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Flexential Sr Product Design Engineer in Denver, Colorado

Job Description:

General Description:

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

Job Qualifications:

  • 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

  • 401(k)

  • 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

  • Wellness 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 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.