Site Reliability Engineer
Technology | Belmont, CA | Full Time
B-Stock is the world’s largest online marketplace for returned, excess, and other liquidation merchandise. Our customers range from SMB to the world’s largest brands and retailers (including nine of the top 10 U.S. retailers). Led by eBay veterans, B-Stock completes over 175,000 transactions per year, selling 90 million items annually, making us a clear leader in the space.
The amount of inventory that is returned or unsold each year is growing very rapidly; in 2018, the value of this merchandise was estimated at $500 billion. Much of it ends up being liquidated for pennies on the dollar; some of it is even destroyed or landfilled. We believe there is tremendous value in and demand for this inventory - no matter the category, condition, or location. The B-Stock platform gives buyers a simple and direct way to buy valuable products, and offers sellers a trusted replacement for traditional liquidation and a critical boost in operational efficiency.
Backed by top investors including Spectrum Equity, True Ventures, and Susquehanna Growth Equity, B-Stock runs lean, fast, and shows no signs of slowing down. Our core values (teamwork, honesty, humor, and the passion to build something great) have shaped the company we are today and will certainly drive our success for many years to come.
For more information, visit www.bstock.com/careers/
B-Stock is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) who will create systems and processes that make the Technology department more efficient. As SRE you’ll get ahead of future problems, and partner with developers to help them ship their code onto a reliable infrastructure. Successful candidate has solid knowledge of Linux systems administration combined with coding chops to automate tedious chore tasks.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Implement consistent development workflows across teams
Maintain our CI/CD pipeline and the tooling that makes it all work in a sane and reproducible way
Advocate, evangelize and improve monitoring, metrics, and logging
Help development teams gather and present metrics for their various projects and services
Write tools to automatically deploy/scale our HTTP services and our asynchronous workers
Lend DevOps expertise to other teams to help track down performance/stability problems
Build, automate, update, and maintain shared infrastructure—E.g., Postgres, Redis, Async workers, infrastructure, internal services, etc.
Plan and execute large architectural changes such as migrating backend services.
Craft a brand-new Docker/Kubernetes infrastructure to allow developers to ship more features and more services
EXPECTATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
By Day #180 on the job, the successful candidate will have:
Written new developer and deploy tools for our Kubernetes migration
Prepped for going multi-region
Gotten security/permissions processes and policies in place
Automated application deployment—leading to faster and more reliability deployment
Be honest. We do the right thing because it’s right.
Have passion for building something great. We empower employees to “think like an owner” so we dare to try. Let’s find new ways to grow B-Stock together.
Humor. Take whatever you are doing very seriously but do not take yourself too seriously.
Teamwork. Our successes are achieved because we work in stride, leveraging each other’s strengths as a unified effort.
Respect. We show consideration for each other and recognize the power in our diversity.
Competitive compensation packages including bonus and options
Medical, dental, and vision benefits
Paid Time Off, telecommuting and flexible schedule options
Support for continuing education
Team off-sites, social events and extracurricular activities are a staple
Snacks, drinks, and the occasional box of donuts
No applicant will face discrimination/harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination/harassment based on “protected categories,” B-Stock also strives to prevent other, subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (e.g., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at B-Stock.
US Work Authorization required.