Staff Software Engineer - Cloud Infrastructure - Remote

$120,000 - $204,000 yearly
  • Workiva
  • Remote (Montana, USA)
  • May 28, 2024
Full time Computer Science Information Technology Software Software Development

Job Description

As a Staff Software Engineer at Workiva, you will serve as the technical leader and guide for our team responsible for managing our company's Kubernetes and Networking Infrastructure on AWS. You'll play a key role in shaping our technical direction, leading the development of team-level features, and solutions, and providing technical guidance and mentorship to your colleagues.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead product discovery efforts to understand stakeholder needs and scope product changes effectively

  • Break down complex tasks into manageable components

  • Independently develop and enhance partially defined features and services

  • Lead development of team level features, solutions, and libraries

  • Impact colleagues by guiding team members on technical challenges, contributing to technical communities, modeling continuous team improvement, and proposing technical onboarding tasks

  • Evolve solution quality through code-reviews, automated testing, and collaboration with stakeholders

  • Guide the team to resolve complex incidents and analyze the root cause of operational issues to identify patterns for improvement

  • Represent the team and its software when stakeholders require integration assistance, education, or alleviation of potential technical risks

  • Establish key metrics to identify software problems, suggest solutions, and drive resolution

  • Assure that all the team’s software is built in a uniform and consistent manner aligning with the company’s standards and best practices, as well as the appropriate architecture

  • Solicit input to gather diverse perspectives, and models blameless discussion of technical issues

What You'll Need

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • 4+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field

Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience in software development and expertise applying computer science fundamentals, with multiple competencies of: data structures, algorithms, object-oriented software design, functional programming, and cloud-based distributed systems

  • Experience building one or more of unit, integration, functional user acceptance, or contract tests

  • Demonstrated experience leading initiatives with successful outcomes


  • Expert in Cloud Infrastructure (AWS), Kubernetes (EKS), and containerization

  • Expert in inter-service communication development in a microservice environment including a fundamental understanding of technologies such as CNI, Service Mesh, Load Balancers, Ingress Controllers, Gateway API, and Network Policies

  • Expertise in advanced networking including deep understanding of the OSI model, custom routing in Linux, and VPC management in a cloud environment

  • Familiarity with implementing FedRAMP moderate controls in a high compliance cloud environment

  • Familiarity with Hardware Security Modules and FIPS 140-2 standards for cryptographic modules that protect sensitive information

  • Experience with advanced Kubernetes scaling mechanisms utilizing tools such as Karpenter, with a demonstrated ability to optimize scaling to meet financial goals

  • Expert level understanding of a Linux operating system

  • Experience with Packer and Docker for building and managing machine and container images

  • Experience using tools such as Helm, Terraform, and CloudFormation to automate, standardize, and abstract the creation of cloud resources from development teams

  • Proficient in programming Bash, Python, and Golang

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

Remote-Ready Excellence

  • A reliable internet connection serves as the conduit for brilliance, enabling the unleashing of talents from the comfort of virtually anywhere

  • Typically no more than 10% travel for Workiva’s Internal Developer Conference and team-based opportunities

How You’ll Be Rewarded

✅ Salary range in the US: $120,000.00 - $204,000.00

✅ 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.