Principal Site Reliability Engineer

Posted Apr 20

As a Certificate Authority (CA), GoDaddy is one of a handful of companies that provides the trust that the internet is built upon. The GoDaddy CA currently issues certificates for websites, code executables, and even operating system drivers. This type of security is critical to all businesses as it provides a way to secure data and provide assurances of security to their customers. As the world pushes for more devices and services to be online based, providing a high standard for digital security becomes critical.

The PKI Site Reliability Engineering team is looking for an experienced system administrator to join their team. The focus of this team is supporting the PKI development group and their applications as well as designing, improving and maintaining infrastructure for the PKI environment.


This is a remote position, so you’ll be working remotely from your home. Once we can safely travel, you may occasionally visit a GoDaddy office to meet with your team for events or offsites, possible several times throughout the year to Phoenix, AZ. Your Manager resides in Gilbert. This position is not eligible to be performed in Alaska, Mississippi, North Dakota, or the Virgin Islands.

What you'll get to do

  • Conduct performance analysis and monitoring of multiple applications tiers and environments
  • Identify, assist in planning and implement solutions that continually improves performance
  • Identify, assist in creating and maintain automation which allows for self-healing and incident resolution
  • Code contributions in languages such as Python and Bash
  • Alert response for performance related thresholds
  • Address security vulnerabilities and production outages within strict SLA’s
  • On-call rotations and Incident call handling

Your experience should include

  • 5+ years’ system experience to include:
    • Configuration management with Puppet OR Salt
    • Heavy experience with Nix systems (primary focus on RHEL/CentOS)
    • Running Tomcat OR similar Java applications
  • Strong experience with TCP/IP and the Network stack functions
  • Skilled with Bash scripting
  • Experience troubleshooting server related issues
  • Be comfortable working within a strictly regulated environment and following set internal and external mandatory policies
  • Exhibits critical thinking in approach and implementation of job duties
  • Exhibits good communication skills (ie. Written, verbal, documentation)

You might also have

  • Experience with MySQL query syntax
  • Basic understanding of how a PKI hierarchy is setup
  • Basic understanding of certificate validation processes (ie. OCSP, CRL)
  • Experience with virtualization technology (Docker, VMWare, OpenStack, AWS, etc.)
  • Experience with using HSMs (Hardware Security Modules)
  • Experience with Algorithms, including RSA, AES, ECDSA
  • Experience with other scripting languages (Go, Ruby, Python, Groovy, etc.)
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Experience troubleshooting production issues in a geo-distributed application with a focus on data integrity
  • Experience working with container systems (Docker/Kubernetes)
  • Prior work using any of the following: Hadoop, Hive, ElasticSearch, Kibana, LogStash, Openstack, Jenkins

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Remote Mix: 100% Remote

Position Level: Principle

Job Type: Full-Time

Regional Restrictions: USA Only

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