Infrastructure Software Engineer - Remote

$79,000 - $134,000 yearly
  • Workiva
  • Remote (Montana, USA)
  • May 06, 2024
Full time Computer Science Software Development

Job Description

As a Software Engineer on our Infrastructure team, you will be responsible for developing, managing, and optimizing the fundamental building blocks of our platform, including Kubernetes, inter-service messaging, and surrounding infrastructure. You'll play a pivotal role in ensuring the stability, scalability, and security of our microservices-based architecture.

At Workiva, we believe in the power of diverse perspectives. We value potential and enthusiasm over an exact skillset or expertise. We are open to candidates who are excited to work in this space and bring their unique experiences to our team. If you're passionate about infrastructure and eager to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, we encourage you to apply.

What You’ll Do

  • Bootstrap Kubernetes clusters by setting up essential messaging components, such as Kafka, and NATS, to ensure secure and efficient cluster operation

  • Build and maintain container images using Linux, Packer, and Docker to support our nodes and pods

  • Install and configure core services, including CNI, Karpenter, Service Mesh, and Kafka, to facilitate node, pod, and service communication as well as autoscaling

  • Create and manage AWS resources like RDS, DynamoDB, S3, IAM, OpenSearch, and more using CloudFormation and Terraform

  • Continuously develop, maintain, and enhance the reliability of the above infrastructure components

What You’ll Need 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2+ years of related experience; or an advanced degree without experience

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Strong enthusiasm for: 

    • Infrastructure, Kubernetes, and containerization technologies

    • Linux, Packer, and Docker for building and managing container images

    • Infrastructure-as-code like CloudFormation and Terraform and cloud infrastructure (AWS experience is a plus)

    • Messaging technologies like Kafka and NATS

    • Critical Kubernetes components such as CNI, Service Mesh, Karpenter, and Kafka

    • Designing, developing, and maintaining infrastructure components at scale

  • Strong problem-solving skills and a commitment to ensuring system reliability

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills to collaborate effectively within a cross-functional team

Travel Requirements & Working Conditions

  • 10% travel for internal meetings

  • Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely and not in a Workiva office

How You’ll Be Rewarded

✅ Salary range in the US: $79,000.00 - $134,000.00

✅ A discretionary bonus typically paid annually

✅ Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire

✅ 401(k) match and comprehensive employee benefits package

The salary range represents the low and high end of the salary range for this job in the US. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and other relevant factors.

Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We believe that great minds think differently.  We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation.  Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic.  We strongly encourage and welcome people from historically marginalized groups to apply.

Workiva is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. To request assistance with the application process, please email

Workiva employees are required to undergo comprehensive security and privacy training tailored to their roles, ensuring adherence to company policies and regulatory standards.

Workiva supports employees in working where they work best - either from an office or remotely from any location within their country of employment.