Senior Kubernetes Engineer at Shift5 (Remote)

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Shift5 is seeking a highly skilled Senior Kubernetes Engineer who can efficiently implement design patterns for distributed systems to join our growing team. In this role, you’ll design, build, and improve the infrastructure on which Shift5’s SaaS products are deployed. This includes creating resources in cloud environments as well on-prem. 

We’re looking for someone who is knowledgeable and passionate about software development. Someone who has practical experience with cloud and on-prem technologies and containers who is focused on the successful delivery of timely - and high quality - software. Someone with an insatiable appetite for learning who frequently explores ways to make the impossible possible. Someone who doesn’t take themselves too seriously and is known for bringing calm to chaos while working through the most complex technology challenges. Someone who thrives working independently, yet enjoys collaborating with and mentoring an exceptionally talented and passionate team. If this sounds like you, drop us a line because we’d love to hear from you.

Shift5 is a rapidly growing cybersecurity scale-up. We specialize in cybersecurity technology for operational systems, data collection, and insights for a wide variety of operational systems. To put it simply, we defend planes, trains and tanks from cyberattack. We are a collaborative, passionate and driven cadre of cyber security experts. Our engineers are multidisciplinary and our team is dynamic. We’re a growing company focused on helping our customer’s fleets run smarter and safer by capitalizing on mountains of data resting right about the wheels. Come join us.

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Design, build and maintain large scale, secure Kubernetes infrastructure
  • Help instantiate applications and databases within a containerized infrastructure
  • Support timely delivery of solutions to meet (or exceed) product delivery needs
  • Effectively collaborate and manage expectations with engineering colleagues, senior leaders and external stakeholders
  • Develop great engineering and organizational practices with respect to cluster security as well as system documentation
  • Improve system health, monitoring and alerting apparatus
  • Develop and upskill other engineers with limited exposure to container orchestration
  • Contribute to a healthy and collaborative engineering culture

We’re looking for someone who is/has:

  • 4+ years of experience working on Kubernetes platforms
  • Proficient with configuring and managing production Kubernetes clusters in both cloud hosted as well as on-prem environments
  • Experience with Kubernetes packaging/templating tools (Skaffold, Kustomize, Helm)
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code tools (Terraform, Ansible, Cloudformation)
  • Experience with container networking and security
  • Experience with Unix/Linux-OS Internals and administration
  • Well versed in at least one of the following languages: C++, Go, or Python
  • U.S Citizenship
  • The ability to obtain or hold a US Government Security Clearance

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and stock options in a fast-growing startup
  • Employer-paid medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Health Savings Account with annual employer contributions
  • 401k with employer contributions
  • Life Insurance
  • Uncapped paid time off policy
  • Flexible work & remote work policy
  • Tax-deferred public transit benefits with Metro SmartBenefits (DC/MD/VA)

We are committed to building an inclusive culture of belonging that embraces the diversity of our people and represents the communities in which we work and the customers we serve. We know the happiest and highest performing teams include people with diverse perspectives and ways of solving problems. We strive to attract and retain talent from all backgrounds and create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. 

Shift5 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, projected veteran status, or any other protected group or class.

More Information on Shift5
Shift5 operates in the Cybersecurity industry. The company is located in Rosslyn, VA. Shift5 was founded in 2018. It has 75 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Eat lunch together, Open door policy, Team owned deliverables, Team based strategic planning, Group brainstorming sessions and Flexible Spending Account (FSA). To see all 1 open jobs at Shift5, click here.
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