Sre/Backend Engineer

Plural | United States

Date listed

1 week ago





Total Funding

$398.3 billion

☁️ The Opportunity

Plural makes it easy for companies to access and deploy the best open source solutions. Our vision is to establish a more direct relationship between enterprise developers and open source maintainers, without the cost of cloud managed services standing between them.

We're building out a world-class team to help take this vision to market.

📜 About Plural

Michael Guarino, Founder/CTO, has been building Plural for a year and a half. In Q3 and Q4 2020, Primary Venture Partners partnered with Michael to do extensive market analysis and customer discovery to hone the vision for this business. Primary led a pre-seed round in December 2020 and we launched at the start of 2021.

With Plural, we are building an application marketplace that brings a strong value proposition for both the open source community and enterprise developers. Developers can easily access the best open source software to dramatically reduce spend on managed services, eliminate lock-in to create maximal flexibility in their multi-cloud environment, and gain better visibility, management and monitoring of cloud services. Open source maintainers will get the opportunity to fully monetize their projects via licensing and billing on the Plural platform, offering their solutions to enterprises without cloud provider managed services as a middleman and finally able to achieve full value for the open source projects they've helmed.

Seeding such a marketplace requires a sophisticated go-to-market and product strategy. While the guts of the underlying infrastructure are largely built out, we aim to develop the platform and user experience over time through deep customer discovery on both ends of the platform and collaboration with design and development partners. We are looking for a backend engineer who can help power a rapid growth trajectory for Plural.

🔍 What We're Looking For

We're looking for a backend engineer who is excited to leverage Kubernetes to its fullest to create a new breed of cross-cloud portable applications. This will include extending tooling to fully automate the installation/upgrade process for applications on the platform, building out k8s operators to radically simplify application management on kubernetes, and hardening common open source solutions like airflow, elasticsearch, redis, and kafka to be usable on the platform.


  • 1-2 yrs golang experience
  • 1-2yrs kubernetes experience
    • helm, operators, crds
  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure automation (terraform preferred)
  • Experience operating any of the following in a production setting
    • postgres/mysql
    • elasticsearch
    • kafka
    • cassandra/scylladb, cockroachdb
    • redis/memcached
    • airflow
    • jenkins


  • experience programming elixir, haskell, or another functional language (our server side code is currently written in elixir)
  • knowledge of server-side graphql, including subscription implementations
  • Knowledge of security best practices for k8s
    • secret management, auditing, identity management, rbac, network policies

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