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Solutions Engineer at Okteto

$110 - $160k
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3+ years
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Ramiro Berrelleza
Ramiro Berrelleza

About the role

Okteto provides a remote development experience for cloud applications. In a world of ever-emerging technologies, many tools to manage cloud-native applications become more overwhelming every year. This vastly increases the cognitive load for developers, decreases their productivity, and forces them to become experts in areas different from their own. With Okteto, you code locally in your favorite IDE, and Okteto takes care of updating your application in your development environment to provide continuous feedback as you code. No commit, build, push, or deploy required.

At Okteto, we believe that teams should focus on what they love, and that's why we dedicate our efforts to making the world of developers more friendly and streamlined than ever. Our team is passionate and believes deeply in this mission: make developers and teams more productive developing cloud-native applications to focus more on innovation.

About the opportunity

The Solutions Engineering team at Okteto is a core part of our go-to-market strategy. Okteto Solutions Engineers have a passion for helping the fastest growing startups and enterprises in the world implement best-of-class development workflows. The solutions engineers are a liaison between customers, stakeholders, sales, product management, and support.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of the founding SE team at Okteto. This role offers an exciting opportunity to grow your career and build knowledge of Kubernetes and other cloud-native technologies. It also provides you a chance to interact with a growing community of developers and technologists looking to improve their skills in this area.

What you'll be doing

  • Build a deep technical understanding of customers looking to use Okteto as part of their development workflow.
  • Craft and present product demos to help showcase what Okteto can do while assisting customers with pilot and proof of concept implementations.
  • Partner with the Okteto founders through the pre-sales and post-sales process, creating joint plans for customer success.
  • Partner with our customers for post-sales customer engagement and growth.
  • Be the voice of the customer and communicate their needs and feedback to Product Management, Product Marketing, Support, and the Engineering teams.
  • Build content to share with customers and the Okteto community in the form of demos, blog posts, webinars, and industry events.

What success looks like

  • Within one month, you'll become familiar with our product, existing training materials, and samples. You will shadow one of our engineers as they interact with our customers. You'll meet and begin to build relationships with the team and contributors you'll be working with.
  • Within three months, you'll have created your first product demo and will be working with your first prospects and customers.
  • Within six months, you will own several customer accounts, you will have played a significant role in defining our pre-sales and post-sales strategy, and you will interview other members of the SE team.

A good fit

  • 4+ years experience in solutions engineering or equivalent experience - practitioners are welcome as well
  • A solid foundation of Cloud-native technologies, developer experience, and workflows.
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure).
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes.
  • Some programming experience.
  • Hands-on familiarity with git workflows.
  • Thrives in a startup environment and sees ambiguity as an opportunity to make a significant impact on a growing company.
  • At least three working-hours overlap with US west-coast.

Nice to have

  • Experience engaging with Open Source communities.
  • Experience writing technical content.

Joining Okteto

  • An opportunity to join an early startup made up of people passionate about developer experience and community building.
  • 100% remote from day one means we understand what it takes to foster an efficient, distributed team across international time zones.
  • $1000 office equipment stipend to get you set up for work-from-home productive success. Unlimited PTO with three weeks minimum encouraged, plus a full company week off in December.
  • Healthcare stipend covering 100% of the plan of your choice.
  • Sponsored yearly company offsite - when we're all safely able to meet.
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave for birth, adoption, and foster parents.
  • Competitive salary and equity.

Why you should join Okteto

At Okteto, we are working hard at creating the next-generation development experience for teams of all sizes. Have you ever seen how long it takes a developer to set up everything they need before working on a feature? We are fixing that. We want developers to focus on building value for their teams instead of wasting time setting up local environments or trying to debug "production only" issues.