our work is key to the success of many of the Microsoft services you'll have heard of, and a number you haven't. There are very few bits of Microsoft which aren't touched by SREs in some way or other.

Responsibilities

The latest chapter in our evolving story is the story of our cloud -- Microsoft Azure -- which helps millions of people around the world get things done every day.

We want to make that billions rather than millions, and we want to make that cloud even better organized, even faster, even cheaper, even easier to work with, and even more secure. This is where you come in.

Because of our rapid expansion, we need to build an SRE community to create the next generation of infrastructure we require to operate one of the largest clouds in the world, and keep our customers happy. The scale of the challenge is enormous: we'll need people who enjoy analyzing complicated problems, coming up with creative solutions, working in focused teams to build things no-one has thought of before, and those who love doggedly chasing problems down to a single line of code, all in the service of production reliability and the whole-hearted promises of availability we make to our customers every day. You'll do this across the hundreds of services, hundreds of thousands of servers, and billions of events that our monitoring systems generate every day.

If you are excited by this challenge, and you love to work in groups of people who are similarly excited, come join the engineers in Microsoft Azure Site Reliability Engineering. We value the input of people who aren't afraid to be learning all the time, who celebrate mistakes as long as they show the way forward, and ultimately those who are happy to continuously improve. We strongly believe that diverse experiences and backgrounds, and an environment where everyone can feel safe to contribute their own insights in a data-driven, objective, but supportive way is the key to making the best workplace possible, and the best workplace makes the best cloud. Not only is it the smart thing, it's the right thing. Do you agree? If so, we'd love to speak with you.

Microsoft Azure Site Reliability Engineers build, monitor, and maintain the systems and infrastructure that ensure our customers can quickly access their data and run workloads whenever they need to. We identify service problems and areas for improvement, and we help implement solutions. Our work is key to the success of all of Microsoft Azure cloud services.

Qualifications

We would like to talk to you if you:

Are interested in distributed systems and working with high scale services.

Like to work in an fast-moving environment that isn't afraid to change things to make them better.

Enjoy new technological challenges and enjoys fixing problems that result.

Believe that a team working well together is truly smarter than the single smartest person on that team.

Aspire to be grow as a person, as a teammate, and as an engineer.

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