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Posted on: 15 June 2024





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Senior Site Reliability Engineer

We are looking for an experienced and established Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join our growing, distributed team at Coforma.
The Senior Site Reliability Engineer will tackle complex problems while working with other members of our cross-disciplinary teams to deliver elegant solutions across a full, modern technology stack. You are a self-starter, with strong experience overseeing the building and deployment of code and data, automating processes, enabling CI/CD frameworks using agile delivery practices and infrastructure as code. You are an experienced engineer, comfortable with back-end development, and you believe in crafting code that is accessible, maintainable, documented, and tested. You will lead your team through issue resolution by evaluating trade-offs and presenting options and approaches to our partners and colleagues. 
Let’s build software that makes an impact, and let’s ensure the delivery of code that we can be proud to say we worked on together.
$147,290 to $165,830 Annual Salary + Benefits + Growth Potential
Placement within this range will be based on the competency level of the candidate. An offer will be made at one of the following tiers:
Tier 1: $147,290 — Meets minimum qualification/experience requirements. Beyond onboarding, will need additional guidance and training to perform key responsibilities of the role.
Tier 2: $156,560 — Experienced and fully-competent. Beyond onboarding, can independently perform key responsibilities of the role.
Tier 3: $165,830 — Highly-experienced and can perform all responsibilities of the role at a higher level than expected once onboarding is completed.
To honor our company-wide equitable pay system, the posted salary range and corresponding tier salaries are non-negotiable.
The job posting for this role will close by 5:00pm PT on Friday, June 14, 2024.
The desired start date for this role is early-to-mid July 2024.
This is a US-based remote position open to applicants in the states listed below. Some travel may be required.
Note: to ensure we remain compliant with all state, county, and local employment and tax regulations, applicants must currently reside in one of the following states to be considered for employment with Coforma. This list will be updated periodically as our PeopleOps team works to open up hiring in additional states.
-District of Columbia
-New Jersey
-New York
-North Carolina

What You'll Do (Responsibilities)
  • Collaborate with the product teams, government/client stakeholders, and other contractors to build new systems and make improvements to existing systems
  • Work across multiple workstreams, supporting agile engineering practices including Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment, and Infrastructure as Code
  • Work with researchers, designers, government/client stakeholders, and other engineers to understand and articulate requirements and constraints 
  • Articulate the benefits and risks associated with different approaches in different functional environments
  • Maintain and improve the performance of existing software applications 
  • Support new features and applications development to improve existing software 
  • Analyze problems and determine appropriate course correction measures as necessary 
  • Demonstrate a passion for learning, ability to create and adapt systems, and ability to collaborate with creative, technical, and business stakeholders and team members

What You Know
  • Enterprise architecture skills including application, information, and infrastructure
  • Experience with AWS services like CloudWatch, Lambda, container runtimes (EKS, ECS), IAM, ALB,  etc.
  • Experience in automating Cloud Platform infrastructure (Terraform, CloudFormation, etc.)
  • Experience with security, monitoring and analysis tools such as Datadog, Splunk, SonarQube, NewRelic, Nessus, etc.
  • Experience in security aspects of cloud infrastructure, vulnerability scanning and remediation, threat modeling & detection, static and dynamic testing, security documentation
  • Experience with GitHub Actions, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, or similar configuration management software
  • Experience in DevOps, continuous delivery and automation using tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Packer, CloudBees Jenkins, Nexus, etc.
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Strong technical documentation skills

Who You Are (Requirements)
  • 6+ years experience with Python, Ruby, Go, JavaScript/TypeScript, or other open-source programming language
  • 5+ years experience in DevSecOps/Infrastructure Automation
  • 4+ years experience working in a professional agile environment
  • 4+ years experience working with APIs

Preferred Qualifications and Experience
  • 3+ years experience working on a remote team or remote freelancing
  • Prior professional services, government, or federal consulting experience
  • Experience in web development a plus
  • Familiarity with FHIR/SMART on FHIR and CQL a plus
  • Experience working with PHI/PII a plus

