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Principal Site Reliability Engineer

DiligentFull-time$100k - $250k*Washington D.C., United StatesDec 20, 2022

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About Us

Diligent is the leading governance, risk and compliance (GRC) SaaS company, serving 1 million users from over 25,000 organizations around the world. Our software enables holistic and informed conversations about GRC and ESG to ensure CEOs, CFOs and the board have an integrated view of audit, risk, information security, ethics and compliance from across the organization.

Position Overview 

Diligent is looking for a Principal Engineer to augment our Global SRE team. The Principal Engineer will be responsible for Diligent’s Kubernetes platform, which hosts multiple global SaaS applications. Our global Kubernetes platform resides in multiple private Diligent datacenters and in multiple public Cloud providers. The ideal candidate will be passionate about technology and have extensive experience working with large Kubernetes deployments. We are looking for a team player with excellent communications skills, who is committed to continuously improving and delivering results. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Review our current Kubernetes and container-based products and provide guidance on improvements on monitoring, scalability, and reliability
  • Work closely with our SRE and Engineering teams to help them better optimize our Kubernetes deployments in both Prod and NonProd environments
  • Architect, design, and help implement methods to optimize our ecosystem
  • Provide guidance on orchestration, automated failover and recovery, and capacity planning
  • Lead architecting sessions with technology pillar owners
  • Create and maintain documentation on our standards

Required Experience/Skills: 

  • Proven experience with designing, building, securing, and managing Kubernetes at scale
  • Extensive experience with Rancher and a broad knowledge of the cloud ecosystems
  • Experience with AWS EKS and AWS Fargate is a plus
  • Experience with Kubernetes networking and knowledge on how traffic flows within pods, load balancers and the Internet
  • Experience with Terraform and Ansible
  • Experience with monitoring tool such as Signalfx and ELK stack
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Cross functional collaboration skills and relationship building skills are a must
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment

FLSA Status: Exempt

What Diligent Offers You 

  • Creativity is ingrained in our culture. We are innovative collaborators by nature. We thrive in exploring how things can be differently both in our internal processes and to help our clients
  • We care about our people. Diligent offers a flexible work environment, competitive vacation policy and meeting-free days across the company. We care about our team’s health and wellness and even offer a quarterly health club reimbursement!
  • We have teams all over the world. We may be headquartered in New York City, but we have office hubs in Washington D.C., Vancouver, London, Galway, Budapest, Munich, Bengaluru, and Sydney.
  • Diversity is important to us. Growing, maintaining and promoting a diverse team is a top priority for us. We foster and encourage diversity through our Employee Resource Groups and provide access to resources and education to support the education of our team, facilitate dialogue, and foster understanding.

Diligent created the modern governance movement. Our world-changing idea is to empower leaders with the technology, insights and connections they need to drive greater impact and accountability – to lead with purpose. Our employees are passionate, smart, and creative people who not only want to help build the software company of the future, but who want to make the world a more sustainable, equitable and better place. 

Headquartered in New York, Diligent has offices in Washington D.C., London, Galway, Budapest, Vancouver, Bengaluru, Munich, and Sydney. 


We are a drug free workplace. Diligent is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status, protected veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Diligent's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].

To all recruitment agencies: Diligent does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Diligent employees or any other organization location. Diligent is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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