Technical Director SW (Kubernetes)

| Greater Boulder Area

About Us

 

Are you data-driven? We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations. We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice. We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.  Join us and together we will do our best work!

 

 

 

About You

 

As a Technical Director of Software Engineering you provide a strong leadership and consultative role to the function as related to driving product development and strategy. As part of the Research and Development function, the overall focus of the group is on competitive market and customer requirements, technology advances, product quality, product cost and time-to-market.

 

The Software Development function is responsible for enhancements to existing products as well as new product development.  You will be a Kubernetes expert particularly for On Premise products to help execute on a multiple year roadmap.

 

Essential Functions:

- A major part of your responsibility will be to work on issues that impact development success or address future concepts, products or technologies.

- This individual will provide future technical vision to the Software Development group. - Successfully negotiate strategic and other issues which effect the business internally and externally.

- Must be a seasoned communicator and presenter.

- Maintain affiliations and relationships with academic and industry technical experts globally and serve as external spokesperson for the company.

- Provide leadership and guidance to senior engineers. 

 

Job Requirements: 

- Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential, particularly presentation skills.

- Ability to work collaboratively with other engineers and senior professionals across functions; and have strong influencing and leadership skills.

- Recognized expert in virtualization technologies like VMware, KVM, Kubevirt, Kubernetes and Docker. OpenStack or CloudStack contribution or experience is a plus.

- Working knowledge and experience with cloud services like AWS and GCE.

- A strong understanding of the most complex concepts related to computer architecture, data structures and programming practices.

- Ability to develop strategic project plans and schedules for complex projects or new product developments.

 

Responsibility:

The tasks a technical director is responsible for are critical to the organization's future, have wide implications, and there may be multiple outcomes. A technical director will apply many years of expertise or unique technical/industry knowledge in solving problems that are unique and extremely complex given time, budget and resource constraints. - Demonstrate leadership and vision in determining and driving strategy decisions, process changes, business initiatives, etc.

 

Interaction:

This individual must work effectively with staff to executive levels employees within the function, across functions and outside of the organization.- This individual is a recognized expert and exercises wide latitude in determining own objectives and approaches to critical assignments.- Is seen as a leader by others in the function and organization. 

 

 

 

Education

Typically requires a minimum of 15 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 12 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 8 years experience; or equivalent experience.

 

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages

Location

We have a beautiful Boulder office, with amazing Flatiron views, on the vibrant downtown Pearl Street.

An Insider's view of NetApp

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office vibe is one of excitement. On one hand, there is always work to be done and a new project or product to be working on which helps keep the office thriving. On the other hand, we have a lot of fun! Whether it is over a surprise mini golf course in the office for April Fool’s Day, or a happy hour in the breakroom. We work hard & play hard.

Kayte

Workplace Resources Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I've always been a fan of walking around and socializing. I've worked with many of the people here at previous companies, so knowing so many people makes it easy to grab a lunch, find out what other teams are up to. We also put on a hackathon and encourage working with people from other groups. I talk to everyone!

Dave

Senior Performance Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

NetApp is very proactive in providing the opportunity to investigate, apply for & interview for, other openings within the company. Furthermore, the opportunity to work on various technologies comes often enough I feel like my skills are always up to date with current technology trends.

Kenton

Tech Lead – Solutions Quality Interoperability Testing

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Def hackathons! Lot of good initiatives have come out of these. We are also starting a couple of initiatives. One is centered around connecting our engineers with our customers so that they can help bring the perspective as we are solving complex problems. We are also looking at connecting passion to the opportunity.

Tina

Sr. Engineering Manager, Cloud Infrastructure

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I try to focus on leading by objectives. Then give them freedom to do the work as they see fit. If I can respond to a request for advice, I’m there. If I can make a suggestion for a problem they surface, I’m glad to do that, but how they do their job rests with them.

Kevin

Engineering Manager

What are NetApp Perks + Benefits

NetApp Benefits Overview

We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us! Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
NetApp offers competitive, comprehensive medical plans that enable you to get healthy and stay healthy.
Life Insurance
Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance is provided by NetApp through MetLife at no cost to you. Both programs cover two times your pay, with a maximum of $1.5 million.
Pet Insurance
VPI Pet Insurance helps you save money on your pet’s health care. This is a voluntary benefit, which means you pay the full cost of coverage, but can take advantage of group discounts etc.
Wellness Programs
Your wellbeing journey begins with MyCompass. Powered by Jiff, is your digital sidekick, allowing you to choose your own adventure in achieving total physical, emotional and financial wellness.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Opportunity to contribute through convenient paycheck contributions— including pretax contributions or Roth after-tax contributions.
401(K) Matching
Company match of 100% on the first 2% of pay you contribute, then 50% on the next 4% of pay you contribute (up to a maximum of $6,000 per calendar year). Immediate vesting on NetApp’s matching.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Become a part owner of NetApp by buying NetApp stock through convenient payroll deductions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Family First NetApp is here for you when you need to care for the important people in your life. Our Family First program allows you to spend time with your family when it matters the most.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.
Paid Holidays
NetApp offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Accumulate up to 10 days of sick time each year to recover from illness or injury or to attend to the illness of a sick child, parent or spouse.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer our employees a balance in a casual, yet fast-paced work environment. Standing desks, multiple monitors, customized workstations. Work-Life Programs - Time Off, Volunteer Time Off, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance, Prepaid Legal Plan.

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