Staff Platform Engineer
Posted on 2/23/2024
UpBound

51-200 employees

Cloud control plane solutions for stable, self-service infrastructure
Company Overview
Upbound is a pioneering company in the cloud computing industry, democratizing the control plane to enhance stability, security, and productivity for cloud engineers. The company's creation, Crossplane, empowers developers with self-service capabilities, reducing dependency on cloud teams and fostering independent work. With substantial backing from reputable investors such as GV, Altimeter Capital, and Intel Capital, Upbound's industry leadership is evident in its ability to raise $69M in funding and its commitment to improving cloud infrastructure.
B2B

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding

$77M

Founded

2017

Headquarters

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Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

1%

1 year growth

8%

2 year growth

110%
Locations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Kubernetes
Microsoft Azure
AWS
Terraform
Google Cloud Platform
CategoriesNew
Software Engineering
Requirements
  • 8+ years of software engineering experience
  • 2+ years of working experience with Kubernetes
  • Hands-on programming experience with Go
  • Experience with public cloud infrastructure: AWS, Azure, and GCP
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with distributed systems design
  • Experience in managing production Kubernetes deployments
  • Experience in deploying highly scaled and reliable services in major cloud providers
  • Incorporated modern operational and application delivery tools and methodologies into production deployment workflows
  • Full software lifecycle experience of successfully taking multiple projects from early designs to production deployment
Responsibilities
  • Serve as a senior technical leader and contributor to Upbound’s Platforms
  • Take ownership of business critical features and product innovations
  • Support the full project lifecycle - discovery, analysis, architecture, design, documentation, building, migration, automation, and production-readiness
  • Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms for delivering Upbound products
  • Collaborate with the development teams to assess and recommend technologies
  • Take ownership of the health and reliability of the live production service and infrastructure
  • Make technology decisions for the business and design and implement a self-service solution for the teams
  • Be a contributor to the Kubernetes/Crossplane platform that Upbound Cloud is built on
  • Communicate thoughtful and thorough designs and architecture for new initiatives
  • Deliver high quality, well tested, and reliable functionality and services to production environments
  • Troubleshoot and problem-solve to remediate production issues
  • Create clever solutions to complex problems by designing, building, and automating critical portions of the Upbound Cloud service infrastructure
  • Report and fix bugs in private and public projects
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with site reliability engineering philosophies
  • Experience with HashiCorp tools (e.g. Terraform), CI/CD, IaC, and GitOps