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Site Reliability Engineer


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Wealthsimple is a financial services company on a mission to help everyone achieve financial freedom by providing products and advice that are accessible and affordable. Using smart technology, Wealthsimple takes financial services that are often confusing, opaque and expensive and makes them simple, transparent, and low-cost.

With over 1 million people using Wealthsimple products, we are the market leader in Canada, and we’re fast growing in the US and UK. Our team is working together to build one of the most innovative fintech companies in the world and we're looking for talented people who want to help us move fast, ship often and make a huge impact. Join us on our mission to make financial services simple and affordable for everyone!

Read our Culture Manual to learn more about us and how we work.

We're looking for someone to join the Systems Engineering team as part of the infrastructure organization. We aim to provide scalable, secure, and stable infrastructure, while also enabling developers to quickly and easily deploy new code. The Wealthsimple product stack is primarily Ruby on Rails microservices, with state backed by PostgreSQL and Redis. The infrastructure stack you will work on is powered by AWS, Ansible, Docker, Consul and Nomad, Python and Bash.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Design, maintain and expand our infrastructure defined in code (IaC)
  • Create, build and manage shared engineering resources for alerting, logging, backups, disaster recovery, and monitoring
  • Participate in an on-call rotation, supporting underlying infrastructure, and coach engineering teams on monitoring and operating their own microservices
  • Define and provide right-sized access to engineering resources such as Github, AWS, and monitoring tools
  • Help us build, grow, and scale our business by defining the direction of our infrastructure architecture
  • Guide our engineers in building resilient microservices that are in-line with our infrastructure's best practices

We're looking for someone who:

  • Has experience administering at least one Linux distribution in production (we use CentOS VMs and Debian-based containers)
  • Has working knowledge of continuous deployment/integration and concepts (we use CircleCI, Amazon ECR, and Rundeck)
  • Has experience with configuration management and orchestration tooling such as Ansible, Salt, Chef, or Puppet (we use Ansible)
  • Has a familiarity with cloud service providers, preferably AWS (we lean heavily on VPC, EC2, IAM, and RDS for underlying infrastructure, and CloudFormation for IaC)
  • Understands Docker semantics for building and running containerized workloads
  • Has experience automating tasks with bash, and at least one higher-level language (we use Python, Developers use Ruby)
  • Values open communication and working on an exceptionally transparent team
  • Is eager to teach and learn from your team. We value making each other successful! 

At Wealthsimple, we embrace difference. We believe that getting to the best outcomes requires diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We create space where all voices can be heard so that we can all do our life's best work. We’re committed to openness, curiosity and creating an inclusive culture as we know that diverse teams build better products and generate better ideas. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Wealthsimple provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know.

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February 21st, 2021

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January 5th, 2021

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