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Lead Kubernetes SRE
Minneapolis, MN  |  Remote
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Applied on March 26, 2023
Job Id #61893 Posted March 1, 2023

Projects the candidate will be working on:                                                                 
  • Individual will be working with a large team in building a new Kubernetes platform service to support UHGs multi-cloud modernization strategy.
  • This engineer will also assist with building tools and scaffolding around the platform to aid applications to migrate between multiple container platforms.
Ideal Background:
  • Experience in large enterprise in regulated industry. Healthcare-specific is a plus, but not required.
  • Being an upstream contributor to various open-source projects as it pertains to cloud native platforms and related support tools. Self-driven starter that can continually provide contributions to meet Enterprise customers’ needs.
Top Requirements:
  • 3+ years of Kubernetes Administration
  • 2+ years in at least one of AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform Integration
  • 3+ years of software development experience such as Python or Golang
Team and Team size:
  • My direct team has 2 architects, 2 support engineers, 2 open reqs
Top Responsibilities:
  • Developing new Kubernetes service from ground up
  • Participate in on-call SRE support of a Production Kubernetes environment.
  • Develop integrations of Kubernetes platform with existing enterprise tools via REST API
  • Work with vendors on high priority issues
  • Rotational 12x7 on call support with offshore evening coverage
  • Define/Build/Support technical infrastructure environment for Kubernetes platform
  • Define and document standards and guidelines
  • Develop and automate repeatable tasks
  • Consult with development users; determine requirements and recommend solutions
  • Participate in product evaluations, design review session, data requirement meetings and consulting with application development products
  • Contribute to open-source projects that we use to drive continuous improvements
  • 3+ years of Kubernetes
  • 2+ years AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform
  • 3+ years of software development experience such as Python or Golang
  • 3+ years of experience working with application development teams
  • 1+ GitHub
  • 1+ years Python
  • 1+ years Golang
  • Willingness to participate in on-call support rotation
  • Terraform or Ansible
  • Helm
  • CI/CD tools such as Jenkins
  • REST API development
  • Grafana, Prometheus, Thanos
Nice to have:
  •  Anthos on Bare Metal
  • GKE
  • GCP
  • OpenShift
  • Individual contributor in Scrum or Agile team
  • Splunk

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