Rackspace Linux Systems Engineer in Remote, Texas
Overview & Responsibilities
Do you like to automate even the most simple tasks to avoid manual work? Do single points of failure and non-redundant systems give you nightmares? Are you most comfortable on the cutting edge of technology? If this describes you and you’re ready to attack some of the most complex problems in the industry, then it’s time for you to take on the challenge of being aLinuxSystems Engineer for Rackspace.
Customer Focus: OurLinuxSystems Engineers get to build and maintain astable and scalable platform for our most critical businessinternalapplications. As aLinuxSystems Engineer, you will design and implement the solutions that will drive shared success with ourinternalcustomers(Rackers)and our organization.
Automation: Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Salt, Terraform and whatever comes next. These are the toys of the trade, and our Engineers always share their toys with our Software Developers, Infrastructure Engineers and Quality Engineers. This is a team sport, kids. Silo workers need not apply.
If all this sounds interesting, challenging, and exciting to you, apply and talk with one of our talent specialists.
In this role you will:
Work with an awesomely talented team
Collaborate with other Engineers toDesign and build and internal Platform as a Service to support internal Rackspace development teams
Support internal teams on multiple platforms including VMWare, AWS and OpenShift.
Automate infrastructure and application deployment for internal Rackspace developers using tools such as Terraform, Puppet, Ansible, and Jenkins
Architect and Develop full stack solutions, from whiteboard to green SLA’s
Develop tools and processes to improve customer and Racker livesto include but not limited to internal development teams.
Educate on best practices in terms of redundant architecture and application deployment workflows
Work with the open source community to help deliver features and fixes for our most commonly used tools
Experience with various infrastructure platforms such as OpenShift, Kubernetes, VMWare and AWS
Experience automating and orchestrating workloads across multiple public cloud providers
Automation experience with at least one configuration management system such as Puppet and Ansible
Experience working at least one of the following languages: Python, PHP, Ruby or groovy
Experience with git and git workflows
Experience in leveraging CI and CD tools to automate testing and deployment
Experience working in an Agile, fast paced, DevOps environment
Knowledge (preferably experience) in building distributed, highly available applications
Ninja level Linux skills, while being comfortable working in both RHEL and Debian based environments
Experience in the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common web server, database, caching, and database services
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate technical issues to nontechnical and technical audience.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS or related technical field required and 3 +years of experience. At the manager’s discretion, additional experience may substitute for the degree requirement
Guru (Preferred) Qualifications(Eng II):
Proficiency with Python, PHP, or Ruby
Experience with Ceph storage
Experience building PaaS infrastructure (OpenShift, Kubernetes)
Relevant technical certifications around Red Hat, MySQL, AWS, etc
Req # 36095
Location(s) US-TX-San Antonio
Category System Administration / Engineering