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Our accomplished staff form the grounds of our success. We offer you interesting work in a supportive atmosphere with the opportunity to develop your own expertise in an international company with long traditions. At CSC, your colleagues are friendly, enthusiastic and curious top-notch experts in their field.
The admin team taking care of our OpenStack services is now looking for new team members!
We run our cPouta and ePouta OpenStack platforms. Did you ever wonder what it's like to take care of cloud platforms with a lot of users and tens of thousands of cores? Well, it's time to find out.
The team responsibilities range from development work to hardware planning and helping customers. The work is challenging, exciting and very diverse.
You'll be working as a part of an experienced team that can bring you up to speed where needed. If you already have OpenStack experience, we'll push you into the challenging tasks immediately!
If you have less experience, you will get help with the tools, the processes, the technologies, and if needed, a strong opinion whether one should take both ice cream AND whipped cream with the pancakes on Thursdays.
You must have a good grasp of Linux administration. Ansible and/or Puppet experience is great, as is a familiarity with Git and Python.
A wide range of IT infrastructure knowledge is appreciated. If you know what to take into consideration when planning a large ethernet network, how to estimate and measure IOPS performance of a storage system, how to show a PCI device to a virtual machine and have an opinion about which WSGI container you should use, you're probably already working in the Pouta team. If you know some of these, and the terms are familiar, that's great! If you want to learn, we can teach.
Strong coding and automation experience with Python and Ansible.
Linux administration system troubleshooting experience.
A big plus: Kubernetes and Docker/Container experience.
The Business Entity
Cisco Managed Services offers a rare opportunity for hardworking, passionate, and highly-creative software engineers to have a wide-ranging impact on our operational capabilities. One of the team's primary objective is to service an OpenStack-based solution that we deploy and remotely operate, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
As a member of our Cloud Systems Engineering team, you will be responsible for deploying and supporting the solution within the customer data centers.
Working side-by-side in a truly collaborative manner with our architecture, operations, sales, marketing, and executive leadership team to provide elite solutions, services, and customer support.
Collaborating with your peers in the Cloud Systems Engineering group to ensure that our solutions and services meet and exceed our client's expectations and achieve our rigorous quality standards.
Becoming an authority in the OpenStack standard platform and Cisco's improvements to this platform.
Typical job functions include:
Ongoing operations in a large-scale, multi-cloud environment.
Code-level analysis of issues including root cause determination and/or potential code fix.
Peer-level customer support for low-level, highly-technical issue resolution.
Join and chip in to the communities and foundations that support our chosen open-source technologies and platforms. How you provide support will be decided by your own interests, abilities, and personal passions.
You will be required to have fun, love what you do, and support a visible and open work environment.
Bachelor's degree in CS... nice to have but... we'll focus on what you know right now, what you have accomplished, where you shine, and how your current and future goals mesh with ours.
Linux administration and engineering experience including a deep understanding of the Linux networking stack at the kernel level.
Python development experience or an equal level of proficiency in another language. For candidates that have experience with languages other than Python, we will ask you to:
Provide code/script/recipe examples pertinent to infrastructure support.
Be happy learning Python! OpenStack's code-base is written in Python so becoming comfortable with Python is required.
Knowledge of Ansible is preferred
Extensive knowledge of modern virtualization technologies (KVM knowledge is a requirement).
Experience deploying a host virtualization platform. Specific experience with a cloud platform not required
Having led, or participated in, the implementation of at least one configuration management system (Chef, Puppet, Salt Stack, etc.).
Extensive experience with fully implemented automation workflows.
Hands-on networking experience and a strong foundational knowledge of networking models including VLAN's, WAN, routing, bridging, etc.
Prior experience working in a start-up operation is strongly desired but not required.
We need people who know how to work independently and make things happen.
Good communication skills (written and verbal).
Strong application, operating system, kernel, and hardware debugging skills. Windows experience is a plus.
The ability to demonstrate a high degree of passion for your craft is a requirement.
Our on-staff authorities enjoy what they do, are continuous learners, anxious to tackle new challenges, and mindful of best practices to ensure optimal service.
You have to be able to "play nice with others." Cisco seeks extraordinary minds, talent, and abilities, but not at the expense of our company culture and the tranquility of our employees and workplace.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.