What does a Site Reliability Engineer do?

Site reliability engineers (SREs) incorporate software engineering aspects and apply them to infrastructure and operations problems. They apply software engineering principles to systems administration and serve as bridges between a company’s development and operations. They perform functions and on-call duties and develop the systems and software that bolster site reliability and performance. They build self-service tools for user groups that provide automation and rely on their services, including automatic test result provisioning and statistical visualizations.

SREs strive to create services that reduce the amount of work in progress for all parties, allowing developers to focus on feature development. They collaborate with product developers to ensure designed solutions respond to non-functional requirements including security and maintainability and work with release engineers to confirm that software delivery pipelines are as efficient as possible. SREs need a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
4.0 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Site Reliability Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£63,328 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £63K
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Site Reliability Engineer Career Path

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J.P. MorganJ.P. Morgan
Site Reliability Engineer
26 May 2021

“I am working with a great application team and have tremendous opportunities to learn and grow.”

Site Reliability Engineer
23 Aug 2019

“You work with some of the smartest people in the industry and the culture is great.”

Site Reliability Engineer
24 Aug 2020

“Good luck trying choose a career path outside of engineering if you're an engineer.”

Site Reliability Engineer
21 May 2021

“Good and good for freshers”

Network ReduxNetwork Redux
Site Reliability Engineer
8 Dec 2020

“Everyone is honest and genuine.”

Site Reliability Engineer
13 Jan 2021

“Probably the best place I worked till now where you get challenged and learn a lot.”

Site Reliability Engineer II
6 Aug 2021

“Good Oracle is the best”

Site Reliability Engineer
22 Sep 2020

“salary reasonably good but not as per standard”

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