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DevOps Site Reliability Engineer

Palo Alto, California

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Job ID R63833 Date posted Aug. 21, 2018

DevOps Site Reliability Engineer

*Remote / Virtual Opportunity

Our team of engineers at Virtustream work to design, build and operate an infrastructure-as-a-service cloud for some of the biggest companies in the world. Our team is looking for individuals to help create the foundation for a distributed, API driven micro-service to automate our cloud-scale platforms.

About Virtustream

Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business, is the enterprise-class cloud company that is trusted by organizations worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. For enterprises, service providers and government agencies, Virtustream’s xStream® Management Platform and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) meets the security, compliance, performance, efficiency and consumption-based billing requirements of complex production applications in the cloud – whether private, public or hybrid.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design services and libraries to manage resource assignment to customer environments
  • Create abstractions and automation on top of VMware virtualization products
  • Develop integrations with partner-selected ticketing systems for Incident, Problem, and Change management
  • Produce API-driven micro-services that combine into a larger platform offering
  • Participating in collaborative projects with software engineering teams across Virtustream and its partners
  • Develop tools to monitor consumption and usage patterns to drive automated decisions
  • Participate in troubleshooting, capacity planning and analysis, performance analysis activities


  • Minimum of 5-7 years of DevOps, Operations Engineering or as a SRE with development for large online services
  • Experience in large scale operations environments
  • Solid experience of at least 5-7 years with Linux/Unix development or systems administration
  • A thirst for innovation and solving problems at lightning speed
  • Passion for automating everything repetitive
  • Production experience using configuration management tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef and/or Saltstack
  • Experience in VMware products, specifically cloud related solutions such as: vSphere, vCenter, ESXi, vSAN, NSX or contending cloud solutions and products
  • Hands on experience with Docker and additional containerization and orchestration tools
  • Strong competency in production of infrastructure platforms and IaaS
  • Hands-on PostgreSQL capability
  • Solid ability to work in collaborative coding environments
  • Creativity, initiative and acute attention to detail
  • Obsession with software scalability and performance under high loads
  • A solid understanding of LAN and WAN topologies

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working in distributed, remote teams across multiple time zones a plus
  • Solid experience with Go Lang and Python preferred
  • Familiarity working with containers and API driven services
  • Ability to identify tasks which require automation and implement required automation
  • Hands-on operational experience in a high-volume or critical production service environment - distributed systems, capacity planning, continuous deployment Development experience, comfortable working in multiple languages at once
  • BA/BS in Computer Science preferred, or equivalent experience (Advanced degrees preferred)

Dell is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Dell are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.  Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Dell here.

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