Senior Software Engineer – Container Ecosystem

SUSE, Software development

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Senior Software Engineer – Container Ecosystem

Job Description:

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team and help build innovative open source software in the container space. As part of the Container Ecosystem team, you will explore new ideas and work on new and developing projects. You will be a key player in delivering solutions enriching the user experience of cloud-native platforms such as Kubernetes and making the life easier for people running containerized workloads.

At SUSE, we are strongly committed to open source and we contribute to numerous free and open projects and initiatives. We embrace and believe in the open source innovation model and the open source business model. In this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to and be part of various open source projects in the container ecosystem, like Kubernetes and Helm. You will work together with the communities for these projects and strive to continuously advance the state of the art.

Curiosity and teamwork are two of the values that drive us as a development team. If you are passionate about these values too, you are likely a great fit for us. As a team, we're constantly finding ways to improve ourselves. We pride ourselves on our communication and teamwork – we're all in this together!

Education and Experience:

Bachelor or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent experience

Knowledge and Skills:

* At least 5 years’ software engineering or equivalent experience

* Knowledge of Go, including the corresponding ecosystem and best practices

* Hands-on software development experience in a variety of programming languages

* Experience with containers and container orchestration solutions

* Experience and/or interest in Agile methodologies

* Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Ability to effectively communicate product architectures and design proposals

Bonus qualifications:

* Familiar with or willing to quickly learn the Kubernetes code base and architecture

* Experience with development of cloud native applications

* Performance instrumentation, analysis and tuning

* Experience with open source development

* Experience with Cloud Computing (OpenStack, AWS, or Azure) and/or Distributed Systems

* Experience working with a distributed team. You will be expected to engage with team members across many time zones and cultures.



SUSE is a global leader in innovative, reliable and enterprise-grade open source solutions, relied upon by more than 60% of the Fortune 500 to power their mission-critical workloads. We specialize in Enterprise Linux, Kubernetes Management, and Edge solutions, and collaborate with partners and communities to empower our customers to innovate everywhere –- from the data center, to the cloud, to the edge and beyond. SUSE puts the “open” back in open source, giving customers the agility to tackle innovation challenges today and the freedom to evolve their strategy and solutions tomorrow. The company is headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany, and employs nearly 2000 people globally. SUSE is listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.


Why work for SUSE?

We are a global technology business where the diversity of our employees inspires innovation. We value the individual contribution and expertise of our people across roles and functions. With strong and accessible leaders, we expect our people to collaborate and deliver market-leading solutions to our customers.

We enable you to succeed. SUSE is an Open Source pioneer and market leader. At SUSE you get to work in a fast paced, exciting environment at the leading edge of Enterprise Linux and Open Source innovation. SUSE is currently engaged with 100+ open source projects. You will learn from industry experts and bring the latest technology to market; regardless of your role.

Manage your future: We set the expectations and you find the solutions! You are encouraged to discover our people, business, communities and customers to deliver exceptional results. You join a company that’s still growing faster than most other IT organizations (and yet is over 25 years old)

We empower you to be bold. In a culture founded on collaboration and knowledge-sharing, you will be responsible for exceeding your own goals, and work across boundaries and hierarchies to deliver success for our customers.

At SUSE, we set challenging goals for ourselves, then work to meet, and often exceed them. How far can you go with extraordinary colleagues at your side?

Opening Our Culture For Your Success

Open Source is in our DNA. It shapes our unique culture where you are encouraged to be yourself and share your expertise.

We share a passion for technology and market-leading innovation. Our employees are ambitious and strive for excellence. Our people are confident and work within an empowered and flexible environment to achieve our strategic goals.

Our leaders believe in trust and collaboration. They define the path and direction, and are on hand to guide and inspire. They believe that everybody has a unique contribution and they foster a culture of learning.

Our people are our strongest asset.

We value results and we recognize, celebrate and reward employees who contribute to our success. SUSE offers employees competitive pay, rewards and commission packages.

More than 50% of SUSE employees focus on development and support. We have 650 staff actively working in research and development. We encourage you to join our global and inclusive workforce. You can benefit from the knowledge and experience of our 30% of employees working from home and those based in over 50 offices across the World, who collaborate daily across geographical boundaries to create the best solutions for our customers.