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Sr. Site Reliability Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2023

MixMode is a no-rules-required Cybersecurity platform, serving large enterprises with big data environments across a variety of industries. MixMode delivers a patented, self-learning platform that acts as the Cybersecurity Intelligence Layer℠ to detect both known and unknown attacks, including novel attacks designed to bypass legacy cyber defenses. This is accomplished in real-time, across any cloud or on-premise data stream. Trusted by global entities in banking, public utilities and government sectors, industry cyber leaders rely on MixMode to protect their most critical assets. The platform dramatically improves the efficiency of SOC teams previously burdened with writing and tuning rules and manually searching for attacks. The MixMode platform can be deployed remotely, with no appliances, in under an hour with business outcomes evident within days. Backed by PSG and Entrada Ventures, the company is headquartered in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, CA. Although we do have physical offices, our employees enjoy a remote-first work culture. Learn more at

Job Title: Sr. SRE
Location: Santa Barbara, CA or Remote

Job Summary:

We are looking for a Sr. SRE to help us build functional systems that improve both developer and customer experience. This is a senior-level role with architectural-level responsibilities. SRE responsibilities include deploying product updates, identifying production issues, and implementing short and long-term solutions. This is a world where only the automated survive, so a strong background in automation and infrastructure-as-code is expected. If you have a solid background in software development, we’d like to meet you. Ultimately, you will execute and automate operational processes fast, accurately, and securely. Laziness, in terms of automating yourself out of doing tedious and manual work, is a required trait.


  • Deploy updates and fixes.

  • Provide the highest level of uptime possible without unduly slowing down the march of progress/releases.

  • Build tools and enhance existing tooling.

  • Develop software to integrate with internal back-end systems.

  • Perform root cause analysis for production errors.

  • Keep up to date on developments in the technology landscape, and form well-thought-out opinions as to whether and how MixMode should embrace them.


  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.

  • 7+ years experience in an SRE/Operations/DevOps role.

  • Strong experience with AWS services and security concepts.

  • Strong experience with Infrastructure-as-code concepts and technologies (eg Terraform, Consul, Ansible).

  • Strong familiarity and past work experience with containerized applications.

  • Demonstrable experience with CI/CD systems (eg Gitlab).

  • Past experience involving a SaaS company in a 24/7 production environment, where you were part of an on-call rotation. (Experience with on-premises deployments is nice to have too)

  • Proficiency in coding, and able to learn new languages quickly and efficiently.

  • Problem-solving attitude.

  • Team player, kindness is important to you and you practice radical candor.

  • Familiarity with the following technologies is a huge bonus: ElasticSearch, Postgresql, Kubernetes, Kafka, Apache Pinot.

This is a newly created position and we are open to hiring great talent who may have qualifications above or below those specifically listed in this job description. Pursuant to California law, we must display the pay range for this job. Since we are willing to hire within a broad spectrum of qualifications, we also reflect a broad pay range. The base salary range that we are targeting for this position is $180,000 - $225,000, though we can adjust based on individual qualifications. Individual salary is determined by qualifications, role, level, and location.

Compensation and benefits are competitive based on industry standards. Benefits for full-time team members include:

  • Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Basic Life and AD&D (option to purchase additional Voluntary Life Insurance)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Paid Holidays & Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)

Please note: MixMode does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event of a recruiter or agency submitting a resume or candidate without a signed agreement being in place, we explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire such candidates without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted directly to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of MixMode.