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Infrastructure Openstack Automation Engineer

Company: Converge Technology Solutions Corp.
Location: Stanford
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:
Converge is seeking a talented and well-rounded Infrastructure Automation Engineer to join our Managed Solutions Center. This role will be responsible for supporting the business and customers alike. This means leveraging software development and scripted solutions to automate the many tasks required to enable and manage our offerings .
Responsibilities:
Openstack development and existing product enhancement projects focused on OpenStack (IBM Power Systems) based multi-tenant, dedicated private, public cloud, and multi-site solutions
REST API familiarity
Coordinating architecture and dependencies with other teams in a broad technical context, and demonstrating an understanding of the consequences of technological choices within a multi-tenant environment
Serving as a internal technical point of contact providing valuable, timely, and accurate technical leadership by sharing knowledge and best practices associated with Linux and OpenStack, but not limited to OS, virtualization, middleware, storage, network, messaging, automation and orchestration.
Experience developing automated solutions to deploy infrastructure or applications (Python, Ruby, Node.js, C/C++, JSON or YAML)
Both Python and GoLang are highly desirable
Understanding and experience with monitoring systems such as Zabbix and Halcyon
Interaction with alerting tools such as PagerDuty
Develop, test, and maintain scripted solutions as required
Python, PowerShell, Bash, and GoLang
Use modern development tools and environments (GIT, etc)
Implement and practice common DevOps solutions
Deploy and schedule with CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins, GitLab CI, or relevant other)
Infrastructure management and manipulation of geographically dispersed data center environments
Historical experience with a public cloud provider is desired.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Strong understanding of OpenStack projects to include; Nova, Glance, Keystone, Cinder, Neutron, Nova-Network, Swift, and Horizon - Nova-Link and/or IBM PowerVC experience highly-desired
3+ years-experience designing, building and maintaining large-scale Open Stack based private cloud environments
Strong UNIX/Linux background - AIX experience a plus
Understanding of diverse virtualization platforms such as, but not limited to RedHat Virtualization, KVM (and variants), Nutanix Acropolis, ESXi, IBM PowerVM a plus
Strong understanding Object, Files Services, Block storage solutions
Experience with message queuing systems and relational database management systems experience, especially, but not limited to MySQL, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ
Hands-on experience with configuration management solutions such as Chef, Puppet, CFEngine, Ansible, etc.
Hands on experience in installing, configuring, and administration of Linux based systems (e.g., RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu)
Strong understanding and experience leveraging RESTful APIs, and managing infrastructure as code

Qualifications:
Individuals with experience working for a managed and/or cloud service provider preferred
Public Cloud Industry technical certifications - highly desired
Knowledge of Support Desk Software with awareness of ITIL Service Desk and ITSM processes
Time management and organizational skills
Possess strong verbal and written communication skills; be adept at communicating with all levels of technical and non-technical people. Good documentation instincts and clear writing and diagramming style.
Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and personal development

Keywords: Converge Technology Solutions Corp., Lexington , Infrastructure Openstack Automation Engineer, Engineering , Stanford, Kentucky

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