Site Reliability Engineer

Location: Madison, WI

Department: Software Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Do you love fast-paced, fun, and ever-changing environments? Are you passionate about using data to solve challenging problems? Do you enjoy supporting team efforts, as well as working independently?


If so, we have a career for you!


Working as Understory's Site Reliability Engineer, you will leverage your technical expertise together with Understory’s unique datastream to revolutionize weather analytics. While you rock this role, you will work alongside incredibly talented, driven team members who deliver disruptive products that bring together custom built hardware, unique data analytics, and user-friendly cloud platforms.


Critical role responsibilities include:

  • Create, augment, and maintain continuous deployment pipelines
  • Minimize downtime of critical infrastructure
  • Scale infrastructure as we scale our business
  • Work with software and data science teams to productionalize applications
  • Develop monitoring tools to understand our infrastructure


If you have at least two years of experience as a site reliability engineer or similar role and are eager to work in an agile and highly collaborative organization that works to bring the most advanced weather data and technology to the market, you're a great fit for our team!


You're exactly what we're looking for if you:

  • Have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field
  • Have significant experience in Python and Java
  • Have experience with various databases, including Cassandra and PostgreSQL
  • Are an excellent communicator with strong attention to detail
  • Are enthusiastic, disciplined, and comfortable learning and adopting new technologies
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to work in an early-stage company
  • Have strong interpersonal skills


We’ll be even more excited about you if you:

  • Have experience with Salt
  • Have experience with big data architecture
  • Are passionate about meteorology


Compensation includes:

  • Base salary commensurate with experience
  • Variable bonuses based upon team performance
  • Full-time benefits


Company details:

Understory detects rain, hail, wind, and other weather events where the risk to life and property is the greatest – directly at the earth’s surface. Understory's ground-truth detection provides weather data that leads the industry in resolution and fidelity, which has tremendous potential value and application throughout the country as $485 billion of the U.S. economy fluctuates with weather, touching industries such as insurance, agriculture, and broadcast.


Currently, Understory is an early-stage start-up consisting of twelve awesome team members and is venture backed by $13M in financing. Our team works hard, but also makes time for team and family fun!


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