SRE Tech Lead - Platform Engineering - Core Cloud Services

Cisco Meraki

Location: Remote - US only

Job Type: Full time


Cisco Meraki's mission is to simplify technology so our customers can focus on what's most significant to them: their students, patients, customers, and businesses. Our customers depend on the Meraki cloud to monitor their critical infrastructure of network switches, security appliances, wireless AP's, sensors and security cameras.

Meraki's Platform Engineering SRE organization builds and scales Meraki's Infrastructure and Platforms that support all of our customers and their networks, handling over 4 billion HTTP requests per day, as well as providing the toolchains and workflows that strive to provide seamless access to it. We seek to automate away tedious tasks and build infrastructure as code. We prioritize the need of our internal customers by solving problems with a product mentality.

In this role, you're going to have the unique opportunity to architect, build and support the Core services that support our hybrid cloud, as well as be part of a key position to provide standardized access to our Platform as a Service product. You'll be encouraged to be a role model for junior engineers and facilitate the technical work for other team members.


  • Define, deploy and run standardized IaC interfaces that enable people to consume services in a Hybrid cloud environment.
  • Influence architectural decisions with a focus on security, scalability and high performance for the Core Services and tools supporting our cloud (Ansible, Terraform, Airflow, DNS, Netbox, Service Discovery, etc).
  • Build end-to-end documentation and instrumentation of our platform to ensure visibility, automation, self-healing and resiliency throughout the stack.
  • Collaborate with other specialists on the team to cultivate validated engineering principles and represent our engineering values.
  • As a senior member of the team, you'll use both technical and relational skills to lead large-scale projects to completion.
  • Take part in an on-call rotation.

You are an ideal candidate if you:

  • Experience leading design, deployment and operation of large technical projects - mainly working with cloud systems, IaC, distributed systems, or data processing frameworks (ETL pipelines).
  • Being curious, able to learn fast and feel comfortable diving into unfamiliar code and systems to solve problems.
  • Drive projects with a product-oriented mindset and tackle problems by focusing on internal customers' needs.

Why Cisco Meraki?

#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters – with people like you!

We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other’s backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another – from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we’re committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Compensation Range:
$153,600$241,700 USD

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U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

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