Flexential Sr Product Design Engineer in Denver, Colorado
The Product Design Engineer is responsible for designing and evolving systems that comprise the underpinnings of the Flexential Cloud Platform product offerings. These systems range from cloud compute, virtualized networking, disaster recovery, provisioning, security & configuration management and storage infrastructure, to name a few. A successful candidate is curious and passionate, enjoys solving complex problems, values being a member of a high performing team but also can work autonomously, continuously evolves their skills and thinking, and has a thirst for building innovative technology solutions that people enjoy using. As a Product Design Engineer, you will be expected to successfully teach and mentor others in the organization on new technologies and skills.
Design, test and deploy new cloud products and features
Develop highly automated infrastructure systems and tools
Partner with Product Management to execute on a roadmap of Flexential services and platforms, providing technical leadership and direction as necessary
Act as an operations and sales escalation point for service exceptions
Strong project management and project implementation experience. Able to gather requirements, design, plan, coordinate, prioritize, and implement complex technical projects, individually and across diverse teams.
Mentor and lead others in your area of expertise
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience
3 years’ experience in a cloud engineering role, preferably with a service provider
Experience designing, deploying and automating cloud-based IT environments (e.g. – VMware, Hyper-V, Xen)
Functional knowledge of infrastructure as code methodologies
Examples of successful participation on larger project teams
Experience successfully implementing and maintaining a full technology stack
Supporting, integrating and tailoring configuration management & IT service management tools
Intermediate level scripting and automation skills including code development (SDLC), CI/CD system consumption and workflow development, automation system design, and new technology evaluation
Creation and maintenance of technical documentation & operational process
Self-starter with a history of excellent communication and time management skills
Ability to quickly assess problems and execute a plan of action
Ability to work in a fast paced, SLA-bound, 24x7 service provider environment
Practical understanding of a large breadth of infrastructure technologies under support
Effectively prioritize reactive and proactive activities
Department is highly visible and paramount to customer satisfaction
Straddle between moving quickly and agility with balance of quality in design and rock-solid platforms that scale
Required Knowledge / Skill / Ability:
Excellent customer service and communication skills
Understanding of Spine/Leaf network architecture
Understanding of Ethernet, RSTP/ MSTP, VLANs, IP Routing, OSPF, BGP, Multicast, QoS
Familiarity with Arista EOS
Understanding of service provider network technology including EVPN and VXLAN
Extensive Experience with VMware Products (vCenter, vROps, vRLI, vCD, NSX, etc.)
Comprehensive understanding of IT infrastructure building blocks:
Virtualized Infrastructure and management tools
Network fundamentals (OSI model, TCP/IP, ARP, DNS, DHCP, NAT, NTP, Firewalls, Load balancers)
Compute vendors and management tools
Primary storage (Disk arrays, distributed file systems, SAN/NAS fabrics)
Backup technologies and secondary storage
Awareness of ITIL framework
Awareness of Compliance Frameworks – PCI, HIPAA, HYTRUST
Experience with a primary programming language and the ability to be flexible when working with foreign languages
Experience with automation system design, implementation, maintenance, and evolution – automating tasks end to end based on user needs
Experience with using and deploying Configuration Management tooling (i.e. Puppet, Ansible, DSC)
Configuration and consumption of Monitoring & reporting tools (i.e. Nagios, Graphite/Grafana, ScienceLogic, etc.)
Experience implementing security focused configurations at each layer of the technology stack
Desired Knowledge / Skill / Ability:
Experience with using CI/CD systems, version control systems, and SDLC thought processes
Industry Certification – MCSE, RHCE, LFCE, CCNA, VCP, CISSP, etc.
Base Pay Range: Annualized salary range offered for this position is estimated to be $90,000-$125,000, however, the actual pay range depends each candidate’s experience and qualifications.
Variable Pay: Discretionary annual bonus, based on personal and company performance.
Benefits of working at Flexential:
Medical, Telehealth, Dental and Vision
Health Savings Accounts (HAS) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Life and AD&D
Short Term and Long Term disability
Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO)
Leave of Absence
Employee Assistance Program
Rewards and Recognition Program
Benefits are subject to change at the Company’s discretion
Flexential offers flexible and essential services that help organizations optimize their journey of IT transformation while simultaneously balancing cost, scalability, compliance and security. The company, co-headquartered in Charlotte and Denver, is committed to building trusted relationships and delivering tailored solutions that suit the individual needs of its customers. Flexential is deeply invested in the success of its customers, who trust it to deliver core data center solutions of colocation and connectivity, as well as, cloud, managed solutions and professional services. Flexential’s robust suite of assets spans 21 markets and comprises 40 highly redundant and connectivity-rich data centers. For more information on Flexential, please visit www.flexential.com. Flexential is a registered trademark of the Flexential Corp.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.