Kinvolk

Germany

  • Coding principles
    Try cool new tools for small features, Bleeding-edge stack, Pull request review
  • Work/Life Rhythm
    Do Not Disturb weekends
  • Modern Tech Stack
    C++, C, Linux, Erlang, Rust, Go

Our Mission

We are a Berlin-based company working on the technologies at the core of modern Linux systems. We are passionate open source contributors and demonstrate our expertise on the open source projects we work on like systemd, Kubernetes, Linux, rkt, GNOME, and many more. Our client work focuses on improving upstream projects that clients depend on and working on client projects that require expert knowledge of the underlying system. Our background working on a wide variety of challenging projects, ensures that Kinvolk’s team has an immediate impact. We pride ourselves on working well with client development teams. A typical project sees our team becoming a remote, well-integrated, part of the client’s existing team. Our open-source contributions are done following best practices and we work closely with the upstream maintainers so our solutions work for our clients and the upstream maintainers.

Tech Stack

Linux kernel API Strong in C/C++ Active open-source projects systemd Go Rust Erlang Container and process isolation technologies Networking

Team Q&A

  • Infrastructure components for Kubernetes deployments

    Alban

  • Applied Kubernetes Security Pitfalls

    Michael Schubert


Core Values

CoreOS strives for the highest technical standards in our open source projects, and the developers at Kinvolk have consistently met and surpassed these standards. Kinvolk's expertise in modern Linux technologies was the reason we wanted to work with them to help us build rkt, the security-first app container runtime. The expansive technical depth of the Kinvolk team has helped ensure that rkt is optimally integrated with the core Linux technologies rkt relies on, such as systemd and the kernel itself. We pride ourselves on working well with client development teams. A typical project sees our team becoming a remote, well-integrated, part of the client’s existing team. Our open-source contributions are done following best practices and we work closely with the upstream maintainers so our solutions work for our clients and the upstream maintainers.

Vacation & Benefits

We’re always looking for ways to make Kinvolk a friendly and motivating work environment. Here are some of the things we already offer to full-time employees. work exclusively on linux technologies yearly profit sharing program work and live in berlin, germany, one of the most exciting cities in europe work closely with open-source communities lunch paid once/twice weekly assistance with public transport ticket and home internet bill company mobile phone plan german language classes 2 times weekly, if needed generous hardware allowance for laptop, monitor, phone and/or tablet of your choice represent kinvolk at conferences across europe free drinks and snacks in the office need a book? we’ll order it for you and add it to our tech bookshelf

Culture

  • Trust the data
  • Intellectually curious
  • Always be learning
  • Freedom & autonomy

Cool Tech

  • [Insert MMORPG] guild
  • Functors are containers
  • Minimal editor, extend via plugins
  • Vim

Day in the Life

  • Continous feedback
  • < 5 hours of meetings
  • Dog friendly
  • Do Not Disturb time blocks
  • Daily lunch together

Team members

  • 2 cofounders
  • 2 marketing managers
  • 10 engineers
  • 1 admin

Alban

CTO & Co-Founder

  • Emacs
  • Razer
  • Go, Rust, Erlang
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Baldur's Gate

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