Your Job:

  • You dive deep into the customer's architecture and needs on their way to Kubernetes and advise them with regards to our product, the Kubernetes landscape, what tools to use, how to do monitoring, CI/CD.

  • First impressions are important! You create a great onboarding experience for our customers and handle the main interaction from then on.

  • You build and maintain recipes or helm charts for important tools that customers might need, fully packaged and documented to run easily on Kubernetes, contributing back to the respective Open Source repositories where possible.

  • You hold trainings and join our sales people for presentations at customers.

  • Requests can vary from general Kubernetes questions, to problems in using their new infrastructure to real problems in the infrastructure that need more machine room help. Ultimately, you are also responsible for documentation and making sure you only need to answer once.

  • To sum it up: Customer Success is all that matters. Within the solution engineering team we make sure our customers are happy and taking the right steps going forward, at best anticipating the problems they might face in the future.

Requirements:

  • You have experience with more than one programming language, including Go, and a strong architectural background.

  • You are feeling at home in the Kubernetes world, especially the multitude of Open Source tools around Kubernetes and the Container World.

  • You can explain complicated things, concisely and easily for a diverse audience.

  • You have a strong sense to provide an awesome customer service that makes life easier for Developers. Your communication skills (especially written form) are excellent. Very good English skills are a must have. German skills are a bonus.

  • We (and our customers) are currently mostly distributed around Europe (around UTC), thus, your main timezone should be somewhere between -2UTC to +2UTC to ensure better communication.

Why we think this position is worth applying for (challenge us!)

  • Impact, Impact, Impact! We are a remote-first organization with 28 people with 15 nationalities (located in 10 countries)​. Every new team member changes the team. This is great! People who know things we don’t are highly welcomed.
  • “It's better to ask forgiveness than permission” (Paolini) - sure, it’s not 100% like this, but we have a strong culture of failure which is part of our agile mindset. We don’t do things like in the guidebook. Hell, our customers choose us because we are building how the guidebook should look in this day and age. You can try things out!
  • We play a key role in our customer's digital transformation. We have partnered up with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft to provide our solution on their cloud platforms - more will follow.
  • We serve some of Europe's leading organizations and are talking to many more.


What is it like to work at Giant Swarm?

We like to give you a glimpse on how working with Giant Swarm (we are a fully remote team) is like:

Self-organization

Creative work needs freedom and openness. We encourage you to do your work wherever and whenever you want. We expect passion and encourage sustainability. If you need rest, take it. If you take up a task, own it. If you see a problem, solve it.

Teamwork

Our ambitious goals are only achievable as a team. Everybody’s input is highly welcome and appreciated. Although sometimes rules and processes are necessary, we try to keep them as lean as possible. Always question the status quo and find new ways of collaboration and team work.

Learning

Learning is mandatory and fun at the same time. If you realize you want to expand your knowledge in a specific area, we support you with conferences, books etc.

Basics

We offer fair (transparent and open) salaries with benefits like choosing your own laptop, your choice to work at home or in a coworking space, flexible hours, minimal meetings, transparent communication, etc.. And you will participate in our stock options program. Currently our team members have more children than we are employees. So family friendliness is a must.

We are not hiring job descriptions. We hire humans. :)
We welcome applications from everybody, regardless ethnic or national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or age.

Interested? Questions? Contact Larissa or apply directly.