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Newsela

Site Reliability Engineer

New York, NY, US

25 August, 2019

Salary

Competitive

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • python
  • aws
  • cloud
  • shell scripting

Benefits & perks

  • 401k
  • Unlimited pto
  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Commuter benefits
  • Generous maternity and paternity leave
  • Discounts and resources to stay healthy: mind, body, and soul
  • Continued education

To sum it up...

Help unlock the written word for everyone!

Role overview

The Role:

Developers at Newsela work on big problems in literacy education, from building the infrastructure necessary to handle tens of millions of users to solving novel problems in text complexity and personalization. As a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE), you will work on systems critical to that effort to ensure that our technology team can move swiftly and that our end-users are delivered a reliable and fast experience. You will be responsible for the uptime and performance of our applications, as well as supporting the technology team with tooling to improve efficiency, stability, and ease-of-use for our services. Most of all, you will develop code that is both scalable and understandable not only to the SRE team but to the technology team at large.

 

Why You’ll Love This Role:

On any given day, you might be building new deployment/release pipelines, creating services to assist in automated testing, handling incident response, or architecting cloud infrastructure solutions for new product initiatives. You'll be able to flex skills in both technical and non-technical areas, working with a wide range of stakeholders in the organization to not only give advice and consultation but to potentially build technological answers to harden and speed up process workflows. You'll be able to work in a breadth-first approach to engineering problems, but also have the opportunity to go deep in areas that you find a personal proclivity towards. Finally, you'll be able to pave the road for our technology team to build a world-class experience and change the lives of millions of readers worldwide. 

 

Why We’ll Love You:

You know how applications work on the web and have experience in building out the infrastructure and tooling to support them. You have strong programming experience in Python and have demonstrated experience with the command line and shell scripting, especially to automate your work and the work of people around you. You also have a depth of experience with “the cloud” (AWS or its competitors), and writing reusable code around it. You've participated in on-call rotations handling the incident response. You get intrinsic satisfaction out of supporting and elevating the teams around you with both code and process. 

 

About Newsela:

Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments and insights to supercharge engagement and learning in every subject. Students and teachers use Newsela to find digital content from 100+ of the best sources—from National Geographic to NASA, Biography.com to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is institutionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools and analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools and districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected classroom.


Location

New York is the most populous city in the US with more than 8 million inhabitants. A lot of immigrants from over 180 countries live in the City. Travelers are usually attracted to its cosmopolitanism and energy. New York consists of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island. New York is also well-known for its cultural heritage Empire State Building, Central Park and Statue of Liberty. The City is a center for fashion, media, culture, research and a booming tech scene.

The tech scene in New York has changed a lot in recent years. A lot of the initial excitement has worn off and settled into a stable trend of successful businesses. In both 2014 and 2015, a New York City tech company went public with a valuation of over $1 billion. It is now #2 startup ecosystem in the world, with startups raising $11.5 billion in venture capital in 2017. NYC is also the HQ of choice for Spotify, Consensys and WeWork.

Did you know...

  • New York City’s Federal Reserve Bank holds $90 billion in gold
  • 60M tourists visited NYC in 2016
  • More than 800 languages are spoken in New York City, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world; 4 in 10 households speak a language other than English

Newsela

    Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that brings together engaging, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights to supercharge reading engagement and learning in every subject. We are dedicated to our mission to unlock the written word for everyone. ✍️ 🎒 More than three years since our launch, Newsela is already in 75% of schools, across all 50 U.S. states, in addition to being in over 180 countries. The result has been more engaged readers—and engaged readers are better learners. 📚 Engineers at Newsela work on big problems in literacy education, from building the infrastructure necessary to handle tens of millions of users to solving novel problems in text complexity and personalization. We believe that code is language and we care deeply about the relationships developers have with each other and the company as a whole. Developers work closely with product managers, designers, and domain experts to build software that’s beautiful and useful. If you love working on features that make a real difference, this role is for you. From the Founder on their original Demo Day from 2013, and why he started the company: More about the Product/Platform in it's current form:

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    Engineers who find a new job through Python Works average a 15% increase in salary.

    Salary

    Competitive

    Contract type

    Full time

    Technologies & frameworks

    • python
    • aws
    • cloud
    • shell scripting

    Benefits & perks

    • 401k
    • Unlimited pto
    • Medical, dental and vision
    • Commuter benefits
    • Generous maternity and paternity leave
    • Discounts and resources to stay healthy: mind, body, and soul
    • Continued education
    Site Reliability Engineer