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Senior Software Engineer, SRE (Site Reliability Engineer)



Software Engineering
Colorado, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

About SmartAsset:

SmartAsset is on a mission to help people get better Financial Advice. Our vision is to be the web’s go to resource for financial advice powering the largest marketplace connecting consumers with financial advisors and financial products.

We have raised $110 Million in Series D Funding, bringing our valuation to over $1 Billion to further fuel SmartAsset’s continued growth of its market defining SmartAdvisor platform. Today, SmartAsset reaches more than 100 million people each month through its personal finance content, custom tools and personalized calculators. SmartAsset was also named to Y Combinator's list of Top 100 Companies of all time and Forbes' list of America's Best Startup Employers in 2020.

SmartAsset has been featured in hundreds of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, TechCrunch, The New York Times, CNBC, FOX Business, The Washington Post, U.S. News World Report, TIME, Reuters, Businessweek and Barron’s.

About the Team:

You’ll be working as part of a small but essential team making important decisions and improvements to our infrastructure. You’ll work closely with the data engineering team and be supporting initiatives that span across their various applications from the ground up. You’ll get the opportunity to work with many other talented individuals and feel that you’re making an impact in the work that you’re doing.

About the Job:


  • Engage in a highly collaborative team environment where your expertise is required to suggest the best options to lay the foundations for cloud architecture, scaling, development opportunities, cost savings, and vulnerabilities
  • Design, develop and integrate highly complex DevOps pipelines, including build automation, CI/CD, Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), security, monitoring, logging, and alerting
  • Build enterprise technology solutions in DevOps, Cloud (serverless environment), API and Container Management, performance, and stability using Agile methodology
  • Take on work already in-line with projects and deliverables and research new projects (R&D)
  • Develop long-range plans to adopt cloud best practices and ensure high-quality project delivery

Skills / Experience You Have:

  • 3+ years experience as a AWS cloud engineer, 5+ years of experience in a DevOps/SRE role.
  • Strong knowledge of the Cloud Architecture Pillars
  • Experience designing complex cloud solutions based on AWS and have the ability to plan the implementation of these solutions.
  • Demonstrated critical and strategic thinking about business, products, and technical challenges to stakeholders
  • Strong expertise in developing applications in Serverless Frameworks, API Gateway, S3, SNS, SQS, CloudFront, Lambda, EventBridge
  • Strong hands-on experience in AWS and Serverless Environment
  • Experience implementing IaC in AWS with Terraform
  • Must have strong scripting expertise
  • Advanced hands-on DevOps automation skills (Containerization, API management, multi cloud-solutions)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with familiarity working in an agile environment.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a startup environment and the ability to be cross-functional.
  • 1 or more of the AWS Professional certs
  • 1 or more of the following: CKA, CKAD, CKS.
  • 1 AWS Specialty certification

Skills / Experience Preferred:

  • 5+ years experience as a AWS cloud engineer
  • Experience designing complex cloud solutions based on AWS and have the ability to plan the implementation of these solutions.
  • Experience in the following:
    • Planning and executing migrations
    • CI/CD Setup
    • IaC (Terraform, Cloudformation, AWS CDK, Pulumi, etc)
    • Scripting
    • Containers (Kubernetes, Docker, ECS, etc)
    • Cloud Security Best Practices
    • Networking
    • Incident, release, problem, and change management processes
    • Knowledge of least privilege principle, application structure and OOP patterns.
    • Documentation

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Information Technology or Computer Science.

Available Benefits and Perks:

  • All roles at SmartAsset are currently and will remain remote - flexibility to work from anywhere in the contiguous US.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision - multiple packages available based on your individualized needs
  • Life/AD&D Insurance - basic coverage at 100% company paid, additional supplemental available
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • FSA: Medical and Dependant Care
  • 401K
  • Equity packages for each role
  • Time Off: PTO, 3 Month Paid Parental Leave, Secondary Caregiver Leave
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Employee Resource Groups supporting our underrepresented communities
  • Pet Insurance
  • Home Office Stipend

SmartAsset is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at Recruiting@smartasset.com.

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, Washington, and New York City residents* $117k- 210K base salary + RSUs + benefits.

Salary at SmartAsset is determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, and geographic location within the contiguous United States.