Jan 2, 2019 by DROdio
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Hi, we’re Armory.
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Now: Armory is ensuring that Spinnaker wins for cloud-native software delivery with any company that wants to “thrive” over the coming decades, by ensuring full support for Spinnaker from all cloud vendors (even including Alibaba Cloud) as well as creating a robust ecosystem with many large Global 2,000 enterprises contributing to Spinnaker. This means enterprises get more “out of the box” innovation that’s powered by the world’s most innovative cloud infrastructure companies.
This article from The Information details how Spinnaker and Armory are influencing AWS’ stance on supporting open source.
Next: Armory Dominates the Software Delivery Category. We offer an enterprise distribution of Spinnaker, the continuous delivery project open-sourced by Netflix & Google. Our hardened offering introduces additional features to enable GitOps, layer in a Policy Engine, and provide additional integrations like Vault & Terraform to better automate and codify your software delivery process. We back the platform up with 24×7 enterprise support and a 1-hour response SLA.
Later: Armory Automates & Compresses the entire Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), enabling companies to get their ideas into the world in minutes instead of months.
A company’s ability to get an idea out into the world, via software, with safety and velocity will define its ability to compete over the coming decades.
We believe software is the highest-leverage way to make human lives better and unlock massive enterprise value for companies that know how to deeply leverage it. We are changing how software is delivered to the world.
We have a strong tribal culture that enables us to do great work. We are a small group (of mostly engineers) working closely together with a passion for making people’s lives better through software. Armory’s HQ is in beautiful downtown San Mateo, CA, and we’re building a strong remote tribal culture as well.
We recently raised our Series B (here’s some press on that, and here’s the back-story) and we have incredible investors. We have tripled in size in the past year, and we count some of the world’s largest enterprises as customers.
Our Founders previously had an exit together and know each others’ strengths and attributes. They do an amazing job of including the crew in all of the key decisions of the company. This is a place where your input is valued and appreciated. As a part of the crew you will help guide our company to success. The founders are doing 10 year vesting and are committed to building an enduring and impactful company.
We are hiring across all functions! Here are our open roles; join us!
We capture quotes from customers with a Quote Bot we built, which shares quotes back into our crew via Slack. This helps us all stay connected to what customers are telling us. Here are a few of our favorites:
SVP Engineering at ____ just said: “There’s no greater priority for the organization over the next quarter. This reduces operational rick, increases stability, and generally makes engineers’ lives better. This was a major source of frustration a year ago and we’re finally here with a solution that meets their needs.”
DevOPs Engineer at ____just said: “Barometer is clever because you are leveraging Spinnaker, spring and custom strategies as well as some integrations with other pieces to create something really meaningful.”
SVP Engineering at ____just said: “One goal of continuous delivery is to reduce “code inventory”. Just like a car dealer’s goal is to reduce physical inventory on lots, our goal is to reduce code that’s sitting on the sidelines not being exposed to customers.”
Engineering Manager at ____just said: “An engineer being onboarded for GA said “ I feel like my whole life has been leading up to the moment I deployed a service on Spinnaker”
Check out the full gallery here.
Come help us build this platform out! You can see additional demos here.
We want to change how people create software: Our long-term vision is to create a platform that helps anyone ship better software, to unlock the creativity of the human mind through code. (And we really mean “anyone,” not just big companies.)
We have plenty of runway: We raised a $28MM Series B this year, led by Insight Partners bringing our total funds raised to $42MM. Here’s the back-story on the raise. We also did a seed round with great investors like Javelin, Eric Ries, Harrison Metal, and we were in YCombinator’s W17 batch. We’re well funded!
We have a clear, customer-driven roadmap and strong enterprise customer demand. Learn more about how we are commercializing Spinnaker. We’re coming up on our one year anniversary and already have eight paying customers. Our first two customers have scaled their contracts with us by 2x (and pre-paid for a year to boot).
We care deeply about culture. Culture is the operating system of a startup. We’re super family-friendly (read my personal post about how we wrap the Crew around the company), and read my CEO Manifesto about how we’re building Armory.
We are committed to building a long term vision. Our intent, as founders, is not to flip Armory. We founders are doing 10 year vesting to show we’re serious about building massive long-term value. Come join us as an early employee to help build and shape that value.
Here’s why we started Armory:
Want To Join Us? Here’s our interview process for most positions:
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We’re very proud to announce that Armory’s new product — Armory Continuous-Deployment-as-a-Service or CD-as-a-Service — now supports progressive canary deployments using Service Mesh Interface (SMI). For those put off by the preceding jumble of buzzwords and acronyms, let me try to give a simple explanation. Armory CD-as-a-Service allows users (you!) to safely deploy software to […]
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