YouVersion Site Reliability Engineer

Technology / Software
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Job Description
The YouVersion Site Reliability Engineer will help the YouVersion Team grow and release groundbreaking new Bible engagement features while maintaining site stability and performance.

God has placed you on the earth for a reason, at this crucial moment in time. He’s given you a purpose. With the smartest tech at our fingertips and more distractions vying for our attention than ever before, the need for the Bible has never been greater. If you’re looking for a place you can combine the skills God has given you with your passion to see people engage with His Word in new ways—no matter where they are or what languages they speak—the YouVersion Team is the place to start. Come change the world with us!
With almost 425 million installs of the Bible App, we maintain a very busy infrastructure using a mix of the latest and tried-and-true technologies. During peak usage, our infrastructure handles over 30,000 requests per second, so performance optimization and stability is extremely important to us. The YouVersion Team is looking to add another Site Reliability Engineer to our Core Infrastructure group who will help us continue to grow rapidly and release new features while maintaining our stability and performance. Keep reading to see if you might be a perfect fit to join our team.

You are:

    • An expert in at least three of the following technologies/skillsets: Kubernetes, Service Meshes (Istio), Infrastructure as Code (Terraform), Linux, SaltStack or equivalent, PostgreSQL, Redis, Couchbase, Solr, CI/CD Pipelines, High-Availabilty design, Service Discovery, and Prometheus
    • Well-versed in the protocols that make the internet work (things like TCP, UDP, DNS, etc.)
    • Able to work fast and reliably under pressure
    • A strong critical thinker who identifies problems that need improvement and is driven to work together with teams to implement new solutions

You will:

    • Apply software engineering principles to fix operational problems
    • Be responsible for availability, latency, performance, efficiency, security best-practices, change/configuration management, monitoring, emergency response, disaster recovery, capacity planning, and tooling/automation of our infrastructure and deployment workflows

You'll thrive here if you:

    • Have a strong desire to serve Christ and be an integral part of helping others engage in God's Word
    • Are highly detail-oriented and excel at spotting patterns and solving problems
    • Understand risk management and possess situational awareness to gauge when it's appropriate to slow down and plan meticulously versus when it's better to move fast and improve things along the way

The cherry on top:

    • You’re a proponent of open-source technologies and love contributing to the communities that help us succeed through our Open Digerati Initiative
    • Brewing your morning coffee requires at least seven different apparatuses, none of which are a coffeemaker

Work Perks:
When you join the Life.Church team, our prayer is that your family will be closer, your leadership will be sharper, your finances will be stronger, your faith will be deeper, and your heart will be larger. And while the biggest perk to working at Life.Church is doing work that makes an eternal difference, you'll find that's not the only benefit we offer: 

Flexible paid time off
Industry-leading medical, dental, and vision coverage
Generous employer 401K contribution match
Childcare benefits
Casual dress code
Professional development funds

Learn More:
You may not realize it, but YouVersion was created by the local church in 2007, and remains a ministry of Life.Church to this day. Named one of the largest, fastest-growing and most innovative churches in America, we are one church in multiple locations and are passionate about our missional use of technology. 

Learn more about what it’s like to work at Life.Church: www.life.church/careers. To view the expectations and responsibilities of this role, click here. This role is located at Life.Church Central Offices in Edmond, OK.