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SportsRecruits is hiring a Remote Site Reliability Engineer (Laravel/Vue/AWS/ECS) at

About SportsRecruits

SportsRecruits is the leading sports recruiting network, connecting athletes, clubs, events, and college coaches in the recruiting process. The company’s network and tools are trusted by sports organizations such as the IWLCA, IMLCA, and Junior Volleyball Association. Every year, millions of connections are made on the network, resulting in commitments to the best academic and athletic institutions.

SportsRecruits is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity and equal opportunity on our team. Just like the student-athletes we support, we are trying to get better and stronger as a team everyday.  We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.  We strongly believe that the more inclusive our team is, the better we can serve all student-athletes, as well as their families and coaches, who are pursuing their dreams. 

About the Position

We are a product development team full of fun, intelligent, happy, and hardworking engineers, designers and product managers distributed across the United States. We are profitable, funded and giving more high school athletes the ability to play college athletics than any other recruiting tool out there. Your input and coding/problem solving skills will make a direct impact in how we scale and grow the company.  

We are looking for an SRE to join our team working remotely. We are looking for someone who is a programmer first and is capable of debugging code, refactoring code and writing tests. Our two main technologies that we are investing most of our resources in are Laravel (a modern PHP framework), which we use for our API and Vue.js (javascript frontend framework), which currently powers the frontend application. 

As a Site Reliability Engineering on the Infra/DevOps team, you will take over setting up incident response protocols, Continuous Integration pipeline, Performance indicators and reduction of technical debt, diagnose and identify issues coming from Newrelic and Sentry.  

You will spearhead SRE practices like: 

  • Track performance indicators ranging from Core Web Vitals to DB queries per transaction, failures per request, currently all monitored using NewRelic and Sentry. 
  • Set up performance targets and identify most impactful projects to improve performance metrics across the existing platform features. SLIs & SLOs 
  • Tackle technical debt projects which inhibit performance
  • Write scalable code and optimizations across Javascript, JS/CSS assets, CDN, PHP cycles, Memory usage and DB query performance 

You will aid with devops / infrastructure responsibilities: 

  • Help manage dev and production infrastructure currently running on ECS-Fargate and leveraging Terraform


  • 5+ years of experience developing web based applications
  • Strong knowledge of OOP, refactoring, and unit testing
  • Advanced working knowledge of ORMs, MySQL and MySQL optimization
  • Comfortable with command line tools 
  • Experience debugging applications based on Javascript and PHP 
  • Laravel PHP experience is a big plus 
  • VueJS experience is a big plus  

Nice to have: 

  • Nice to have: Interest and some experience in DevOps, SRE, or related roles
  • Experience working with CI tools
  • Experience managing Infrastructure as code using Terraform or CloudFormation

What we offer:

It’s important to us that our team is happy, and we're always looking for ways to improve our overall work culture and support our employees’ well-being. Here are a few of the benefits we offer at this time:

  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage
  • 401(k)
  • Unlimited time-off policy
  • Option to work remote or in our future office

This is a full time position available as remote or in NYC, no freelancers please.  Principals only, no recruiters please. 


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