Operations Systems Engineer

Operations Systems Engineer

The Operations Systems Engineer will design and manage the VeloCloud Networking Service and while being well-versed in systems and virtualization technologies, especially as it relates to Cloud Service Providers, Private Clouds, and Data-center build out. The Systems Engineer will also monitor ongoing health of the global service and place early alerting mechanisms in place to avert disruptions to the service.


  • Design future proof data center (private cloud) solutions based on OpenStack
  • Design hybrid cloud environment, integrating existing public Virtual Private Cloud provider resources into the compute mix (e.g. Amazon, Azure, Google Cloud, ...)
  • Operate global infrastructure & manage service availability
  • Respond to security incidents
  • Work closely with the engineering teams to ensure the various software components can be managed in a production grade environment, ensuring maximum visibility into network operations and flexibility in the event of component failures. 
  • Work with the sales team to adequately plan capacity in the global locations based on sales forecast
  • Equipment selection & qualification


  • BS Computer Science preferred
  • Background with running IaaS and/or SaaS services
  • Exceptional communication and listening skills, ability to establish rapport and credibility and clearly articulate problem statements
  • Well versed with switching and routing principles
  • Experience with OSPF, BGP routing protocols
  • Experience with VPN technologies (IPsec and SSL)
  • Experience in a high-volume or critical 24x7x365 production service environment.
  • Experience with VMware, Xen or KVM hypervisors (KVM is a must) to deliver performance services
  • Exposure to container technologies (Docker, LXC, etc …)
  • Hands-on experience with OpenStack preferred
  • Experience with storage systems in the context of a hypervisor deployment
  • Admin level understanding of CentOS, Ubuntu & Fedora Linux OS
  • Scripting experience with Python and Bash
  • Experience with rolling out monitoring applications like Ganglia, Nagios & Cacti and administering alerting systems

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