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Sr. Systems Site Reliability Engineer



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Who is Forcepoint?

Forcepoint simplifies security for global businesses and governments. Forcepoint’s all-in-one, truly cloud-native platform makes it easy to adopt Zero Trust and prevent the theft or loss of sensitive data and intellectual property no matter where people are working. 20+ years in business. 2.7k employees. 150 countries. 11k+ customers. 300+ patents. If our mission excites you, you’re in the right place; we want you to bring your own energy to help us create a safer world. All we’re missing is you!

The ideal candidate will be Dallas based (for a hybrid role) & have a broad background spanning both applications and infrastructure. They will have direct experience with multiple coding language, core SRE practices & methodologies.

Open to US Remote

Essential Functions
Solve problems relating to mission critical services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence, with the goal of automating response to all non-exceptional service conditions. This individual will be focused on maximum availability, reliability, security, and performance for Forcepoint services.


  • Designs and Maintains secure, scalable, and highly available architectures for On-Prem and Cloud Hosted environments

  • Fully understands Agile Systems Engineering practices

  • Strong understanding of cloud-based architecture and cloud operations. Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services and/or equivalent public cloud technology

  • Experience in administration/build/management of Linux systems

  • Foundational understanding of Infrastructure and Platform Technology stacks

  • Strong understanding of Networking concepts and theories, such as different protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, routing protocols, etc), VLAN configuration, DNS, OSI layers, and load balancing

  • Understanding of security architecture and certificate management

  • Working knowledge of Infrastructure and Application monitoring platforms such as Grafana Cloud, Solarwinds, NewRelic, DataDog etc.

  • Working knowledge of Incident Response and Alerting platforms such as PagerDuty, Opsgenie, XMatters etc.

  • Understanding of the core DevOps practices (CI/CD pipeline, release management etc.)

  • Ability to write code using any one modern programming language (Python, JavaScript, Ruby etc.). Additional scripting skills are preferred

  • Configuration management platform understanding and experience (Chef/Puppet/Ansible)

  • Prior experience in Cloud management automation tools (Terraform/CloudFormation etc.) is crucial

  • Experience with source code management software and API automation is crucial

  • Cloud certifications or equivalent experience is highly regarded

  • Service availability oriented mindset with a pro-active approach to problem solving. An ideal candidate should be able to develop automated solutions to prevent recurring problems

  • Possesses the ability and willingness to challenge the status-quo and optimize current procedures and processes

  • Creates flowcharts, diagrams, and other documentation

  • Knowledge of Container tools Docker/ Kubernetes,

  • Benchmarks applications and services performance and design scalable systems and APIs

  • Must have strong Linux experience supporting production systems

  • Additional Qualification:

  • Expertise in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.

  • Understanding of Unix/Linux systems from kernel to shell and beyond, taking in system libraries, file systems, and client-server protocols along the way

  • Good knowledge of virtualization technologies and container technologies

  • Experience with containers and HA clusters; experience with Docker and Amazon ECS /Kubernetes/ Mesosphere/Docker Swarm a plus VMware certification is preferred.

  • Proficient Knowledge or Application of Agile/Scaled Agile: Familiarity with agile methodologies (such as Scrum or Lean) and experience in applying them to IT development or project management. Understanding of scaled agile frameworks (SAFe) is a plus.

Don’t meet every single qualification? Studies show people are hesitant to apply if they don’t meet all requirements listed in a job posting. Forcepoint is focused on building an inclusive and diverse workplace – so if there is something slightly different about your previous experience, but it otherwise aligns and you’re excited about this role, we encourage you to apply. You could be a great candidate for this or other roles on our team.

The policy of Forcepoint is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

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