Verne Global is seeking a Network Engineer skilled in OpenStack and infrastructure design to join the team advancing our state of the art Cloud Service hosted at our Icelandic data centre.
Optionally, you may work remotely or from home regularly, spending one day at the London office each week.
We're addressing the challenges faced by intensive and high performance computing across the world's most advanced industries by combining Iceland’s natural attributes with innovative design. For example, we offer the first commercial ability to provision Infiniband solutions using OpenStack. Completing our early growth phase, we're now preparing to scale to hundreds of thousands of nodes with customers across academia, automotive, education, F1 and pharma.
Collaborating with our software engineers and our chosen OpenStack/HPC architect, this is a customer facing role with lots of project work around architecture, design, build and technology exploration, all underpinned by effective network operations.
This is somewhere you can have influence, and make a direct and positive impact. We offer progression to become lead Network Engineer, or onto network strategy, architecture and design.
New infrastructure for customer on-ramping
New file transfer acceleration solution
Migrating from VPN concentrator to a new virtual solution
Researching, designing and developing an OpenStack High Performance Network services
Working with customers, sometimes on-site, on gathering telemetry data for analysis
Helping to improve operational resilience of OpenStack and identifying failure root causes
Working with leading automotive manufacturers to develop their next generation HPC services
Working with leading education institutions to drive faster HPC based research
We're looking for
A solution oriented approach, good customer interaction and technical writing skills
Adaptability; quick to absorb new concepts and share knowledge
Ability to help design build and operate Linux-based infrastructure as code solutions
Troubleshooting skills for third line enterprise support
Familiarity with OpenStack; Neutron, Nova and Ironic
Adept in: Flow control, HSRP/VRRP/GLBP, SSL-VPN, STP, Port Channelling, IPsec, TLS etc.
Design and operation of networking in a cloud-first implementation
Any of; Shell (Bash, Ksh, Csh), Perl, Python etc., plus Ansible or similar
Network monitoring and reporting tools
Firewalls - Fortigate, Cisco and Juniper
Knowledge of virtualised enterprise environments - e.g. SDLAN, SDWAN, VXLAN, FWaaS
You may also bring – or like to gain – skills in any of
Designing and operating HPC / Infiniband / Omniband networks
OpenStack technologies such as Keystone, Glance, Monasca
Foreign languages, German especially
Experience supporting certifications such as ISO/IEC 27001
Our current technology mix - we will help you get up to speed
c.£75,000+ negotiable (+10% discretionary company bonus)
Attendance at industry events such as RIPE conference, UKNOF etc
Expert and friendly team, flexible hours, good coffee, regular social events
Support for attending conferences, and also vendor certification if you wish
Verne Global delivers advanced data center solutions at industrial scale, allowing high performance computing and machine learning applications to operate in an optimised environment. You will join a diverse and multinational team which has a deep understanding of the data centre industry. You can anticipate good opportunity to increase and leverage your personal network within the global HPC, OpenStack and cloud communities. https://verneglobal.com/
Remote within UK, or at central London HQ - five minutes' walk from Charing Cross or Leicester Square
Some domestic and international travel to customers (we anticipate one/two nights monthly, this may vary)
Even if your CV isn't ready, please talk with Vittoria at techfolk to find out more:
As our increasing roster of enterprises and service providers begin their cloud transformation, we are looking for technical and customer relationship talent to usher our customers through the operational challenges of adopting Mirantis as their cloud computing platform.
As a Customer Success Manager, you will be one of the primary technical points of contact for our customers; helping to plan, implement, and coordinate ongoing operations of business critical Mirantis cloud infrastructure. You will work hand-in-hand with technical staff and executives on improving the performance and business value of our customers’ clouds. In this role, you will also act as the voice of the customer within Mirantis to escalate problems and to drive prioritization of business needs for our customers. The position is based in different locations across EU countries.
Your success in this role means higher customer satisfaction, retention, and expansion of Mirantis business. We guarantee that there will never be a boring moment while working at Mirantis!
Develop a trusted advisor relationship with key customer stakeholders and executive sponsors
Define and maintain success plans for customers that outline the critical success factors, metrics for success, potential issues, and action plans
Assist in the design and architecture of Mirantis cloud infrastructure.
