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Support Engineer

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United States
Base Salary
130k-150k USD

Job Description

Join a tight-knit, fast-growing team on the leading edge of cloud infrastructure technology. As a Support Engineer, you’ll help us build a scalable, customer-first support process, address customer issues as they come up via all of our support channels (email, Slack, and ZenDesk), and influence the direction of our product by tracking and communicating customer needs. We’re looking for someone who is as passionate about our product and customers as we are— as a Support Engineer you will have the opportunity to shape the future of our support organization and technology.
Backed by leading VCs and software executives and founded by ex-Google cloud engineers and PMs, Stackwatch empowers teams to efficiently operate Kubernetes at scale. Starting with our flagship product Kubecost, we build tooling and intelligence to manage cost, performance, reliability and other infrastructure operability challenges. Our team is fully distributed, and we’re dedicated to building a vibrant, remote-first company culture that focuses on kindness and collaboration while achieving outsized results. We recently raised our Series A—this is an amazing opportunity to join a startup with significant traction!

This role provides a blend of customer-facing problem solving and engineering. Specifically, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work directly with customers on their implementation of Kubecost to solve key architecture questions and challenges
  • Efficiently and proactively resolve ongoing technical issues for customers, using independent problem-solving skills to track down answers and employing unassailable judgment to escalate tickets where appropriate
  • Become a specialist in our product features and troubleshoot them through testing and collaboration with others
  • Identify areas of improvement for our support ecosystem (ex. documentation, guides, open source tools, etc) and write clear, user-friendly documentation to aid our customers
  • Take the lead on developing and improving our support processes and systems, laying the foundation for a world-class support organization
  • Champion the value and benefits of Kubecost to customers and prospects
  • Work directly with the founding team and engineers to influence the product and its roadmap
  • Contribute code where you see an opportunity

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Team player mindset that embraces the challenge of solving complex problems with both technical + soft skills
  • High degree of personal responsibility and responsiveness, with a proactive, flexible, and solution-oriented approach
  • Demonstrable clarity of thought and the ability to independently navigate ambiguous situations and achieve results
  • Availability during our support hours (currently 9am-8pm Eastern Time)
  • Experience with at least one of the main cloud providers (AWS, GCP or Azure)
  • Experience with Kubernetes, comfort with related terminology, and an eagerness to learn more
  • Experience with or a general understanding of the following projects: Helm, Prometheus, Thanos, Grafana, Rancher, CoreOS, Docker, DuckDB and ability to quickly learn
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, professional and friendly demeanor, and comfort interacting with customers via email, Slack, phone, and video


  • We evaluate our pay scales on a semiannual basis to ensure competitiveness with the upper end of the market for comparably-sized companies, and maintain equitable and transparent compensation policies and processes. Placement within the range will be based on skillset and experience.
  • The range for this position is: $130k-$150k
  • The equity compensation for this position is: .03%-.05%

Our Values:

Launch learn—We are resourceful, biased toward action/experimentation, and value a growth mindset.
Strive for excellence, get results—We aim high take pride in our work, but maintain focus on progress, not perfection.
Welcome diversity—We celebrate and embrace our differences! Aside from being an Equal Opportunity Employer, we place a high value on inviting new perspectives a broad range of backgrounds and experiences; we are inclusive and seek to create a psychologically safe environment for all teammates; we disagree respectfully.
Celebrate contribution—We maintain a deep commitment to making open source contributions; we are community-oriented; we give and take feedback with grace.
Love the user—We are curious about the end user experience sensitive to their needs, no matter who the end user of our work is.
Empowered Responsibility—We take ownership believe in autonomous decision-making through transparency, flexibility data.
Be am awesome communicator— We write and speak directly clearly with empathy, precision, and candor; we give receive feedback gracefully; we make generous assumptions about our teammates’ intentions and listen with the desire to understand.


Read about our culture, current policies, and benefits at
🏥 100% paid health insurance for employees and for dependents
🦷 75% paid dental and vision insurance for employees, 25% paid for dependents
💻 $3000 equipment stipend every three years to trick out your remote work setup
🖇 Shared office space reimbursed up to $400/month
🗓 Take what you need PTO (we mean it, and we model it!)
🎉 11 company-paid holidays
🐣 12 weeks paid new parent leave
🌴 1 month paid sabbatical after 3 years
✈️ Company-sponsored opportunities to travel and gather with your teammates at events, all-hands retreats, co-working weeks, and more
🫶 up to $500 per year reimbursement for wellness-related expenses like gym memberships, workout equipment, therapy, meditation classes more!
Stackwatch is an equal opportunity employer. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and passion will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. We welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge assumptions.

Advice from our career coach

As a Support Engineer at Stackwatch, you will play a critical role in driving customer satisfaction and shaping the direction of the product. To stand out as an applicant for this position, here are some key tips:

  • Embrace a team player mindset that values problem-solving with a blend of technical and soft skills.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of personal responsibility, responsiveness, and a proactive approach to tackling challenges.
  • Showcase outstanding written and verbal communication skills, as customer interaction is a significant part of the role.
  • Highlight your experience with cloud providers (such as AWS, GCP, Azure) and Kubernetes, including related terminology and tools.
  • Exhibit clarity of thought and the ability to navigate ambiguous situations independently to achieve results.
  • Illustrate your willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies, as well as your commitment to continuous improvement in the support ecosystem.
  • Be available during the support hours (currently 9am-8pm Eastern Time) to address customer needs effectively.
  • Consider contributing code where possible to showcase your technical capabilities and dedication to the product.

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Jul 9, 2024


130k-150k USD

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