Senior Software Engineer

  • Mirantis
  • Campbell, CA, USA
  • 26 Apr, 2024
Full time

Job Description

Mirantis is adding a Senior Software Engineer to our engineering team that is building and maintaining the Mirantis Container Runtime (MCR) product. Written primarily with Go, MCR is an integral part of the Mirantis Cloud Native Platform solution. MCR allows container images to be pulled and executed on the nodes of a cloud based solution. Working closely with product, other engineering teams, and upstream open source projects you will ensure world-class innovative capabilities in Mirantis’ products. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Participate in requirement, design, planning, and other meetings as an integral part of an Agile software development team. 
  • Contribute to successful sprints by implementing items contributing to overall team goals. 
  • Create and review designs, architectures, implementations, API’s, and test plans. 
  • Act as a subject matter expert and evangelist within the company and broader community. 
  • Integrate existing open source and commercial components into Mirantis products to provide a cohesive value-add solution to customers. 
  • Be an active maintainer of Mirantis and community projects by managing patches to open-source projects, helping the community, reviewing submissions, and participating in design decisions. 
  • Participate in product discussions, influence the roadmap, and take ownership and responsibility over new projects to make them happen. 
  • Be the technical reference to external partners and in-house engineering teams, provide support by sharing knowledge and/or taking on the development effort.
  • Ensure that MCR continues to be a first-class and indispensable part of cloud based customer solutions, working seamlessly with existing systems including popular orchestrators and other industry-standard components.


  • Bachelors or Masters degree or equivalent in computer science or a related subject 
  • Debugging Experience (particularly multi-process, orchestrated, distributed systems) 
  • Experience in the use of containerization (Docker Engine-based containerization preferred) 
  • Systems experience, including: 
    • Linux networking fundamentals (routing tables, iptables, nftables, netlink) Linux kernel concepts (cgroups, filesystems, chroot, namespaces, etc) 
    • Windows NT API knowledge an asset (specifically FileSystem, Winsock, synchronization)
    • Windows Networking Fundamentals an asset (routing, firewalling, packet handling) 
  • Knowledge of networking concepts such as routing, NAT, port forwarding, and security practices ○ Knowledge of IPv6 networking an asset 
  • Experience designing and implementing HTTP APIs 
  • Versatility developing software using Go 
  • Remote working / working in a distributed multi-national team 
  • Agile Software Development Practices 
  • Participation contributing (preference for contributions in a maintainer capacity) to open-source projects 
  • Experience maintaining CI Pipelines an asset (specifically using Jenkins) 
  • Use of Git for source control and GitHub for code review an asset 
  • Experience with X.509-based Public-Key Infrastructures an asset 
  • Experience with distributed consensus algorithms an asset (particularly Raft and Gossip protocols)

Additional Information

What does Mirantis offer you?
- Work with an established Silicon Valley leader in the cloud infrastructure industry;
- Work with exceptionally passionate, talented and engaging colleagues, helping Fortune 500 and Global 2000 customers implement next-generation cloud technologies;
- Be a part of cutting-edge, open-source innovation;
- Thrive in the high-energy environment of a young company where openness, collaboration, risk-taking, and continuous growth are valued;
- Internship provides you with the opportunity to combine work and education;
- Professional development and training;
- Attend conferences and working groups;
- Modern bright office, centrally located and close to public transportation;
- Customized workstation (macOS, Windows, Linux);
- Company outings, happy hours, hackathons, and tech talks;
- Receive a competitive compensation package with a strong benefits plan.

We are a Leader for Container Management in G2 (#2 after AWS)!