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Senior Software Engineer

Altair Engineering

Job Description

Transforming the Future with Convergence of Simulation and Data

Senior Software Engineer

Job Summary:

Our client in Normal, IL is looking for a Senior Software Engineer. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do:

A Senior IT DevOps Engineer with expertise in On-Prem Kubernetes platforms like Rancher typically has a range of responsibilities related to designing, implementing, and maintaining the Kubernetes infrastructure and associated tools. Here's a list of common roles and responsibilities for such a position:

  • Design and Deployment: Design, implement, and maintain Kubernetes clusters in an on-premises environment using Rancher.
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC): Implement Infrastructure as Code practices using tools like Terraform, Ansible, or Rancher to automate the provisioning and configuration of infrastructure components.
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD): Develop and maintain CI/CD pipelines for deploying applications to Kubernetes clusters, ensuring automated testing and deployment processes.
  • Monitoring and Logging: Implement monitoring and logging solutions (e.g., Prometheus, Grafana, ELK stack) to monitor the health and performance of Kubernetes clusters and applications.
  • Security: Implement security best practices for Kubernetes clusters, including network policies, RBAC, and pod security policies.
  • Performance Optimization: Identify and implement performance optimizations for Kubernetes clusters, including resource allocation, scaling, and workload distribution.
  • Troubleshooting and Support: Provide support and troubleshooting for Kubernetes-related issues, working closely with development and operations teams to resolve problems.
  • Capacity Planning: Perform capacity planning and scaling of Kubernetes clusters based on application requirements and usage patterns.
  • Documentation and Training: Create and maintain documentation for Kubernetes infrastructure and provide training to other team members on best practices and usage.
  • Compliance and Governance: Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and internal policies related to Kubernetes and infrastructure management.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with development, operations, and security teams to ensure smooth integration of Kubernetes infrastructure into the overall technology stack.
  • Research and Innovation: Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in Kubernetes and DevOps practices, and propose innovative solutions to improve the infrastructure and processes.

What You Will Need:


  • CI/CD.
  • Docker/Kubernetes deployment.
  • InfrastructureAsCode.
  • Rancher.
  • SAN Storage.


  • SAN Networking.
  • VMware.
  • VxRail.

How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business “First”
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the area of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer’s toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today’s problems into tomorrow’s opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit

Ready to go? #ONLYFORWARD

At our core we are explorers; adventures; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world’s most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and unchartered waters, we dive headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer’s toughest challenges.

Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair’s history demonstrations a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.

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