• OpenStack Architect

    Location(s) UK-Greater London-Hayes
    Req #
    Customer Relationship & Support, Openstack Private Cloud
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    Overview & Responsibilities

    An exciting opportunity has opened up within our highly succesful Openstack pracrice with Rackspace.


    A Rackspace Dedicated OpenStack® Architect serves as the single point of contact

    for your technical needs. They provide lifecycle management guidance for your

    OpenStack private cloud and deliver training to help you stay informed on the latest

    OpenStack projects and features.


    Key Accountabilities:


    • Serve as your single point of contact
    • Serves as your primary contact for technical needs specific to your
      Rackspace OpenStack Private Cloud1
    • Partners with your Rackspace dedicated account manager to meet your
      day-to-day account needs.
    • Documents critical informa, tion necessary to support your Rackspace
      OpenStack Private Cloud including run books, Visio diagrams of your
      environment and capacity plans.
    • Helps create and maintain your specific Immediate Response (IR’s) rules
      and manages the monitoring settings (e.g., test frequency, alert thresholds)
      for your environment.
    • Lifecycle management for your Rackspace OpenStack Private Cloud
    • Maintains a deep understanding of your technical environmentstrategy and needs
    • Meets with you onsite each quarter and/or during critical launch event
    • Helps you with capacity planning through regularly scheduled accounts
    • Leads audit maintenance, migration planning and upgrades for you
    • Rackspace OpenStack Private Cloud.




    • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Technology, or a related field and RHCE
    • certified level Linux skills with at least 8 years of Sys Admin experience in a production Linux environment 
    • OpenStack experience required