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OpenStack Job Board

Published on January 18
OpenStack Cloud Operator

Vault Systems

Sydney, NSW, AU

We are seeking applicants who possess good technical knowledge of Cloud services and an understanding of Cloud technologies!

Role Highlights

  • Work for an Australian company using next-generation technology.

  • We hire great people and give them the freedom to be awesome.

  • 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 OpenStack Cloud Operator you will play an integral role in building Vault System’s next-generation cloud architecture and run OpenStack on the latest hardware to take on the major players in the market. You will be ensuring a smooth and continuous cloud operation at high performance and availability

A successful OpenStack Cloud Operator needs to be innovative, detail-oriented, team-oriented, self-directed and adaptable to changing business requirements. In addition to translating requirements into designs, you will be driven to produce results.

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:

  • Review cloud performance and make the Cloud Developer team aware of shortcomings that should be resolved in future releases.

  • Perform continuous monitoring of the cloud and develop, test and deploy fixes for issues observed and reported.

  • Last level support, consulting and architectural automatization of all platform related processes for our internal and external cloud customers.

  • 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.


  • In-depth experience running OpenStack in production

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

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

  • Knowledge about 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.


  • Automation with Ansible

  • Docker deployment

  • Windows administration, Powershell

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

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.

How To Apply


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]