14 Nov, 2021

Open Source Developer: Kafka, Opensearch, PostgreSQL

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Full time Information Technology

Job Description

  • Deloitte's 2020 fast 500 companies
  • Huge opportunity for career growth within the organisation
  • Fantastic work culture and family first environment.
Are you interested in being paid to develop Open Source software?
Instaclustr is an Australian owned open source as-a-service company, delivering reliability at scale. We manage cutting edge open source technologies (Cassandra, Kafka, PostgreSQL, Redis and Elasticsearch) for our customers around the world. Recently, Instaclustr named in Deloitte’s 2020 fast 500 companies of North America after another monumental growth year, 
Since its foundation in 2013, Instaclustr has seen significant growth, with over 200 large scale and really exciting customers spread across the globe, and over 5000 servers under our management. We have offices in Australia, the USA, and Europe and employ over 220 people worldwide.
Instaclustr makes it easy for our customers to run powerful open source applications at the highest levels of scale. We have developed a platform that takes care of the whole lifecycle: provisioning infrastructure, installing applications and, most importantly, keeping the applications running reliably in production. Our customers operate 24 x7 and our business does too - our operations team is spread across the globe to provide fast, expert support and operational responses.
In this exciting growth phase we are looking for Open Source Software Engineers to contribute to open source projects related to Redis, Opensearch, and Apache Kafka  
Your new role:
As an Open Source Developer you’ll be working fulltime as a contributor on one of these Open Source projects: Apache Kafka, Opensearch, or  Redis. 
The position can be fully remote or based in one of our offices in Canberra or Melbourne.  Fully remote candidates should be located in APAC region or similar timezone.
This is a high trust position and as such background checks are required for this role.
Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Specialise in Kafka, Redis or Opensearch - to develop expertise, investigate issues, test and fix problems, contribute fixes and enhancements to the project.
  • Could be working on core technologies or technologies in the ecosystem of the core technology.
  • Undertaking design, coding, unit testing, debugging and other tools as appropriate to the open source project.
  • Working in an Open Source environment following the standards, guidelines and workflows of the project's community.
Standard Skills / Experience:
  • A minimum of at least 2 years relevant work experience
  • Strong written communication and teamwork skills
  • Three or more years of commercial experience and solid Computer Science/Engineering skills, e.g. concurrency, algorithms, data structures, distributed system concepts
  • Demonstrated track record of contributions in an open source environment and ability to operate as part of an open source community.
  • An ability to keep track of multiple lines of work at the same time.
  • An ability to understand and communicate abstract ideas and problems
  • Desire to learn new technologies and solve challenging problems
  • Work confidently in Java or C/C++
  • Tertiary qualifications in software engineering (or related discipline). Those with equivalent experience are also invited to apply. 
The following skills / experience would be advantageous but are not essential:
  • Knowledge with DevOps concepts
  • Experience in working with or managing Redis, Cassandra, Postgres or Kafka databases.
What’s in it for you?
Instaclustr prides itself on being a workplace of choice for all of its employees, this is what you can expect:
  • Competitive Salary
  • A well defined career model and opportunities for progression
  • Working with smart people on challenging problems with new technology
  • A family first environment
  • Awesome social activities – New starter BBQs, cook offs, bowling, Badminton etc
  • Regular games nights
  • Special interest social groups
  • Workplace flexibility and great work-life balance
  • Growing Global company
  • Exciting and fast-growing industry
  • Company SWAG – Hoodies, t-shirt, thongs etc
  • New Laptop
  • Structured personal development week to undertake your own project
  • A rotation program which is a great opportunity for broadening your skills and experience by working with different people, teams, and technologies
  • Phone bill allowance
  • Wellness club and wellbeing programs
Instaclustr is an equal opportunity employer. By joining us, you’ll be part of an organisation that fosters diversity and inclusion. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

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