Site Reliability Engineer

We’re looking for a seasoned Site Reliability Engineer to ensure RealSelf is fast, reliable, and available for millions of users. You will work in a close-knit team to proactively monitor and improve end-to-end system performance, identify bottlenecks, and potential failures throughout our infrastructure.


  • Ensure our platform exceeds goals for availability, capacity, efficiency, scalability, and performance
  • Drive the company through “Disaster Recovery Tests”, where we manually turn down pieces of infrastructure to test RealSelf overall resiliency to failures
  • Proactively monitor and improve end-to-end system performance, identify bottlenecks, and potential failures
  • Develop and maintain scalable alerting tools for debugging and monitoring
  • Manage the system and processes that RealSelf engineers use to package, test, and deploy their software


  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • At least 3 years of operations or development experience in a technology company
  • Sound knowledge of large-scale internet service architectures and cloud computing fundamentals
  • Performance management background with Unix fundamentals, and the ability to performance profile for JVM, Ruby, PHP, etc. along with the ability to build and optimize associated support tools
  • Experience managing fault domains and the ability to foresee and accommodate for failures
  • Ability to rapidly learn new software languages, frameworks, and APIs
  • Sharp and tenacious troubleshooting and performance optimization skills: you can fix anything and make it bigger, stronger, and faster
  • Good verbal and written communications skills
  • Excited by Big Data technologies and interested in leveraging statistics and analytics to make all of our systems better

About RealSelf

RealSelf is the largest online destination to get informed about elective cosmetic procedures and to find the right doctor or clinic. More than 9 million people visit RealSelf each month to find out which treatments and providers live up to their promise of being "Worth It." RealSelf is powered by unbiased experiences shared by consumers for hundreds of treatments, ranging from simple skincare to highly considered cosmetic surgery. Offering millions of photos and medical expert answers, RealSelf has become the essential resource and service for those seeking to find the right local provider.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you. If it sounds a bit outside of your wheelhouse, we encourage you to apply. We are a growing company and we are always on the lookout for great candidates for all of our teams.  Please click “Apply Now” to submit a cover letter and resume.