Systems Engineer - Iaas
Tucows has been on the Internet since people ironically called it the Information Superhighway.
Today, we’re the second largest domain wholesaler in the world with Millions of domains under management (OpenSRS / Enom). We’re doing all kinds of interesting things including running an MVNO cell phone service (Ting) and building fiber to the premises networks in towns and cities across the US (Ting Internet). We offer individual and small business domains and integration with Shopify, Squarespace and many others (Hover).
We’re a team of over 600 serving tens of millions of customers around the world.
Our growth has been incredible (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC). It has also been smart and measured. Our success is built on a solid technology foundation thanks to a culture of DevOps excellence.
That’s where you come in. As a IaaS Systems Engineer you’ll seed innovation and creativity in a dynamic, fast-paced successful and yet stable company.
The IaaS Systems Engineer will be responsible for building and day to day operations of a new generation cloud computing and storage infrastructure serving the needs of all Tucows business verticals , taking advantage of the latest Infrastructure as Code & DevOPS methodologies and tools. You will be working in a dynamic environment and proposing creative and effective solutions to operational challenges.
Key skills and experience
- 3+ years of experience installing & operating Openstack based cloud infrastructure
- 3+ years of experience installing & operating Ceph based storage clusters
- 3+ years of experience with configuration management frameworks
- Preferably SaltStack; Ansible is acceptable.
Extensive experience with Linux
- We are using Debian/Ubuntu, but at this level, it is expected that you can easily pick up other flavors.
- Package management (building, maintaining, etc.)
2+ years of Python
- Ability to write code to automate routine Operations’ tasks
- Ability to integrate into various APIs to create a cohesive platform.
Nice to have skills and experience
- Managing containerized systems
- Experience with Infrastructure as Code principles and best practices
You might remember Tucows as the place to download software before software download sites got gross... not to mention almost entirely irrelevant. That was indeed us. That was also a long time ago on a server far, far away.