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Distributed Systems Engineer LMTS/PMTS



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

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Job Category

Software Engineering

Job Details

About Salesforce

We’re Salesforce, the Customer Company, inspiring the future of business with AI+ Data +CRM. Leading with our core values, we help companies across every industry blaze new trails and connect with customers in a whole new way. And, we empower you to be a Trailblazer, too — driving your performance and career growth, charting new paths, and improving the state of the world. If you believe in business as the greatest platform for change and in companies doing well and doing good – you’ve come to the right place.

Are you passionate in operating infrastructure at scale? Do you like working with Kubernetes clusters and microservices? Here is an exciting opportunity for you!

Our team provides Kubernetes platform-as-a-service to other teams who are building microservices at Salesforce. Over the next year we’ll be expanding our Kubernetes footprint by 1000s of clusters. And you could be an instrumental piece in this transformation. As part of your job you will be working on open source technologies like Kubernetes, Terraform and Spinnaker and will have the chance to contribute back and shape the future of these technologies.

We run one of the largest Kubernetes fleets in the industry and have been early adopters of the technology. Our mission is to empower service owners to focus on the unique value of their service, without having to focus on infrastructure, increasing developer agility and decreasing operational costs and complexity. The HKP team is pivotal to the success of the company with the overall strategy of the company to move to Hyperforce powered by HKP providing underlying infrastructure. We manage the platform that underlies Sales, Service, Commerce, Mulesoft and Tableau.


As an HKP engineer you will be responsible for designing and implementing the software for managing Kubernetes clusters at scale. You will be creating design documents, presenting to an audience, and then implementing your designs. A large part of you job will also include evaluating and integrating open source technologies into the HKP software stack.

Required Skills

Comprehension in the following programming languages or equivalents

  • Golang
  • Python
  • Bash (Minimal shell knowledge is required, but familiarity is required)

Comprehension and hands-on experience in the following Technologies

  • 5+ years experience with Kubernetes, Docker, and container orchestration
  • 2+ years experience with AWS services. Especially IAM and cloud networking
  • Familiarity with Terraform
  • CI/CD services. eg. Jenkins, Argo, Spinnaker
  • Observability tools. eg. Prometheus, Grafana, Splunk, ElasticSearch, Argus

General Skills

  • Experience using Infrastructure as code
  • Understanding of DevOps Principles
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and adapt to shifting priorities
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills, with a strong ability to work effectively in a team environment.



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For Washington-based roles, the base salary hiring range for this position is $172,500 to $280,200.

For California-based roles, the base salary hiring range for this position is $188,200 to $305,600.Compensation offered will be determined by factors such as location, level, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Certain roles may be eligible for incentive compensation, equity, benefits. More details about our company benefits can be found at the following link: