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  • 25-Sep-2020 to Until Filled (NZST)
  • Re-Think HR
  • Auckland, AUK, NZL
  • Full Time

Portainer  Developer Lead: Who, What, Why & Where

Portainer is on a mission to make container management simple, quick and easy.  Whether it's Kubernetes, Swarm, Docker, or Edge compute, the drive to create expert, elegant, simple, yet powerful tools that make the complex simple is what makes us tick.

In its first three years, Portainer has experienced staggering global uptake of its Open Source product, with hundreds of thousands of active users and many hundreds of millions of downloads.  Now we're making the transition to our first commercial product, backed by an awesome group of global investors.

To help us bring our vision for Portainer to life, we're searching for a second Developer Lead to manage a small team of developers.


We're looking for a person, perhaps a first-time leader, with the skills and passion to:

  • Define and implement modern software architectural principles that will underpin the scalability, security, and reliability of the Portainer code who can work across the wider developer community
  • Work cross-functionally inside Portainer and have the ability to influence decision making inside and outside the company
  • Help build and recruit and then lead a world-class, smart and talented development team; through active team leadership, mentoring and coaching
  • Ensure that product release timelines are met and that only quality and secure code is released into the public domain in an agile way.



As the Developer Lead, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing your team of developers to create quality features
  • Managing the day to day developer backlog of your team, and cross-team where appropriate
  • Playing an active role in developing new features for


For this to be the right job for you, you'll need to have demonstrable experience:

  • Developing in AngularJS 1.8 and GoLang. (This is a must-have. Please do not apply if you haven't got these 'must haves' nailed).
  • Building and using Docker and Kubernetes platforms and APIs (almost as critical).
  • Working with cloud provider managed Kubernetes offerings (AKS, EKS, GKE).
  • Using container registry solutions (Docker Registry, Gitlab Registry, Registry).
  • Authentication Providers; LDAP (MS AD and OpenLDAP), oAuth (Azure AD, Google Auth, Auth0, OKTA).
  • Monitoring Tools (Prometheus and Graphana).
  • Reverse Proxies (Traefik and Nginx, with and without TLS).
  • Linux and Windows Operating Systems running the Docker engine.
  • Logging tools (ELK stack or GreyLog)



Portainer is a global company with employees spread across the world. We've invested heavily to ensure that geography doesn't get in our way, and we plan to expand our global footprint rapidly over the coming months.  

The right candidate can work in any country they choose, however, our preference is for the person to be in a time zone that allows regular day time interactions with developers in Europe, New Zealand, and the Middle East.

For the right candidate, will offer a sponsored work visa, allowing you to live and work in New Zealand. Consider it a perk of the job!



Portainer is already exploding; however, we're still very much in our infancy. We are hugely excited about our launch into the commercial world, and we believe we're at the start of a wild ride. Joining Portainer as our Developer Lead will give you:

  • The opportunity to play an instrumental role in shaping a truly disruptive company at the beginning of it's journey.
  • A great remuneration package
  • The flexibility to work remotely as part of a world-class team working on great tech
  • The opportunity to spend time or live in New Zealand, if not the best country in the world, then the best country for the world.

 About us:

Hundreds of thousands of organisations around the world have turned to Portainer to help them manage their container platforms.  With deployments in almost every country of the world, and at a scale from very small to impressively large, Portainer has become synonymous with our catchphrase of "expert simplicity".  Our goal is to provide the most user-friendly means to manage your micro-service platform, regardless of orchestrator, cloud provider, or underlying technology.

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