Kubernetes Platform Engineer



Software Engineering
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Woven by Toyota is building mobility for a safer, happier and more sustainable world. A subsidiary of Toyota, Woven by Toyota develops and invests in new technologies, software, and business models that transform how we live, work and move. With a focus on software-defined vehicles, automated driving, data-driven intelligence, security, mobility services, embedded platforms, AI, and more, we build on Toyota's legacy of trust and safety to deliver mobility solutions for all.
For nearly a century, Toyota has been delivering products and services that improve lives. Its earliest offerings, which automated the simple manual task of weaving, have evolved into the safe, reliable, connected automobiles we enjoy and depend on today. Woven by Toyota is an integral part of Toyota’s vision for the next 100 years—a world where mobility is easier, safer and more enjoyable for more people.
Our unique global culture weaves modern Silicon Valley innovation and time-tested Japanese quality craftsmanship and operational excellence. These complementary strengths enable us to develop and deliver cutting-edge technology at scale—optimizing for safety, advancing clean energy and elevating well-being. We envision a human-centered future where world-class technology solutions expand global access to mobility, amplify the capabilities of drivers, and empower humanity to thrive.
The Kubernetes platform team's mission is to provide a foundation for flexible and secure computing, where teams can easily deploy workloads and collaborate with others across clouds and organizations. We aim to provide a product that is able to sustain constant change and keep up with customers' needs at scale. Our focus is on providing an excellent developer experience and listening closely to our customers, putting them in control.
Our multi-cloud Kubernetes platform is based on EKS and GKE, and automated using Terraform with open-source frameworks for both infrastructure and cluster state using K8s native approaches and open-source tooling.


  • Create: Understand problems, explore new solutions and build out new features, functionality, multi-cloud services and infrastructure from scratch across AWS and GCP to serve customers at scale.
  • Consult: Collaborate with other teams on architecting, engineering and optimising their product for Kubernetes and the cloud.
  • Optimize: Automate repetitive manual tasks, remove opportunities for human error, find security risks and give feedback to colleagues constructively.
  • Support: Collaborate with developers on their issues, identify failures in complex interdependent systems and help the team provide a reliable and well documented platform


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • 2+ years experience with Kubernetes (ideally including Custom Resources and Operators)
  • 3+ years experience in Software Engineering, Site Reliability Engineering or DevOps role.
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux and containerization
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: Go, Python, C++, Rust
  • Deep understanding of CI pipelines and tools (such as Github Actions, Tekton, Argo, Gitlab CI, Concourse), Canary deployments, A/B testing
  • Troubleshooting skills that span across applications, networking (TCP/IP), and systems
  • Practical experience building infrastructure on a cloud provider (AWS, GCP, Azure)


  • BA/BS Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline or significant industry experience
  • Experience in environments that apply Infrastructure-as-code principles and IAC / configuration management technologies (Terraform, Ansible, Puppet)
  • Experience with a service mesh such as Istio or Consul
  • Experience in building SaaS products
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