Open Source Software Engineer – Armada Project

We are seeking engineers to implement new features on Armada Open Source Project, creating an open-source multi-cluster batch-scheduling project built on top of Kubernetes.

The project itself is already employed at scale for our client — this means distributing jobs across many Kubernetes clusters each of which are up to 1000 nodes and many thousands of cores. It’s also a relevant and timely project, one which has recently applied for Sandbox status in the CNCF. We will develop the project alongside the teams that run it internally, helping drive productivity for hundreds of developers and engineers. Moreover, the project has direct application to a wide range of research and educational instituations so its impact will be felt beyond just a single company.

The next great challenge for the project is to fill out a range of features and integrations to appeal to the swatch of organizations who are attempting to reinvent the same infrastructure. Some of the features we envision are:

  • New varieties of fair-use scheduling
  • Integrations with major ML workflow platforms like MLFlow and KubeFlow
  • Integrations with major compute, and data-processing platforms like Spark, PyTorch, Tensorflow, OpenMPI and Horovod

More about Armada project: https://armadaproject.io/

Requirements:

We are looking for engineers who can help leading engineers on the open-source Armada Project to make this technology even better. This means day-to day programming work on new features / improvements / bug fixing / proper documentation with help and guidance from lead engineers.

  • Five or more years of industry experience writing software in Golang or similar experience in Java or C#
  • Direct experience with Kubernetes and relevant experience with container technology
  • Familiarity with HPC systems, distributed computing and batch-processing sytems is a huge plus

Benefits:

Since this work is for our open source program, all of our contributions are by definition public and open source. You get to contribute to a meaningful technology that many other companies use all while improving your own public profile.
Our open source team is a fully remote and distributed team. This allows our team the freedom to get their work done where-ever they need to be. This was true and will still be true after normal travel resumes in the world.

What to Expect:

  • A flat team structure and a highly collaborative culture that values progress over perfection and encourages creativity, innovation and diversity
  • A highly motivated global team of colleagues
  • A flexible working style
  • Competitive compensation

 

 

WHO WE ARE?

Bakson Ltd is a software development company based in Belgrade. We are working with teams around the world and take pride on variety of projects we handle and technology we use.

HOW DO WE WORK?

Our workflow is inspired by Agile and Lean principles. We’re not devoted to Scrum or any other framework, but are trying to work in small batches, with fast feedback and very close interaction with product owners.

The emphasis in our team is on collaboration and mutual support – sharing project workflow with globally distributed teams, contributing code to core global services and applications, and encouraging cultural exchange between development groups. Bakson encourages working from home, and the distributed nature of our teams requires us to have flexibility around working hours. We’re familiar with asynchronous and remote work. A Software Engineer in our company is a core writer of code, but also an inspirer and an exemplar to other developers…

Basically, what we care about is that you are a self-starter, happy to work with others, and prepared to adapt and do your best.

HOW TO APPLY?

We aim for our hiring process to be as collaborative and realistic as possible, so it’ll be focused on writing and reviewing code – both written by you and by others. We want you to feel like you’d be comfortable working with us, and we also want to feel the same way, so you’ll meet quite a few of the team, and interact with them in as close to a life-like way as possible. This is a two-way street – we’re keen for you to like us as much as the other way around. If you’d like get started, you can apply by pressing the “apply” button on this webpage or by sending a CV or an introductory email to careers@bakson.rs

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