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Infrastructure and Site Reliability Engineer



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Observable is redefining how businesses create and share data apps by giving developers the tools they need to create their best dashboards, applications, and reports. Our open-source Framework allows developers to build dashboards locally while our secure hosting service makes it easy for teams to share data apps and discover deeper insights together. We have a large community of data practitioners who love Observable, and we are building on this success to bring Observable to more teams and businesses of all sizes.

Observable is seeking a full-time infrastructure and site reliability engineer to help improve, administrate, and grow Observable systems as we scale to meet our customer’s needs.

What You Will Do

  • Perform site reliability and ops work for Observable production and staging environments. (Manage servers! Tweak WAF rules! Optimize SQL queries! And more!)
  • Design and implement new infrastructure and processes to support our growing cloud services.
  • Participate in oncall rotation, monitoring Observable systems and responding to production issues.

Some of the technology we use

  • Cloud services: AWS, Cloudflare, Heroku
  • Databases: PostgreSQL, Snowflake, Airbyte, and our own data connectors and loaders to a variety of backends
  • Monitoring and logs: Datadog, Sentry
  • Containers: Docker
  • Code: Node, TypeScript, and JavaScript

What You Will Bring

  • 3+ years of related experience working with production systems, security best practices, etc
  • An enthusiasm for data, visualization, and technology
  • Excitement! We are a startup that recently embarked on a new product direction (see the announcement for Observable 2.0). We’re building cool things and we want your help.

Join our team!

Observable’s end-to-end solution includes our open-source Framework that developers use to build performant, expressive data apps; a platform for hosting projects; and tools to manage the data workflow. Our team is fully remote and we strive to foster a culture that is collaborative and data-driven while being fast-paced.

Thank you for your interest! 🙏 We can’t wait to hear from you.