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Engineer - Backend Services - North America (Remote)



Software Engineering
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024

Engineer - Backend Services - North America (Remote)

The Company

Akuity is a Sunnyvale, CA-based business founded by Argo co-creators Hong Wang, Jesse Suen, and Alexander Matyushentsev. The three of them were founding engineers at Applatix, which open-sourced the Argo project in 2017. After Applatix's acquisition by Intuit in 2018, Argo exploded in growth with the additions of Argo CD, Argo Rollouts, & Argo Events and was subsequently accepted as a CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation) incubating project. Today, Argo has 22K+ GitHub stars, is one of the fastest-growing CNCF projects with over 6,000 contributors, and is trusted by hundreds of enterprises, including Adobe, Tesla, PayPal, Capital One, and Peloton, to automate their application delivery on Kubernetes.

Following Argo’s strong adoption, Akuity was formed to help companies reliably deploy Argo at scale by offering enterprise support and functionality. As of March 2022, Akuity has raised $25 million from leading technology investors, Lead Edge Capital & Decibel Partners. The business is experiencing tremendous growth and remains true to its commitment in Open Source; they will invest in what’s needed to foster the project’s growth. This includes continuing their contributions to the project, supporting users with their issues, facilitating discussions and meetings, and promoting Argo every chance they get.

The Opportunity

As one of the backend engineers at Akuity, you will work on actively building and continuously improving Akuity’s SaaS platform for our global developer community. We’re looking for developers who build tools with an empathic mindset and are comfortable cross-collaborating with others. You know developers and how to build tools to solve their pain points. Beyond building developer-centric tools, you will mentor team members around engineering best practices, participate in product development, and help contribute to the company’s culture. This is an exciting position for someone to impact developer tools and the developer ecosystem globally.

You Will

  • Design, build, test, and improve Akutiy’s SaaS platform. Use your expertise and commitment to excellence to build the best developer tools for our users, partners, and customers.
  • Develop in Go on the server side.
  • Collaborate with designers and engineers to design, implement, and deliver features that remove the headaches of infrastructure operations for our users.
  • Make sure that as our SaaS Platform rapidly grows, it remains scalable and built with developer empathy.

About You

  • Live in North America
  • 5+ years experience is preferred
  • 1+ years of experience working with Golang
  • Experience building Kubernetes controllers or operators at scale in AWS, GCP, Azure, or On-prem
    • Exceptional communication skills and a collaborative mindset with a passion for developer experience
    • A passion for working on complex technical products, particularly in the realm of SaaS, IaaS, PaaS.
    • Experience developing scalable web applications using programming languages like Go, C/C++, Java, and Python
    • Deep knowledge of systems design, API design, and infrastructure
    • A genuine interest in designing a great end-to-end developer experience while using Akuity’s products
    • A BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

    Why Akuity?

    Akuity is a staunch proponent of open-source software. We believe it to be the best method of impactful and lasting software development. We also recognize that at a certain stage in a project’s maturity, OSS benefits from commercial backing to help take it to the next level. We started Akuity to advocate for the Argo project, share our knowledge and deep expertise of its capabilities, and become a trusted voice for its users.

    Akuity’s culture is still developing, but we already strongly value humility, authenticity, and diversity. We want to work with people of different backgrounds and different paths in life, and we trust our team members to take responsibility, share ownership, and work for one another. We are looking for collaborative, inquisitive, and dedicated individuals to join our team.

    Akuity is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.