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Sr Software Engineer

  • Full Time
  • US (Bay Area, California Preferred)

Rafay Systems delivers a SaaS-first, enterprise-grade Kubernetes Operations Platform that enables companies to deploy and operate modern infrastructure and applications across data centers, public cloud and edge environments. The platform manages the full life-cycle of your Kubernetes infrastructure and modern applications in a single, easy-to-use, integrated platform. The platform has been built from the ground up for enterprise-class automation, security, governance, visibility, interoperability and is combined with expert services & support. We work hard, are inspired by passion for our product and are always challenging ourselves to reach further and achieve more.

Job Description

We are looking for a seasoned Senior Software Engineer who can make significant contributions to the design and development of the backbone of our multi-tenant SaaS Kubernetes Operations Platform for a multi-cloud environment. Rafay is at the forefront of Kubernetes technology and we offer unique opportunities to develop new technology and to be part of a team that encourages positive change through outside-of-the-box thinking. We hold high expectations for ourselves and challenge team members to continually seek improvement. Rafay offers opportunities to work in a collaborative environment that rewards creative thinking and provides opportunities to advance professional careers in advanced technology development. As the first of our kind, we are truly in a class of our own.


  • Design and Implement core architectural components for some of the most critical infrastructure services of a multi-tenant distributed SaaS platform
  • Build highly modular and scalable components and services for the platform
  • Perform R&D, feasibility analysis on latest technologies and newer versions of frameworks and libraries on an ongoing basis
  • Assist operations and solutions teams with deployment and stability of production systems
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders including product management, UI designers and QA
  • Participate in code reviews and design reviews

Skills and Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in building backend APIs for large enterprise applications
  • Expert knowledge of one or more of the following programming languages Java, Python or Golang
  • Strong understanding of distributed systems fundamentals, high availability and scalability principles
  • Strong knowledge of principles of good API design
  • Experience developing Micro-services
  • Strong troubleshooting and debugging skills
  • Experience building multi-tenant, virtualized infrastructure is a strong plus. • Strong Problem Solver and quick learner on design solutions to complex engineering problems

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience developing services on a public cloud platform (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Practical knowledge of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP) and standard network architectures.
  • Experience with containers and orchestration technologies like Kubernetes is a plus

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