Role: Principal Software Engineer (Platform)

Overview

Acquia is transforming the digital strategies of companies all over the world with our open cloud platform. We are passionate and relentlessly committed to helping our clients create digital experiences that are more relevant, personalized, and built for a fast-changing, always-connected, mobile-first world. Headquartered in the US, we have been named as one of North America’s fastest growing software companies as reported by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, and have been rated a leader by the analyst community and named one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal. We are Acquia. We are building for the future of the web, and we want you to be a part of it.

As a member of the Acquia Platform team you will be working on the core services that enable and support all Acquia products to successfully deploy and run as durable, secure, highly available, scalable, and performant applications. The platform team utilizes the latest tools, technologies and patterns to solve these complex business problems through the creation and provisioning of highly available and scalable compute clusters built on top of Kubernetes. These clusters are optimized and hardened to support Acquia’s thousands of customers who trust us to deliver their digital brands and experience across the world to millions of users each day.

Responsible for

  • Influence and lead other product and engineering teams via quality of ideas, code and communication as a domain expert 

  • Drive deployment of new features or systems and the retirement of old ones, overcoming inertial resistance to change from customers and employees, in order to simplify product development and operations and increase velocity
    • Diagram and document current and future architectural plans sufficiently that necessary stakeholders can understand how new technologies introduced will work
  • Work in a DevOps focused team owning and operating the services you create in accordance with service level objectives you define.
  • Working on an Agile Scrum team building shippable product increments that meet the goals set with Product Owners.

The ideal candidate is

  • Executes projects effectively and efficiently as a leader on the team
  • Uses sound rationale for problem identification and decision-making, and can transfer that knowledge to other engineers
  • Works in a collaborative and supportive manner with not only his team but internal stakeholders through clean communication of complex, technical concepts
  • Strives to consistently achieve excellence in work delivered not only for themselves, but for their teammates.
  • Passionate about creating and maintaining high quality software with test-driven development, continuous refactoring and an eye for simplicity.
  • Influences and leads by example delivering fault tolerant services in multiple programming languages, including PHP, Go, and Python.
  • Comfortable under pressure and welcomes new challenges
  • Very comfortable in the entire Linux stack, from configuration and management to low-level networking fundamentals like ARP, DHCP, TCP/IP, DNS, routing, iptables, etc.
  • First hand experience running Kubernetes clusters at scale
  • 8+ years hands on software development experience including designing, building, deploying, troubleshooting, and maintaining highly scalable and fault tolerant data pipelines and microservices

Job Qualifications

  • Production experience in different programming languages:
    • Go, PHP
  • Solid Linux OS system management
    • Ubuntu, RHEL, Amazon Linux, etc.
    • TCP/IP, Routing, DNS, load balancing, HTTP caching, clustering, VPN, etc.
  • Experience configuring and running Kubernetes environments at scale
    • Configuration on Kubernetes clusters
    • Automation of Kubernetes API  for deployment of applications, daemon-sets, stateful-sets etc.

Advantages

  • Kubernetes configuration and management experience specifically using
    • AWS EKS setup using terraform and helm charts
    • Operational experience with Fluentd, Prometheus, Istio, Anchore, Falco
    • Automation of Kubernetes API  for deployment/updates/patching/upgrades of applications, daemon-sets, stateful-sets etc.
  • Compliance experience in the web security space
    • Firewalls, IDS/IPS systems, DOS prevention and PCI, HIPAA, FedRAMP, etc.
  • Operational knowledge of Drupal in a production setting

 

We are committed to continually strengthening our people-first culture within our Acquia family. Acquia is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for all. Our highly motivated team features individuals from a multitude of backgrounds who offer their unique perspectives, starting with their first project as a new hire to their 100th as a manager and beyond. For every step in between, we help Acquians grow by promoting a culture of continuous learning through mentorship, knowledge-sharing, feedback, and more. 

 Thank you for considering Acquia for your next career move, and we look forward to receiving your application. There’s no such thing as the perfect candidate. So, we’re not looking for someone who matches all of our criteria; we’re looking for someone with the potential to grow outward and upward. Regardless of how much of the criteria you meet, you should apply!

 Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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