Overview

Join a tight-knit, fast-growing team on the leading edge of cloud infrastructure technology. As our second Senior Support Engineer, you’ll help us build a scalable, customer-first support process, address customer issues as they come up via all of our support channels (email, Slack, and ZenDesk), and influence the direction of our product by tracking and communicating customer needs. We’re looking for someone who is as passionate about our product and customers as we are—as one of our first 30 employees, you’ll have the opportunity to shape the future of our support organization and technology.

Backed by leading VCs and software executives and founded by ex-Google cloud engineers and PMs, Stackwatch empowers teams to efficiently operate Kubernetes at scale. Starting with our flagship product Kubecost, we build tooling and intelligence to manage cost, performance, reliability and other infrastructure operability challenges. Our team is fully distributed, and we’re dedicated to building a vibrant, remote-first company culture that focuses on kindness and collaboration while achieving outsized results. We recently raised our Series A—this is an amazing opportunity to join a startup with significant traction!

This role provides a blend of customer-facing problem solving and engineering. Specifically, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Work directly with customers on their implementation of Kubecost to solve key architecture questions and challenges.
    • Efficiently and proactively resolve ongoing technical issues for customers, using independent problem-solving skills to track down answers and employing unassailable judgment to escalate tickets where appropriate.
    • Become a specialist in our product features and troubleshoot them through testing and collaboration with others.
    • Identify areas of improvement for our support ecosystem (ex. documentation, guides, open source tools, etc) and write clear, user-friendly documentation to aid our customers.
    • Take the lead on developing and improving our support processes and systems, laying the foundation for a world-class support organization.
    • Champion the value and benefits of Kubecost to customers and prospects.
    • Work directly with the founding team and engineers to influence the product and its roadmap.
    • Contribute code where you see an opportunity.

What you should have:

    • Team player mindset that embraces the challenge of solving complex problems with both technical + soft skills
    • High degree of personal responsibility and responsiveness, with a proactive, flexible, and solution-oriented approach
    • Demonstrable clarity of thought and the ability to independently navigate ambiguous situations and achieve results
    • Availability during our support hours (currently 8AM–7PM Pacific Time)
    • Experience with at least one of the main cloud providers (AWS, GCP or Azure)
    • Experience with Kubernetes, comfort with related terminology, and an eagerness to learn more
    • Experience with or a general understanding of the following projects: Prometheus Thanos Cortex GrafanaRancher/CoreOS/D2iQ Docker
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, professional and friendly demeanor, and comfort interacting with customers via email, Slack, phone, and video

Compensation:

    • We evaluate our pay scales on a semiannual basis to ensure competitiveness with the upper end of the market for comparably-sized companies, and maintain equitable and transparent compensation policies and processes. Placement within the range will be based on skillset and experience.
    • The range for this position is: $130k-$165k
    • The equity compensation for this position is 0.03% – 0.2%

Our Values:

Launch & learn—We are resourceful, biased toward action/experimentation, and value a growth mindset.

Strive for excellence, get results—We aim high & take pride in our work, but maintain focus on progress, not perfection.

Context, not control—We believe in empowered decision-making through transparency, flexibility & data.

Welcome diversity—We celebrate and embrace our differences! Aside from being an Equal Opportunity Employer, we place a high value on inviting new perspectives & a broad range of backgrounds and experiences; we are inclusive and seek to create a psychologically safe environment for all teammates; we disagree respectfully.

Celebrate contribution—We maintain a deep commitment to making open source contributions; we are community-oriented; we give and take feedback with grace.

Love the user—We are curious about the end user experience & sensitive to their needs, no matter who the end user of our work is.

Be an awesome communicator—We think clearly, communicate directly, and focus on quality; we listen with empathy and the desire to understand.

Value-adds:

Read about our culture, current policies, and benefits at handbook.kubecost.io

🏥 100% paid health insurance for employees, 50% paid for dependents

🦷 75% paid dental and vision insurance for employees, 25% paid for dependents

💻 $3000 equipment stipend every three years to trick out your remote work setup

🖇 Shared office space reimbursed up to $400/month

🗓 Take what you need PTO (we mean it, and we model it!)

🎉 11 company-paid holidays

🐣 12 weeks paid new parent leave

💚 1 month paid sabbatical after 3 years

✈️ Company-sponsored opportunities to travel and gather with your teammates at events, all-hands retreats, “co-working weeks”, and more

You’re encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn’t precisely match the job description. Your skills and passion will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. We welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions.