Site Reliability Engineers
Site reliability engineers (SREs) are computer professionals who have knowledge and experience in software engineering, system administration, and information technology (IT) infrastructure and operations. They use these skills to make sure that apps, Web sites, and IT systems and infrastructure operate without error and are repaired quickly when they malfunction, as well as develop ways to automate system administration and management tasks.
Minimum Education Level
Salaries for site reliability engineers depend on the employer, the size of the department or organization, and the worker’s job title and level of experience.
Site reliability engineers earned salaries that ranged from $99,750 to $197,000 in 2020, according to Robert Half Technology’s Salary Guide for Technology Professionals. Twenty-five percent of engineers earned between $12...
Site reliability engineers work in typical office settings and have access to cutting-edge technology. Many tech companies offer a casual work environment in which dress codes are relaxed and flexible work schedules (including work-at-home options) and perks such as free breakfasts and access to on-site fitness centers and gaming rooms are available. At other employers, the dress code is often ...
Job opportunities for site reliability engineers will be excellent during the next decade. Each year, LinkedIn spotlights emerging careers that are experiencing “tremendous growth.” Its 2020 Emerging Jobs Report identified 15 fast-growing careers, and the career of site reliability engineer ranked fifth on the list. LinkedIn predicts that “demand for this job will likely continue to ri...