Principal, Site Reliability Engineer - Kubernetes

Job Number: R50024261

Brand: Fox Corporation

Job Type: Engineering, Technology

Location Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Los Angeles, California ; Tempe, Arizona

Job Posting Date: June 12, 2024

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Under the FOX banner, we produce and distribute content through some of the world’s leading and most valued brands, including: FOX News Media, FOX Sports, FOX Entertainment, FOX Television Stations and Tubi Media Group. We empower a diverse range of creators to imagine and develop culturally significant content, while building an organization that thrives on creative ideas, operational expertise and strategic thinking.


At Fox Tech, we stand as a beacon of innovation, crafting world-class, large scale digital products that redefine the entertainment experience. We're on the lookout for visionary individuals to join our pioneering team, tasked with shaping the future of streaming products. Now is your chance to be part of creating and delivering extraordinary digital experiences spanning Sports and Entertainment.

As a key member of our team, you'll drive innovation and significantly contribute to our mission of pioneering the next generation of streaming products. Your opportunity to create unparalleled fan experiences for these iconic sports events is here. Our current advanced digital solutions, accessed by millions across web, mobile, and living room devices, signify just the start of our ambitious journey.


Fox is hiring a Principal Site Reliability Engineer - Kubernetes to build and operate infrastructure and platforms to support APIs around our live direct to consumer APIs for major live events such as the Super Bowl, World Cup, and World Series.  The principal engineer will be the technical lead for solving thundering herd problems including partnering with the application team to load test, scale up and scale back down again and help design the platform and infrastructure to meet their needs.

A collaborative, peacemaker mindset is a must while fostering a culture of learning and continuous improvement for the entire team.  The principal engineer will additionally work with the Director, Platform Engineering to visualize workflows, and refine processes and policies to keep the team throughput high.


  • Serve as technical lead for the implementation and operation of cloud-based infrastructure and platform including EKS and other AWS services supporting direct to consumer APIs and solving associated thundering herd problems including load testing, scaling up and scaling back down again

  • Work closely with Video & Player Engineering and 3rd party teams to help design and implement scalability, cost visibility and observability in the platform

  • Help to mentor and train less senior members of the team

  • Assist with product/technology selection including evaluating maturity, support and design and implementation of POCs

  • Work with the Director, Site Reliability Engineering to foster a culture of learning and continuous improvement, help to conceptualize and visualize workflows and processes

  • Perform post-incident analysis to identify root causes and potential workarounds/solutions

  • Be fluid and open to change and evolving processes and tools 

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Expert with EKS, Kubernetes and AWS including IAM, autoscaling, networking and load balancing/request routing

  • Proven experience with solving scalability problems both up and down including thundering herd scenarios

  • Expert with troubleshooting and root cause analysis

  • Expert experience with Python

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Proven experience with building deployment pipelines and enabling self-service

  • Strong teamwork and willingness to collaborate with others

  • Proven experience with training and mentoring engineers


  • BS or equivalent

  • AWS Solutions Architect Professional certification


  • Coverage during NFL Sundays and other marquee live events throughout the year

NOTE: Fox Behavioral Skills/Competencies: Dependability, Initiative, Teamwork, Personal Integrity, Professionalism; Fox Leadership Skill/Competencies: Sets Clear Goals, Seeks Collaborative Solutions, Delivers Constructive Feedback, Leadership Integrity and Compliance



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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands. 

Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $161,500.00-212,000.00 annually for California. This role is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, various benefits, including medical/dental/vision, insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, and other benefits in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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