HPCS- Cloud Automation and Distribution Engineer
HP - Austin, TX

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System engineer focued on automation and deployment of OpenStack Cloud software. Must be a generalist comfortable with all aspects of software development including planning, design, implementation, deployment and testing. Must be a self-starter who is passionate about the technology being built. Should enjoy working in a strongly collaborate team environment. Ability to work with remote co-workers and on external Open Source projects is essential


Designs and implements complex interrelated software for the automated provisioning and deployment of cloud software.

Extrapolates specific sets of hard requirements into more abstract reusable distribution elements.

Reviews and evaluates designs and project activities for compliance with systems design and development guidelines and standards; provides tangible feedback to improve product quality and mitigate failure risk.

Provides domain-specific expertise and overall software systems leadership and perspective to cross-organization projects, programs, and activities

Drives innovation and integration of new technologies into projects and activities in the software systems design organization.

Provides guidance and mentoring to less-experienced staff members

In order to satisfy our contractual obligations with clients, the successful candidate will be required to pass a basic, standard Criminal Records check. You will also be required to sign off on HP's Confidentiality, Non-Solicitation and Conflict of Interest Agreement.

Hewlett-Packard is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome the many dimensions of diversity.

Accommodation of special needs for qualified candidates may be considered within the framework of the HP Accommodation Policy.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent

Minimum 6-10 years experience

Knowledge and Skills

Programming ability in at least 2 of the following languages: Python, Java, Ruby, Erlang, C/C++

Knowledge of orchestration and configuration management systems such as Salt, Chef, or Puppet

Hands on experience with at least one of the following cloud services: Rackspace, HP Cloud, AWS

Experience with bare metal provisioning and associated technologies, such as PXE/iPXE, Cobbler, Orchestra or MaaS.

Ability to produce Policy compliant Debian packages that could be uploaded directly into the Debian or Ubuntu public archives.

Wide range of use of and contribution to open-source technologies and projects.

Expert use of IRC communications required.




Primary Location



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United States-California-Sunnyvale, United States-Texas-Austin, United States-Colorado-Ft. Collins




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Day Job




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