Solutions Engineer at Gravitational

Gravitational Careers

About us

Gravitational, an early stage systems & cloud startup in San Francisco, is looking for ambitious and talented people. We are well-funded by fantastic Silicon Valley investors. We are an experienced team: we founded Mailgun which was acquired by Rackspace, we created Vulcand and some other cool stuff at Rackspace and are authors of Teleport and Gravity.

We are hackers. We love Linux and low level systems programming and we love helping open source communities and other engineers to get things done.

We are also dedicated to our friends, families, and hobbies outside of work. Our past experiences building companies taught us about the importance of life and work balance. It matters even more when you are building a lasting company, like Gravitational.

If this resonates, we want to talk to you.

About you

We are looking for an experienced systems engineer who can code and can focus on our customers success - making sure our products solve their problems well. This job involves a lot of customer interactions, support, coding in Go, devops and systems engineering.

You understand how computers work and what role an operating system plays. You know why the Linux kernel is written in C and not any other language. You have a favorite file system, you know what a syscall is and you are comfortable exploring /proc and /sys. You like the idea of using Kubernetes, Go, Python, Terraform and Ansible every day, are not afraid of Makefiles and enjoy setting up secrets management, CI/CD automation, networks and clusters deployments.

You understand networking very well and know what iptables and VXLAN mean. You should also be comfortable joining an early stage company with a dynamic future. We offer a great salary, but expect you to value the equity as well. In return we will be very transparent with you about the company finances and outlook. You are joining a founding team and we want you to enjoy the ride.

If you are this kind of person, here is what you will be working on:

  • Closely work with customers to build complex Kubernetes deployments of microservices.
  • Work with key customers on complex deployments of our products Gravity and Teleport.
  • Build deployment automation tools with Go, Terraform, Kubernetes and containers.
  • Build new features for Gravity and Teleport to fit customers needs.

About the tech

You don’t have to be an expert in these things, but you should be ready and excited to become one:

  • Go
  • Kubernetes and containers
  • Ansible
  • AWS management, Terraform
  • Linux administration, Linux networking

About the locations and benefits

This is an on-site position that is available either in our office in Oakland or Toronto.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits (including equity grant, platinum level healthcare insurance, 401k, commuter benefits and a stocked kitchen).


Email resume or links to work and a brief descripion about why you are interested: [email protected]

Gravitational is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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