Principal SRE

Epic Games
Bellevue, Washington, United States
1 month ago


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

The Epic LiveOps team provides the best possible experience for our players. We dive deep into the data to understand player needs, minimize disruption, and manage Epic's incident response process.

Epic's Live Operations Engineering team is focused on building services, processes, and tooling to improve the reliability of our platforms, games, and services with a key focus on:

Technical Leadership in Incidents

Taking a leadership role in major incidents, driving cross-functional prioritization and implementation of incident mitigations, and facilitating internal status communications to an executive audience.

Post Incident Review

There is always an interesting form of something not working as we expect. We focus on how we learn from these production surprises and improve our systems and processes to be more reliable over time. We work with a diverse set of development teams to help them better understand incidents, risks present in their designs, and how to increase reliability.

Production, Event, and Launch Readiness

We run large-scale production events and we work with many teams on readiness and operational excellence. We own key elements of service and product launches and game events.

Development focused on Reliability

While we assist with incidents and readiness, we also build and maintain processes, tools, systems, and services that can improve Epic’s reliability and our ability to respond to the unexpected.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is hiring a Principal Site Reliability Engineer for the Live Operations Engineering team focusing on building services and tooling to improve reliability for our platforms, games, and services. This role will focus on helping development teams with operational excellence and service ownership as well as driving the resolution of incidents impacting our players and customers.

In the role of a Site Reliability Engineer, you will tackle problems that impact the reliability of our products as a whole. Part of this role is analyzing gaps or risk areas for our key services, determining the best course of action, and engineering a solution. You will participate in post-incident reviews, readiness programs, and engineering efforts. This role is expected to have breadth over depth, but depth in designing and running reliable systems and infrastructure at scale.

At Epic we embrace a Service Owner (you build it, you run it) mentality. In this role, we are stewards of operational excellence and we are service owners. We develop processes, tools, systems, and services.

In this role, you will

What we're looking for

This role is open to multiple locations.

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren’t limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic’s generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

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