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Kubernetes Architect

About us

SearchStax is a leading cloud-native search platform enabling web teams to deliver powerful search in an easy, fast, and cost-effective way. We are on a mission to make powerful search easy for enterprises across the globe. Our products are used by 600+ brand-name customers. The search market is growing fast. We feel we are uniquely positioned to continue to lead the search market for many years to come. 

Our team is composed of smart, driven subject matter experts who love to collaborate and solve problems in new / creative ways. We value the importance of bringing diverse backgrounds and interests to the collaboration process. We prioritize work-life balance and strive to promote an energizing and healthy environment.

Our Values 

  • Ownership

  • Lead Humbly

  • Results Focused

  • Customer Obsession

  • Embrace and Drive Change

  • Innovation and continual Improvement

About the Role

We're hiring a Kubernetes Architect. Your mission will be to help us transition to a DevOps model by assessing our current environment and successfully implementing Kubernetes; then focus on building platforms for our newest AI features and system builds. Our shared services infrastructure team is at the forefront of our expansion plans over the next 12 months. If you'd enjoy working on a small, dynamic global team, where learning, growth, innovation, and ownership are at the forefront of everything you do - apply today!  

Our Stack: AWS, Linux, Kubernetes, MySQL, MongoDB, Datadog, Python, Solr  

What You Will Do Over the First 12 Months

  • Implement and optimize Kubernetes and become an expert in SearchStax infrastructure

  • Build platforms for our latest AI features and improve system builds 

  • Partner closely with our SWE teams to manage the art and science between speed, flexibility, security and availability

  • Engineer and architect solutions to complex problems within our AWS infrastructure

  • Actively mentor less experienced team members

  • Participate in a weekly 24/7 on-call rotation

What You Must Have 

  • About 7+ years of experience managing (ideally) SaaS infrastructure

  • Experience architecting Kubernetes solutions (not just a PoC)

  • Ability to architect and implement end-to-end container management

  • Great communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to influence others

  • Experience with Docker, Jenkins, and Microservices

  • Expert level experience writing scripts for automation

  • A Computer Science degree (Masters preferred) or equivalent experience

What's In It For You

  • 🌍 Remote-First: We're a diverse team spanning the United States and India, with collaborative workspaces in Los Angeles, CA and Boston, MA.

  • 💰 Competitive Compensation & Stock Options: We want you to share in our success. As a team member, you'll have the chance to become a shareholder.

  • 🌱 401k Match: We offer a 4% match on 401k contributions to help you save for the future.

  • 💉 Healthcare Benefits: Your health matters! We've got you covered with comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans. Best of all, we foot the bill for 100% of employee-only premiums.

  • 🌴 Paid Time Off: We value work-life balance. Enjoy 18 days of paid time off annually, plus 8 paid holidays.

  • 🚀 Exciting Growth Opportunities: We are building cutting-edge open source and cloud technology. There is no shortage of opportunities to innovate and grow your career.

Pay Transparency

  • Base Salary: The initial base salary for this role is estimated to range from $120,000 to $150,000.

  • Salary Structure: Our salary ranges are determined by market analysis and are designed to evolve with job performance over time.

  • Additional Benefits: Beyond base salaries, SearchStax employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, with potential for equity and performance-based bonuses.

Additional Information

We believe in supporting people to do their best work and thrive, and building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is core to our mission. Our goal is to ensure that SearchStax upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company.

SearchStax is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic.

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SearchStax is on a mission to empower teams across the globe to deliver better search applications and experiences -- faster and with more confidence.

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Information Technology
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
February 12, 2024

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