Lead Site Reliability Engineer

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Job Description

Here at Scout Motors, we’re carrying forward the heritage of one of the most iconic American vehicles in history. A vehicle dating back to 1960. One that forged the path for future generations of rugged SUVs and will do so once again.But Scout is more than just a brand, it’s a legacy steeped in a culture of exploration, caretaking, and hard work.Scout is all about respect.  Respect for the environment by developing all-electric vehicles with the capability to get you to any location.  Respect for the past and the future by taking an iconic American brand that hasn’t been around for a while, electrifying it, digitizing it, and loading it with American innovation.  Respect for communities by creating a company that stands for its people and its customers.  And respect for both work and play, with vehicles that are equally at home at a camp site, a job site, or on a Tuesday commute.At Scout Motors, we empower our talented, inclusive, and entrepreneurial teams to innovate. What makes a Scout? Someone who is a visionary and a leader, who seeks new paths and shares lessons learned. A knowledgeable doer who collaborates across the company to build better. A go-getter with unrivaled passion.Join us at Scout Motors and be part of shaping the future of transportation. If you’re ready to drive change and make history, apply now!

What you’ll do

 Become part of an iconic brand that is set to revolutionize the all-electric pick-up truck & rugged SUV marketplace by achieving the following:
  • Contribute to the design, implementation, and maintenance of the overall cloud infrastructure platform using modern IaC (Infrastructure as Code) practices.
  • Work closely with software development and systems integration teams to build end-to-end solutions.
  • Design and build infrastructure utilizing container orchestration such as EKS/K8S
  • Help choose and select managed cloud services that meet the needs of the platform engineering team to support software development goals
  • Design and build CICD tools, automation, and practices to enable agile and secure software deployments.
  • Design and implement cloud infrastructure components, ensuring high availability, reliability, scalability, and performance.
  • Implement monitoring solutions to proactively identify and address potential issues.
  • Implement logging solutions to facilitate efficient troubleshooting and analysis.
  • Collaborate with security teams to ensure the platform meets industry standards and compliance requirements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, developers, and QA engineers to ensure robust and reliable systems.
  • Lead engineers in designing, building, and maintaining all infrastructure, site reliability, and engineering productivity systems.
 Location & Travel Expectations: The responsibilities of this role require attendance at in-person meetings and events occasionally. We will consider remote applicants for this role. This role is not eligible for remote work in New York City. Applicants should expect that the role may require the need to convene with colleagues in person. Some travel to participate in events on behalf of the company may be required sometimes.

What you’ll bring

We expect all Scouts to have integrity, curiosity, resourcefulness, and strive to exhibit a positive attitude, as well as a growth mindset. You’ll be comfortable with change and flexible in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. You’ll take a collaborative approach to achieve ambitious goals. You can wear the hat of a teacher and learner and are excited to be exposed to novel approaches and technologies. You will also bring these important aspects to your work:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • 8 to 10 years of hands-on experience as a Platform, DevOps, or Site Reliability Engineer, System Architect, or software engineer with a focus on platform systems.
  • Proficient in building automation using languages such as Python, Shell, Ruby, and others.
  • Strong experience with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Strong experience with Application Performance Management or Monitoring Systems (e.g., DataDog, New Relic, Prometheus, SignalFX)
  • Ability to provide best practices for telemetry metrics using tools such as OpenTelemtry, and creating SLIs and SLOs
  • Strong experience with log aggregation systems (ELK, Splunk, DataDog)
  • Solid understanding of CI/CD concepts and tools (GitHub Actions, GitLab Pipelines, Harness.io, ArgoCD).
  • Expert knowledge of cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
  • Expert Knowledge of infrastructure as code (Terraform, Pulumi, or CDK).
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills. When a problem occurs, you run towards it not away.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills. You treat colleagues with respect. You have a desire for clean implementations but are also humble in discussing alternative solutions and options.
  • A teaching and coaching approach to guiding engineers and teams in approaches.

What you’ll gain

The benefits of joining Scout include the chance to build products and a company from the ground up.  This is a chance to create something new and lasting – with an iconic brand at its foundation.  In addition, Scout provides competitive compensation and benefits to support your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing. Program specifics are detailed in company policies and employee benefit guides, select highlights:
  • Competitive insurance including:
    • Medical, dental, vision and income protection plans
  • 401(k) program with:
    • An employer match and immediate vesting
  • Generous Paid Time Off including:
    • 20 days planned PTO, as accrued
    • 40 hours of unplanned PTO and 14 company or floating holidays, annually
    • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave for biological and adoptive parents of all genders
    • Paid leave for circumstances related to bereavement, jury duty, voting time, or military leave
  • Corporate Vehicle Program with:
    • Eligibility to lease up to 2 vehicles at competitive rates

Pay Transparency

This is a full-time, exempt position eligible to receive a base salary and to participate in an annual performance bonus program. Final salary offered will be determined based on factors including but not limited to the candidate’s skills and experience. The annual performance bonus program is preset and not candidate dependent.Initial base salary range = $170,000-$200,000Internal leveling code: IC7Notice to applicants:
  • Residing in San FranciscoPursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 
  • Residing in Los AngelesScout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. 
  • Residing in New York CityThis role is not eligible for remote work in New York City.

Equal OpportunityScout is committed to employing a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity EmployerQualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, or any other characteristics protected by law. Scout is committed to compliance with all applicable fair employment practice laws. 

Job Overview


$170,000-$200,000 USD


United States 🇺🇸 (excluding in new york)

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Full Time


Senior Level

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