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The ideal candidate will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing our OpenStack cloud infrastructure. This role involves working closely with other IT professionals to ensure the availability, reliability, and security of our cloud services.
An OpenStack Administrator is a critical role in organizations that rely on OpenStack for their cloud infrastructure. The administrator’s responsibilities are diverse and require a strong technical background in cloud computing and Linux systems administration.
OpenStack Infrastructure Management
- Deploy, configure, and maintain OpenStack infrastructure components, including compute, storage, and networking resources.
- Monitor and optimize the performance of the OpenStack environment to ensure efficient resource utilization.
Virtualization and Instance Management
- Create and manage virtual machines (VMs) and instances within the OpenStack environment.
- Handle instance provisioning, scaling, and maintenance tasks.
- Manage block and object storage resources within OpenStack (e.g., Cinder and Swift).
- Implement and maintain data storage solutions as per requirements.
- Configure and maintain networking components such as Neutron for virtual network management.
- Ensure network security and troubleshoot connectivity issues.
Security and Access Control
- Implement security policies and access controls to protect the OpenStack environment.
- Monitor for security threats and respond to incidents as necessary.
Backup and Disaster Recovery
- Develop and maintain backup and disaster recovery plans for OpenStack services and data.
Documentation and Reporting
- Create and maintain documentation for configurations, procedures, and troubleshooting guides.
- Generate regular reports on the performance and health of the OpenStack environment.
Collaboration and Support
- Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, including developers and system administrators.
- Provide technical support and assistance to end-users as needed.
Knowledge, skills, and attributes
- Strong knowledge of OpenStack components and architecture.
- Familiarity with Linux operating systems.
- Understanding of cloud networking concepts and security best practices.
- Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities.
- Strong communication and teamwork skills.
Education and training
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
- Relevant certifications (e.g., Certified OpenStack Administrator) a plus.
- Proven experience as an OpenStack Administrator or in a similar cloud infrastructure role.
- Experience with virtualization technologies (e.g., KVM, VMware).
- Scripting and automation skills (e.g., Python, Ansible).