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Site Reliability Engineer


About the Role:

The Role:

imgix is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to join our Infrastructure Engineering team. In this role, you will work closely with other members of the team to build and operate the highly available and performant infrastructure that powers image delivery for some of the largest sites on the Internet.

The Infrastructure team is involved in building and operating the core rendering service and encouraging operational best practices throughout the entire engineering organization.

We interact with a variety of tools and services on a day-to-day basis including and are looking for people who are excited about learning about operating these things at scale.

About imgix:

imgix is building the future of visual media on the Internet. imgix operates the premier solution to deliver impactful, engaging, highly responsive and super fast imagery to eyeballs around the world. The service consists of a top tier image delivery platform tightly coupled with imgix’s proprietary, on-demand image processing pipeline. It provides customers with great design flexibility while reducing the engineering investment required to serve state-of-the-art visual media. imgix enables our customers to greatly increase the value of their imagery and get back to building awesome things.

We are located in downtown San Francisco, close to BART, Caltrain, and a really good sandwich place. Because of COVID, we are working remotely and will be remote-friendly going forward even after we can return to the office. Employee benefits are comprehensive (401k, medical, dental and vision), perks are generous (catered lunches, paid rides home, the occasional team outing), vacation time is flexible, parental leave is available and highly encouraged, and salaries are commensurate with experience. We also provide employees with anything they (reasonably) need to be effective in their work: funky keyboards, standing desks, a desk cactus, and maybe even a laptop. The troposphere is the limit.


  • Build and operate highly reliable and performant distributed systems at scale.
  • Observe and measure the imgix infrastructure for performance and reliability.
  • Contribute expertise towards architectural planning and ensure the company builds sustainable services that meet our customer expectations while leveraging appropriate tools and frameworks.
  • Foster and promote operational awareness throughout the larger engineering organization.
  • Ongoing participation in the review and testing process for our production services.


  • High-performance caching services built on top of Varnish
  • Monitoring and data visualization tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, BigQuery.
  • Automation tooling such as Ansible, Terraform, and shell scripts.
  • HAProxy, nginx, and a variety of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Load Balancers.
  • Google Kubernetes Engine along with a wide variety of other GCP services.
  • In-house tools developed in Python, Golang, and LU

Meet imgix

imgix is the leading provider of on-demand image processing for websites and mobile apps. imgix’s API gives developers the power to perform image transformations at scale — from simple crops and compression to changing color profiles and adding watermarks — in real time before an image is served.