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Providence Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) - Cloud Native Digital Innovation Group in Redmond, Washington



Providence is one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the United States.

At Providence, we use our voice to advocate for vulnerable populations and health care reforms. We pursue innovative ways to transform health care by keeping people healthy, and making our services more convenient, accessible, and affordable for all. In an increasingly uncertain world, we are committed to high-quality, compassionate health care for everyone—regardless of coverage or ability to pay. We help people and communities' benefit from the best health care model for the future, today.

The Digital Innovation Group (DIG) at Providence is a small but mighty product development and incubation team. We build next-gen tools that give patients convenient and easy access to health care anywhere, anytime.

DIG is both a healthcare startup and a technology/product incubator. Our team gathers market data on effective solutions in the health care space and then builds out a product line with the latest and greatest technology. When market maturity hits, DIG enables the product to spin out as its own company. It is a unique mix of venture capitalists, digital strategists, marketing acumen, product development and engineering all in one group, nestled inside one of the largest health systems. We set the pace for other health care organizations on how to conceive, engineer and launch effective health care solutions.

Recently funded DIG startups include DexCare and Xealth .


We are seeking a Sr. SRE - Cloud Native who will be the front and center part of a team of software engineers focused on building software and automation tools to describe modern cloud native infrastructure, systems, and application security, monitoring and operational excellence. You are a polyglot programmer familiar with many languages both interpreted (e.g., Python, Ruby, Perl, etc.) and compiled (C, C , Golang, Rust, etc.) and who has working familiarity with knowledge of modern software stacks in the cloud native landscape. You approach every problem from the viewpoint of it being a software problem that needs to be fixed by writing code. Your approach to software development closely adheres to a Reconciler Pattern. In addition to a software engineering centric view of the world, you are a capable engineer who understands the nuances of OS level concepts on a *nix system, networking concepts in the cloud e.g., route tables and NAT gateways, security best practices as applies across the OSI stack and a champion of quality and operational best practices of running 24x7 applications in a distributed, fault-tolerant, and secure environment.


In this position you will:

  • Write code to automate infrastructure, security and monitoring of systems and services - preferably in Python and/or Golang.

  • Have good knowledge Cloud Networking Infrastructure and related concepts such as DNS, TCP/IP, Routing Protocols, Security Groups, VPN, Firewalls, NATs etc.

  • Have an in-depth understanding of how modern-day web application stacks are built starting from code running on the browser to how system calls in *nix systems manifest themselves.

  • Be aware of best practices for observability, availability, latency, scalability and efficiency of distributed systems and applications running in a modern-day Cloud Native Landscape.

  • Have intermediate to advanced knowledge in systems administration at the virtualization layer on *nix systems as well as distributed operating systems such as Kubernetes.

  • Be part of an On-call team that is responsible for maintenance and stability of the infrastructure for web scale applications 24x7x365.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Information Systems, Information Science, Software Engineering, Software Development, or other related scientific or engineering fields -OR- equivalent education/experience.

  • 6 years' experience being a systems engineer or part of a systems engineering or working with a cloud infrastructure team working on OS virtualization, cloud networking and Systems and Network security

  • 6 years’ experience with one or more of the popular infrastructure-as-code frameworks e.g., Terraform, Chef, Ansible, Puppet etc.

  • 6 years’ experience working with one of AWS, GCP or Azure.

  • 6 years' experience writing code in Python, Golang or equivalent languages to automate everything related to infrastructure with good understanding on how to write testable software, data structures and algorithms, microservices and data storage technologies

  • 6 years' experience with understanding how modern applications are deployed onto the cloud, Enterprise Integration Patterns and championing Operational Excellence in such an environment e.g., Observability best practices

  • 4 years knowledge of the Linux Operating System, Systems and Network Administration as it relates to modern cloud best practices e.g., Linux system calls, IP Tables, SE Linux, DNS/BIND, File Systems, HTTP Services, Email and File sharing

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Information Systems, Information Science, Software Engineering, Software Development, or other related scientific or engineering fields -OR- equivalent education/experience.

  • 2 years’ understanding of the Linux cgroups ecosystem and technologies surrounding it e.g., Docker, Mesos, Kubernetes

  • 2 years’ experience with Azure

  • 2 years being a member of the talent acquisition process and hiring excellent engineers


We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Development

Location: Washington-Seattle

Other Location(s): Montana, Oregon-Portland, California, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington-Redmond, Washington, Texas, Alaska, California-Irvine

Req ID: 333313