Lead Site Reliability Engineer - Diner

About The Opportunity

Grubhub is the nation's leading online and mobile food ordering company, dedicated to connecting hungry diners with their favorite local restaurants. The people who work at Grubhub are our company's greatest asset; each person at Grubhub plays an integral part in building tools and technology that help restaurants succeed, and in cooking up fresh new ways to delight our diners.


Site Reliability Engineers are embedded in small Engineering teams and focus on the operational aspects of our services. Our SREs run their respective products and services from conception to continuous operation. We’re looking for a Lead SRE (eCommerce) to be a people and technical leader for a team of high performing SREs. The eCommerce SRE group helps develop, scale and maintain complex, high throughput services for everything from our hyper-local search engine to our payments platform. You will lead this team to ensure we meet tight SLAs while continuing to be the most innovative food-ordering company on earth.

Some Challenges You’ll Tackle


  • Python – our primary language for automation
  • Java - our primary language for backend services
  • Cassandra
  • Elasticsearch
  • Docker
  • AWS
  • Spinnaker
  • Ubuntu
  • DataDog

You Should Have


  • Experience with common cloud design patterns (think microservices, SOA, The 12 Factor App, et cetera)
  • Experience with NoSQL databases
  • Programming experience in one or more major languages (Python, Java, Scala, Go, etc.)
  • Continuous integration, testing, and deployment
  • Understanding of the JVM
  • Exceptional communication and troubleshooting skills
  • Managing a team of 3+ direct reports



  • Java development experience
  • Working in an embedded team model
  • Experience with container orchestration (Mesos, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with Cassandra
  • Experience with Elasticsearch

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

We deliver favorites every day. Join us as we move eating forward.

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.

Meet Some of GrubHub's Employees

Steven Y.

Senior Director, Acquisition Marketing

Steven uses every marketing tool from television to direct mail to display advertising to consistently acquire new customers—and drive Grubhub forward in the industry.

Kerry H.

Project Manager

Kerry works as a Project Manager on the Corporate Team—collaborating on short-term initiatives to make food ordering and bill paying hassle free for Grubhub's Corporate clients.

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