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Container and Kubernetes Solutions Architect

Container and Kubernetes Solutions Architect 

New York, NY; Albany/Troy, NY; London, UK; Rotterdam, NL; Munich, Germany

Apprenda is a Cloud platform used by some of the biggest organizations on the planet to revolutionize how they develop, deploy and run their applications. As a next generation application server, our client is a sophisticated piece of technology that marries web, SOA, and distributed application architectures to deliver premium value to software developers and IT departments.  We strive to ensure the success of anyone using our cloud-native Kubernetes platform and associated technologies.

Dubbed the "Anti-Silicon Valley Startup" by Forbes magazine, and recently ranked #3 in “The Best Enterprise Cloud Computing Startups To Work For” list, Apprenda is the cloud platform powering a new class of software-defined enterprises, disrupting industries and winning with software.

Apprenda is the market leaders in Container and Kubernetes consulting.  We work with large enterprises to help them:

  • Design enterprise container and Kubernetes platforms and building holistic strategy, architectures and roadmaps
  • Deploying platforms to many public clouds and on-prem
  • Enabling development teams to leverage cloud-native architectures with new and existing applications
  • Designing and transforming organizations to support K8s platforms
  • Educating large enterprises on K8s platforms

Apprenda an official Google Cloud Platform Partner.  We jointly deliver training to the community; we work with Google on several OSS projects; and we lead the Windows Containers Special Interest Group (SIG) with Google supporting our efforts.

Job Description:

At Apprenda, we’re very passionate about providing an awesome experience for our enterprise customers, and when it comes to customers, our Container & Kubernetes Solution Architects (CSAs) serve on the front line.

As a CSA at Apprenda, your consult with large enterprises to help them on their journey to becoming a modern cloud-native development organization. This means creating close relationships with our customers throughout their entire lifecycles; providing technical guidance and architecture to engineering teams; and rolling up your sleeves to prototype and / or implement new technologies including containers, Kubernetes, and cloud-native tooling.

We’re seeking aspiring and/or skilled distributed systems engineers with a love for customers. The technologies supported by Apprenda are being implemented by some of the hottest and most powerful companies in the world and your job is to make sure they’re successful!


  • Working with customers to triage Kubernetes problems in both cloud based and on premise environments.
  • Educating customers on best practices when it comes to Kubernetes installation and usage.
  • Evolving and building Apprenda’s best practice materials for all aspects of Kubernetes to maintain our position as the leader in the market.
  • Leveraging product usage data to proactively engage customers who are experiencing Kubernetes deployment and operations issues.
  • Advocating the customer’s perspective during product and architecture planning.
  • Providing a clear view into all defect and feature requests from Apprenda customers.
  • Working directly with Field Operations (i.e., sales, account management) to process defect and feature requests encountered during adoption and retention efforts.


  • Basic knowledge of UNIX/Linux
  • Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker, Vagrant, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of the building blocks of Kubernetes
  • Experience with setting up a cluster and deploying applications including cloud automation with GCE, AWS, Azure or others
  • Knowledge of networking in Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of monitoring and logging with Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of designing and adapting software to be twelve factor applications
  • Knowledge of continuous integration via tools like Jenkins and Wercker
  • Strong knowledge of how a Kubernetes Platform operates (service discovery, deployments, monitoring, scheduling, load balancing)
  • Scripting (bash, Python, etc.)
  • L2 vs. L3 networking, network architecture, VLANs
  • Root cause analysis
  • Messaging Queues (Kafka, 0MQ, RabbitMQ, etc.)


Commensurate with experience. Base plus performance bonus plus equity plus benefits. 

With Apprenda, enterprises can securely deliver an entire ecosystem of data, services, applications and APIs to both internal and external customers across any infrastructure. From the world’s largest banks to healthcare organizations including McKesson, Apprenda’s clients are part of a new class of software-defined enterprises, disrupting industries and winning with software. 

Apprenda has raised more than $57M in venture capital from Safeguard Scientifics, Ignition Partners, New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Primary Venture Partners. 

This is a confidential search. All applicants will remain confidential to our team. Please send your resume to



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