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OpenStack Job Board

Published on January 18
OpenStack Cloud Engineer

Vault Systems

Sydney, NSW, AU

Are you bored at work? Tired of being engaged with the same tasks with "administration" and no engineering? Here is your opportunity to work for an Australian company using next-generation technology.

Role Highlights

  • The most unique role that you have ever applied for.

  • Collaborate with a team of like-minded technical professionals.

  • Outstanding opportunity for career growth.

About Vault Systems

Vault Systems is a rapidly growing Australian company that is dedicated to providing highly secure cloud services to the Australian Government and its partners.

The Role

The purpose of this position is to play a hands-on role to ensure a smooth and continuous cloud operation at high performance and availability on an OpenStack platform.

A successful OpenStack Cloud Engineer needs to be innovative, detail-oriented, team-oriented, self-directed and adaptable to changing business requirements.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

The duties and tasks are varied and complex needing independent judgement. Below you will find a list of some of the key duties and responsibilities:

  • Evaluate service level issues and suggested enhancements escalated by support to diagnose and address underlying system problems and inefficiencies.

  • Review and influence new and evolving design, architecture, standards, and methods for operating services and systems.

  • Respond to and resolve emergent service problems; build tools and introduce automation to prevent problem recurrence.

  • Participate in software and system performance analysis and tuning, service capacity planning and demand forecasting.

  • Drive technical innovation and efficiency in infrastructure operations via automation – for example, automated server build processes.

  • Development of new processes and involvement in project work.

  • Report incidents to the security team.

Skills and Experience

Below is a list of the required experience, skills and qualifications that will allow you to be successful in this role.


  • Exposure to running OpenStack in production

  • Working knowledge of Linux and KVM/QEMU (administration, networking, troubleshooting). Ubuntu/Debian experience is a plus.

  • Experience in scripting and software development (Python, Bash).

  • An understanding the inner workings of the Ceph and Swift storage platforms.

  • Ability to build and use virtual environments (e.g. using Vagrant) via CI and use them to automate tests for code changes and deployments. We test OpenStack on OpenStack.

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science (or related degree and experience).


  • Automation with Ansible.

  • Docker deployment.

  • Windows administration, Powershell.

  • System monitoring using Fluentd, Elasticsearch, Kibana, Prometheus, Cacti, Grafana, Nagios, Ceilometer, Ganglia.

  • MySQL administration.

  • Fortinet FortiOS, CoreOS, Brocade NOS, Cumulus Linux.

Other skills include:


  • Ability to learn quickly and think ahead.

  • Tackle problems with persistence and endurance until the correct solution is found.

  • Ability to drill down into a problem yourself and solve bigger issues in a team.

  • Data Centre work experience (DC work is only occasionally required).

  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.

  • Ability to think strategically and execute quality output.

  • Strong time-management skills.

  • Hard working and passionate about career and making a difference.


If you are looking for an opportunity to add value to a fast-growing Australian company, please submit your resume along with your cover letter (no more than two pages) to [email protected]