Site Reliability Engineer (Kubernetes), Public Cloud SRE
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
7h ago

What is the opportunity?

Join an innovative team that is accelerating public cloud adoption at RBC! We are looking for passionate and creative Site Reliability Engineers who are excited about problem solving and working with the latest technologies.

As an SRE, you will utilize your software engineering, and operations background to build and run large-scale, fault-tolerant systems.

Your role is to ensure the reliability, scalability and maximum uptime of RBC’s Cloud Platform.

You’ll be joining a team that is passionate about what we’re doing. This role requires practical knowledge of software engineering, automation, operations and security concepts.

Your main focus would be managing and extending the Kubernetes compute platform running on Public Cloud.

What will you do?

  • Build a scalable platform using best practices around automation, pushing changes that improve reliability and velocity
  • Work with the team to implement secure, highly available and scalable architectures for the RBC Kubernetes platform
  • Design and build highly scalable, secure, and highly available architectures within an Agile development team. Develop tooling that will accelerate operations and productivity of teams across the organization
  • Provide mentorship and training to other team members on technologies and processes; drive education and knowledge transfer of design patterns, technical practices, and relevant technologies and tools
  • Support services before they go live through activities such as system design consulting, developing software platforms and frameworks, planning, and reviews
  • Create educational material such as cloud native sample apps and starter code, as well as contribute to holding cloud native educational events like hackathons and live coding sessions.
  • Create educational documentation on how-to’s and best practices, and blog about use-cases and architectures that relate to cloud platforms

  • Liaise with the team managing our public cloud environments, including setup, management, and troubleshooting
  • Work flexible hours when necessary and be part of a 24 / 7 on-call rotation
  • Must Have’s :

  • A relevant degree or certificate in Computer Science or a comparable field of study, or equivalent practical experience
  • Deep experience in working with Cloud Native technologies
  • 3+ years of production experience on managing Kubernetes workloads and clusters (EKS / AKS as well as self-hosted solutions)
  • 4+ years of e xperience working with one or more of : Python, GO, Ruby, and have experience integrating with third party APIs
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communications skills and a sense of ownership and drive
  • 5+ years of experience building systems and / or platforms on Azure / AWS using CloudFormation, Terraform, Pulumi or ARM
  • Proven experience in managing and leading major incidents until resolution.
  • Have a passion of automating operational tasks at scale
  • A strong system management background in PaaS / SaaS environment practices, including : maintaining SLAs, load-balancing, high availability, operating system patching, networking, and security management / patching
  • E xperience with the operational aspects of software systems such as monitoring, centralized logging, and alerting with relevant tools (Ex.
  • Datadog, Splunk, New Relic, ELK, Sumo Logic)

    Nice-to-Have’s :

  • Creativity, energy, and passion for leveraging technology to transform our industry; the belief that automation is the only way and the ability to talk for hours as to why
  • A good understanding of modern, cloud centric architectures and DevOps principles
  • Above average performance. You are competitive and passionate. You thrive on challenge and have a proven ability to set ambitious but achievable goals and surpass them
  • A team player. At RBC we work together. You will be the type of person that brings that approach to your work. You will have a proven ability to build, grow, and maintain relationships both internally and externally
  • What’s in it for you?

    We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper.

    We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • The ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • A world-class training program in financial services
  • Learn more about RBC Tech Jobs

    About RBC

    Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization.

    We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis.

    We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.

    S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit

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    Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment

    RBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal / Native American status or any other legally-protected factors.

    Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.

    City : Toronto

    Address : 100 University Avenue

    Work Hours / Week : 37.5

    Work Environment : Office

    Employment Type : Permanent

    Career Level : Experienced Hire / Professional

    Pay Type : Salary + Variable Bonus

    Required Travel(%) : 0

    Exempt / Non-Exempt : N / A

    People Manager : No

    Application Deadline : 11 / 12 / 2021

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