Are you looking for the ultimate IT job? The Cloud Foundry team is looking for a few great systems administrators to join our Tech Ops team. You’ll work closely with our development team managing the diverse computing infrastructure required for developing Cloud Foundry.
You fearlessly dive into new technology learning as you go. If you don’t already know how to install it, configure it, or manage it, you’ll figure it out. Then you’ll figure out how to automate administration tasks so you can reliably and repeatably stand it up all over again.
You can build a vSphere cluster one week and an OpenStack Cluster the next. You can pick out a SAN, install it, and troubleshoot it when things go wrong. You’re a strong generalist, but have one area with deep knowledge – maybe that’s in Linux, virtualization or networking.
You are more comfortable on a command line than in a gui.
You’re easy to work with – you can politely explain why a request for 2046 ip addresses is unreasonable, be convinced that it’s not, and know how many bits will be in the netmask. You’re excited to work in a small department that works to keep an entire team of engineers productive.
Cloud Foundry is an open source Platform as a Service (PaaS). We’re building a new way for operators to interact with their infrastructure and developers to deploy software. The software defined data center is a transformational shift in our industry; Cloud Foundry is at the forefront.
We work in small teams, and rotate between them frequently so that anyone can take a vacation. We work at a sustainable pace. Our days are intense, but we make sure people have time off to relax, recharge, and refocus. The development team pair programs, all-day every-day, because it delivers remarkable results. We test drive code, automate our regression tests, and continuously integrate because code should always be deployable. We are committed to building systems that work without heroics.
TechOps is a small group within the Cloud Foundry engineering team. Our charter is to make developers as productive and efficient as possible. Sometimes we pair with developers; other times we hide in the server room. We set up local clusters for testing. We care for networking equipment, provide expertise for hardware purchases, and happily dive into almost anything that plugs into an electrical outlet.
Cloud Foundry engineering is located in San Francisco, in our SOMA office near 4th and Howard St. To make sure you start your day energized, we provide a catered breakfast every weekday morning, and unlimited snacks/drinks are of course available all day. Our collaborative, open-plan office space is filled with talented, like-minded engineers who enjoy taking advantage of our weekly Tech Talks, playing ping pong, and hanging out with their co-workers.
- Strong Unix operations experience
- vSphere administration
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to read code – We don’t expect you to write code 40 hours a week (if that’s what you want, see our Software Developer position) but you’ll write scripts and read code occasionally.
- Ability to triage requests and solve them in priority order
- Ability to evaluate vendors for hardware and SaaS offerings
Apply by sending us a resume and a cover letter to tell us why Cloud Foundry is a good fit for you, and why you are a good fit for Cloud Foundry.