Cloud Engineer – OpenStack and Kubernetes – (R-17792)

Job Description Summary:
The Cloud Engineer is a key element within the Rackspace support infrastructure and is expected to provide a high level of technical support to our customers via the phone, ticketing system, and automation.
This role owns complex customer issues which may take several days or weeks to resolve and keeps our customers updated through every step of the process.
Responsible for the support of internal and external customers on multiple platforms.
Work with customers and other teams to troubleshoot customer environments to increase user satisfaction.
Resolves customer issues, providing guidance and recommendations to increase efficiency and reduce customer incidents.
Develops tooling and processes to drive and improve customer experience, creates playbooks, and providing mentoring on customer related issues to support teams.
The Support Engineer is expected to take initiative and advise on potential pitfalls that a customer may encounter and suggest alternatives which may better serve the stability and security of the customer’s solution.
Keeps informed of emerging technologies. Responsible for adhering to company security policies and procedures and any other relevant policies and standards as directed.
Job Description:

Advanced knowledge of Cloud Platform Products such as OpenStack Ansible, Red Hat OSP or Kubernetes
Advanced skills in at least one of the following languages: Node.js, Python, PHP, Ruby, and Javanbsp;
Advanced skills with git and git workflows.
Advanced skills in leveraging CI and CD tools to automate testing and deployment
Advanced knowledge of Linux or Windows OS, including but not limited to: Server Failover Clustering, Active Directory, IIS
Broad knowledge of the following with deep knowledge of some: PHP, Python, Ruby, Javascript, Memcached, LAMP, nginx, node.js, nosql, Varnish
Advanced web programming and scripting ability.
Advanced knowledge of designing, building, implementing, analyzing, and troubleshooting distributed, highly available systems.
Advanced automation skills with at least one configuration management system such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt, or other such tools.
Advanced knowledge of software development methodologies including code profiling, regression testing, and continuous integration.
Advanced knowledge of Project Management methodologiesnbsp;.
Advanced understanding of services and protocols, configuration, management, and troubleshooting of hosting environments, including web servers, databases, caching, and database services.
Advanced knowledge in the application of current and emerging network software and hardware technology and protocols
Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise in own job discipline or field
Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services
Ability to communicate technical issues to nontechnical and technical audiences
English language fluency preferred
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related technical field.
At the Manager’s discretion, 4 years of additional related experience may substitute for the degree requirement; if substitution allowed, regional equivalent to High School Diploma is required


8 – 11 years of years of technical engineering and administration experience..
Minimum 5 – 6 years hands-on experience supporting Linux systems including 2 or more of * Virtualization – primarily using KVM or OpenStack.
Automation – Ansible, Puppet, SaltStack or other IT automation tools for medium and large environments with practical experience of Ansible Playbook creation.
Containers – especially with Docker, LXD/LXC, or Kubernetes.
Storage technologies – block, object, and network.
Networking (bonding, firewalling, bridging, switching, network file system tuning, MTU issues, etc.).
Linux integration with other environments (authentication/directory services, network file systems, etc.)
Cloud computing (provisioning, monitoring, orchestration, etc.).
Troubleshooting experience:
Basic reading of stack traces to be able to search for duplicates, escalate to the correct team.nbsp;.
Understand OS and Application-level bugs and advise on next steps
Programming fundamentals in any language.
Customer support experience
Customer support is a priority
Excellent communication skills
3 years of current commercial experience as a Cloud Architect working with a high-traffic site
Experience with high-availability, high-performance, open source web technologies
Experience automating and orchestrating workloads across multiple public cloud providers
Experience with cloud platforms, open source databases and caching layers
Experience working in a containerized environment

About Rackspace Technology

We are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.

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Though we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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