Staff Site Reliability Engineer

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Medallia is the global leader in Customer Experience Management. Our goal is to create a customer-centric world where companies see you as a person, and not just their next sale. We do this by creating a bridge between companies and their clients, giving them access to your eyes, ears, and hearts, so they can design and deliver exceptional experiences, every single day. Why? Because we firmly believe that no one should ever feel like they’re at the DMV, except when they’re at the DMV.

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Medallia presents a unique opportunity for an energetic, ambitious Site Reliability Engineer to come in and build next-generation infrastructure. Business is booming, and the infrastructure that supports the Medallia platform needs to continuously scale to meet the demands of our explosive growth.

The Role

Site Reliability Engineering at Medallia creates the systems that power a highly reliable, agile, and efficient global SaaS platform. We are building a next generation global data center operating system that spans on-premise and cloud-based infrastructure, leveraging some of the most exciting new open source technologies. We work closely with product and platform engineering to make the world's best customer experiences even better. SREs own the reliability of key components of the applications and infrastructure stack at Medallia, and ensure that they continue to scale with our rapidly-growing business.

As a Site Reliability Engineer, you may:

  • Build and own an infrastructure component within our systems foundation (compute, storage, network, etc.).
  • Instrument and build testing automation to prove that our infrastructure is delivering a world-class experience.
  • Debug and solve complex problems that may span the full service stack.
  • Automate the provisioning and updates of components of the Medallia SaaS stack.
  • Proactively monitor and manage the availability of infrastructure and applications.
  • Optimize performance of components across the full service.
  • Develop capacity planning models and translate workload forecasts into capacity requirements.  
  • Be a part of an engineering team on-call rotation for escalations.


  • We don’t expect to be perfect, but we are always proactively seeking out ways to help ourselves and our teams to minimize pain points within our infrastructure and code base.  
  • We love technology -- and following the latest technologies and sharing what we learn.
  • We are not afraid of failing when we are experimenting with different technologies, development methodologies, and toolings.
  • We develop strong relationships with team members around the globe.


  • BS or equivalent experience in Computer Science or other technical specialty.
  • 5+ years experience in hands-on engineering for Internet-scale services.
  • Ability to code or script in at least one language (Java, Groovy, Python, Go, Ruby, etc.) on Linux-based platforms
  • Deep experience in at least one infrastructure component (operating systems, compute, storage, networking, data center, distributed systems, big data, cloud, etc.) and solid understanding of the rest and how they impact services.
  • Experience building, configuring, and maintaining operational monitoring and reporting tools.
  • Solid understanding of infrastructure and application performance metrics, including capacity planning.
  • Familiarity with cluster management tools such as Aurora, Mesos, borg, marathon, tupperware, kubernetes.
  • Familiarity with relational databases, particularly PostgreSQL

Medallia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law. 


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