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Principal Kubernetes Engineer
Englewood, Colorado  |  Hybrid
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Applied on December 4, 2022
Job Id #60035 Posted October 18, 2022

Job Description:
Responsible for development that maintain and enhance the company's Kubernetes platform. Works closely with other engineers and architects on system design and configuration. Responsible for product evaluation scheduling and planning, infrastructure QA and test automation, and infrastructure lifecycle management. Lead discussion with other teams and architects to address their requirements. Define the roadmap for containers in the company's datacenters, edge distributed cloud, and public cloud providers.

  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience
  • Assigned complex and critical projects that involve several technical systems and constituents.
  • Designs, implements, monitors, enhances and troubleshoots systems in assigned areas.
  • Analyzes and revises existing system logic difficulties and documentation as necessary.
  • Tests and reviews system designs.
  • Provides Engineering Technical support and guidance to regional personnel and ensure all technical integration, changes, standards and documentation are met.
  • Mentors and guides the work of senior technical staff.
  • Reviews work plans and designs and advises on improvements.
  • Adheres to industry specific local, state, and federal regulations, as applicable.
  • Be an active participant and influence in organizations such as CNCF and Linux Foundation.
  • Knows, understands and follows company policy.
  • Performs other duties as requested by manager.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Required Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner
  • Advanced knowledge in network design, network architecture, protocols and network topology
  • Advanced knowledge of define, design, and deployment of Kubernetes for containers orchestration
  • Advanced knowledge of Infrastructure as a Code (Terraform)
  • Advanced knowledge in Ansible automation
  • Advanced knowledge in Python, Perl, and Golang
  • Advanced knowledge of CI/CD tools such as GitLab, Jenkins
  • Advanced knowledge in TCP/IP and the OSI Model
  • Experience with managing Kubernetes with Rancher or OpenShift
  • Experience in using ticketing and software tools to support the current operations
  • Good knowledge of network devices and basic network appliances
  • Familiar with network designing software, such as Visio
  • Ability to perform duties in a very fast pace environment and ability to learn new technology quickly
  • Ability to use personal computer and software applications

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Knowledge of company products and services
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
  • Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)
  • Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS)
  • Related Industry and vendor specific certifications and training
Required Education and Work Experience
  • Masters or Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field or related work experience
  • 10+ years of Engineering work experience
  • 10+ years of Project management work experience

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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