Vault Systems - Certified Government Community Cloud
Vault Systems is an Australian owned and operated company that offers a virtual private hosting service with an emphasis on security. Vault Systems have designed, built and deployed an OpenStack Certified Government Community Cloud that is IRAP assessed and compliant to the classification level of Protected (ASD Certified Cloud Services). Vault delivers a flexible, secure and scalable platform, without the costs and risks associated with traditional infrastructure. Vault values our environment; our data centres have Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Rating as a minimum.

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Openstack Cloud Engineer
Created 20 Dec 2017
Sydney | per hour
Top skills desired
Project description

About Vault Systems:

Vault Systems is a rapidly growing Australian company that is dedicated to providing highly secure cloud services to the Australian Government and its partners.

The Role:

The purpose of this position is to play a hands-on role to ensure a smooth and continuous cloud operation at high performance and availability on an OpenStack platform.

A successful OpenStack Cloud Engineer needs to be innovative, detail-oriented, team-oriented, self-directed and adaptable to changing business requirements.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • The duties and tasks are varied and complex needing independent judgment. Below you will find a list of some of the key duties and responsibilities;
  • Evaluate service level issues and suggested enhancements escalated by support to diagnose and address underlying system problems and inefficiencies.
  • Review and influence new and evolving design, architecture, standards, and methods for operating services and systems.
  • Respond to and resolve emergent service problems; build tools and introduce automation to prevent problem recurrence.
  • Participate in software and system performance analysis and tuning, service capacity planning, and demand forecasting.
  • Drive technical innovation and efficiency in infrastructure operations via automation – for example, automated server build processes.
  • Development of new processes and involvement in project work.
  • Report incidents to the security team.

Skills and Experience:

Below is a list of the required experience, skills and qualifications that will allow you to be successful in this role.


  • Exposure to running OpenStack in production
  • Working knowledge of Linux and KVM/QEMU (administration, networking, troubleshooting).
  • Ubuntu/Debian experience is a plus.
  • Experience in scripting and software development (Python, Bash).
  • An understanding the inner workings of the Ceph and Swift storage platforms.
  • Ability to build and use virtual environments (e.g. using Vagrant) via CI and use them to automate tests for code changes and deployments.
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science (or related degree and experience).

  • Automation with Ansible.
  • Docker deployment.
  • Windows administration, Powershell.
  • System monitoring using Fluentd, Elasticsearch, Kibana, Prometheus, Cacti, Grafana, Nagios, Ceilometer, Ganglia.
  • MySQL administration.
  • Fortinet FortiOS, CoreOS, Brocade NOS, Cumulus Linux.

Other skills include:

  • Ability to learn quickly and think ahead.
  • Tackle problems with persistence and endurance until the correct solution is found.
  • Ability to drill down into a problem yourself and solve bigger issues in a team.
  • Data Centre work experience (DC work is only occasionally required).
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to think strategically and execute quality output.
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Hard working and passionate about career and making a difference.

This is a long term contract with potential to go permanent.

How To Apply:

If you are looking for an opportunity to add value to a fast-growing Australian company, please submit your application on with a complete candidate profile.

About Vault Systems
Vault Systems is a rapidly growing Australian company that is dedicated to providing highly secure cloud services to the Australian Government and its partners.