Site Reliability Engineer

| Greater LA Area
Who we are
Albert is a new type of financial service that uses powerful technology to automate your finances, with a team of human experts to guide you. Albert saves and invests automatically for you, helps you avoid overdrafts, finds savings you’re missing, identifies bills you’re overpaying, and much more. Text Albert a financial question, and we’ll not only offer guidance; we’ll help you make it happen.
 
We’re an LA-based startup with a proven business model, backed by top-tier institutional investors, with over 4 million users who have trusted Albert to help them achieve their financial goals. We’re on a mission to improve the financial lives of millions of people with a beautifully-designed, simple product, and we’re looking for thoughtful, talented people to join us on our journey.
About the role
Our Site Reliability Engineers help us deliver on our mission by creating systems and processes that allow us to release features and products quickly, with the highest quality and reliability, at scale. As a key member of our team, you’ll be instrumental in shaping the way we scale our engineering systems, products and services to help us achieve our growth targets.

Things you're good at

  • Ownership: Dive in and take ownership of our systems and infrastructure while proactively improving them.
  • Architecture: Completing tasks is important. Completing tasks in a way that anticipates the scope of our ambitions is equally important.
  • Organization: Work across various layers of our company in an inspired, efficient way.
  • Prioritization: Prioritize initiatives to demonstrate alignment with our business strategy and needs. Communicate priorities and drive consensus on the path forward.
  • Collaboration: We bring out the best in each other. We're looking for people who will bring out the best in all of us.

Responsibilities

  • Primarily responsible for our backend systems and infrastructure.
  • Write code and apply engineering best practices and tools to automate operational tasks.
  • Refactor existing code and service infrastructure to ensure scalability and reliability.
  • Create, and continuously improve, a robust monitoring and observability infrastructure to see problems before they become incidents.
  • Create playbooks and processes that allow us to scale the SRE team.
  • Forecast demand, plan capacity and spot bottlenecks ahead of time so we can server our customers reliably.

Requirements

  • 4+ years of backend and/or site reliability engineering—preferably in technology startups
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science or similar field; graduate degree a plus
  • Versed in Python, Django, Celery, Postgres, Redis, RabbitMQ, Heroku, AWS, Google Cloud, Linux, Fluentd

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • Health, vision and dental insurance 
  • 401k Match
  • Free lunch 

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Location

Our office is located at the Hayden Tract in Culver City, just a short walk from the Culver City metro station serviced by the expo line.

An Insider's view of Albert

What are some social events your company does?

Our leaders truly understand the value of letting loose and getting to know each other on a personal level. In addition to an awesome overnight retreat that we do once a year we also do monthly events. Sometimes we geek out with a private trivia night, find balance with a meditation session at our local yoga studio, or volunteer in our community.

Kinga

Office Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

As we add more features to our app (The Post & Instant most recently), we are starting to see exciting scalability and organizational challenges. As we're experimenting with different architecture and coding patterns, we are working towards reducing our build times and unifying coding patterns across the team.

Ergin

Mobile Engineering Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Albert supports career growth by prioritizing personal development and fostering an environment in which people have the opportunity to show their strengths. Anyone can volunteer to lead or be a part of a project or initiative, providing valuable experience and promoting personal growth.

Patrick

Finance Director

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our Geniuses understand that personal finance can be stressful and overwhelming so our primary goal is to bring relevant, personalized, and timely financial advice to our users.

Trina

Financial Advice Expert

What are Albert Perks + Benefits

Albert Benefits Overview

At Albert, we believe that everyone, regardless of income or net worth, should have access to financial wellness. Simplicity, empathy, and wellness are the core values that not only guide our mission, but the way we care for our team.

We make sure our employees and their families are taken care of with virtually free, premium quality health, dental, and vision insurance. We promote a solid work-life balance by offering generous PTO, paid holidays, and monthly company events. Since we take long-term financial wellness seriously, employees at Albert are able to sign up for our 401(k) plan, with company matching, on their very first day.

Aside from our basic suite of benefits, we believe in providing a great work place for our employees. Our office is situated in Culver City's well-known Hayden Tract, within walking distance of the Expo line, retail and many restaurants. Other perks include a pet-friendly office, free lunch, a fully stocked kitchen complete with snacks and a rotating selection of beer.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Albert employees receive between 15 and 21 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 24 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Albert offers a monthly reimbursement of $100 to anyone who uses public transportation, rides a bike, or walks to work.
Company Outings
We throw an awesome company retreat each year in addition to monthly happy hours and events.
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Albert has a fully stocked kitchen including healthy snacks, rotating beer, coffee, tea, cocoa, and other beverages.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion, usually every other month.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Our most recent lunch and learn centered around interview best practices for interviewers.
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