Systems/Cloud Engineer in Charlotte, NC at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  1039139
OpenStack Deployment Engineer Needed!
Responsible for assisting design, development, implementation and support of a Private Cloud Infrastructure.  Responsible for end-user support of the Private Cloud self-service portal.  Participation in full life-cycle of systems engineering activities of high-quality, scalable solutions.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is a self-starter. This individual should be able to research and implement new ideas that will not only help optimize our Private Cloud Infrastructure but help enhance the end-user experience.  Along with this, this individual should be able to work within a team environment but also have the ability to work on their own without supervision.

  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the end-user experience
  • Coordinates with internal departments to review existing integration capabilities, data sources, and proposed solution designs for feasibility, cost and functionality
  • Conducts design sessions with appropriate participation from architects and engineers
  • Creates detailed design documents and functional specifications for new applications / services and for enhancements to existing systems / services
  • Collaborates to creates configuration designs for design and implementation of various environments
  • Creates work effort estimates for new features and bug fixes for use in prioritization and release management
  • Provides 'on call' support to resolve Private Cloud infrastructure issues after normal business hours
  • Uses established change management processes, requiring operational procedures be performed with minimal end-user impact, (i.e. during established maintenance window)
  • Documents systems configurations and upgrades
  • Designs and implements change and control policies and disaster recovery plans; lead troubleshooting efforts to restore functionality in the event of an outage
  • Monitors and assists in managing applications, device availability, network conditions and status, system reliability and performance, service and program maintenance and storage resources
  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisor

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner
  • Advanced ability to conduct design sessions to specify solution designs for feasibility, cost, and functionality
  • Advanced ability to create detailed documentation to functionally understand new and existing applications
  • Advanced ability to follow and implement established change and control policies and procedures
  • Advanced ability to troubleshoot application problems
  • In-depth knowledge of development tools, application frameworks, and testing tools.
  • In-depth knowledge of OSS applications and software
  • In-depth knowledge of choosing the appropriate lifecycle and the planning, monitoring and control of the systems engineering process
  • Strong ability to transform an operational need into a description of system parameters and incorporate those parameters in the control of the total system development to achieve an optimum, cost-effective balance of all system elements
  • Advanced knowledge of network and systems engineering systems concepts and system/super-system skills, including CEPH Storage Clusters, Cisco UCS, Dell Poweredge, and Openstack/KVM Hypervisor systems.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
Related Work Experience  Number Of Years
Network OSS application work experience  4+
System Administration work experience  3+
Database support and development work experience  1+
Enterprise Application Integration work experience  3+
Related Work Experience  Number Of Years
OpenStack/KVM  3+
Linux Administration (Redhat/CentOS)  4+
Automation tools (such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef, and Salt)  4+
System Administration work experience  4+
Enterprise Application Integration work experience  4+
RHCSA/RHCSE (RHEL Admin/RHEL Engineer) or equivalent
COA (Certified OpenStack Administrator) preferred.
Linux, Unix, or other system administration certification are helpful
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