Oversee pre-production operations planning and conduct customer on-boarding
Ensure that change management, incident and problem management processes are working well
Drive technical issue escalation within multiple internal and external teams
Provide detailed reviews of service disruptions, including recommendations to prevent a recurrence
Prepare and review operational performance reports with a customer, as appropriate for weekly, monthly, and quarterly cadence
Leverage knowledge of your customers’ environments to assist support engineers and service teams in better serving customer’s needs
Provide timely account or issue executive summary status reporting both to customers and management.
Champion and advocate for customer requirements within Mirantis (be their voice)
Prepare and educate customers on new features and releases.
Monitor adoption and utilization trends, work closely with customer and Mirantis teams to address adoption blockers.
Proactively work with sales on subscription renewals, identify renewal risk and collaborate with internal teams to remediate and ensure a successful renewal.
3+ years design/implementation/operations/consulting experience of distributed applications
Experience and understanding of systems administration / networking / troubleshooting
Background in multiple disciplines is a plus: business/operations reviews, process improvement, technical support and data center operations, program and project management, software development and deployment, business consulting.
Solid understanding of cloud architecture and technologies.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects in a fast-moving and sometimes ambiguous environment, work effectively across corporate functions (e.g. Sales, Services, Product Management, and Development).
Exceptional customer focus and bias for action, ability to translate customer business goals and issues into actionable plans and solutions.
Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
Ability to manage customer escalations (internally and externally) and negotiate a resolution.
Excellent problem-solving skills, including issue tracking, triaging and crisis management.
Previous customer facing experience as a technical lead
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to lead and facilitate meetings and presentations, create content for documentation deliverables.
Bachelor degree required, at a minimum. Business or technical degree preferred.
Ready to travel to client locations as needed.
High-energy atmosphere of a young company
Working with Fortune 500 companies and cooperating with industry leaders
Build large-scale, unique and innovative systems for mission-critical use
Collaborate with exceptionally passionate, talented and engaging colleagues
Competitive compensation package with strong benefits plan
Lots of freedom for creativity and personal growth.
Be part of a team that coordinates a global community of over 90,000 members across 187 countries. This unique position will give you the opportunity to do upstream open source development work with an amazing marketing team.
Contributing to an open source test runner and collection site.
Working with container deployment and orchestration tools for developing and operating cloud applications.
Participating in ongoing policy development for the OpenStack Powered trademark program.
Working with companies on testing and validation of products.
Collaborating with Foundation staff and community towards the mission of "Protecting, Empowering, and Promoting OpenStack software and the community around it, including users, developers and the entire ecosystem."
This internship will develop skills that include:
Linux as a development and server platform.
Virtualization and container technologies.
Working collaboratively in open source communities.
This role will include opportunities to travel to open source conferences and other industry events.
About the OpenStack Foundation
The OpenStack project was created in 2010 by Rackspace and NASA - today OpenStack is backed by an independent and non-profit Foundation that launched in September of 2012. The OpenStack Foundation (OSF) supports the development and adoption of open infrastructure globally, across a community of 90,000 individuals in 187 countries, by hosting open source projects and communities of practice, including datacenter cloud, edge computing, network functions virtualization (NFV), CI/CD and container infrastructure.
The Foundation offers a unique learning opportunity for a student or a recent graduate to work directly with marketers and executives from many of the world's largest tech companies and rapidly growing tech startups.
The OpenStack Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OpenStack Foundation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. OpenStack Foundation expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of OpenStack Foundation’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
The overall objective of this PostDoctorate positon is to explore and propose approaches for the design of the networking component of a self-managed and massively distributed cloud infrastructure. The proposed design should meet requirements at several levels:
● Manageability (monitoring and measurement capabilities, auto-discovery, etc.)
● Ability to provide various advanced services (flat connectivity, L2/L3 VPNs, NFVs)
● Reliability and performance (SLA, redundancy, disaster recovery, HA, ...)
The post-doc researcher will start by evaluating the existing solutions for distributed SDN that might be suitable for the fog/edge context, both inside the OpenStack project (Gluon, Tricircle, Tacker, DragonFlow) and outside of OpenStack (e.g., ONOS), and propose new approaches, that will be evaluated in the context of OpenStack and of the DISCOVERY Inria project.
The candidates are invited to contact Lucas Nussbaum and Damien Saucez before applying ([email protected])
Remuneration: A competitive remuneration package will apply
Be inspired, every day
Enjoy the freedom to discover something new
Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. So if you’re looking for the next chapter in your career, it’s here. You’ll be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that’s filled with energetic and inspiring people. Talent thrives here – and so do truly satisfying careers.
