Cloud - Site Reliability Engineer - Kount

Job Summary

Reports To: Site Reliability Manager

Location: Boise, Idaho

Our SRE ensures that internal and external services meet or exceed reliability and performance expectations while adhering to our engineering principles. As SREs are responsible for overall system operation, we use a breadth of tools and approaches to solve a broad set of problems. Equifax brings together people with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • You will design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software
  • You will manage individual project priorities, deadlines and work you’re doing
  • You have the ability to translate functional and technical requirements into detailed architecture and design
  • You will need extensive understanding of BDD/TDD practices, code review and analysis techniques, and open source agile testing frameworks.
  • You are part of a community and participate in code and design reviews to maintain our high development standards
  • You have a real passion for innovation!  Any experience with Cloud Platforms like AWS, GCP and Deploying and automating infrastructure/applications using Chef, RPM, Docker, AWS (ECS, ECR), Terraform, etc. will help us on our exciting journey
  • You have experience in overall system architecture, scalability, reliability, and performance
  • Depending on level, you may work with product owners, UX and other business partners to define work for the team
  • You enjoy mentoring other engineers, having a voice in defining our challenging technical culture, and helping to build a fast-growing team (depending on level)


  • BS or MS degree in a STEM major or equivalent job experience required
  • Minimum 5+ years’ of experience as an SRE or DevOps engineer
  • Experience in Cloud computing deployments for SaaS (Software as a Service) like Kubernetes and Docker or any other similar tools
  • Terraform, or similar tools like Puppet or Ansible
  • Source Control methodologies like Gitlab
  • You have detailed knowledge of modern software development life cycles including CI / CD pipelines
  • You have experience in debugging, diagnosing, and trouble-shooting complex, production software
  • You have an understanding of the key aspects of finance especially as related to Technology. Specifically including total cost of ownership and value
  • You can write very high quality code that is robust and easy to maintain

Extra points for any of the following:

  • You are interested and able to learn other coding languages as needed
  • You adore working in a fast paced and agile development environment
  • You possess excellent communication, sharp analytical abilities, and proven design skills
  • You are a self-starter, highly motivated, and have a real passion for actively learning and researching new methods of work and new technology
  • You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with team members at various levels, including business leaders
  • Experience with Big Data technologies such as Spark, Kafka and/or Hadoop or NoSQL such as Cassandra
  • Big Data, Postgres, Oracle, MySQL, NoSQL databases (e.g. Cassandra, Hadoop, MongoDB, Neo4J)
  • You have experience developing accessible technologies
  • Source code control management systems (e.g. SVN/Git, Subversion) and build tools like Maven
  • Software development best practices such as TDD (e.g. JUnit), automated testing (e.g. Gauge, Cucumber, FitNesse), continuous integration (e.g. Jenkins, GoCD)
  • Linux command line and shell scripting languages
  • Relational databases (e.g. SQL Server, MySQL)
  • Experience working in financial services
  • Experience working with open source frameworks; preferably Spring, though we would also consider Ruby, Apache Struts, Symfony, Django, etc.
  • Automated Testing: JUnit, Selenium, LoadRunner, SoapUI
  • Strong knowledge of appropriate programming and scripting languages – Be proficient in .Net, .Net framework 4.5, WCF or related technology, AJAX, and JSON, and some type of automated testing

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