Senior Software Engineer (1108)

Acquia is the open digital experience company. We provide the world's most ambitious brands with products built around Drupal to allow them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia, we believe in the power of community and collaboration — giving our customers and partners the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms.

Headquartered in the U.S., we have been named one of North America’s fastest growing software companies by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, rated a leader by the analyst community, named one of the Best Places to Work in India by Great Place to Work. We are Acquia. We are building for the future and we want you to be a part of it!

Acquia runs one of the world's largest Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings. Our Drupal optimized cloud runs on over 18,000 AWS instances and delivers billions of page views per month, running some of the largest and most critical websites in the world. We are seeking outstanding professionals who desire to deliver premier performance and reliability while building powerful tools that enable our customers easily to scale their web applications. At Acquia, we are passionate about providing our customers with security, availability, and scalability that is second to none and are looking for engineers who are equally passionate.

Acquia is seeking a Senior Software Engineer who can help lead our efforts to redefine the way we build, test, operate and monitor our cloud-based products and services.

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be responsible for leading the implementation and adoption of Kubernetes as a service across Acquia. You will work with your fellow Platform engineers, Product Engineering, Operations, and Customer Success teams to find opportunities to harness the power of containerized infrastructure and then propose and lead the implementation with your team.

Acquia’s products run 100% on Amazon Web Services using EC2, CloudFormation, and various other technologies and best practices. Since each product is built and maintained by its own engineering team, the ideal candidate for this position would need to be proactive in familiarizing themselves with those services and have the ability to coordinate and collaborate with multiple teams.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in designing and implementing solutions for modernizing Acquia infrastructure and drive adoption of Kubernetes and Cloud-Native Technologies
  • Design and implement end-to-end container management solution with Kubernetes, Docker
  • Set up Kubernetes as a platform with enterprise-level reliability, availability, scalability and performance requirements
  • Support engineering teams to design and implement application prototypes, using modern application development practices and open source emerging technologies, covering domains like microservices, API management, web-scale architectures
  • Debug technical issues inside a very deep and sophisticated technical stack involving containers, microservices, AWS services across the different layers of a web stack (Edge, Data, etc.)
  • Contribute as part of a larger team to maintain a deep understanding of system functionality and architecture, with a primary focus on the operational aspects of the service (availability, performance, change management, emergency response, capacity planning, etc)
  • Evaluate new technologies and provide a recommendation to management including planning and execution of proof of concept activities.


  • Over 6 years of experience in design and Software Development Background and over 3 years of experience in working with Containers and Cloud-Native Development
  • Proficient with Kubernetes/Swarm architecture with hands-on production experience with container technologies and the tools and challenges around them
  • Proficient with service discovery, networking in Kubernetes or equivalent, monitoring, logging, scheduling
  • Experience in container architecture, docker engine, runtime, container orchestration, and microservice patterns
  • Experience working with AWS services such as - EC2, EBS, ALB, ECS, EKS, VPC, S3
  • Knowledge of CI/CD tools like Jenkins (preferred), Bamboo, Gitlab
  • Experience working with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Puppet and Cloudformation
  • Strong knowledge on the network layers and SSL/TLS basics
  • Experience with distributed System Management/tracking and monitoring such as ELK Stack, Prometheus
  • Experience in developing applications using programming languages such as Go, Python, PHP, Ruby and shell scripting
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong team collaboration and leadership skills
  • Comfortable with Agile processes (Kanban, Scrum, etc.)

Good to have: Experience working with

  • helm- package manager
  • cluster-autoscaler
  • cert-manager
  • logging-operator
  • metrics-server
  • signal-fx agent
  • spot-termination handler
  • kube2iam
  • external-dns
  • nginx-ingress
  • openEBS
  • Prometheus and Grafana
  • Velero-backup


  • BS in Computer Science (preferred), or a comparable field of study, or equivalent practical experience
  • Certification in AWS would be a plus
  • CKA Professional certification would be plus

Individuals seeking employment at Acquia are considered without regard to race, color, religion, caste, creed, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Whatever you answer will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter.



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