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Join us a Contract Kubernetes Trainer

Join a small, 100% remote company focused on helping others with Kubernetes and DevOps technologies! Read below to learn about what we're looking for and how to apply.

Contract Kubernetes Workshop Instructor

We're looking for contract Kubernetes and Cloud-native experts to join our training team!

Are you a K8s expert who loves helping people learn? If you enjoy being on a virtual stage, mentoring other engineers, and bantering with teams who're dealing with no-kidding scaling issues, then join us as a freelance cloud-native trainer!

The Day to Day

Our training partners enjoy short bursts of rewarding work for great pay.

Our workshops are three to five days long (four hours per day) and delivered virtually from the comfort of your home office.

Since you choose which workshops to help with, and they only take up half of your days, it's easy to interleave them with your other clients or projects.

Skills & Experience

At the very least, you:
  • Are deeply experienced in the UNIX/Linux world
  • Have managed Kubernetes “in anger”
  • Enjoy speaking in front of audiences
  • Have mentored others throughout your career
  • Can make us laugh
Bonus points if you:
  • Have battled Istio
  • Are fluent in Go and Python
  • Have developed webhooks and operators
  • Are experienced teaching people on stage

This is a part-time contract position, not a full-time benefited role. While we can't legally provide benefits like insurance and PTO, we do everything we can to help our contractors feel like an integral part of the team.

We haven't mentioned education

…and that's no accident. While we respect the perseverance and dedication it takes to get your higher degree, we also recognize that many smart and hard working people opt to go straight into the industry. We don't judge anyone for either path.

We're 100% remote, but time zones suck

Because of "client communication," we're only hiring people based in North and South America. We :heart: Canadians!

Make an Impact

Our team is small, and we like it that way. You'll have a unique opportunity to help shape SuperOrbital into something truly special. Help us build a company that lives up to our values and acts as an example of what a culture built on respect can achieve.

Why You'll Love Working With Us

We strive to offer a structure that matches our values.

Really & Truly 100% Remote-First.

Not "some remote employees," not "two days a week," but a truly 100% remote-first culture.

It's not always easy, but being fully remote gives our people a healthier work/life balance, allows us to create a more diverse team, and helps us attract the best people we can find.

A Commitment to Transparency

The entire team meets every two weeks to talk frankly and honestly about all aspects of the business: finances, sales, marketing, execution... Nothing is hidden. Our people love this, as many of them have aspirations of running our own companies in the near future. In fact, many already have!

Our Values

While these values stem from moral roots, we also just believe they're the right way to run a business. Working in an environment of professionalism, respect, and emotional safety allows us to produce our best work, and builds a culture that enriches everyone's lives.

Do What Works.

Our clients look to us to help them understand the myriad and constantly changing landscape of cloud-native tools. It's important to us that they succeed. This means focusing on the actual problems they face and leading them toward the simplest solutions possible. This is what we mean by "Do What Works."

Do The Right Thing.

We continually try to take the path that does right by our people and our clients, no matter how hard that can be. We believe that how you treat others inevitably comes back to you, so we try to keep our karma well groomed.

Be Kind.

We're a business, not a brogrammer startup. We don't accept death marches, political backstabbing, or a "take-it-for-the-team" mentality. Instead, we believe in an environment of professionalism and respect.

Applying Is Simple

No shitty forms, no copy-and-paste, just a simple email.

Let us know who you are, what excites you about working with us, and what you bring to the table. The more information the better! You have been given full and unconditional authorization to brag - enjoy it!

As a bonus to those of us who read to the end, be sure to make use of the word poppycock.

SuperOrbital is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that will consider all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Note to Agencies and Recruiters: SuperOrbital has a strict company policy against engaging with unsolicited contact from agencies or recruiters. Unsolicited resumes and leads are property of SuperOrbital and SuperOrbital explicitly denies that any information sent to SuperOrbital can be construed as consideration.