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Sr. Software Engineer - Infrastructure (Seattle OR Remote)

| Seattle
Upbound.io is a cloud-native computing startup on a mission to create the first open and community-driven cloud computing platform, to empower developers and organizations to build and run a new generation of software across multiple public and private cloud environments. We are passionately leading an open-source effort around building world-class developer and enterprise experiences in the cloud-computing space.
The Infrastructure Team is looking for a Sr. Software Engineer in Infrastructure, to work across all teams and design set of world-class, self-service solutions. You will be interfacing with engineering, infrastructure services, and application development teams to choose appropriate technology solutions and facilitates complete integration into Upbound environments.
While building amazing technology is important, Upbound has an intense commitment to building a great culture. With company values like Champion Others, Be Collaborative, Stay on Target, Stay Hungry, Have Fun and Empower Others; Upbound uses these values to build and uphold culture. We understand that culture is an iterative process and invite all Upbounders to take the startup as code approach where any employee can have input on the process. Sound interesting? Keep reading… 
Upbound is venture funded and backed by GV (formerly Google Ventures).
Basic qualifications... 
  • 2+ years of working experience with Kubernetes.
  • Hands-on programming experience with Go. 
  • You are intimately familiar with public cloud infrastructure: AWS, Azure, and GCP.
  • Experience developing standards in partnership with Engineering, Infrastructure Service, and Application Development to select appropriate technical solutions. 
  • Knowledge and experience with cloud technologies and Continuous Integration/Delivery (CI/CD). 
  • Experience working in a DevOps environment.
In this role, you can expect to...
  • Be entrusted to make business-critical decisions, procuring the right technology and designing and implementing a self-service solution for the teams that consume Upbound infrastructure. 
  • Providing routine maintenance, support of Kubernetes infrastructure, including extending Kubernetes API and functionality via CRD/Controller applications.
  • Balance tradeoffs between enterprise and open source technologies to better serve Upbound
  • Troubleshoot, and problem-solve to remediate Infrastructure related issues. 
  • Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms, including frameworks and technology stacks for delivering Upbound products.
  • Reporting and fixing bugs in private and public projects. 
  • Collaborate with the development teams to assess and recommend technologies that support company organizational needs. 
  • Support the full project lifecycle - discovery, analysis, architecture, design, documentation, building, migration, automation, and production-readiness.
It is a plus if…
  • You’re an active speaker, blogger, and member of open source communities.
  • You have worked in a startup before.
  • Passionate about Kubernetes and the Cloud Native space.
We encourage all applicants to write a cover letter describing why you're interested in working at Upbound, what draws you to this role, and how you think you can help our cause.
At Upbound, we are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We realize that our industry has a poor track record when it comes to diversity and we hope to do our part to fix that.
Come join our team as we embark on a new era of open cloud-computing.
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Upbound is headquartered in the historic Pioneer Square, Seattle's oldest and most iconic neighborhood, the options for lunch are historically endless

An Insider's view of Upbound

What's something quirky about your company?

I would say we have good number of people that here that love board games and are up for an occasional game of Dungeons and Dragons.


Visual Designer

What projects are you most excited about?

Being able to build something from the ground up is truly exciting. My focus is on all things automation, so one of the first things I'm doing is automating the creation and maintenance of our entire cloud infrastructure via code. This is the backbone of our services and I am passionate about building the freeway our products will be shipped on.


Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

I look at this from both sides. First, we have a very strong culture of supporting, mentoring, and helping each other grow. That's critical for success. But it's also important that people join with a real desire to take ownership of an area and drive it to the best quality it can be.


Founding Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

We’re on a mission to create the open cloud computing platform, to empower developers with more choice and service providers with broad integration.


Founder & CEO

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Crossplane aims to support many resource types across many cloud providers and SaaS platforms. The challenge of plumbing all those APIs together in a coherent, usable, scalable, and maintainable fashion is always top of mind.


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What are Upbound Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Video Games, Darts.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
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