Staff SRE - Cloud Data Store

United States - Remote Opportunity

Who We Are   Temporal is an open source programming model that can simplify code, make applications more reliable, and help developers focus on the important things like delivering features faster. Our amazing user community provides us with real-time feedback and contributions to improve the developer experience everywhere.   Backed by top VC firms, we have built a team of professionals from various successful start-ups and well-known technology companies. Together, we collaborate cross-functionally, engage with and support our users to improve the developer experience, deliver world-class open-source software, and enhance our commercial SaaS platform.   Temporal is growing and working towards building the best community. We are looking for those who share our values, challenge 'standard' thinking, and want to influence our future. If you have a passion for helping developer communities, open-source software, and want to be a part of our amazing team, we'd love to hear from you!


We have an opening for a Staff SRE (Service Reliability Engineer) in our Cloud Data Store team which is innovating cloud storage and rethinking the persistence layer of Temporal in a customized way. We’re solving hard distributed systems problems related to databases and the way storage works for the cloud. The charter of CDS team is to increase the reliability, and scalability and reduce COGS of running Cloud Temporal. See what the CDS team has been working on recently.   What You'll Do
  • Be the first Service Reliability Engineer in the CDS team.
  • Design, develop, and implement systems to enhance the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the Service and subsequently the CDS team.
  • Work within a highly collaborative team – and across team boundaries – to ensure exceptional service reliability during a period of hyper-growth and expansion.
  • Implement operational best practices, such as alerting and runbooks, to efficiently manage and maintain a high-scale distributed database system.
  • Drive the team towards achieving a high degree of automation.
  What You'll Bring
  • Experience contributing to complex cross-team engineering efforts focused on cloud, compute, networking and storage infrastructure
  • At least 10 years coding experience (Go, Java, or other applicable language) and experience writing concurrent code.
  • Deep experience in at least one or more cloud infrastructure environments (AWS, GCP, or Azure) and familiarity with adjacencies.
  • 6+ years of industry experience designing, building, and operating large, highly concurrent, reliable, and scalable distributed systems.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills - a strong sense of ownership and integrity demonstrated through clear communication and cross-team collaboration.
  • Take a proactive approach to identifying problems, performance bottlenecks, and areas for improving service reliability.
  • Drive alignment across an organization and contributing to long-term roadmaps.
  • Deep knowledge of SRE principles, including monitoring, alerting, error budgets, fault analysis, failover, and other common reliability engineering concepts.
  • Fresh ideas and beginners mindset to improving team velocity (time to production maintaining high quality).
  • BS or MS in Computer Science related discipline or equivalent industry experience.
  • The estimated pay range for this role is $175,000 - $240,000.
  • Additionally, this role is eligible to participate in Temporal's equity plan.
Compensation ranges reflect salary and commission compensation (when applicable) across several geographic markets. Employment offers carefully consider multiple factors, including prior experience, knowledge, expertise, skillset, market location, and job level assessed during the interview process.   Employee benefits and perks below are for full-time employees, part-time or temporary positions are excluded.    U.S. Benefits 
  • Unlimited PTO, 12 Holidays + 2 Floating Holidays
  • 100% Premiums Coverage for Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • AD&D, LT & ST Disability, and Life Insurance (Standard & Supplemental Available)
  • Empower 401K Plan
  • Additional Perks for Learning & Development, Lifestyle Spending, In-Home Office Setup, Professional Memberships, WFH Meals, Internet Stipend and more!
International Benefits
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Benefits outside the United States vary by country, and are issued in partnership with  Additionally, Temporal offers perks to all international employees for learning & career development, a lifestyle spending account, in-home office setup (in addition to company-issued hardware), professional memberships, work-from-home meals, and access to the Calm app for mental wellness.
Additional Perks 
  • $3,600 / Year Work from Home Meals 
  • $1,500 / Year Career Development & Learning
  • $1,200 / Year Lifestyle Spending Account
  • $1,000 / Year In-Home Office Setup (In addition to Temporal issued equipment - laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse, trackpad, and extension power cable at no cost to you)
  • $500 / Year Professional Memberships
  • $74 / Month Reimbursement for Internet
  • Calm App Subscription for Mental Health & Wellness
Temporal Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Temporal Technologies does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We embrace and celebrate differences and diversity.   Temporal is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation, please let your Recruiter know so we can assist.   We are not working with external recruitment agencies, thanks. Apply

Job Profile


North America


United States


12 Holidays + 2 Floating Holidays Additional perks for Learning & Development Equity plan Internet Stipend Unlimited PTO WFH Meals


AWS Azure Cloud Cloud Infrastructure Concurrent Code Distributed Systems GCP Go Java Networking SRE principles

  • Design, develop, and implement systems
  • Drive automation
  • Ensure exceptional service reliability
  • Implement operational best practices

10 years


B.S. in Computer Science MS in Computer Science


Remote Opportunity


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