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Principal, Site Reliability Engineer

Magic Leap


The job is for a Principal, Site Reliability Engineer who will be responsible for ensuring safe, swift, and reliable delivery of services to customers. The role requires a combination of software and systems engineering to deliver highly scalable, distributed, fault-tolerant systems. The candidate should have a solid understanding of Linux-based systems, networking, core internet protocols, programming skills in modern languages, and experience with container-orchestration systems and public cloud providers. The candidate should also have experience building and optimizing container images, strong automation skills, and the ability to remain calm and focused under pressure. The job requires a BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience and offers a salary range of $162,000-$226,000 USD.

Job description

Job Description

As a Principal, Site Reliability Engineer, you will work to ensure the safe, swift, and reliable delivery of services to our customers. This role combines software and systems engineering to deliver highly scalable, distributed, fault-tolerant systems. You enjoy creating solutions to operations problems. You have a holistic knowledge of our systems and services and can re-engineer processes when they need it and then clearly communicate the necessary change. You understand how various development teams operate and can reduce their effort to deliver new services. You have the grace to stay calm when production services are down and the courage to ask for help from the right people as needed to bring them back up. You enjoy collaborating with people from other teams and disciplines to make plans a reality.


  • Develops solutions to increase service stability through automation and process re-engineering.
  • Builds and supports tools and systems that the enterprise will use to deploy their software into production.
  • Updates job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art tools and techniques; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.


  • Sound fundamentals in Linux-based systems including proficiency with commands like SSH, grep, sed, awk, find, etc.
  • A solid understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, DNS, TLS, HTTP)
  • Programming skills in a modern language. Go, Python, etc.
  • Ability to script in a shell language (Bash or POSIX Shell).
  • Proven experience working with container-orchestration systems (Kubernetes, ECS, etc.) in production environments.
  • Experience with public cloud providers (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, etc.)
  • Experience building and optimizing container images.
  • Comfort with frequent, incremental code testing and deployment.
  • Strong grasp of automation tools (Terraform, Gitlab CI, Github Actions etc.)
  • Comfort with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders.
  • Ability to remain calm and focused under the pressure of an incident.
  • 10+ years of experience working in a software engineering or development role.
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.



Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location. In addition to salary, Magic Leap offers a discretionary bonus, equity, and a fully comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.
US Base Salary Range
$162,000—$226,000 USD

Location: Remote (US or Canada based only)

Country: ,United States,Canada

Date found: 2023-03-17

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