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Cloud Engineer

Instant Connect is a software platform that provides seamless push-to-talk (PTT) connectivity for today’s fast-moving workforces utilizing any mix of mobile, radio, IP, and telephony devices.  Our next-gen platform is fully device-independent, letting your workforce communicate any way they want sharing both voice and data.

Instant Connect is part of the Dillon Kane Group (DKG) portfolio of affiliated companies and businesses (  DKG is an established, trusted name in enterprise software, technology, and business, located at 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2800, Chicago, Illinois.


We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join our high-performing team.  This person may be local to Chicago, or work remotely with a collocated Engineering Team.  This person will be responsible for the development and dev-ops of a Kubernetes platform.


  • Learning and understanding the product architecture
  • Creating and building tools that facilitate simple deployment of Kubernetes and Instant Connect product
  • Developing and maintaining scripts and infrastructure for building apps from a variety of languages into Kubernetes-ready Docker containers; packaging containers and configuration into Helm charts
  • Designing and developing health and status checks for pods/containers
  • Designing and developing tools that help customers operate their clusters (metrics, logs, dashboards, etc.)
  • Designing and developing techniques for replicating data between geographically redundant clusters
  • Linux administration, shell scripting, etc.
  • Participating in issue resolution and root cause analysis


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science
  • Proven experience as a Software Developer or Engineer, working on Enterprise Software Platforms
  • Hands-on experience with and understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and Agile Methodology
  • Strong understanding of a variety of Cloud Provider nomenclatures, including on-prem, public cloud vendors, and hybrid deployment models
  • GO programming language
  • Strong UNIX/Linux systems administration skills
  • Strong experience in developing/creating Helm charts
  • Elastic Kubernetes Services (EKS) or Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS)
  • Hands-on technical experience:
    • Git, Bitbucket, Bitbucket Pipelines
    • Kubernetes (fundamentals and components), KubeSpray, Docker, (LinuxKit and K3s a plus)
    • Knowledge of one or more of the following: WireGuard, Tailscale, Flannel, Calico
    • Grafana, Kibana, Loki, ElasticSearch, Fluentd, Prometheus
    • Nginx, SSL, PKI infrastructure; X.509 certificates, CertManager
    • Kubernetes storage classes like Rancher, VMWare, OpenEBS, LonghornSolid understanding of the technology industry with emphasis on enterprise software
  • Outstanding organizational abilities
  • Builds positive working relationships across team boundaries, with an infectious “can do” attitude, and a willingness to adapt based on feedback and an evolving understanding of the problem to be solved
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Resourcefulness, efficiency, initiative, and a strong sense of ownership
  • Strong team player, strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work with a collocated team


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