Kubernetes Specialist

StormFree Cloud Corporation - Waterloo, ON (30+ days ago)

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We are StormFree

StormFree Cloud Corporation (StormFree) is constructing the future of cloud-driven enterprise services. Designed to enable businesses to regain control of their data without sacrificing security, the StormFree Platform provides highly-flexible integrations that support interoperability at all levels of infrastructure, while embracing the expandability of cloud computing. We empower companies to easily, effectively, and affordably deploy and manage technology services within their own ecosystem.

The StormFree team enjoys a strong and interactive remote working culture, with the benefit of a healthy commute-free lifestyle that helps promote work-life balance. Our teams are diligent, innovative, and optimally-sized to fit our SDLC and project management structure. Each team member provides a valuable voice and plays an important role in our mission to explore, leverage, and develop modern technology solutions. StormFree is a synergistic, skilled, and focused organization, captained by experienced leaders with long-term vision and comprehensive technical backgrounds.

To learn more about StormFree, please check our website at https://www.stormfree.cloud.

We Invite You

StormFree Cloud Corporation is looking for a Kubernetes Specialist with design, deployment and maintenance of cloud orchestration and technologies experience to join our team on a long-term contract basis. The K8s Specialist is an expert within the devops environment and plays a key role in delivering high quality products to licensees and end users.

As a Kuberenetes Specialist, you will work closely with the Cloud Architect, Project Managers and skilled Development and Infrastructure teams focusing on designing, deploying and maintaining kubernetes in a distributed infrastructure that handles a wide range of applications on Linux systems. We are seeking a great communicator and team player who is passionate about technology, excited to be part of a fresh, enterprising venture, and has a solid track record of delivering results.

All StormFree team members work remotely, are located in several provinces, and can be basedanywhere in Canada provided they are Canadian residents and have a stable, high-speed internet connection.

Your Role

As Kubernetes Specialist you will:

  • design, build and maintain high-performance, high-availability clusters
  • secure clusters while working with leading industry security experts to combat breaches
  • embody the StormFree Way to help build and deliver quality products that meet or exceed the highest industry standards
  • embrace the remote work culture, building strong relationships with team members, managers, and stakeholders
  • engage with project managers to fulfill schedules and budget deliverables
  • contribute to and maintain project documentation, including estimates, procedures and plans
  • create and deliver presentations to StormFree teams, management, and stakeholders

Your Contribution

Required skills include:

  • experience designing and deploying kubernetes (k8s) in both development and production environments
  • proficient in IaC tools to provision infrastructure (Packer, Terraform, etc.)
  • experience with multiple Linux platforms and a large variety of applications, including:
  • web server technologies (apache, nginx, etc.)
  • system integrations and scripting (python, bash, shell, ruby, powershell, etc.)
  • security applications (compliance, audition, vpn, 2fa, etc.)
  • cloud and orchestration technologies (docker, rancher)
  • server configuration technologies (ansible, chef, puppet, etc.)
  • knowledge of public cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • ability to work with AWS subnets and security groups
  • experience with logging and monitoring cloud systems (prometheus, graphana, elastic stack)
  • proficient with a variety of Container Network Interfaces (CNIs)
  • adept at creating and administrating distributed storage frameworks (ceph)
  • ability in creating helm charts and managing helm chart repositories
  • effective in identifying and communicating both potential issues and opportunities
  • experience in considering problems from all angles and contributing effectively to solution options
  • adaptable in a fast paced, dynamic, and growing organization
  • proficient in creating and delivering presentations
  • effective in interfacing with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • experience working with highly technical organizations
  • experience with version control (Git, GitLab)
  • strong written and oral English communication

Preferred Skills:

Preferred skills include knowledge of:

  • service mesh technologies (istio,consul)
  • performance management of container workloads and resource requirements
  • knowledge of databases (MongoDB, PostgreSQL)
  • familiarity with proxies and reverse proxies (Traefik, haproxy nginx etc.)
  • ability to integrate Vault and Consul as secret and configuration providers
  • continuous delivery
  • cryptography and cryptosystems (SKC, PKC, hashing, certificates)
  • a variety of software development methodologies, such as iterative prototyping, Agile
  • Quality Assurance strategies and experience testing best practices

Preferred education includes:

  • certification in cloud technology
  • degree, preferably B.Sc. Engineering or Computer Science
  • diploma from a technical institution
  • relevant certifications from recognized training institutions

Your Work Environment

Your work space must have:

  • a private work area, such as a rented space or a home office
  • a stable, high-speed internet connection on a reliable network
  • a computer with sufficient processing power to meet work commitments
  • a headset and camera for meetings

Your Compensation

This is a contract role, working remotely. Compensation, is based on experience and performance.

Thank You

We thank you for your interest in working with StormFree. You will be contacted if you are selected to move forward with the next step in our process.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • Kubernetes: 3 years (Required)
  • AWS subnets and security groups: 3 years (Required)
  • proficient in IaC tools (Packer, Terraform, etc.): 3 years (Required)
  • Linux platforms: 5 years (Required)
  • logging and monitoring cloud systems (prometheus, graphana): 3 years (Required)
  • system integrations and scripting (python, bash): 5 years (Required)
  • Common Network Information (CNIs): 3 years (Required)


  • Waterloo, ON (Preferred)