Sr. Solution Architect

Mountain View, Zurich, or Remote


About Isovalent

Isovalent is the company founded by the creators of Cilium and eBPF. Isovalent builds open-source software and enterprise solutions solving networking, security, and observability needs for modern cloud native infrastructure. The flagship technology, Cilium, is the choice of leading global organizations, including Adobe, AWS, Capital One, Datadog, GitLab, Google, and many more. Isovalent is headquartered in Mountain View, CA and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Google, and Cisco Investments.

About The Role

The Solutions Architect (SA) team is a distributed team of subject matter experts Kubernetes, Cloud Native technologies and networking. The team is the primary of our customers value realization with Isovalent Cilium Enterprise. SAs engage daily with customers. They are thought leaders who bring their deep expertise in cloud native technologies to make sure our customers are running reliable production workloads. They are also great collaborators and problem solvers, not afraid of coordinating and engaging with multiple groups (engineering, partners, product, marketing etc...) to bring the best of Isovalent and our product in the help of our customers. Last, SA are great coaches, capable of distilling new concepts and technologies to our customers and present various solutions and their tradeoffs to our customers. Above all, SAs are amazing teammates.

Core Values

Mutual Respect

Respect leads to trust, trust leads to a working environment that is safe to grow and innovate in. Mutual respect is at the heart of everything we do on a daily basis. We respect all opinions. We listen. We respect the boundaries of everyone and understand that they are different for everyone. We are inclusive in everything we do. Not everyone feels the same way about speaking up in a meeting. We respect that and find ways to include everybody to not lose a single drop of wisdom. We respect people having different hours where they are most productive. We help each other out even if something is not going according to plan. We understand that this trust and respect will always be mutual.

Open-Source & Transparency

The company’s engineering culture has grown from years of open-source culture. Openness and transparency are central to the success of our engineering team. This influences everything from committing to an open-source business model and maximizing the amount of code we open-source while guaranteeing business success, transparency, and inclusion in all decision making, all the way to an open debating culture where expressing different perspectives and opinions is encouraged and safe.

Work - Adventure Balance

A startup with talented engineers can be challenging. A lot is going on. Almost everything we do is highly visible by the public. Everything is fast moving and the next big success and big impact moment is always just a sprint away. That can be incredibly exciting and rewarding for you individually and for the entire team. At the same time, it is also demanding and it will draw energy. Cherish the rewarding moments, fight hard for them but also take time to recharge and balance your life. There is no single recipe for great balance, you have to find and maintain it individually. We are here to support each other in that personal balance.

Personal Growth

What growth means exactly will be different for all of us. It may involve growing your technical skills, achieving projects to inspire others or get recognized in the broader open-source community, growing your non-technical skills, working more with other peers and achieving more as a team, leveling-up your compensation, or achieving the ideal work - life balance you always wanted. Your goals are individual and as Isovalent we will do our best to help you achieve your personal growth goals, as individual as they might be.


Your Responsibilities

  • Bring your best everyday to help our customers be successful with Cilium Enterprise

  • Engage with assigned customer accounts to accelerate their value realization by designing, implementing and guiding production rollouts 

  • Build deep technical relationships with key customer stakeholders and be a trusted advisor

  • Conduct workshops for customers on our existing and new product capabilities 

  • Bring your customer's domain knowledge to collaborate with engineering and support teams to help unblock customer issues

  • Help create workshops, training material, reference architectures, product documentations and any relevant artifact that would help us provide additional value to our customers, deepen their understanding of our technology and run the most reliably in production

  • Bring your passion for technology, an expert opinion and prior experience with Open Source Software (OSS), Kubernetes and cloud providers to build enterprise grade, scaled solutions solving networking, security, and observability needs for cloud native infrastructure

  • Hunger to learn bleeding edge technology and collaborate with world class technical talent

Why We Hope you Will Join Us
  • 100% OSS company and have decades of experience contributing to open source projects

  • We are founded by the creators of Cilium and eBPF. We think we know a thing or two about networking and security

  • Remote first company, with dedicated time during the year for team to get together and collaborate anywhere in the world

  • A world class executive team with breadth and depth of experience in OSS and cloud native technologies and a strong VC team

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