Senior Software Engineer - Kubernetes - (Remote or SF)


United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/23/2021
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  • Company Address: 251 Post St, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94108

About Kong

Kong Inc. is a cloud connectivity company. Powering connections to build a reliable world.

We are best known as the creator and primary supporter of Kong, the most widely adopted open-source Microservice API gateway. We’re backed by a16z, Index Ventures, CRV, Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Eric Schmidt (Google), Stanford University, NEA and many others.

Job Description

Are you ready to join the API revolution?

You will be part of a team that builds the Kong for Kubernetes.

You will be part of a team that is responsible for managing and making Kong cloud-native. This team is responsible for making and pushing kong to the bleeding edge of cloud-native and the CNCF stack.

What you'll be doing:

        Work on Kong for Kubernetes, Ingress controller, and helm charts
        Add features and maintain Kong’s integrations with Prometheus, Grafana, Helm, and other products in the CNCF space.
        Design and build extend Kong for Cloud-Native Stack
        Leverage your deep experience working on large scale cloud-native infrastructure

What you'll bring:

        BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience
        Interest or experience in Kubernetes, service mesh, L3/4/7 Proxy, API services, container technologies, and the Cloud Native Stack.
        Experience in running Kubernetes or having a thorough understanding of Kubernetes architecture
        Solid hands-on low level technical expertise, understanding distributed systems, networking and computer systems programming
        Strong sense of ownership and good communication skills

Bonus Points:

        A demonstrable track record of large scale C/C++/Go projects, familiar with gRPC, Containerization and Microservices
        Hands on experience of building and maintain Kubernetes controllers or operators
        Experience in building and fostering an Open-Source community
        Hands-on technical leadership experience
        Experience scoping, resourcing, managing and overcoming obstacles in software development projects

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.