Giant Swarm · Jul 1st 2020
We are looking for a Kubernetes Platform Architect
You are responsible for designing our Kubernetes-as-a-Service platform. But of course, you are not alone. We already have multiple cross-functional teams working on different parts of the platform and all team members are engaged in the product process.
You work closely with one team and write user stories.
You decide with the Product Owners what will be developed and when, and make strategic product decisions.
You communicate a clear vision and help the team to prioritize.
You participate in all development events (Daily StandUp, Planning, Retrospective, Reviews).
You are also motivated by proactive stakeholder management (customer, PO’s, cross-functional Dev Teams, other internal departments) and gather requirements, manage expectations and set priorities.
You have at least 5 years of work experience in a tech-driven environment and you know stuff about enterprise software, cloud, open-source and distributed systems. You can tell us about your professional experience with Kubernetes and infrastructure.
You find the right tone for all stakeholders. Especially with our cross-functional engineering teams, you are available and engaged. (We are currently building a product where we put customer requirements into product requirements and stories which work for a multitude of customers).
You can deal with being empowered to make decisions.
You understand the market, product, business, and any constraints involved.
You have an understanding of how our product is developed and delivered, you know a lot about agile methodologies but you don’t need to do everything according to the guide book.
You fight for good UX as this is a huge part of our product.
You are happy to work in a fast-changing environment and adapt the way you work according to the current status of the company. We are operating in the evolving container ecosystem; the whole market is highly volatile.
Not a must-have but a major plus: You are able to start a cluster on one of our test installations and can install external-DNS there, trying out a few settings as well as evaluating it for the roadmap story.
Having worked with Kubernetes before is mandatory
You have excellent English skills (our company language is English)
We (and our customers) are currently mostly distributed around Europe (around UTC), thus, your main timezone is somewhere between -2UTC to +2UTC to ensure better communication.