Senior Member of Technical Staff (Senior Software Engineer)

Platform9

Santa Clara, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/07/2024
  • Website: platform9.com
  • Company Address: 800 W El Camino Real, #180, Mountain View, California 94040, US
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $150,000

About Platform9

Enabling freedom in cloud computing.

Job Description

Cloud native is a strategic priority for technology leaders at nearly every company around the world. Going to cloud native is a complex, challenging, but necessary process for businesses and organizations, regardless of size or industry.

As cloud native grows and matures, many enterprises are looking to leverage powerhouse technologies like Kubernetes to accelerate their adoption, but they are faced with a limited set of options. Public cloud Kubernetes is expensive and locks you into their infrastructure and platform services. DIY Kubernetes gives you more infrastructure flexibility and control, but it is challenging and requires operation skills you don’t have.

Platform9 is the third option for your cloud-native future. Platform9 is the only container management and orchestration solution that supports the complete lifecycle of the cloud-native journey on infrastructure anywhere. We combine the flexibility of DIY Kubernetes, with the simplicity of public cloud Kubernetes. Platform9 is a better way to go cloud native, paving the way for an open distributed cloud future.

Innovative enterprises like Juniper, Starbucks, Mavenir, Redfin, Rackspace and Cloudera achieve 4x faster time-to-market, up to 90% reduction in operational costs, and 99.99% uptime. Platform9 is an inclusive, globally distributed company backed by leading investors.

All this means that the future for Platform9, for our customers, and for our team is about as bright and exciting as it gets. It’s the best time to join our highly collaborative, friendly, and rich learning environment. We have a high energy start-up culture. We value customer obsession, innovation, openness, bias towards action, and speed. And we are looking to add a seasoned engineer to our tight-knit and engineering team.

Position Summary:
We are seeking an experienced Software Engineer to join our team working on our cloud native product suite. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in computer science, have worked on cloud-native technologies, and have a willingness to learn new  technologies.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Contribute to the development of cloud native products and services for our Kubernetes product ecosystem.. 
  • Learn and collaborate with the team to design and implement the product roadmap. 
  • Support Cloud infrastructure deployments using Platform9 products, including troubleshooting and problem resolution. 
  • Continuously monitor and improve the performance, scalability, and reliability of our product line.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills: 

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or related field. 
  • Experience with programming in Python, Golang (preferred). 
  • 5-10 years of experience in a software development role.
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies like Kubernetes is a plus.
  • Prior experience with OpenStack/DevStack is also a plus.
  • Strong understanding of computer science fundamentals with willingness to learn and build products in the cloud computing and virtualization space. 
  • Strong knowledge of Linux/Unix systems.
  • Developing distributed systems and SaaS products.
  • Should be conversant with essentials of data networking.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Being a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work in a highly dynamic environment.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need to be a team player with a strong sense of ownership of your work and a passion for working in a data-driven organization.

Benefits and Perks:

Employees today are looking for companies that truly care and recognise their whole person. Platform9’s benefits and perks have been carefully designed to ensure that we take care of an employee's emotions and physical well-being. Many of our benefits extend to families, who form a significant part of our well-being at work

Please note that benefits change by country. 

  • Competitive Compensation and Equity 
  • Medical Healthcare for you and your family 
  • Generous Time-Off Programs & Annual year end Shutdown 
  • Hybrid Work Model
  • Wellness Benefits
  • Professional Development/Global certifications
  • Reward and Recognition Programs 
  • Team Building Activities 

Our benefits have been carefully selected, keeping in mind employees requirements and personal situations now and for the future

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