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Internap is seeking a platform architect with broad experience in distributed systems, virtualization, networking, and open-source development to join the Cloud Engineering Team. As a member of this team, you will be actively involved with various cutting-edge Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) technologies, like OpenStack and VoxStructure. In this role you will be part of team defining architectures and technologies relevant to compute, storage and network fabrics, and leading the effort to develop, test and deploy Internap’s cloud platform offerings. This is an exciting role, which involves the following responsibilities

  • Liaison with all teams to help set the overall technical direction and strategy
  • Architect, prototype, and solve hard technical problems affecting distributed systems
  • Provide guidance to other teams on trade offs of different architectures
  • Deploy, and operate services in cloud environments
  • Collaboration with multiple open-source communities around the world

The role involves being a part of a distributed team and working independently but in tight collaboration and regular communication with other team members and upstream contributors. Ideal candidates should be passionate about cutting-edge software, and who enjoy solving problems that affect customer-facing systems.


  • Knowledge of Cloud Computing and/or Hosting infrastructures
  • Knowledge of requirement management for product development
  • Hands-on experience with virtualization, operating systems and networking gear
  • Ability to troubleshoot and analyze complex distributed systems
  • OpenStack, or a similar IaaS platforms (e.g. Eucalyptus, AWS) a strong plus
  • Previous experience in system architecture a plus
  • Source control and code reviews, with Git/Gerrit/Python a plus
  • Experience working in large-scale systems is a strong plus