We are currently seeking to appoint a highly experienced Research DevOps, Lead Cloud and HPC Architect to lead the architecture and development of the research cloud, high performance computing (HPC) and scientific instrument data and interconnecting fabric, as well as the deployment and continuous improvement of a range of infrastructure systems.
This role will lead the technical oversight of a longstanding Monash University differentiator: a co-designed/ co-built/ co-operated approach for computing infrastructure for researchers.
This role will suit an individual with extensive experience in programming, operating and supporting large scale systems in support of research as well as demonstrated high level project and relationship management skills. A proven ability to manage a highly trained, motivated and efficient technical team will also be essential.
A postgraduate qualification in science, engineering or IT (or equivalent experience) and significant experience in research computing or large-scale computing systems will be critical to your success in this role. We expect candidates will have experience in many of the following: software defined infrastructure, associated hypervisors, software defined networking, software defined storage, HPC/HTC job management, parallel file systems, low latency interconnects, high performance data centre protocols and Linux administration.
This is a brilliant opportunity to join a high performing team working within a rewarding and challenging environment with genuine opportunity to make the role your own.
If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus we look forward to hearing from you.
This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.
At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.
The National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking highly-motivated individuals to join and contribute to ORNL’s Compute and Data Environment for Science (CADES). CADES is comprised of a user-facing self-provisioning private cloud running on OpenStack, several thousands of cores of high performance parallel compute, and an array of specialized computational appliances providing rare capabilities in data, such as graph analytics and deep learning vital to a variety of scientific domains. These computational services are backed by high-speed interconnects, parallel filesystems, and a distributed object store. In this role, you will work on the Operational Team within the Advanced Data & Workflows Group, both maintaining existing services and contributing to the design and rollout of new services for the research community.
• Design, build and maintain Linux systems for cloud and parallel clustered system architectures
• Work with the team to define and implement methodologies and standards within the organization
• Automate systems administration tasks utilizing open source configuration management tools
• Tune operating systems and applications to increase performance and reliability of services
• Diagnose system operational problems quickly and effectively
• Document system administration procedures for routine and complex tasks
• Participate in scheduled support and off-hours maintenance windows
• Coordinate with vendors to resolve hardware and software problems
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.
• 5+ year of professional Linux experience
• Strong scripting skills in shell and/or python
• Experience using configuration management tools (Puppet, Ansible, or similar technologies). Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to use, and build ways to use, automation frameworks.
• For cloud computing professionals: Openstack experience with Icehouse or Higher; Experience with core services (Nova, Horizon, Neutron, Keystone, Cinder)
• For HPC professionals: expertise with parallel file systems and cluster operations.
• Experience with any container orchestration framework.
• Experience in production environment using Ansible.
• Experience with SDN in production environments.
• Previous work with HPC workflows
• Experience with Cloudforms integration and customization.
• Experience with RHEV, VMWare or other (non OpenStack) virtualization stacks.
• DNS Server administration (BIND).
• Using service / product APIs (Gitlab, Jenkins, ServiceNow, Google, EC2...).
ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.
We are looking for someone to join our technical team which builds and operates our public cloud and many private clouds for customers all over the world.
We are big on open source. We do all of our work upstream and we do not maintain any local forks which means that you will be working heavily with the upstream teams for any issues that come up.
Deliver the latest technology
Our customers rely on us to bring them the latest technology as soon as possible while making sure that it is stable and reliable. We’ve been one of the first companies to hit Pike and are already on Queens. You will enjoy working with non-legacy environments which can easily have fixes landed for them upstream.
Work on exciting projects
We go beyond the big projects such as Nova and co. We have Magnum deployed, alongside with Sahara and Octavia. Those are projects that very little clouds operate so you will have the experience of working with upstream teams to address any issues.
Variety of exciting opportunities
One a day, you might find yourself troubleshooting a Nova bug upstream, speccing hardware for a cloud, working on deployment tools (Ansible), digging into getting a project working at scale (Gnocchi), managing and automating monitoring (Sensu) or building and operating storage clusters (Ceph).
If you enjoy OpenStack and the world around it, you will enjoy your work here by being able to work on OpenStack and seeing all sides of the story, operator, developer and more. Some of the skills that you might have to use which would be very useful to have:
Experience in deploying and operating OpenStack (DevOps, Hardware, monitoring, day 2)
Understanding of OpenStack components and infrastructure (RabbitMQ, Galera)
Upstream OpenStack development (Gerrit workflows, etc)
Networking knowledge (Spine/leaf and scale-out architecture)