Senior Software Engineer (K8s + Golang)



Software Engineering
India · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2023

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!

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
  • Design and develop Go based Kubernetes operators using the kube-builder SDK
  • 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 complex 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.


  • 2-3 years of experience in design and Software Development Background and over 1-2 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
  • Experience in developing applications using programming languages such as Go, Python, PHP, Ruby and shell scripting
  • Proficient with object oriented programming and Software design patterns
  • 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
  • Experience operating with TCP/IP, load balancing, security and operating production environments
  • Strong Knowledge on the network layers, varnish and nginx
  • Experience with distributed System Management/tracking and monitoring such as ELK Stack, Prometheus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong team collaboration and leadership skills
  • Familiarity 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.