Lead Site Reliability Engineer - Database Engineering (Cassandra)

About The Opportunity

Got a taste for something new?


We’re Grubhub, the nation’s leading online and mobile food ordering company. Since 2004 we’ve been connecting hungry diners to the local restaurants they love. We’re moving eating forward with no signs of slowing down.


With more than 85,000 restaurants and over 15.6 million diners across 1,600 U.S. cities and London, we’re delivering like never before. Incredible tech is our bread and butter, but amazing people are our secret ingredient. Rigorously analytical and customer-obsessed, our employees develop the fresh ideas and brilliant programs that keep our brands going and growing.


Long story short, keeping our people happy, challenged and well-fed is priority one. Interested? Let’s talk. We’re eager to show you what we bring to the table.


About the Opportunity: 


As a Site Reliability Engineer on one of these teams, it’s our job to provide the supporting infrastructure, infrastructure automation as well as systems design knowledge to the team. You’ll be supporting your team’s development, pre-production and production environments.


Our SREs participate in stand-up and sprint planning meetings, while also spending 20% of their on common systems related projects.

Some Challenges You’ll Tackle

Tools we work with:

  • Java for micro services

  • Cassandra

  • Docker (in production!)

  • Mesos and Marathon for job scheduling

  • Combination of AWS and our own hardware

  • Python and Fabric for automation and our CD pipeline

  • Jenkins for builds and task execution

  • Linux (CentOS and Ubuntu)

  • DataDog for metrics and alerting

  • Puppet

You Should Have

Soft Skills:

  • Someone with a passion for learning

  • Someone gutsy who isn’t afraid to try new things

  • Someone who is comfortable failing, learning and trying again

  • Someone who is data obsessed

  • Someone with an automation mindset

  • Someone who hates black boxes

Hard Skills:

  • Linux experience

  • Proficient in a high level scripting language

  • Continuous Integration Knowledge

  • Experience with RDBMs and NoSQL implementations

  • Knowledge of distributed systems design and constraints

We’ve got a lot of challenges ahead of us and a lot of really awesome things we intend to get done. If you’re looking for a new challenge and want to join an awesome team, we’d love to hear from you. Thanks!

And Of Course, Perks!

  • Unlimited paid vacation days. Choose how your time is spent

  • Never go hungry! We provide weekly Grubhub/Seamless credit

  • Regular in-office social events, including happy hours, wine tastings, karaoke, bingo with prizes and more

  • Company-Wide Initiatives encouraging innovation, continuous learning and cross-department connections

Grubhub is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: DOL Poster. If you are applying for a job in the U.S. and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to TalentAcquisition@grubhub.com and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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