Senior Software Engineer, Infrastructure

Job Description

Posted on: 
November 8, 2023

The role will be hands on optimizing our Kubernetes clusters, managing our GCP infrastructure, and improving our DevOps and SRE practices.


  • Manage hundreds of servers and thousands of containers on our Google Kubernetes Engine clusters using various automation tools.
  • Design and manage zero-trust networks using Open Policy Agent (OPA), Envoy and Istio.
  • Define and scale our Observability strategy with Prometheus, Jaeger, and Grafana.
  • Design, architect, and build performant, reliable, high-quality systems at scale within one or more engineering domains. Provide significant engineering contribution even in domains with less expertise.
  • Plan, design, and roadmap extremely large and complex projects with difficult and intertwined dependencies that push the boundary of what the engineering team and the entire business is capable of. Promote coding standards, styles, and design principles across the organization.
  • Proactively identify technology opportunities for the company, and push technical ideas, proposals, and plans to the entire organization and beyond through presentations, technical specs, blog posts, and documentation.
  • Lead company-wide technical strategy and decisions, and facilitate progress by building consensus amongst senior engineering leadership and company leadership. Advise and advocate for best tools, methods, and approaches for the entire engineering organization.
  • Evangelize Bluecore Engineering internally and externally, including leading external initiatives to promote Bluecore Engineering in the wider community.

Job Requirements

  • Hands-on experience maintaining Kubernetes at scale and running various workloads on Kubernetes.
  • Designing and maintaining network infrastructure, including cloud-based load balancing and ingress/egress design.
  • Experience with metric and alerting tools, and experience with distributed tracing systems.
  • Capable of owning engineering and company level issues or gaps, and successfully planning and executing towards resolution, all while continuously identifying and exploring additional opportunities and proactively preventing upcoming risks.
  • Experience developing technical roadmaps and estimates that have pushed product and business growth over several quarters. Has a proven track record of successfully completing work that spans multiple teams and quarters, creating large impacts to business success.
  • Experience excelling within a high-growth, startup environment or building out a new team/function within a larger company preferred.
  • Experience with technical team mentorship, including guiding other engineers to become more effective technical leaders and providing feedback on best practices in code and design.
  • Able to identify your team's dependencies on other areas and across functions, communicate effectively to remove any immediate blockers, and propose and implement process changes that strengthen and maintain efficiency.
  • Adept at effectively communicating with external customers about critical production issues, as well as working with internal stakeholders from Bluecore’s customer success and support teams to propose and implement immediate fixes and resolution plans.

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