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SENIOR ARCHITECT – CONSULTANT

US, EMEA
Full Time
Middle - Senior

Job Summary:

Solo.io is a fast-growing startup in Cambridge, Massachusetts laser-focused on creating software to help simplify the journey to adopting and scaling cloud-native applications. We specialize in Envoy Proxy, Istio, Service Mesh, Kubernetes, and ways to make those technologies easier to use and help large distributed applications scale.

We are looking for experienced consulting architects with a passion to help companies learn, adopt, and scale their applications with the Solo product portfolio. If you have a knack for solving complex problems, and combine technical knowledge with exceptional communications skills to provide both internal and external advice and like to support customers throughout the lifecycle, then Solo.io is the place for you. We are looking for people who are as excited about cloud native, distributed systems technology as we are and want to evangelize it to the world.

Job Description:

  • Become an expert in Istio, Gloo Mesh, and Gloo Edge
  • Lead the technical pre-sales process by defining and scoping customer engagements
  • Act as a trusted adviser to guide customers through their adoption of Solo products during an engagement
  • Be an advocate for the customer by capturing feature requests and product defects
  • Understand customer-specific use cases to build solutions that incorporate Solo products
  • Define and delegate tasking for consultants and customer teammates
  • Help ensure the overall success of a customer engagement
  • Help maintain a community for documenting best practices for the adoption of Solo products
  • Manage stressful situations with calm professionalism, empathy, and compassion
  • Actively engage with the Solo community and related open source projects to foster adoption
  • Help evangelize Solo products and services through speaking engagements (conferences, meetups, webinars) and content (blogs, articles)
  • Provide mentorship for other Solo consultants

Job Requirements: 

  • 5+ years of experience working as a technical lead, consultant, and/or solutions architect in an enterprise environment
  • 5+ years of experience working with enterprise customers configuring and resolving cloud related issues in complex scenarios
  • Higher education and/or certifications in computer science, systems engineering, and/or networking
  • 5+ years of Experience and Expertise on the following:
    • Expert knowledge of Kubernetes and/or OpenShift
    • Expert knowledge of AWS, Azure, and/or Google Cloud
    • Expert in how to build and modernize software for the cloud
    • Understanding of the best practices and pitfalls of a microservice architecture
    • Understanding of software security such as PKI, certificates, RBAC, OAuth, API keys, and web applications firewalls (WAF)
    • Experience with automation tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, or Chef
    • Experience with software observability tools for monitoring, logging, and tracing
    • Understanding of DevOps, GitOps, and DevSecOps methodologies
  • Understanding of Istio and Envoy is a strongly desired skill
  • Ability to facilitate a technical conversation in a group setting, both in person and virtually
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Work remotely from a home office

Willingness to travel approximately 25% (post COVID)

Locations: US, EMEA

Please only apply if you comply with all requirements listed. To apply please send email to jobs@solo.io

Questions about joining Solo.io?

We’d love the opportunity to tell you more about our company, roles and what it’s like to work here. Contact us to ask a question.