Systems Engineer at Gravitational

Gravitational Careers

About us

Gravitational, an early stage systems & cloud startup, 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 Telekube.

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

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 using Go every day, are not afraid of Makefiles and you enjoy when thousands of servers bend to your will.

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:

  • Building solutions using Go, systemd and runc and Kubernetes.
  • Designing and building new open source products that you can be proud of like Teleport.
  • Talking to customers and converting complex requirements into simple and elegant solutions.

About the tech

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

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

About the locations and benefits

This is an on-site position available in our Toronto or Oakland office. Relocation may be available for those that can already legally work full-time in the U.S. or Canada.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits - including common shares equity grant, platinum level healthcare insurance (supplemental insurance for Toronto), 401k and commuter benefits.

Contact

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.