Staff Site Reliability Engineer

Verily Life Sciences
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Job Description

Verily, an Alphabet company, lives at the intersection of technology, data science and healthcare. Our mission is to make the world’s health data useful so that people enjoy longer and healthier lives.

Our team combines expertise in healthcare, data science and technology to improve the health and well-being of our communities. We are developing the infrastructure and solutions to harness the profusion of health information for good. Our data-driven solutions span three primary areas: research, care and innovation. Programs include Project Baseline - our research initiative to increase participation and evidence generation in clinical research; Onduo - our personalized virtual care platform, which includes connected tools, lifestyle coaching and clinical support; and Debug - our effort to reduce the threat of mosquito-borne diseases by combining machine learning with sterile insect technique. We’re also actively working to combat the spread of COVID-19 through new programs like Healthy at Work.


Verily runs on public cloud under healthcare regulations. We operate at scale and execute with high speed. We aim to achieve excellence in production operations, ensuring safety, reliability, and productivity while maintaining high speed.

We are looking for an staff architect/technical lead to establish and grow production engineering discipline at Verily. Areas of responsibility include observability, incident management and resilience. This job reports to the head of platform engineering.


  • Establish vision for production engineering at Verily. Work across engineering organization to lead development and definition of standards, best practices, guidelines, processes for production engineering at Verily. Drive decision making and communicate organization-wide.
  • As part of the platform engineering team, work on incorporating these standards, best practices, and processes into engineering platforms. This job is at least 50% hands on.
  • As needed, perform technology selection for production engineering tools and platforms. Lead build vs. buy decisions.
  • Establish roadmap for production engineering implementation, and work with teams to track progress. Use metrics and dashboards as needed.
  • Actively participate in technology and design reviews, representing the point of view of production engineering. Work with IT, Corp Engineering, and Security to identify areas of responsibilities and to collaboratively solve problems.


Minimum qualifications:

  • 5+ years of production engineering experience with 10+ years overall industry experience.
  • 5+ years experience with public cloud and state of the art architecture and engineering processes.
  • 5+ years of experience in leadership roles (individual contributor or manager).
  • Experience with modern production engineering approaches, processes, and toolstack. Specific areas of focus are observability, incident management, resilience practices.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Software development experience.
  • Experience operating in a regulated environment.
  • Proven ability to influence without authority and to build strong partnerships with cross-functional stakeholders.

Company Info.

Verily Life Sciences

Verily Life Sciences, also known as Verily, is Alphabet Inc.'s research organization devoted to the study of life sciences. The organization was formerly a division of Google X, until August 10, 2015, when Sergey Brin announced that the organization would become an independent subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

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