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Senior Systems Engineer

Redwood City, CA 94022

Post Date: 05/08/2018 Job ID: 8332 Industry: IT Operations Pay Rate: Not Specified
The Cloud Infrastructure Engineering team is responsible for leading and automating the team's private cloud and compute infrastructure, including operating systems and IaaS and PaaS platforms. As a Senior Systems Engineer (OS), your role will be to deploy and mature a production-grade Centos7 operating system that will be the backbone of the team's infrastructure. Key deliverables will be:
  • Ensuring a secure and compliant base OS that meets industry best-practices and our compliance obligations (FedRAMP, PCI, HIPAA, etc).
  • Build necessary tooling to ensure daily builds of the base OS with up-to-date packages and configuration.
  • Enable Service Owners to migrate from Scientific Linux 6 to Centos7, including providing the necessary tooling and documentation to be successful.
  • Identifying and driving continuous improvements to increase stability, performance, functionality by ensuring the base OS meets Operational best practices (configuration management) The engineer will be dedicated to performing the following:
  • Define what a supported OS means for the team (packages, support model, customization)
  • Requirement gathering (patching, provisioning, build pipeline, Openstack, AWS, etc)
  • Cleanup of Puppet modules to cleanly separate Centos7 from current SL6
  • Ensuring image is consumable in Bare Metal, Openstack, VMware and Public Cloud environments (AWS, GCP, etc).
  • Ensure Base OS meets all security and compliance requirements (e.G. CIS Benchmark, SELinux)
  • Assisting Service Owners with adoption and migration to Centos7.
  • Build/Development of appropriate supporting tools (build environment, testing environment).
  • Documentation (clear area of responsibilities, expectations, technical implementation) so teams can customize the OS as needed (i.E. Custom performance tuning, disk layouts, etc).
  • Must Haves: 1. Image creation/Image pipeline Jenkins/Packer/Spinnaker 2. Puppet (everything we do is Puppet) 3. OS experience (SE Linux (Sam Edward Linux) and System D) Nice to Haves:
  • Strong scripting skills in Python/shell
  • Artifactory experience
  • Experience deploying a production-grade RHEL based operating system at scale.
  • Solid understanding of testing methodologies.
  • Experience using an alerting/monitoring systems (we use Nagios, Sensu, TSDB)
  • Experience with bare-metal provisioning tools (PXE, Kickstart, Cobbler)
  • Familiarity with RAID and BIOS level configuration
  • Experience using out-of-band interfaces (iLO, iDRAC)
  • Experience operating OpenLDAP, Active Directory, BIND, Splunk
  • Experience with public clouds such as AWS.

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