Cloud Engineer at Platform.sh

Posted on: 02/21/2021

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Tags: erlang django pyramid azure python openstack ruby lisp elixir rust nginx php aws javascript net haskell nodejs docker

Platform.sh is a groundbreaking hosting and development tool for web applications. We run dozens of cloud regions all over the world with a mix of clients from individual developers running small development clusters, to the biggest companies on earth that run some of their critical apps on us. For its groundbreaking PaaS solution, [https://platform.sh](https://platform.sh/) is looking for a Pythonian Cloud Engineer with a taste for Go, good Linux system understanding, and a real hunger for the challenges of building robust, distributed systems. * Our external API is pure Hypermedia REST + oAuth on top of Pyramid. It mechanizes the Git layer and needs more features. * We can consistently generate from the same manifest a Docker container, an LXC one, or VM disk images (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, OpenStack). * We probably have the highest container density in the industry. We need to get it higher. * We have been working hard on a fast, resilient, and cost-optimized observability framework in order to know how the system behaves, now we want to better predict how it will behave. * We support any Python, Ruby, NodeJS, PHP, Java, and .NET, Elixir, of course, Elixir, time to roll-out Rust, somebody needs to push that button. * We need to have more auto-healing on the high-availability clusters. We need more performance out of our multi-protocol ssh proxy. We need work on our Ceph Implementation; we have strictly cool things to do on the *Edge*. We need… great ideas on how to make Platform.sh even better. Interested? Join us! **Skills & requirements:** **Required:** * Be a really really good dev that likes testing, understands how an OS works, knows networking, how git works, and the constraints of a distributed system. * Be proficient in Python or in Go (expertise in either or both, highly appreciated). But if you are a sufficiently fast learner and got a couple of other languages under your belt (such as Lua, Rust, Erlang, Ruby, or C …), we might bite. **Nice to Have:** * Experience with C / C++ (we contribute to a bunch of upstream projects, like LXC) is a plus; love of C or C++ not required * Great knowledge of Git * Good Networking background (routing/protocols) * Good grasp of practical security and cryptography * Experience with other programming languages (e.g. Rust, Haskell, Java, Javascript, Ruby, Common Lisp, PHP) * Good knowledge of how the Web works (hacking Nginx with Lua a plus). You may want to brush up on HTTP before the interview * Good understanding of how database systems and search engines work * A good notion on distributed systems (consensus protocols like Raft/Paxos, eventual consistency models, gossip protocols) * Mad Debian Skills. Sporting a Debian plaid cloth during the interview is not frowned upon To be clear so you are not surprised in the technical interview, this job is very much more for a **systems engineer**, rather than an application developer. So knowing about system calls is important, while knowing Django, not so much.