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System Administration


2013-05-14 17:01


RightScale are the leaders of Cloud computing management. The Professional Services team integrates Clouds and deploys applications across a wide variety of Cloud providers and platforms. We are seeking to hire a talented and experienced Cloud Deployment Engineer to join our global team in a variety of company and remote locations. We use our technical experience and coaching skills to ensure projects are a success when delivered by RightScale, our customers or our partners.

The Cloud Deployment Engineer duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Act as a subject matter expert for Cloud deployments and solutions
  • Lead the technical implementation of portable multi-Cloud application deployments
  • Coaching customer and partner teams to ensure success and best practices
  • Collaborate with Customer teams to build and onboard Private Cloud platforms
  • Work with RightScale's Support team to assist with technical queries and troubleshooting

The ideal candidate has the following skills & experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years experience providing consulting, installation, software deployment and customer support.
  • Cloud concepts, Web Services and API's (Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, HP, Google Compute Engine and SoftLayer)
  • Strong OS automation using Ruby, Chef and Bash/shell scripting
  • Deploying and configuring customer applications based upon PHP, Ruby-on-Rails, Python and Java.
  • Linux systems administration and package deployment (specifically CentOS, Ubuntu, RHEL and SUSE)
  • Database deployment and administration (MySQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle)
  • High availability, scalability and performance optimization (e.g. distributed deployments, HTTP traffic load balancing, content caching, master-slave database replication, memcached, database sharding)
  • Cloud management software (CloudStack, OpenStack or Eucalyptus)
  • Networking configuration (I.P, routing, VLANs, VPN's) Identity and access management (Active Directory, LDAP, OpenID, oAuth and SAML)
  • Secure engineering practices + systems hardening
  • Experience of working in an Agile engineering environment

Education & Certifications:

  • Familiarity with the RightScale management platform
  • A minimum of a Bachelors degree in Computer Science (or equivalent) is requested
  • Technical development or systems engineering qualifications such as Red Hat Certified Engineer.

All applicants are expected to possess the following skills:

  • Self-starter and self-managing work style; Capable of working from home or remote locations without direct supervision
  • Be available for business travel and partial mobility as customer projects require
  • Open minded, flexible and adaptable to changing opportunities
  • Motivated to work in a growing company; interested in developing the business
  • Continual learning and skills development to maintain technical currency
  • Client facing and commercially aware
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

RightScale is a great place to work and we are looking for only the best.

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