The best jobs in cloud: Dec 16, 2021
The season finale!
This week’s sponsors: SADA, SuperOrbital
Season’s greetings, and Happy Thursday.
We’ve reached the end of 2021, and with it this year’s final episode of “The Best Jobs in Cloud.”
It’s been amazing to hear about people who have gotten hired through this newsletter, and I want to extend a special thanks to all the hiring managers and engineers (well over a hundred of you so far!) who have graciously provided your contact information for referrals. You are making a positive difference in tech.
Some of you have reached out to me with debriefs after interviewing with companies on the list. I always love hearing about your experience, as well as what kind of roles you’re looking for - it really helps me shape the direction of future issues. Just hit reply or reach out on Twitter - my DMs are open.
With that, let’s get to the jobs. Usual reminder to be respectful of our referrals’ time and take their restrictions at their word; don’t contact a Canada-only posting if you are based in the US, don’t apply to a senior position if you have no experience, etc.
(little to no prior cloud experience required; we’ll train you)
Software Engineer (Internship / Working Student) at Gitpod
Location: True global remote!
My contact says: Gitpod is a cloud-based dev environment tool, you'll be working with lots of languages and lots of experienced folks. A great chance to break the chicken-or-egg problem of no experience, no job.
Inside track to apply: Hop into the Cloud Resume Challenge Discord and check out the #job-postings channel to chat with Gitpod engineer Lou Bichard about this one.
SADA has been the largest partner in North America for Google Cloud since 2016 and has twice been named the Google Cloud Global Partner of the Year. SADA has also been awarded Best Place to Work year after year by a bunch of the outlets who award that sort of thing.
I can tell you as well that when I was helping to judge the Google Cloud customer awards this year, the nominations (and the winners) were stuffed with SADA clients. These people know how to do cloud transformation.
What does that mean for you? It means they’re in hypergrowth mode and want to hire you ASAP.
They have a ton of roles open; for seniors, start with Manager, Cloud Security and Senior Data Engineer. These roles are fully remote within the US and Canada, and the data role has a salary range between $140K and $190K. You can send your resume to Ashley Goodwin and mention this newsletter to get the ball rolling.
Bottom line: if you’ve been wanting to try consulting, as every engineer should, and you like Google Cloud, I literally can’t think of a better place for you to go.
Got job openings? I’d love to feature them in a future issue! Just fill out the quick form here.
(a couple years of cloud/DevOps-type experience required)
Azure Cloud Analyst / Engineer at Cirrus Group Consulting
I got to know some people at Cirrus back when I worked for A Cloud Guru. They seem to be a chill and very learning-positive culture.
Location: Remote within the US
My contact says: Join one of the largest application and cloud infrastructure migration and re-factor projects. Working with dynamic teams. Setting up full-scope Azure cloud environments. Fully remote. Training and cloud certifications will be covered.
Inside track to apply: Shoot your resume to Matt; make sure to mention me / this newsletter.
Calling all senior cloud engineers! < I would suggest clicking that link and reading SuperOrbital’s full job posting, because it’s delightfully written and quite frankly makes me want to work there.
Here are the things you care about most:
Salary: $160K-$190K + bonuses
Location: Remote within North America
Flexibility: They are hiring contractors as well as full-time employees - this could be an awesome part-time gig for a solopreneur.
What you’d be working on (their words): When on an engineering engagement, you could be writing custom controllers in Go, wrangling Terraform configurations, tweaking Kubernetes clusters, building ReactJS UIs, crafting CI/CD pipelines, or APIs in Python. Each client and each project is different, and that's what makes the job so enjoyable! In-between engagements, and during our 20% time, we work on open source tooling, write about our experiences in our journal, talk at conferences, or research the latest technologies for our workshops.
Inside track to apply: Send your resume to this special address. Tell them I sent you.
Software Engineer 2 at Temporal
Temporal’s well-funded and doing some really interesting work. They also have senior-level positions available, such as this cool chaos engineering role.
Location: Remote within the US and Canada
My contact says: Come help build the next giant cloud startup, backed by the same folks behind Hashicorp, MongoDB, Snowflake, etc. (And change backend/async programming forever, nbd)
Inside track to apply: You can email the estimable Shawn (swyx) Wang, a staunch friend of the Cloud Resume Challenge and a generous contributor to the tech learning community in his own right.
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Vercel
Vercel just raised another $150 million, and I swear every time I turn around they’ve acquired another developer tooling startup. My “pay attention” alarm really went off (as did that of many other folks in this space) when Joe Emison recently announced that he is moving his startup’s front-end hosting from native AWS to Vercel. Joe’s a coal mine canary for developer trends. Vercel is only going to get bigger.
