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Prodrive Kubernetes Services (PKS) is a platform that allows users to easily deploy and manage containerized applications. It is an extension of Prodrive Centralized Management (PCM) which is used for managing many devices. 

Tasks like provisioning a cluster, configuring persistent storage, and creating workloads are done only in a few clicks using the PKS web interface.

The long-term goals are to focus on optimizing AI workloads which will be important in the future


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Jeffrey

| Kubernetes Software Engineer

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Jeffrey

| Kubernetes Software Engineer

I always come to the office on Tuesday and Thursday as this is the day the rest of the team works on-site as well. It is great to work remotely however, it is also nice to have some days where you can collaborate directly with colleagues.

To start my day, I usually start by checking my email and looking at meeting invitations. After that, I take some time to process all my assigned pull requests and prepare for the stand-up meeting.

It is great to see how the team is progressing during the standups and any difficulties with certain tasks are brought up in these meetings. One of these challenges is assuring that the cluster provisioning is performed consistently as it involves a lot of processes like installing operating systems and configuring networking.

I currently work on a project called Prodrive Kubernetes Services (PKS). It is a platform that provides a web interface to run containerized applications. PKS streamlines all the tedious tasks of Kubernetes like provisioning clusters, networking, and configuring storage classes in a few simple clicks.  It is great to be able to work with the latest technologies like Kubernetes which are actively being developed and improved. Recently, I have been working on networking relating tasks like IP assignment to nodes and the automation of cluster provisioning.

Prodrive gives you to freedom to choose the project that you are interested in. It can be anything from embedding programming to web development. Prodrive provides you with the opportunity to grow as an individual alongside great colleagues. Since I joined Prodrive, I have gained a great amount of knowledge and experience.

 

 

Progress within Prodrive is achieved with mutual trust and individual responsibility.

Kubernetes Software Engineer profile

  • Passion for Kubernetes

  • BSc, BEng or MSc in Computer Science or related study

  • Experience with Linux

  • Bash/shell

  • For front-end: ambition in functional programming, interest in Elm because who wants to write JavaScript, good understanding of JavaScript and browsers, SASS

  • For back-end (any of): C#, Go, Rust

Pros and cons

  • Working with the latest technologies

  • Freedom and flexibility regarding working hours and projects

  • Prodrive gym

  • Prodrive gaming events are hard to win (Prodrive has too many pro gamers)

The Prodrive Technologies Mindset

Responsibility

You don’t just go to work, you feel responsible for your project

Flexible

You decide when, where and how much you want to work

Manufacturing

You like to think about manufacturability when designing

Initiative

You don’t sit and wait, you have a hands-on mentality

Have you got what it takes to become a Prodriver?

What we offer

  • Perfect environment for people willing to take full responsibility in a project
  • Unlimited growth opportunities and freedom in taking different roles in different projects
  • Young and dynamic culture
  • Unlimited personal budget for training courses, classes or studies
  • We are open 24/7 and provide lunch, dinner and a company gym
  • We keep management positions to a minimum, so there is virtually no hierarchy
  • Create your future with your own personal development plan
  • Tools and equipment such as an iPhone, iPad and laptop
  • The flexibility to work wherever and how much you want
  • Overtime hours can be completely paid out
  • Salary that grows with your performance
  • Opportunity to become a shareholder and entrepreneur in the company
  • Travel allowance based on the days you are actually at Prodrive
  • 31 vacation days
  • Retirement plan
  • Distribution of profits

Application steps

  1. We’ll take a look at your application as soon as possible.
  2. You will receive a link to Prodrive Technologies’ online aptitude test to see if you’re up for the challenge.
  3. We will set you up for a personal interview to ask you difficult questions about yourself. Afterwards, others will ask you some more difficult questions about your expertise. We will immediately decide if we will make you an offer after the interviews.
  4. When there’s enough time left, we will discuss employment conditions directly after the interviews.
  5. If you survived everything, only your signature stands between you and being a Prodriver.