Principal Data Reliability Engineer
- Austin, TX
What if you could use your technology skills to develop a product that impacts the way communities’ hospitals, homes, sports stadiums, and schools across the world are built? Construction impacts the lives of nearly everyone in the world, and yet it’s also one of the world’s least digitized industries, not to mention one of the most dangerous. That’s why we’re looking for a talented Principal Data Reliability Engineer to join Procore’s journey to revolutionize a historically underserved industry.
As a Principal Data Reliability Engineer, you’ll join a highly skilled team of Site Reliability, Security, Data Administration, and Production Engineering disciplines dispersed across our Carpinteria, CA and Austin, TX offices. Data Reliability Engineers are responsible for keeping data systems that support all user-facing Procore services and other production systems running smoothly 24/7. Data Reliability Engineers apply a mix of data engineering, administration, and software development disciplines to automate a range of data management work including provisioning data stores, managing uptime, data integrity, data refresh, disaster recovery, self-healing and alerting, and data reporting. As Principal Data Reliability Engineer, you’ll lead strategic initiatives across the organization, mentor other engineers, and provide hands-on support for all things related to Procore’s data systems.
This position will report to the Senior Manager, Data Systems & Reliability, and has the opportunity to be located in any of our US offices. Remote candidates will be considered based on experience. We’re looking for someone to join us immediately.
What you’ll do:
- Work closely with SRE, Security, and Development teams to ensure data infrastructure standards are followed and architecture patterns are aligned with the requirements
- Leverage subject matter and technical expertise to provide leadership, mentoring, and strategic influence across the organization
- Lead in designing data architecture, holding design reviews, building and troubleshooting data systems, as well as digging deep into the root of an issue and providing solutions
- Manage multiple projects and tasks including on-call participation, prioritization, planning and change management, detailed runbooks, and documentation
- Provide configuration and maintenance support for production and development environments, automating as much as possible
- Design and implement self-service tools enabling application teams to quickly deploy their own data stores and schemas with appropriate guardrails in place to ensure data reliability
- Assist application developers with query creation, optimization, tuning, and related function
- Identify performance trends and opportunities, and deploy proactive corrective measures to minimize downtime
- Stay on top of industry and technology trends
- Work across our tech stack of Java, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, AWS, Kafka, S3, Elasticsearch
What we are looking for:
- BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience; MS in Computer Science is preferred
- 12+ years of experience working within a Cloud infrastructure environment
- Experience designing complex data ecosystems and leading other engineers through implementation
- Mentoring experience helping to develop engineering talent
- Experience leading through transformational architectural changes
- Development experience in any language or shell command language for scripting
- Data Engineering/Administration or production infrastructure and operations background
- Experience working quickly, efficiently, and with keen attention to detail at a fast-paced company where services are available 24/7/365
- Possess a strong understanding that automation is king, and proactively push boundaries in areas like self-healing conditions and alerts
- Experience with SQL and NoSQL data stores like PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, etc.
- Experience with data streaming technologies
- Experience with ETL, data warehousing, and partition experience is desired
- Strong technical hands-on experience in delivering projects
- Possess a natural wonder for technology including AWS and docker and automation apps like Chef/Puppet/Ansible.
- Experience using the following tools is desirable:
- AWS RDS and orchestration tools
- Linux experience related to large Databases, ie; THP experience
- Hashicorp Technologies (Consul, Terraform, Vault, Packer)
- Containers and Container Management (Docker, Kubernetes)
- Config Management (Puppet, Ansible, Salt)
Procore Technologies is building the software that builds the world. We provide cloud-based construction management software that helps clients more efficiently build skyscrapers, hospitals, housing complexes, and more. Our headquarters is located on the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean in Carpinteria, CA, with growing offices worldwide. Check us out on Glassdoor to see what others are saying about working at Procore!
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome builders of all backgrounds. We thrive in a diverse, dynamic and inclusive environment. We do not tolerate discrimination against employees on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.
Perks & Benefits
You are a person with dreams, goals, and ambitions—both personally and professionally. That's why we believe in providing benefits that not only match our Procore values (Openness, Optimism, and Ownership) but enhance the lives of our team members. Here are just a few of our benefit offerings: competitive health care plans, flexible paid time off (Procore Values Time), employee enrichment and development programs, and volunteer days.
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