About You
  • Analytical: Analytical skills and an ability to create systems
  • Planner: Will anticipate what could go wrong when planning and coordinating, thoughtfully mitigating risks 
  • Organized: Will prioritize projects, complete tasks on time, and both document and share processes with others as needed
  • Cooperative: Will work collaboratively with peers, top executives, and high-level contacts; cooperate with staff across different teams, departments, and expertise
  • Communicative: Will communicate ideas and create personal relationships through writing and in-person exchange, customizing the delivery to the audience
  • Calm and nimble: Will navigate a fast-paced environment and ambiguity, changing priorities, and unexpected project challenges
  • Autonomy: Will to get work done fairly self-directed, requiring minimal supervision or direction from others
  • Continual learner: Committed to ongoing learning and knowledge sharing

  • Internet: Will prioritize and maintain access to strong, reliable internet for the remote nature of our work, except when on vacation or holiday
  • Security: Will keep the highest security practices to ensure privacy and security of Coforma and client information given the nature of our work, even when on vacation
  • Travel Flexibility: On request and with advanced notice, will attend in-person events such as meetings, workshops, and trainings as assigned for projects that require it (up to 10-15%, with health and safety precautions being paramount)
  • Brand Representation: Will represent Coforma professionally and sincerely, modeling our Company Values in all interactions

We Don't Care About
  • Whether or not you have a degree of any kind
  • Whether your educational major, if you had one, is related to this role
  • Whether or not you have GitHub contributions
  • Whether or not you have worked at a well-recognized company
  • Whether you’re sure that you check every single box perfectly

We Do Care About
  • Your passions, professional or otherwise
  • Your well-informed opinions about design, technology, teams, and process
  • You
We participate in E-Verify. Upon hire, we will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
Due to the nature of our work with the federal government, this role is required to work from the contiguous United States.
We're Coforma
The stress of job searching can make you wonder if you’re enough. Studies have even shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs when they don’t meet every qualification. We believe that you ARE enough, and that it’s okay not to meet every requirement. We’re building a culture that’s authentic, inclusive, and diverse. If you’re excited to work with us but not sure you check every box, apply anyway! You may be just right for this role or another one.
About Us
We use creativity to get results for clients and the communities they serve.
We’ve honed a modern, agile, user-centered approach that elevates human needs through thoughtfully-designed systems and products.
From connecting families in crisis at the US border to improving the way governments consume COVID-19 mobility data through a more accessible and user-friendly tool, we’re dedicated to improving people’s lives through thoughtful technology products and services. Together. Our cross-functional team works closely with each other and with our government, nonprofit, and commercial partners to research, design, and build better products and services.
Coforma employs over 150 talented creators. Our leadership has decades of experience in improving government digital services from a civic service mindset, and a strong record of developing innovative technology solutions for government, enterprise, and nonprofits.
We thoughtfully integrate design into product development. We are experts in leading the design and development of products to meet business goals, build alignment, and deliver value through technically feasible and iterative design activities.
Business objectives and human beings are at the center of our work. We work very closely and collaboratively with our partners, from solicitation through to delivery, to ensure that the solution provides a high level of value to the business. Accessibility is never overlooked in our work, and our iterative approach validates the utility and delight of the final product.
Equal Opportunity & Inclusive Workplace
Coforma is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, marital status, or any other factors that are protected from employment discrimination under federal law.
We are committed to ensuring accessibility and equal opportunity and offering reasonable accommodations to those with disabilities. We adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act and all relevant federal, state, and local laws concerning disability discrimination and accommodation. To request a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process, please email talentops@coforma.io.
About Public Trust and Other Background Investigations
Due to the nature of our client and project work, most roles may require a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI), Moderate Background Investigation (MBI), Background Investigation (BI) or other relevant investigations as needed. Additional information regarding background evaluations or investigations can be found on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management website (opm.gov).


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