Salary: $100k-$225k USD, depending on location
Location: Remote within the following regions:
North America: United States, Canada
Europe: Germany, UK, Ireland, Netherlands
Asia: Australia, India, Singapore, Japan, China
My contact says: Vercel is innovating on and for the web and at the edge. We build tools and workflows developers love and deliver outstanding performance for end users.
Inside track to apply: If you qualify, send your resume directly to Lindsey, Vercel’s VP of engineering.
(Significant cloud experience; you can lead a team or teach others)
Principal Developer Advocate at AWS
Location: Remote within India
From my contact: Working in DevRel is amazing if you're someone who loves teaching as much as they love coding. This job lets you do both, and on the DevRel team at AWS you have enormous opportunity to help hands-on builders succeed in the cloud.
Inside track to apply: Send your resume to the hiring manager.
Senior Engineer (Kubernetes) at Gitpod
Location: True global remote!
Salary: High EU.
Inside track to apply: Ping Lou Bichard on Twitter.
Software Engineering at Swim.ai
Location: In-office; Campbell, CA or Cambridge, UK
My contact says: As a member of the Swim Engineering Team, you will build real-time streaming applications. This is a high impact, high visibility role providing a large amount of career growth opportunity not only in the field of Engineering but in various other aspects of the SWIM business model. You will engage closely with our Sales Team, Marketing Team as well as partner closely with our customers. You will see the impact of your work and make a difference.
Inside track to apply: Email Diane to start the conversation.
Full-Stack Team Lead at Lumigo
So many of the OG serverless startups have been absorbed into big companies recently, but Lumigo is still carrying the torch for the serverless vision!
Location: Remote in Israel
My contact at Lumigo says: We are literally writing the virtual book on Serverless technology, everything from architecture to CI/CD practices and development. Help us shape the next frontier in technology. We are a strong team with two AWS serverless heroes in which we eat and breathe native cloud technology.
Inside track to apply: Shoot your resume to VP of R&D (and one of those two Serverless Heroes) Efi.
Cloud Architect at Effectual
Location: Flexible based on experience within the US and Canada
From my contact: Effectual is a fast growing, cloud-first managed and professional services company that works with commercial enterprises and the public sector to modernize their workloads. Our work includes application development, cloud engineering, managed cloud, and data & analytics… meaning, you will never get bored in one role or have to leave the company if you want to try something new.
Inside track to apply: Shoot a LinkedIn message to Ryan Hughes.
Sr Cybersecurity Cloud Engineer at Cart.com
An interesting multiple-cloud opportunity involving both Azure and GCP. They are hiring for a bunch of other technical positions as well.
Location: Houston; some remote flexibility available
From my contact: The Sr. Cybersecurity Cloud Engineer is responsible for securing cloud environments, IAM, and enhancing security capabilities. This includes preventative/detective controls, third-party software integration, incident detection and response, system hardening, and application security requirements. Brings advanced-level skills to research, evaluate, track, and manage cloud security threats and vulnerabilities.
Inside track to apply: Send an email with your resume to Cassie.
Errata: In the Dec 2 issue, an ad for sponsor Filebase failed to mention a 30-day limit on their 5 TB free storage offer (so if you got really excited and stored a ton of data with them, doublecheck your account settings). They do offer an always-free 5 GB tier, though.
(Engineering management titles and higher)
Software Development Manager, Serverless Application Experience at AWS
I think this opportunity might be related to the recent Stackery acquihire. Not a manager, but like the idea of improving the serverless dev experience? Several mid-to-senior IC roles are available on this team as well.
Location: Technically Portland, OR (but AWS runs remote for the foreseeable future)
My contact says: AWS Serverless has an industry-leading set of managed services (Lambda++) but they can be challenging to use in complex combinations. This role is part of a newly formed team of ex-startup folks who focus on developer experience. Join us to help customers build the next generation of apps on AWS.
Inside track to apply: Hit up Ryan Coleman on LinkedIn.
VP of Product at ByteChek
ByteChek got Corey Quinn to write his first-ever angel check, so they must be doing something either really right or terrifyingly wrong.
Location: Remote within the US
Salary: $225,000-$250,000 USD
From my contact: ByteChek is on a mission to make compliance suck less. We are looking for an innovative VP of Product to architect a vision for our platform and a mission for our teams, as we continue to disrupt the compliance industry.
Inside track to apply: If you qualify, reach out to Allison on LinkedIn.
And that’s it for 2021. “The Best Jobs in Cloud” will return in the new year. Until then, catch up on the archive and have a great holiday season.