Senior OpenStack Consultant

Europe - United Kingdom - Remote | Red Hat | Full-time | Allows remote

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Crossvale is looking for a passionate Senior Engineer to make meaningful contributions to some of today’s most complex problems. You’ll have an opportunity to work with emerging technologies and apply them to enterprise level organizations. We are committed to developing our engineers skills and creating an environment of success around trust and teamwork.

The direction forward is Containerized enterprise solutions being deployed to private cloud, hybrid cloud and public cloud. Crossvale is a Red Hat Premier Partner and together we provide best in class solutions to strategic customers across the US, UK, and Europe markets.

The individual must be able to engineer solutions, debug issues, and assist in the deployment of solutions within the bounds of the client’s environment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the evolution of company level best practices, standards, and policies as it is related to infrastructure design, deploy and maintain.
  • Provide direction to a client in the areas of Cloud, Containers, Network routing, SSL certificates, Virtualization, System automation, Compute, Storage and OS setup.
  • Help organizations transform from a legacy mindset to a modern mindset focused around automation, containerization, orchestration and DevOps.
  • Ensure that the solutions being deployed are resilient, supportable and documented.
  • Collaborate with personnel across multiple departments and technologies on cross-team projects.
  • Ensures that design and infrastructure is “cloud ready” leveraging the latest design patterns and deployment techniques from the appropriate partner.
  • Sets expectations and priorities throughout the infrastructure life cycle.  
  • Works as a member of an agile team.
  • Oversees team members on associated project work. Manages workload. Provides leadership.
  • Enhances architecture team accomplishments and competence by planning delivery of solutions; answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members; teaching improved processes; mentoring team members.

Qualifications:

  • 6+ years experience in an "Infrastructure as Code" environment with expertise in configuration/deployment automation (Ansible preferred, Puppet or Chef will do as well)
  • Extensive knowledge of any Infrastructure orchestration tool (Terraform, CloudFormation, Ansible, etc)
  • Current on DevOps, CI/CD, IaaS and PaaS patterns in the industry
  • Knowledge of source control (Git preferred)
  • Extensive knowledge of the Red Hat product portfolio (RHEL, Ansible Engine, OpenStack, Red Hat Virtualization, OpenShift, etc)
  • Be able to script anything in Bash, Python or Ansible. 
  • Extensive experience with Cloud Infrastructure (AWS, GCP, or Azure)
  • Extensive knowledge of OpenStack virtualization
  • Extensive knowledge of enterprise storage
  • Solid understanding of RHEL, RDO, networking protocols, and cloud architectures
  • Knowledge of container runtimes, and at least some experience in a lab testing it
  • Must know how to think on your feet. This is a fast paced, customer facing position. You'll be the SME for the product line.

 

Crossvale is an "equal opportunity employer." Crossvale will not discriminate and will ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, creed, color, national origin, or sex.