Platform Reliability Engineer

Product Department | Sydney, Australia

Join the team and help us build something incredible!

Flywheel is looking for an impressive Platform Reliability Engineer to help us maintain availability, optimize performance, and secure and scale our platform. Through engineering approaches you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day operations of our systems that serve billions of requests on behalf of our customers. We solve problems with software, strive to automate and obsolete ourselves, and typically describe ourselves as a “software company that happens to host websites.”

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Think you're a perfect fit?

Here's just a little taste of what we're looking for

You're a solid fit for this position if...
  • You have experience in one or more of the following: C++/C#, Java, Python, Go, Perl, BASH, or Ruby
  • You have experience administering container-based platforms, ideally with cluster management software like Docker, Kubernetes, or Mesos
  • You understand the various technologies that power the web (such as NGINX, Varnish, and PHP)
  • You’re proficient in Linux system administration with a focus on automating tasks through code
  • You like to focus on high quality, secure, and maintainable systems
  • You’re passionate about digging into new technologies
Our idea of a perfect candidate is someone who...
  • Has interest in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.
  • Systematically solves problems, by coupling strong communication skills, sense of ownership, and drive.
  • Has the ability to debug code and automate routine tasks
  • Not only has systems experience, but is passionate about Site Reliability
  • Has administered any (or all) of the following into a production environment, and understands their inner workings of Docker and Kubernetes, Configuration management systems, Cloud databases, Prometheus or other monitoring systems, Scalable network file storage, and Advanced network configurations, firewalls, and WAFs
This role will be responsible for...
  • Engaging in the life cycle of systems, specifically the operations and refinement
  • Managing system capacity planning to meet ongoing business requirements
  • Maintaining systems once they are live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency, and overall system health
  • Scaling systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation, and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity
  • Practicing strong incident response, including the restoration of service, and blameless postmortems
  • Collaborating with a team that is passionate about utilizing emerging technologies
  • Deploying monitoring and alerting systems to aid engineering and support efforts
  • Understanding and addressing the unique challenges faced by Flywheel’s customers

We’re on a mission to build the best WordPress platform around, and we’re excited to hire an intelligent infrastructure engineer to help us do it! Ready to join our passionate development team to solve software challenges and build something great? We’d love to hear from you!

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Meet the Product team!

These are the lovely people you'd work with every day.

  • Platform Reliability Engineer Tony Noecker Co-Founder and CTO
  • Platform Reliability Engineer T-Rave Head of Hosting Operations
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Dan Fitch Lead Infrastructure Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Andy von Dohren Software Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Trevan Hetzel Lead Front-End Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Andy Peters Software Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Derek George Happiness Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Luke Korth Software Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Keegan Mahoney Engineering Manager
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Adam Trabold Lead Product Designer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Andy Neely Software Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer John Hobbs Software Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Nick Chickinelli Product Designer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Michael Herold Lead Application Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Clay Griffiths Software Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Adam Lassek Software Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Bryan Rockwood Sofware Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Tommy Vacek Director of Engineering
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Shruti Chaturvedula Product Manager
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Ryan Hochstetler Infrastructure Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Nathan Knisley Scrum Master
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Courtney Burns Software Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Aron Filbert Software Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Bob Orchard Product Manager
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Michelle Bauer Software Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Donnie Green Hosting Operations Manager
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Neil Koul Engineering Intern
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Amanda Martinez Product Manager
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Christine Seeman Software Engineer
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Erin Olson Scrum Master
  • Platform Reliability Engineer Tyson Reeder Product Designer
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