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Site Reliability Engineer



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024
About the Position
The Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) will report to the Lead DevOps Engineer. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of 3+ years in Site Reliability Engineering. This role is responsible for ensuring the reliability, availability, security, and performance of our systems and applications. They will work directly with our development engineers to ensure monitoring, security, and performance measures are in place. They should be able to step in and recommend improvements to the overall code quality. This role will also include working with the platform team on building out the infrastructure and automation to support our enterprise applications.
About the Platform Engineering Team
The Platform Engineering team is a part of FiscalNote R&D’s Core Platform function, working with R&D teams across the global FiscalNote organization. Platform Engineering is responsible for owning and evolving common tools, libraries, standards, and practices that are shared by numerous teams with similar needs. By understanding the team’s needs and leveraging best practices, Platform Engineering can become a force multiplier for the R&D organization.
About You
You are an engineer who loves to solve technical problems and tackle new challenges. You possess a robust set of skills and experience but are keen to dig into new technologies and programming languages. You are enthusiastic, self-reliant, thoughtful, and resourceful. You’re excited to help architect a new product, or jump into an existing one and look for ways to improve it. You take the initiative to own and improve the stability and security of applications, and introduce new practices while prioritizing automating solutions for future team members. You thrive as a self-starter and can operate with autonomy.

What To Expect In This Position:

  • Define and implement best practices for site reliability, scalability, performance, and managing costs.
  • Design and implement monitoring solutions to proactively identify issues and prevent disruptions
  • Work with development engineers to help troubleshoot applications. Taking a deep dive into the design, configuration, and code.
  • Supporting production applications and workloads written in Node, Typescript, Ruby, Java, and Python.
  • Team with other engineers' initiatives to evolve FiscalNote’s infrastructure, architecture, and development processes.
  • Ensure the security and compliance of our applications by implementing best practices and following industry standards.
  • Work with the Platform team and Development engineers to ensure the infrastructure supports the needs of our applications
  • Work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment.
  • Work closely with Global R&D teams.
  • Manage your workload and commitments effectively, and act autonomously.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation with the Platform team.

What Sets You Apart:

  • Experience implementing APM (Application Performance Monitoring) for existing code bases.
  • Experience debugging complex microservice applications.
  • Experience working with AWS, specifically core services such as EC2, RDS, S3, Cloudwatch, WAF.
  • 3+ years working in a SRE or development role in a technology organization.
  • 1+ years of work experience with Kubernetes.
  • 2+ years of system architecture.
  • 1+ years of DevOps experience.
  • 2+ years with Infrastructure-as-Code and configuration management tools such as Terraform (preferred), Cloud Formation, Pulumi, and Ansible.
  • Coding experience in Python, Ruby, Java, Node, and/or other languages.
  • Experience with writing and improving SQL queries.
  • Experience with database performance tuning.
  • Experience with Linux CLI and POSIX shells.
  • Experience with working with multiple development teams on different projects in different code bases.
Excited about this role, but don't meet 100% of the expected qualifications listed above? We'd still love for you to apply! FiscalNote is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where unique experiences are valued and everyone has the opportunity to contribute. Research has continuously shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet all of the listed qualifications. We want to help overcome this trend and seek to make space for unique and relevant skills and attributes. So, when applying to FiscalNote, rest assured that your application is reviewed by a living, breathing human being and evaluated based on key competencies needed for success in the position. Our Recruiting team maintains awareness of all open roles which means your application may be assessed against multiple positions and we will reach out to gauge your interest in other opportunities as appropriate. Questions or concerns? Contact, we'd be happy to connect!
As part of FiscalNote's commitment to creating an accessible and inclusive hiring process, we strive to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with medical conditions or disabilities that will enable their access to the hiring process. If you need an accommodation, please send an email to to let us know the nature of your request.
About FiscalNote
FiscalNote (NYSE: NOTE) is a leader in policy and global intelligence. By uniquely combining data, technology, and insights, FiscalNote empowers customers with critical insights and the tools to turn them into action.
Home to CQ, FrontierView, Oxford Analytica, VoterVoice, and many other industry-leading brands, FiscalNote helps organizations stay ahead of political and business risk.
At FiscalNote, we Lead with Values
Know your Audience ∙ Find the Truth ∙ Drive Alignment ∙ Level Up ∙ Own the Job ∙ Bias for Action ∙ Support the Family
FiscalNote is continuing to hire new talent, with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19. New team members, along with our current staff, will temporarily work remotely (unless communicated otherwise).
Company Benefits
FiscalNote supports our people by enabling team members with flexibility and benefits to promote well-being and balance, ensuring all FiscalNoters can bring their authentic selves to work. We start by offering competitive salaries, retirement accounts, and equity packages to ensure we’re all FN owners. Plus, our comprehensive benefits packages align with regional requirements and expectations no matter where you are located across the globe. Learn more at
FiscalNote values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. FiscalNote is an EEOC employer.
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