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Sr. OpenStack/Virtualization Engineer

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Yahoo! OpenStack architecture team to deploy OpenStack and Virtualization at Yahoo!.
  • Assist with the development of automated OpenStack/KVM deployment solutions and distribution services.
  • Support and interact with customers through a combination of ticket, IM, phone and in person.
  • Troubleshoot OpenStack/KVM environments to resolve virtualization related issues.
  • Perform configuration quality checks on all virtual devices.
  • Establish monitoring for OpenStack services.
  • Work with the OpenStack community to address technical issues. 

Technical Skills:

  • At least five years of Unix systems admin experience in a large production Unix environment, RedHat preferred.
  • Solid network experience working with TCP/IP, VLAN's, routing, etc. Exposure to firewalls, DNS and or load balancers would be ideal.
  • Some practical experience in implementing, operating and troubleshooting the following:
  • Hypervisor configuration (KVM, XenServer, etc)  (required)

  • Python (required)

  • OpenStack (should be familiar)

  • MySQL

  • Bash

  • Apache

  • Perl

Intangible Assets:

  • A passion for virtualization technology and open cloud standards.
  • Experience in a role where good attention to detail was clearly demonstrated.
  • Motivated self-starter, who can complete work with minimal supervision.
  • Able to multi-task and remain effective under pressure.
  • Proven strong verbal and written communication, with colleagues and customers.
  • Willing to participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation.