Site Reliability Engineering Lead at Embark Trucks | Powderkeg

Location: San Francisco / Remote

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Core Infrastructure

Embark Trucks is America's Longest-Running Self-Driving Truck Program and is bringing autonomous freight mainstream. As covered by the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes, TechCrunch and and other outlets, Embark went public via a $5 billion SPAC deal in November 2021, and is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol EMBK. Embark is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with operations centers in Fontana, CA and Houston, TX, moving freight daily using our purpose-built transfer hubs. Embark has aligned itself with [truck manufacturers]( interface-accelerates-integration-of-self-driving-technology-across-major- truck-oem-platforms-301259787.html), shippers, and carriers to integrate our technology into the freight ecosystem, pursuing a [business model]( development-program-to-bring-embark-driver-to- market-301264418.html#::text=Embark%20launches%20its%20Partnership%20Development,on%20select%20US%20freight%20lanes.) where fleets own and operate Embark trucks. This is an incredibly exciting time for autonomous vehicles and our team is looking to grow.

We are looking to hire an experienced leader to build an SRE team focused on ensuring the reliability of our production systems. The SRE lead will be expected to grow a high-performing team with a wide impact across our engineering organization. This team will be tasked with building software and processes that promote high availability of our critical services and fostering a culture of observability and reliability throughout engineering. From testing and monitoring standards, to incident detection, response and post-mortem review, the SRE team will have a hand in defining every aspect of how Embark iterates on its systems to consistently improve system reliability.

Role Responsibilities

  • Build a high-performing SRE team to scale Embark through a period of rapid growth and ensure that an increasing number of production systems maintain high standards of reliability as we grow.
  • Work closely with all engineering teams across Embark to ensure that every team shipping software is architecting their applications in a way that promotes reliability.
  • Foster a team culture that is collaborative, inclusive and high-performing
  • Be a hands-on technical contributor. As the leader of a new team, you should feel comfortable being a technical contributor and standing up new systems as well as managing a small team.

Team Responsibilities

  • Observability Platform: Setting the standards for how we instrument critical applications at Embark. Building and maintaining a framework that enables us to spin up new applications with monitoring and alerting services integrated from day 1.
  • Production Monitoring: Implementing and maintaining monitoring of our production systems to ensure rapid incident detection and response. Instrumenting cloud services and applications as well as on-premises systems to make sure no issue is left unnoticed by our team.
  • Incident Response: Set the standards for how our engineering teams should respond to incidents. Managing on-call rotations, advocating for detailed system instrumentation and runbooks, and building software to be able to revert deployments quickly.

Desired Experience

  • Demonstrated experience leading a high-performing team. You have previously managed a small team focused on site reliability, infrastructure, or production engineering. You should be comfortable hiring, setting objectives, managing execution and growing a team.
  • 5+ years of experience in software, infrastructure, site reliability, or production engineering
  • Experience running critical systems at scale with an understanding of a wide range of technologies from low-level systems through the application stack
  • Proven track record of cross-collaboration, and influencing change across an organization
  • Experience with observability platforms covering logging, metrics and alerting
  • Strong communication skills, the ability to advise leadership at the executive level and successfully advocate for initiatives

At Embark we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Embark Trucks, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Embark in the Press:

[The Wall Street Journal – Embark Announces $5.2 Billion Deal to Go Public]( public-in-5-2-billion-spac-deal-11624442400?mod=e2tw)

[Business Insider – Embark's Original Pitch Deck]( original-pitch-deck-2021-8)

Former “Mythbuster” Jamie Hyneman Hitches a Ride in an Embark Self-Driving Truck

[CNBC - Our Partner Development Program]( inbev-werner-enterprises-to-test-embark-autonomous-trucks.html)

[Forbes - The Embark Universal Interface]( carving-path-to-market-with-universal-truck-interface-new-fleet-partners/)

[Navigating Highway Work Zones with the Embark Driver]( the-embark-driver-6ab8c95822a9?source=collection_home---4------ 5-----------------------)

A few company highlights:

[Embark Blog - Series C and Transfer Hubs]( trucks/embark-announces-70m-series-c-led-by-tiger-global-14f09a4ac77)

[Forbes - 70 Million Dollar Series C ]( embark-raises-70-million-opens-freight-hubs-for-robot-big-rigs/#483b2d35653a)

Video - Day in the life of a self-driving truck

Embark Blog - Disengagement Report

[30 Million Dollar Series B led by Sequoia]( trucks/embark-announces-30-million-series-b-led-by-sequoia-394844f29c4c)

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Site Reliability Engineering Lead
  • Company
    Embark Trucks
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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