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Senior DevOps Engineer - Agency Temp

Sirius XM

Sirius XM

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
Who We Are

SiriusXM and its brands (Pandora, SiriusXM Media, AdsWizz, Simplecast, and SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services) are leading a new era of audio entertainment and services by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio entertainment experience for listeners -- in the car, at home, and anywhere on the go with connected devices. Our vision is to shape the future of audio, where everyone can be effortlessly connected to the voices, stories and music they love wherever they are.

This is the place where a diverse group of emerging talent and legends alike come to share authentic and purposeful songs, stories, sounds and insights through some of the best programming and technology in the world. Our critically-acclaimed, industry-leading audio entertainment encompasses music, sports, comedy, news, talk, live events, and podcasting. No matter their individual role, each of our employees plays a vital part in bringing SiriusXM’s vision to life every day.

SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM’s platforms collectively reach approximately 150 million listeners, the largest digital audio audience across paid and free tiers in North America, and deliver music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment and podcasts. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM's subsidiaries Simplecast and AdsWizz make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. The Company’s advertising sales organization, which operates as SiriusXM Media, leverages its scale, cross-platform sales organization and ad tech capabilities to deliver results for audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers, solutions powered by AdsWizz; sonic creative consultancy Studio Resonate; and an extended content network featuring exclusive monetization agreements with Audiochuck, NBCUniversal, SoundCloud, and many more. Reaching more than 150 million listeners each month, SiriusXM Media delivers audiences the tailored brand experiences they crave while putting creators first, making it easy for every marketer to produce, plan, buy and measure across its entire audio universe.

How You’ll Make An Impact

SiriusXM is looking for a strong collaborative team player to work within our 24x7 streaming infrastructure Operational Engineering (OE) Team working within SiriusXM’s Streaming infrastructure. Our team is seeking a highly skilled engineer to join our team and ensure the stability, performance, and reliability of our systems. The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge and experience in Linux, AWS, Python programming, APM tools such as Datadog, RESTful service calls, and service troubleshooting. Your primary responsibility will be to proactively monitor, optimize, and troubleshoot our systems to maintain operational excellence. The ability to demonstrate problem solving is essential. The position is classified as a on-call position will participate in an on-duty rotation. The candidate will be expected to ensure the coverage of after-hours deployments/maintenance windows and incident responses. This position is an individual contributor/hands on role. The position focuses on streaming infrastructure which is primarily within AWS. This also includes expanded responsibilities surrounding all infrastructure support including application monitoring, software build machines, and software support servers. The candidate should have a penchant for solving tough technical problems, and a dedication to ensuring high availability.

What You’ll Do

  • Provide design, development and support of API deployments, infrastructure changes and automated validations
  • Maintain and manage Linux-based infrastructure using best practices for system configuration, security and performance
  • Manage and optimize cloud-based services, ensuring high availability through monitoring and proper scaling
  • Utilize APM tools to identify and address service performance issues in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with development teams to ensure the reliability of RESTful APIs
  • Create automated tasks using shell scripts (bash, batch, python)
  • Monitor security events involving WAFs, IDS/IPS and access logs and manage network (TCP/IP) configurations including firewall ACLs
  • Document and maintain all technical design, code, build and release artifacts

What You’ll Need

  • Minimum of 5 years IT/Engineering experience. 1 year in a 24x7 HA support environment
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Data Analytics Specialty is preferred to demonstrate a good AWS knowledge base
  • BS Computer Science/Engineering, Information Sciences Technology or equivalent experience
  • Proven experience as a Site Reliability Engineer or DevOps Engineer.
  • Excellent knowledge of Linux systems and administration.
  • Expertise in Python or shell script programming for automation and tool development.
  • In-depth understanding of APM tools, particularly Datadog.
  • Thorough knowledge of RESTful service architecture and best practices.
  • Exceptional troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively and professionally with cross-functional teams.
  • Familiarity with containerization and orchestration tools (e.g., Docker)
  • Exhibit excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task with a high attention to detail under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • This position requires 24x7 availability for support and after hours work in order to support the availability and uptime requirements of the business
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.