Cloud Storage Architect

Location: Santa Clara, CA
Date Posted: 05-24-2017
About the Job

VidScale is seeking to recruit a passionate Cloud Storage Architect to join our platform engineering team.  VidScale and our partners are building the world’s largest distributed computing and content delivery platform.  As a key member of the platform team, you will architect, design and deploy the cloud storage solution for container applications, user content for content delivery platform.
 
You will have the responsibility to ensure that our platform enables our customers to deploy cloud based services tiered from the core platform to the network edge.  The VidScale IaaS platform targets web, enterprise, and mobile marketplaces. You have a demonstrated ability to create frameworks that enable teams to rapidly adopt, develop, verify, and deploy new technology solutions.
 
We are looking for talented, experienced, self-driven senior engineers with strong written and verbal English communication skills who thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

 You Will:
  • Design, develop, and delivery of storage solutions for the global edge platform.
  • Deliver high performance storage, backup and archive services by leveraging cutting edge technology
  • Integrate with partners by providing REST APIs to expose platform services
  • Work on new features, extending and maintaining platform capabilities
  • Improve operational reliability, security mechanisms, scalability and performance  
  • Ensure exceptional quality and performance of platform components  
  • Exercise agile methodologies through all phases of software development  
  • Create and maintain platform and API documentation 
You Bring:
  • Minimum of 10-15 years experience in the storage field, with 5 years in the storage architect role. 
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree, preferably in Computer Science or related field  
  • Deep understanding of Openstack storage architecture and hands-on experience with cinder, swift, manila plugins and storage configuration.
  • Expert knowledge of Kubernetes storage infrastructure and hands-on experience with one or more storage provisioner plugin.
  • Experience with one or more open source software defined storage solutions such as Ceph, glusterfs or commercial products.
  • Knowledge of data protection products to provide archive, efficient backup and restore services.
  • Experience with running performance benchmarks, tuning for optimal performance.
  • Strong emphasis on Python and ‪familiarity with event-driven programming.
  • Experience with Python web frameworks such as flask and REST API development. 
  • Prior experience in architecting and designing storage infrastructure for the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform is a huge plus. 
  • Excellent written, documentation, presentational and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with DevOps processes, experience with Python and SaltStack is a plus.
  • Experience collaborating with geographically distributed technical teams
You Get:
  • 100% company paid medical / dental (US Employees)
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Bunch more great benefits
  • Working for a cutting edge technology that is disrupting and evolutionizing the Content Delivery Network (CDN) space
  • Working with world class people that are tops in the CDN space
 
About VidScale

VidScale is the first distributed edge compute platform that enables services such as content delivery to deployed on service provider access networks.  Our goal is to enable the next generation of applications such as VR/AR, gaming, IoT, and big data to be deployed in a tiered compute infrastructure that enables massive scale with ultra-low latency. Our first service, a massively saleable Content Delivery service is already in production with our OEM partners.  Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with the largest names in the business.
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