Site Reliability Engineer

  • 1 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Torstar Corporation is a broadly-based media company. Its businesses include the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper, six regional daily newspapers in Ontario including The Hamilton Spectator, and more than 70 weekly community newspapers in Ontario; flyer distribution services; and digital properties including (with local editions in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Halifax),,,, a number of regional online sites. Torstar also holds a majority interest in VerticalScope, a North American vertically-focused digital media company.

The Toronto Star is Canada’s largest daily newspaper and is read in print and across desktop, mobile and tablet platforms by more than 6 million readers every week. Online, is one of the most-visited newspaper websites in Canada.

Work with us and our other media and information sites and apps serve millions of readers per month across multiple channels. To grow and evolve the team, we’re looking for creative and hardworking leaders with a passion for problem solving in the challenging space of modern news media.

Work in a modern process

Our SRE team is full of smart people with oodles of experience building cool things. We come from a diverse background with a broad range of skills that results in high uptime numbers while utilizing cutting edge tech.

Work in a world class organization

We're looking for people who are interested in shaping the future of big media. We offer the opportunity to work with some of the finest SRE minds on the largest media sites in Canada, backed by a company that has been delivering content to its readers for more than a century.

Job Description

The job in a nutshell

You will…

  • Run daily operations for websites reaching millions of Canadians daily
  • Use metrics/kpi’s to help determine platform health and take action
  • Manage our customer and payment platforms
  • Continuously improve our automation – write code, write tests, analyze outcomes
  • Lead the recovery of incidents, run retrospectives
  • Be willing to participate in on-call support


About you

  • Extensive knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a must.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6.x including experience scaling out author, publishers and dispatchers in a multi-site environment is a major asset
  • You have extensive Linux and scripting knowledge but can work on Windows and IIS when you have to
  • You’ve run large web sites before – you understand CDN’s and what breaks when sites scale
  • A desire to share knowledge and collaborate within an enthusiastic technical team
  • Security minded - bad security groups or ACLs bug you

 Stuff that’s not on a resume:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Driven and organized self –starter, with excellent planning skills
  • Constructive negotiator, pragmatic and decisive
  • Thrives on being on the leading edge – not afraid to iterate and try new things
  • Excels in a very collaborative, fast paced environment with highly interactive processes
  • Excellent planning skills, highly organized and detailed person

Additional Information


  • Competitive pay
  • Yearly Bonus
  • Great benefits
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • On-site bike parking
  • Waterfront location

Diversity & Inclusion
Torstar Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Torstar is committed to ensuring employment opportunity to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status or disability or any other factor protected by law.

Torstar Group of Companies is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario Human Rights Code we will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling the interview of your requirements.

Torstar Corporation remains committed to its employees and to providing a safe workplace.  As of November 30, 2021,  candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and successful candidates must agree to obtain any additional vaccinations or booster dose(s) that may be required. Proof of such vaccination will be required.   We will make accommodation for qualifying medical or religious exemptions.

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