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Sr. Manager, Kubernetes Engineering

  • Job Title Sr. Manager, Kubernetes Engineering
  • Function R&D
  • Sub Function R&D Engineering (R&D)
  • Location Raritan, New Jersey, United States
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2306099511W
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Johnson & Johnson is seeking a Sr. Manager, Kubernetes Engineering to join Cloud Automation Team to be located in Raritan, NJ.

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The more than 265+ Johnson & Johnson operating companies employ approximately 126,500 people in 60 countries throughout the world.

Role Overview

The Sr. Manager, Kubernetes Engineering role is part of Johnson & Johnson public cloud engineering and automation organization to drive adoption of public cloud computing environment in secured manner. This role will be passionate about developing cloud based Kubernetes offerings (EKS/AKS/GKE), Kubernetes hosting patterns, associated security and compliance guardrails, and automation to meet application hosting requirements. As a trusted leader in Cloud Engineering and Automation team, this role will be uniquely positioned to work collaboratively with strategic external partners, global leaders across the business and technology to passionately understand our technology needs and develop Terraform and Python REST API based automation for automated provisioning, change, and decommission of Kubernetes cluster in public cloud AWS, Azure, GCP and private cloud. The role will develop and maintain Kubernetes roadmap aligning with key business goals and enabling application modernization.

Responsibilities :

  • Lead a J&J cloud Kubernetes service to host containerized workloads.
  • Establish a centralized logging & monitoring framework for Kubernetes clusters across AWS, Azure, and GCP.
  • Implement Kubernetes operators/controllers to integrate with J&J services.
  • Partner with J&J applications teams for proof of technology in public cloud computing environment.
  • Partner with J&J application teams and develop Kubernetes based application hosting patterns on AWS, Azure & GCP.
  • Develop REST APIs in python using BDD methodology and implement public cloud security guardrails.
  • Lead business case development for Infrastructure as Service automation and deliver automated provisioning, decommission, security configuration management, and release management for Kubernetes
  • Partner with J&J application teams and drive resolution of sophisticated technical problems across infrastructure and application stack.
  • Design, engineer, implement Infrastructure As Code with API first and microservices based approach for public cloud service.
  • Review current processes and find opportunities for automation and build common frameworks in agile manner that cultivate adoption of automation across all layers.
  • Leverage internal and external resources to develop, advance and retain talent.
  • Groom Jira features and stories to improve reliability and reduce support incidents for global infrastructure.



  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in infrastructure engineering
  • 2+ years hands-on experience in AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • 2+ years hands-on Kubernetes experience
  • 2+ years hands-on development experience in Python REST APIs
  • Knowledge of Terraform


  • Experience building Restful APIs 
  • AWS Associate or higher certification
  • Experience implementing logging & monitoring frameworks for Kubernetes (EFK/Prometheus/Grafana) 
  • Experience with Kubernetes add-ons such as External-DNS, Gatekeeper, ArgoCD, and Cert-Manager 
  • Experience in supporting global operations and following enterprise level process frameworks. Good social, oral and written communication skills 
  • Self-starter with positive relationship abilities and customer service skills 

This position based in Raritan NJ and requires approximately 10% travel

The anticipated base pay range for this position is $131,000 to $225,000. The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation’s performance over a calendar/ performance year. Bonuses are awarded at the Company’s discretion on an individual basis. Employees may be eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs such as health insurance, savings plan, pension plan, disability plan, vacation pay, sick time, holiday pay, and work, personal and family time off in accordance with the terms of the applicable plans. Additional information can be found through the link below.

At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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