PLUMgrid Inc.
SW Engineer - Senior DevOps Engineer
Engineering | Sunnyvale, CA, United States


PLUMgrid is reinventing networking with Virtual Network Infrastructure, a software-based, virtual parallel to the traditional physical network infrastructure of Data Centers.

Virtual Network Infrastructure is a new, emerging category of network solutions that address the needs of enterprises transforming to Cloud Data Center technology.

By moving to a Virtual Network Infrastructure, costs are dramatically reduced by simplifying network administration and provisioning, creating transparency to corporate end users and enabling flexibility for quickly changing networks as needed.

The PLUMgrid Platform, featuring the unique IO Visor™, brings automation to Data Centers resulting in dramatic reductions in operating expense and the unlocking of significant new business value.  The PLUMgrid Platform is a software-only solution that users easily download and install in their existing data center.

Early use cases for PLUMgrid include development, test and QA, and public and private cloud environments. In all these instances, the primary benefit of the PLUMgrid Platform is bringing the power of Cloud to the Data Center, resulting in the ability to unlock new business value, instantly deploy and self-provision Virtual Domains without new hardware investment, dramatically reduce operational costs, and differentiate offerings with an open, programmable and extensible environment.

Founded in 2011, PLUMgrid is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and backed by top-tier venture capital firms US Venture Partners and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.
YOUR Opportunity
PLUMgrid DevOps Engineers are skilled and talented professionals who are able to use best-of-breed software to streamline large scale deployments of physical and virtual machines. You will enjoy being part of an extremely talented, motivated team interacting with both business and development counterparts to capture key marketing requirements and translate them to software valuable for our Customers. 
  • Develop internal tools and write custom integrations for cloud deployments
  • Maintain and refine operating system installation and configuration automation processes
  • Identify and recommend new technologies, both proprietary and open source that will further benefit our systems and network operations
  • Participate in the development of internal tools to create a unifying data-center operations solution that our customers can consume. The solution will use best-of-breed configuration automation tools to integrate with third-party and open source virtualization solutions.
  • 2+ years of experience in networking, systems, or cloud administration in large scale environments
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, or Juju and deployment management tools such as Cobbler or PXE and Kickstart
  • Experience with virtualization technologies: Openstack, VMware, AWS, libvirt, Xen, KVM, LXC
  • Experience with distributed file systems: Ceph, NFS, ISCSI, GlusterFS
  • Ability to configure just about any *NIX based app (Apache, Tomcat, nginx, PostgreSQL, Nagios, Graphite, Splunk)
  • Experience working with Linux HA stack: pacemaker, corosync, keepalived
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Python and/or Ruby development
  • Working knowledge of git and code management
  • Authentication protocols such as LDAP and Radius
  • Data Center Architecture - Network, Servers, Storage

The ideal PLUMgrid Engineer will have experience developing and delivering complex 'enterprise grade' mission-critical network virtualization systems for data center customers.  The successful Candidate will be an enthusiastic self-motivator, which is an absolute MUST in a start-up environment.  They will have a high customer and product delivery orientation, with the ability to both understand “big picture” issues AND to drill down to detail. 

Your ROI
  • Career.  This is an opportunity with the potential for tremendous professional and financial gain.
  • Camaraderie.  Join a team of people like yourself, with a strong track record of achievement -- and the will to transform the business landscape in one of the world's largest addressable markets.
  • Leverage.  Implement your success DNA and enjoy the personal satisfaction of executing upon your own best practices -- and driving a game-changing scalable business model.
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime. Experience transformational products and solutions -- Solving some of the largest business challenges in the market... in the world.
All PLUMgrid team members are proactive team players, respectful of our colleagues and customers.  We have the embedded understanding that individual success comes only from team success. 
Team success is a product of PLUMgrid customer success.