Cloud Architect at Brainboard (W22)
$65k - $75k  •  
Visually design and manage cloud infrastructures.
Remote
Full-time
3+ years
About Brainboard

About Brainboard

Brainboard is a collaborative solution for engineers to visually design & operate their Cloud infrastructure. We help our customers to increase the build and delivery of their infrastructures x11 and speed up their onboarding by up to 70%.

We support providers such as AWS, Azure, GCP and more.

For more information, please visit About page.

Brainboard's Story

Both technical profiles with 20+ years of combined expertise and after working together at a major French cloud provider, Chafik and Jeremy launched Brainboard in 2020 ‍ Brainboard's vision is to create an ecosystem for all cloud teams to work on their infrastructure.

The first version of Brainboard was launched on Hacker News on the 25th December 2020. Users were able to auto-generate a Terraform code from Diagram design.

Following a pre-seed fundraising led by Kima Ventures, Evolem and Angel Investors, we are conquering the US market thanks to Y Combinator!

On our 1st year anniversary, the 25th of December 2021, we launched a second feature, available to ALL users for free: Auto-generate a Terraform Diagram from a .tf file!

About the role
Skills: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Job Description

Brainboard, is a B2B SaaS solution that allows companies to centralize the build and management of their cloud infrastructures, accelerate the delivery of cloud platforms and ease their maintenance in a collaborative way.

It has been launched by engineers with more than 10 years of experience managing cloud infrastructures and led by the former CTO of a French cloud provider Scaleway.

Launched in 2020, and after closing our seed funding we are seeking a Cloud Architect with minimum 3 years of experience to help our users and the community on their cloud journey.

This role is at the intersection of cloud architecture (cloud practitioner), evangelist and community manager.

We are a team of passionate people and we want to empower each other to learn more and always improve our way of working.

Objectives of this Role

  • Help our users and customers use Brainboard efficiently and advise them on cloud services and best practices to build robust architectures. It includes doing sessions with users/customers to help them build their cloud using Brainboard
  • Build cloud architecture templates for Brainboard marketplace
  • Learning to stay up to date about cloud products and best practices
  • Write regularly articles and blog posts of Cloud architectures, best practices and cloud services
  • Do demos and organize workshops/meetups
  • Collect feedback and work with the product team to build and prioritize Brainboard roadmap
  • Speak at different events
  • You are welcomed to contribute to any other area (like the backend codebase, marketing...) if you want to broaden your skills

Skills and Qualifications

  • 3 to 5 years as a cloud architect
  • Has competency of at least one cloud provider in that order Azure, AWS, GCP
  • Autonomous
  • Speaks English perfectly both written and spoken
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, problem-solving mindset
  • Quick learner & curious
  • Knowing Terraform and infrastructure as code (IaC) is a huge advantage
  • Understanding DevOps principles & mindset is big advantage
  • Soft skills are highly important to us, among our top preferences:
    • Feedback: give and receive feedback with love.
    • Trust: we trust each other means as a person I’m sure my colleagues don’t judge me and do their best to help me out.
    • One team: no heroes, we are all ONE team
    • Builders: theory is good, but life is better.

Salary package

  • Between 60 and 70k EUR (open for discussion, according to profiles)
  • Equity (ESOP / BSPCE)

Technologies

  • Azure, AWS, GCP
  • Terraform, Ansible, Git, Docker

Perks & advantages

  • You choose your laptop (up to 3500 euros)
  • Health insurance (Mutuelle in French) Alan (70% covered by Brainboard)
  • Full remote package of 300 euros
  • We encourage you to attend events, meetups and conferences as either a speaker or participant and we fully cover the expenses
  • You'll be part of a Squad of 3 (Sales, Growth & yourself)
Technology

Technical challenges

At Brainboard, we created a complete Cloud infrastructure designer in the browser (think it likes the Figma for the Cloud). Our challenges are: Live collaboration, Bi-directional (from design to code and from code to design) in real time, break the communication barrier between infra teams and developers and abstract the complexity of IaC (Infrastructure-as-Code).

Frontend stack

We built our own graphical engine based on React + vanilla JS (no d3, only pure JS and math using SVGs). Isn't one of the highest frontend developer challenges?

Backend stack

On the backend side, we mainly use Golang as we use Terraform, Docker, .... It's a combination of REST API, websockets, docker orchestration to read, write and transform Terraform code into actionable diagrams.

Whatever frontend or backend, you have the freedom to contributes to any stack you want.

Interview Process

Interview Process

  1. First screening call with the CEO, Chafik Belhaoues (30 min). The objective is to know you.
  2. Technical interview with the CTO on a specific cloud architecture use-case (45 min). The objective is to understand how your skills match the position.
  3. Small workshop with the team (45 min). The objective to understand how we work together as a team.
  4. Feedback on the interview

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