Mid To Senior Level Software Engineer

Ambassador Labs (Previously Datawire)

Ambassador Labs is solving interesting problems for cloud native developers in the Kubernetes space. We are looking to hire engineers that care as much about empowering developers as we do and have embraced the cloud native phenomenon that is taking over the world.

We strongly believe that Ambassador Labs’ success is dependent on hiring a diverse team. Diversity means a broader spectrum of opinions, ways of working and approaches to solving problems; we feel it is critical to helping drive the creativity, innovation and sound decision-making our customers love us for!

About the Job

You will be working on products aimed at drastically improving the way cloud native developers work. Your impact will be felt by thousands of users at companies like Epic Games, Microsoft, PTC, Ticketmaster, Cisco and Unity Technologies. This is a rare opportunity to join a growing team of smart and empathetic software engineers. The role is focused primarily on product development of new products and services.

We have loosely adopted Basecamp’s Shape-Up approach to development by undertaking well-shaped projects in four-week cycles. As a team, our focus is firmly on products that help users make the shift to the cloud with Kubernetes, front and center. We’re most known for our flagship product Ambassador and are investing heavily in other rising stars like Delivery Accelerator, Developer Portal and Service Preview, and Kubernetes Initializer.

Here’s a bit more insight into what your work life will be like as an engineer at Ambassador Labs:

    • You’ll work in Golang, Python, and React/Redux (converting Web Components into a modern JS frontend with functional programming) because our products comprise multiple services and those services are written in various languages (the best language for that particular task).
    • You’ll work on Linux or Mac: some of us work on one platform, some on the other, each choosing whichever platform makes us the most productive.
    • You’ll also use your favorite IDE or editor; although we use different ones, we’re oddly free of those silly “mine is the best” discussions :).
    • You’ll work as part of a small team (2-3) building a feature, or reviewing open source community PRs, or improving performance, etc., in four-week development cycles, and then you’ll cool down between cycles doing self-directed learning, improving your tools, or maybe even hacking up a demo of an exciting new idea of yours.
    • You and your team will use GitHub issues and ZenHub to track and plan the work, Figma for UI design, CircleCI for continuous integration, Docker Hub for the resulting images, and of course Slack and Zoom. You’ll have a weekly all-company (Zoom) meeting to stay current on all the things, but we try hard to minimize the number of scheduled meetings in order to maximize focus time.

About You

You are an engineer who enjoys developing products and you consider yourself a backend aficionado. At the core, you are motivated by figuring out ways for developers (your people!) to own their work through the power of microservices and Kubernetes. You’re driven by understanding customers and their problems. You move with purposeful action and, most importantly, you pride yourself on execution.

We’re looking for candidates with a strong track record of putting Golang, Python, and Javascript to use to bring products to life. Ideally, you’ve already had some direct or indirect exposure to Kubernetes and have a passion for creating WOW experiences while at the same time making continuous improvements. Have a great idea? Act on it! You don’t have to go through layers of bureaucracy to get things done at Ambassador Labs (first of all because that’s against our philosophy, and secondly because we don’t have layers of bureaucracy!).

Ambassador Labs is a remote-friendly company with “pods” in Boston, Portland and Montreal. Our pods are a way of bridging the gap between being 100% remote and working in an office. Eventually, when it is safe to do so, we will have physical offices in each of these locations for team members to go to on a part-time basis to fuel their creativity through brainstorming and watercooler conversations. This is our way of creating the best of both worlds. For now, everyone is 100% remote.

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