Site Reliability Engineer Summer 2023 Internship (Meraki)
Posted on: November 25, 2022
REMOTE SUMMER INTERNSHIP (MAY - AUGUST), FULL-TIME WORK
SCHEDULE, MONDAY - FRIDAY / 40 HOURS)
CISCO MERAKI BUSINESS UNIT
As a Site Reliability Engineer Intern/Co-op on the Meraki Backend
Infrastructure Team, you will work on projects responsible for
everything from our server hardware and operating systems to tools
for code deployment and service monitoring. You will have the
opportunity to build software and systems to monitor, scale and
deploy our distributed cloud services.
Meraki's Backend Infrastructure Team is responsible for building
and scaling the cloud that supports millions of Meraki devices
across the world. Meraki's customer base has grown by a factor of
2-3 every year, serving more than 1.5 billion HTTP requests per day
across six data centers. Our customers depend on the Meraki cloud
to manage and monitor their critical infrastructure of network
switches, security appliances, wireless APs, security cameras, and
In this role, you will be part of a small engineering team that is
based out of Meraki's San Francisco headquarters. During your time
here, you will make crucial decisions about how to manage and scale
complex, high-performance distributed systems. You will also
provide your own perspective on our backend systems and help
develop innovative ways to improve the way we manage the underlying
WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN OUR SRE INTERN/CO-OP CANDIDATES:
You are pursuing a technical bachelors degree or have equivalent
experience with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of computer
science -OR- pursuing a software/coding boot camp (or educational
training program) and/or technical associates degree with a strong
foundation in the fundamentals of computer science.
Clear and effective communication skills
Proactive learners who can quickly pick up working in multiple
frameworks, languages and environments
Passionate team players
Continually able to learn from experience and eager for
Previous internship or large scale project experience
A strong foundation in the fundamentals of Computer Science
(familiarity with networking, data visualization, Ruby on Rails,
C/C++ or an understanding of databases)
Know your way around *nix systems. We run Debian.
Are familiar with logging and monitoring tools such as Graphite,
Grafana, Logstash, ElasticSearch, statsd, collectd.
PROJECTS AND WORK LIFE:
Meraki interns and co-ops join the team for 12 and 16 week
programs, respectively, and are placed directly onto subteams.
During the program, interns/co-ops have the opportunity to work on
a small starter project, such as integration and implementation of
new tools, before spending the majority of the program on a larger
project, such as building the infrastructure for a new service.
Projects are cross functional, which allow insight into new
languages and technologies, help encourage professional growth
within engineering, and allow a sense of ownership within the
Meraki's engineering teams place a high emphasis on mentorship.
Each intern and co-op is matched 1:1 with a mentor who provides
continual feedback and guidance throughout the duration of the
program. Mentors help with introductions to other team members,
overviews of tools and processes, and provide a seamless
integration into Meraki life.
EXAMPLES OF PAST PROJECTS
Adding at-rest encryption to our cloud-based database backups
Revamping our Organization Move process to move customers between
Implementing Docker Containers to move our infrastructure to a
Weekly social events
Customized laptop and desk setups
Medical, dental, and vision coverage plans
Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and
all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, 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.
CISCO COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners
is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread
of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the
pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related
travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting
third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and
Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law,
and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required.
The company will consider legally required
accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons
as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with
applicable law. Additional information will be provided to
candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the
offer time based on region.
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