Senior Solutions Engineer



Sales & Business Development
United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

There are 2 actors on a network, people and machines. Just as usernames and passwords are used by people to access machines, machine identities are used by machines to identify and access each other. Venafi is the inventor of the technology that manages and protects machine identities, the most important security initiative in our Global 5000 customers. We are Warriors!

Are you passionate about making a positive impact and protecting the world from cybercriminals? If so, you may be a natural Venafi Warrior!

How you’ll be protecting the world:

As a Senior Solutions Engineer at Venafi, you’ll be part of an extremely motivated, dedicated, highly skilled and experienced team that protects many of the world’s largest organizations.

As a Senior Solutions Engineer you will be part of the Jetstack Consult team within Venafi, a Cloud Native professional service team that prides itself on helping startups and enterprises alike in their path to modern Cloud Native maturity.

Our mission is to build the best team that will guide and support companies in their adoption of Kubernetes and Cloud Native technologies. Our deep understanding and real-world experience in a variety of environments (cloud and on-premises), enable us to accelerate customer projects and provide them with confidence in their operations.

Our Solution Engineers architect, design and implement Kubernetes-based solutions. They work directly with customers, onsite and remote, and are as comfortable in front of a whiteboard explaining concepts to a customer as at a keyboard implementing complex and bespoke solutions. They are expected to take part in delivering Kubernetes training or workshops to a wide variety of audiences and other engineers on the possibilities they can unlock with Kubernetes. They understand how to integrate and make the most of Kubernetes and related cloud-native technologies across a variety of industries and problem domains. They possess a curiosity and have a passion for pushing boundaries through innovation and experimental ideas.

As a Senior Solutions Engineer you will:

  • Work on customer facing project, collaborating with others in solving technical issues
  • As part of your work, you will determine how to best approach new assignments and are self-sufficient during delivery
  • You coach and mentor less experienced team members ad-hoc
  • You proactively communicate your plans, progress, and problems to relevant colleagues in and around your team
  • You build alignment with people from other technical teams as needed

We are looking for:

The points below are not a checklist for the role, but more a guide to what we look for!

  • A proven track record of helping customers succeed, ideally in an enterprise setting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge and skills with Kubernetes, containers and cloud technologies
  • Interest in working with cutting-edge technology in fast-growing open-source communities
  • Ability to adapt to circumstances and respond with urgency and pragmatism

What sets you apart:

  • Involvement in designing cloud architecture and strategy
  • Expertise in software development or platform engineering
  • Enthusiasm and involvement with the Kubernetes, container, and CNCF ecosystems
  • Experience owning and/or supporting day two operations for production platforms

While you are busy protecting the world, we’ve got you covered!

In addition to fostering a virtual first collaborative environment, Venafi offers a benefit package that is in the top 10%. We provide access to private medical and dental insurance for both team members and their families, 4x salary employer paid life insurance; income protection and critical illness cover. We provide workplace group pensions scheme with company contributions.

We offer 28 days of PTO (Paid Time Off), eight bank holidays, generous parental leave, as well as a floating holiday and four “pick your own community service” days.

More About Venafi:

Venafi is the undisputed leader in Machine Identity Management. Why? Because we created the category and are light years ahead of anyone that would consider competing! Gartner has recognized Venafi as number one in our space and as it turns out, one is NOT the loneliest number!

Venafi is the inventor of the technology that secures and protects machine identities. The Venafi platform provides visibility, intelligence, and automation for SSL/TLS, IoT, mobile, cloud native, Kubernetes, and SSH machine identity types. Many of the largest organizations in the world use Venafi.

Billions of dollars have been spent protecting usernames and passwords and almost nothing managing machine identities—organizations are just now realizing that managing and protecting machine identities is as important as managing usernames and passwords. The bad guys know this and are using stolen or forged machine identities in their cyberattacks. In fact, Gartner says 50% of network attacks will use machine identities.

Come help us protect the world!