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OpenStack Engineer

Woodlawn, MD 21235 | Contract

Post Date: 07/03/2018 Job ID: 8824 Specialty: IT Infrastructure

In business for over 60 years, our client provides a range of services and solutions to the Federal Government.  They have contract opportunities for OpenStack Engineers to work in their Baltimore, MD location.  You will support the client’s Office of Hardware Engineering (OHE), working on a team tasked with providing engineering support and consulting services to deploy an OpenStack based private cloud suite.


Per our Federal Government Contract, H1 candidates are welcome to apply, and must be able to pass the client’s background check


  • Provide recommendations for Ansible configuration and deployment and CloudForms configuration and deployment to support the Red Hat Open Stack Platform (RHOSP) environment
  • Evaluate OnPremise cloud hosting requirements, including multi-tenancy, scale, high availability, disaster recovery, growth, and automation
  • Provide recommendations for network design and connectivity to support (RHOSP) deployments
  • Provide recommendations for RHOSP data and control plane segmentation to provide required performance, redundancy, and availability of services
  • Provide recommendations for Ceph configuration and deployment and Turbonomic configuration and deployment to support the RHOSP environment
  • Determine appropriate server hardware per environments
  • Collaborate with engineers to review upgrades to Openstack systems
  • Provide ongoing technical support and maintenance of production and development systems/software programs on various platforms


  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of related experience
  • 6+ years of experience with Linux System Administration
  • 6+ years of experience building and maintaining cloud environments
  • 4 years of experience with OpenStack services
  • 4 years of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) based patch management experience
  • Per our Federal Government Contract, H1 candidates are welcome to apply, and must be able to pass the client’s background check 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4 years of Ansible and Ruby 

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