In this post I will show you how to use Roles published to Ansible Galaxy as an Operator to manage an application in Kubernetes. Reusing a Role in this way provides an example of how to create an Operator that simply installs an application with the flexibility to expand and customize the behavior organically as requirements dictate. I will leverage both the Ansible Operator and the k8s module to demonstrate how you can use Ansible to create Kubernetes native applications. Ansible Operator, included in the Operator SDK, allows you to package your operational knowledge (how you install and maintain your application) in the form of Ansible Roles and Playbooks. Your ability to manage objects in Kubernetes when writing these Roles and Playbooks can be improved by the new k8s module.