United States, Georgia, Atlanta

Information Technology


Ref #: 13213

How you'll help us Keep Climbing (overview & key responsibilities)

Join Delta IT on our journey to becoming the best IT organization in the airline industry.
Delta IT is on a journey of transformation. We are changing the way we do business from top to bottom. As thought-leaders within Delta, we strive to create meaningful and innovative solutions and are looking for team members to help us realize our vision.

The Staff Site Reliability Engineer will drive cross-team initiatives that improves Delta engineering practices through increased accountability and deliver increased uptime and performance for the business. An ideal candidate would have prior experience implementing observability plans around logs, metrics, and traces.

What you’ll be doing? 
  • Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of services—from inception and design through deployment, operation and refinement
  • Support capacity planning, availability, scalability, security and latency considerations for new infrastructure and service provisioning as appropriate
  • Responsible for improvements to end-to-end availability and performance of mission critical services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence. 
  • Strong experience setting SLOs / SLIs / error budgets and managing of reliability for infrastructure and applications
  • Partner with other SREs to bring best practices or learnings from across the organization to them
  • Scale and optimize existing infrastructure and services sustainably through mechanisms, including automation, and evolve them by improving reliability and efficiency
  • Manage end-to-end availability and performance of mission-critical services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence
  • Maintain infrastructure and services by measuring, and monitoring system metrics to proactively identify operational efficiencies, potential outages and security threats in Development, UAT, Staging and Production environments
  • Practice sustainable incident response and blameless postmortems
  • Build infrastructure and drive projects that break things with the aim to improve the robustness of production systems
  • Use the core Site Reliability Engineering principles of change management, monitoring, emergency response, capacity planning, and production readiness reviews to run the platform
  • Step back to observe patterns and develop innovative tools and automation to eliminate or minimize menial tasks. Use those learnings to drive the best operational practices
  • Develop and maintain solution and operational documentation and designs for all infrastructure and services within the scope of SRE
  • Preserve operational visibility and response capabilities — fixing and improving our dashboards, alerts, and automation 

What you need to succeed (minimum qualifications)

  • Proficient in one or more of the following scripting languages: JavaScript, Nodejs, Python, Ansible, Bash, etc.
  • Experience handling large numbers of diverse systems with configuration management systems like Puppet, Chef, Ansible 
  • Proven history of toil elimination by leveraging automation
  • Strong background using tools like PagerDuty for managing incidents
  • Strong experience with monitoring and alerting systems like Prometheus, Grafana, Datadog.
  • Understanding of standard networking protocols and components such as HTTP, DNS, ECMP, TCP/IP, ICMP, the OSI Model, Subnetting and Load Balancing strategies 
  • Experience in Serverless Application Framework 
  • Experience in containerized workloads and management platforms such as Docker or Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with distributed systems is a plus including Microservices
  • Experience in Infrastructure automation tools such as CloudFormation, Terraform
  • Understanding of CI/CD processes and experience with deployment automation tools such as Code Pipeline, Code Deploy, Jenkins, Bamboo 
  • Strong debugging, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills 
  • Effective communication, collaboration & negotiation skills with the ability to interface with various business units and third parties 
  • Experience liaising with developers, operations staff and third-party resources 
  • Experience with API integration projects
  • Software Engineering or Computer Science equivalent degree (Desirable)
    • 7+ years of total software engineering experience
    • 5+ years support a production system on a DevOps team
    • 5+ years of experience running and building systems in cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure
  • Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based job, if not currently employed by Delta Air Lines, Inc.

What will give you a competitive edge (preferred qualifications)

  • Software Engineering or Computer Science equivalent degree (Desirable)