Site Reliability Engineer at Interactions

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Position Overview:

Interactions is seeking an enthusiastic Software Engineer to serve in the capacity of Site Reliability Engineer. Ideally you have come up through the ranks as Software Engineer and are now focused to make delivering software as reliable, repeatable as possible. You have a knack for solving deep technical issue with your troubleshooting skills and want to turn that around by improving all aspects up and down the stack, from code improvements, blameless post mortems, automation and processes. If this sound appealing to you, join a dynamic team of DevOps, Data and SRE engineers in an exciting company at the crossroads of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.



Creating tools to proactively monitor and improve end-to-end system performance, identify deficiencies, and potential failures throughout our infrastructure. Build deep, end-to-end knowledge of the complexity of our platform and continuously create improvements and automation to enhance durability, performance and supportability of the platform.

Essential Job Functions*:

  • Lead development of processes and software necessary to maintain services post-deployment through data collection and monitoring ensuring overall health of the services provided.
  • Develop new metrics/monitoring dashboards as additional coverage events become necessary.
  • Monitor and continuously improve the availability and performance of infrastructure, systems and applications.
  • Create and maintain documentation for processes, supported infrastructure resources and services
  • Drive supportability improvements by improving automation, automatic alerting, self-healing architectures, etc.
  • Create new alerts, find anomalies, fix things, and ask why something broke
  • Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot daily processes and make improvements to current processes related to production operations
  • Capture and analyze data on Systems Availability, MTBF, and MTTR across all Digital channels; identify patterns and drive changes to both systems and processes to provide sustained improvements.
  • As a technology subject matter expert (SME), you will mentor platform and application engineers to stretch their knowledge and perspective.
  • Troubleshoot and debug software delivered by various development teams and ensure that more junior members of the team are capable of the same; coach team members in this practice.
  • Document automation and the interaction of software and system as necessary to enable in others; ensure that other members of the team meet the same high standard of documentation.

Preparation, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required:

  • BS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience / technical degree
  • 5+ years experience with supporting SaaS environment at scale
  • 3+ years experience in software development, preferable Java and Python
  • Ability to triage multiple issues simultaneously and work well under pressure
  • Solid understanding/experience of networking, virtualization, storage, and monitoring
  • Experience with Linux systems administration.  
  • Knowledge of and experience with network stack, protocols, network management and monitoring tools (Nagios, Check_MK, Splunk, Grafana)
  • Solid project management and time management skills – ability to adjust to shifting priorities
  • Driven to learn and try new things
  • Experience supporting applications with a 24x7 SLA, and providing on-call support as part of a group rotation.
  • Comfortable working in a NOC environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral, listening and writing) skills are required, especially to non-technical and senior leadership audiences.
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to communicate all aspects of the requirements, including the creation of formal documentation.
  • Presentation skills to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to demonstrate Interactions Values of:
    • Being passionate about customer service
    • Obsessing with our customer’s success
    • Respecting each other
    • Creating opportunity
    • Embracing disruption
    • Doing what we say we will do

Pluses:

  • Experience working with various cloud providers (AWS/Azure)
  • Knowledge of SIP / VoIP
  • Hands on experience in an agile environment such as Scrum, Scrumban or XP.
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Location

We are located in historic Franklin, MA home to the first public library. With public transportation, the commuter rail is walking distance!

An Insider's view of Interactions

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Interactions definitely has a work hard/play hard environment! Our hard work pays off in the form of different social events throughout the year, including mini-golf tournaments, halloween decorating/costume contests, Oktoberfest, and lawn games during the summer time!

Pam

Software QA Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

It is motivating and inspiring to listen to the success stories from our Clients and their customers. Our ability, as the technology team and the company to deliver a secure, reliable and scalable Platform that delivers the best of breed of our Conversational AI and Human Assisted Understanding technologies, is a major source of pride!

Mahesh

Sr. VP of Engineering

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Interactions recognizes that our families, our hobbies, our physical & mental health, and our work are all equally important in creating employees who are strong, productive, and successful. We have an environment where people want to come to work, and also feel secure in their time away from work with generous PTO and flexible work schedules.

Brandie

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

What are Interactions Perks + Benefits

Culture
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Interactions offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Interactions hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
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