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Site Reliability Engineer

Engineering | San Francisco, CA or New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

About Foursquare:

Foursquare helps you and your friends make the most of where you are. We're a small but highly ambitious company with millions of users worldwide relying on Foursquare to keep up with friends, discover what's nearby, save money and unlock deals.  We’re also helping over a million registered merchants ranging from local businesses to global brands connect with their customers. 

To thrive as a member of team Foursquare, you must embrace our exciting work-hard, play-hard environment. We're a close-knit team and, especially at the end of a long day over beers, we feel like we're inventing the future together.

About our Site Reliability Engineer position:

At Foursquare, our production systems run on an innovative (and innovating!) hybrid cloud-and-coloc installation.  We embrace open source and home-grown tools in the belief that what works best, is best.  We're looking for a seasoned site reliability engineer to help us grow, automate, and monitor our footprint, in the datacenter and in the cloud.

You should have a proven track record of writing automation tools, a solid understanding of operating system fundamentals, and familiarity with common production environment services.  Experience operating and building networks (protocol and/or facilities side) is a huge plus.  Deep mentor-level knowledge in one of these areas may buy you a get out of jail free card on one of the others.

You can join our Production Engineering team at our San Francisco (SoMa) or New York City (SoHo) headquarters. We offer competitive compensation packages including generous equity options and full benefits for everyone.


  • 5+ years production environment experience
  • Demonstrated tool building capability - we are language agnostic, but happen to love python and bash
  • Grace under fire, and willingness to do 24x7 on-call approximately 1 week per month
  • A scrappy attitude and self-directed work ethic