Senior Site Reliability Engineer I, Core SRE - Austin, TX (open to 100% remote)


  • Ideally Austin, TX.  We will, however, also look at 100% remote talent based elsewhere in the USA and Canada. 

Summary of role

Own availability, the most important product feature, by continually striving for sustained operational excellence of Sumo’s planet-scale observability and security products.  Work with your global SRE team to optimize operations, increase efficiency in our use of cloud resources and our developer’s time, harden security posture, and increase feature velocity of our developers.  Work closely with multiple teams on assisted engagements to optimize the operations of their microservices.


  • Continually improve the lifecycle of microservices and architectural components from inception and design, through deployment, operation, and refinement.
  • Participate in defining, evolving, and managing SLOs
  • Write code and automation to reduce operational workload, increase efficiency, improve security posture, eliminate toil, and enable Sumo’s developers to deliver features more rapidly.
  • Scale systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation, and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity.
  • Facilitate blame-free root cause analysis meetings for incidents to learn and drive improvement
  • Participate in and continually improve our global IRC (incident response coordination) for all products.
  • Drive root cause identification and issue resolution with the various teams.
  • Work inside of a fast-paced iterative environment.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Cloud native application development experience leveraging best practices and design patterns
  • Strong debugging and trouble-shooting skills across the entire technology stack
  • Deep understanding of AWS Networking, Compute, Storage, and managed services.
  • Competency with modern CI/CD tooling like Kubernetes, Terraform, Ansible & Jenkins
  • Experience with full life cycle support of services, from creation to production support
  • Versed in Infrastructure as Code practices using technologies like Terraform or Cloud Formation
  • Ability to author production ready code in at least one the following: Java, Scala or Go.
  • Experience with Linux systems and at home on the command line
  • Understand and apply modern approaches to cloud-native software security
  • Experienced with agile frameworks, such as Scrum and Kanban, and how to operate within these frameworks to continually deliver value.
  • Flexible and willing to step into new roles and responsibilities
  • Willingness to learn and use Sumo Logic products for solving reliability and security issues
  • Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or another scientific or technical discipline
  • 5+ years of industry experience.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience using Sumo Logic products or other observability products for reliability and security
  • Experienced with planet scale product development
  • Running and operating SaaS products on AWS Cloud with expert level proficiency
  • Experience with streaming technologies like Kafka, Kafka Streams, or KSQL
  • Expert level experience in one or more of: Java, Go, Scala, or Python
  • Expert level experience in one or more of: Terraform, Jenkins, Kubernetes
  • Extensive experience running and tuning JVM workloads at scale

About Us

Sumo Logic, empowers the people who power modern, digital business.  Through its SaaS analytics platform, Sumo Logic enables customers to deliver reliable and secure cloud-native applications. The Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence Platform™ helps practitioners and developers ensure application reliability, secure and protect against modern security threats, and gain insights into their cloud infrastructures. Customers around the world rely on Sumo Logic to get powerful real-time analytics and insights across observability and security solutions for their cloud-native applications. For more information, visit


The expected annual base salary range for this position is $155k-180k base + 10% bonus. In addition to base pay, certain roles are eligible to participate in our bonus or commission plans, as well as our benefits offerings, and equity awards. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors which include (but aren’t limited to) role level, skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, location, and experience. 

Other details

  • Health, Dental, Vision- Insurance
  • 401k and Life Insurance options
  • Unlimited PTO with 15+ days of recognized holidays
  • Quarterly Wellness days
  • 100% remote with the option to be in the office if you want (Bay Area or Austin)
  • 3 months of paid parental leave



Job Profile


North America


Canada United States


Paid parental leave Quarterly Wellness days Unlimited PTO


Agile Agile frameworks AWS AWS Networking CI/CD tooling Cloud native Cloud Native Application Development Cloud-native software security Debugging Go Infrastructure as Code Java Jenkins JVM workloads Kafka KSQL Kubernetes Linux systems Observability Observability products SaaS SaaS products Scala Security Streaming technologies Sumo Logic products Terraform

  • Define and manage SLOs
  • Drive root cause identification
  • Facilitate root cause analysis meetings
  • Improve global IRC
  • Improve microservices lifecycle
  • Learn and use Sumo Logic products
  • Operate in agile frameworks
  • Scale systems sustainably
  • Write code and automation

5 years


Bachelor's degree Computer Science Master's degree


America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9