Site Reliability Engineer - Google Cloud Job

Date: Sep 5, 2023

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98057

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.


Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services — you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!


Division Information

PACCAR’s Information Technology Division (ITD), located in Renton, WA utilizes cutting-edge technology to provide systems development, consulting, voice and data communications services to the entire Corporation, which has high visibility in the technology sector.


The Role

We are seeking a Cloud Engineer to build, deploy, operate, sustain, and grow the software systems that build, scale, monitor, secure, manage, and automate PACCAR’s cloud services. The Cloud Engineering team within Digital drives the stability and sustainability of next-generation systems and discovers innovative ways to scale and operate them reliably.


In this role, you will work with Systems and Software Engineers to create proactive engineering mechanisms that will enable your team to manage the health of cloud services, distributed server fleets, and the software stacks in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You will deploy and monitor the systems and automation to ensure that tooling is working optimally. You will use trends and metrics to find opportunities for improvements within existing frameworks, tools, and processes to continuously improve systems.


The ideal candidate will have a technical background, be detail driven, and have excellent problem-solving abilities. You will be comfortable designing, building, deploying, and operating. You will also handle systems functionality, performance, and configuration issues. The Cloud Engineer will show sound knowledge of Linux, containers and shell scripting concepts and theory and have some experience taking part in systems deployment and support.


Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Come build the future with us.


The Team

Digital Services is a highly celebrative team of data, cloud, and analytics professionals with different backgrounds. Digital focuses on enabling PACCAR to make better decisions, faster, injecting new technologies and capabilities that enable us to better manage and utilize data to drive the business and our customers forward. As part of a diversified, global Fortune 100 company, the Digital team works on a wide variety of projects. The Cloud Engineering team supports global adoption of cloud services across AWS, GCP, and Azure and core tooling in the PACCAR Digital Platform that enables application development and analytics capabilities for the company. Come join this dynamic, growing, and pioneering team, and make an impact at global scale!


Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Leverage scripting languages, such as Python and Terraform, to build automated solutions and integrations on an ad-hoc basis
  • Define and Implement Operational Standards in the GCP environment
  • Work with System Engineers, Developers, Architects, and DevOps engineers to design and implement automated solutions with CI/CD Pipelines for infrastructure and software build, deployment, and configuration
  • Ensure Digital Platform service level expectations are clearly defined and measurable through Service Level Objective’s (SLO’s) and Service Level Indicators (SLI’s)
  • Ensure that Instances Deployed to GCP meet PACCAR’s patching, monitoring, and DR/Backup Standards
  • Apply Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) best practices to consult, coach and provide oversight to development, business, and systems teams in defining and implementing SLOs/SLIs
  • Automate Application and Services in GCP using Terraform, Git-flow or an equivalent
  • Maintain code and scripting Git version control repositories and related systems supporting initiatives around “infrastructure as code”
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve problems with the build, deployment, and continuous integration process
  • Ensure security is integrated into all architecture solutions to meet compliance standards
  • Seek opportunities and implement solutions to improve site reliability (reducing Mean Time to Diagnosis, Mean Time to Resolution, System Self-healing, etc.)



  • 5+ years of non-internship professional cloud engineering or software development experience

  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

  • Experience using GCP resource technologies to develop and deploy enterprise solutions

  • Proficient in one or more of Python, Perl, Ruby, Bash, or Java


Preferred Qualifications

  • GCP certifications a plus
  • Experience managing scaled cloud systems with a focus on operational excellence
  • Experience working with high-availability, distributed systems and services in a hosting environment including hardware, OS, storage, network, and database solutions
  • Experience with DNS, DHCP, SSH, HTTP, TCP/IP and other common network protocols Experience with system analysis and troubleshooting in large-scale Linux environment Experience with database technology, both relational and NoSQL
  • Working knowledge of agile development methods



  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Information Technology or related experience preferred


Physical Demands

  • Sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time


PACCAR Benefits

As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match

  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement

  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time

  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)

  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs

  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance

  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more


Diversity & Inclusion

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability corporation. Having a diverse and inclusive work environment ensures PACCAR has the talent needed to conduct business today and in the future by leveraging different backgrounds, skills, and viewpoints. We believe diversity in the workplace increases innovation, results in better decisions, and increases employee engagement.


PACCAR’s IT Division promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, celebrations, and affinity groups. The IT Division has an active Diversity Council and supports initiatives and activities for all. PACCAR supports women through the PACCAR Women’s Association (PWA), Women in Trucking, and Women in Technology International (WITI). Educational awareness programs such as Unconscious Bias, Male Allyship and Inclusive Leadership are just a few of many trainings offered. PACCAR is a supporter of PRIDE and celebrates many different multi-cultural events.


Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability. At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors, including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for the Site Reliability Engineer - Google Cloud is $93,000 - $145,500 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift.

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