• Platform Engineer (Kubernetes)

    Location US-CO-Boulder | UK-Edinburgh
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    SolarWinds MSP
  • Overview

    Are you an experienced Software Engineer with a passion for building cutting edge PaaS solutions? Do you love using the latest technology and working in a fast-paced, agile and innovative environment? Are you a team player who loves to collaborate with others? Do you love automation? Then SolarWinds could be the new rewarding challenge you are looking for.


    SolarWinds MSP is the leading global provider of complete IT management and Automation solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Our award-winning product suite includes the industry’s #1 RMM Service Automation Platform and has a proven track record of helping MSPs standardize and automate the setup and delivery of IT services in order to achieve true scalability. We believe that the MSPs who use our products everyday should be excited about them. That's why we put our users first in everything we do and strive to deliver powerful functionality while making their jobs easier.


    We are looking for an Engineer to join our team in either Boulder, CO or Edinburgh to work on a new state-of-the-art PaaS solution to power the latest products and features developed by our global engineering teams.



    As a Platform Engineer, you will be responsible for:

    • Designing and implementing new platform solutions that will improve the product delivery of engineering teams throughout the world
    • Advocating industry best-practices in software design and continuous delivery
    • Improving the testability of solutions to maintain high quality standards
    • Evaluating and recommending the best tools and development strategies for solving common and complex engineering problems
    • Building secure, scalable, distributed and fault-tolerant cloud-based systems
    • Mentoring other developers and sharing your knowledge and experience throughout the company
    • Participating in Agile planning sessions, retrospectives & stakeholder demos
    • Helping the team meet sprint goals and overall project delivery milestones


    Required Skills:

    • Production experience with containerization and orchestration is essential.
    • Strong experience with Kubernetes and its ecosystem:
      • Flannel + Calico.
    • Deployment methods such as Helm/AppController.
    • Strong scripting knowledge (Python, Ruby, Bash, Shell, PowerShell, etc.).
    • Strong command of one or more statically typed OO programming languages (GO, Java, C#).
    • Demonstrated proficiency in multiple areas of programming (e.g. web development, concurrency, design patterns, SOLID principals etc.).
    • Ability to learn new products and programming languages quickly.
    • Excellent problem solving skills; can triage and resolve critical tech issues without supervision.
    • Should have excellent communications skills, a good attitude, and a friendly personality. 


    Beneficial Skills:

    • Experience writing k8s code such as operators / scheduler / controller
    • Experience with industry leading CI/CD practices and Jenkins build configuration management
    • Experience running large applications on one or more public clouds (preferably AWS)
    • Experience with Terraform and IAC
    • Experience with Server Management tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.
    • Familiarity with Microservices and Serverless architectures



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