Site Reliability Engineer Internship, Meraki - London Summer 2023

  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Internet of Everything, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id

The Meraki cloud supports millions of customer devices from 10+data centres around the world. Meraki’s customer base has grown by a factor of 2-3 every year, serving billions of HTTP requests per day globally. Our customers depend on our products to run their critical infrastructure of network switches, security appliances, wireless APs and security cameras.

SREs at Meraki are passionate about building and growing Cloud that supports our customers and networks. As a Site Reliability Engineer, you will take ownership of the reliability and growth of our scalable distributed systems and cloud infrastructure.

Our SREs strive to build, maintain and grow upon our current automation toolset while thinking of and experimenting with new and creative ways to take us into tomorrow. There is an opportunity to learn and grow and share your expertise and knowledge with others.

In this role, you will join our committed, caring, and diverse engineering team which is globally distributed between San Francisco, London and Sydney - we are an engineering-driven organization that encourages you to take the time to explore new technology and build prototypes that make us better.

Meraki internships offer you a great opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable work experience.
  • Explore a career path.
  • Develop and refine your skills.
  • Network with professionals.
  • Gain in confidence.
  • Transition into a job.

You should be "ready to learn" or have the following skills:

  • Experience with automation solutions like Ansible, Chef,
  • Scripting or coding with languages like Ruby, Scala, Go, Python, or Bash.
  • Tackling challenges impacting a large, distributed customer facing environment.
  • Daringly jump into other people's source code to seek a problem.
  • Knowing your way around *nix systems.
  • Caring about the customer experience.
  • Experience supporting an externally facing production environment.
  • Empathising with your co-workers and being a positive influence on others.
  • Passion for operational efficiency.
  • Previously used source control and CI/CD solutions such as Git, GitLab and Jenkins, Unix, Linux etc.
Currently studying a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or simular recognised course with an expected graduation date in 2024.

Projects you might work on:

  • Analysing the health of our environments, use your coding skills to improve the way we operate, and debug sophisticated events while participating in a 24/7 on-call rotation.
  • Using extensive metrics within our observability stack to identify and predict potential and existing bottlenecks.
  • Working in a Ruby codebase to update and modernise a capacity script that decides in real time when we need to expand our fleet.
  • Collaborating with other Meraki engineering teams to design and build a centralised configuration management system to remove hard-coded environmental specifics.
  • Mentoring peer engineers and performing code reviews for an Ansible rollout of a database upgrade for application engineers that do not have infrastructure familiarity.
  • Using Packer to construct EC2 and VMware AMIs and Terraform to instantiate these images into the cloud.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, 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.

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.

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

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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