Senior OpenStack Developer (central London) TL218

Verne Global is seeking an OpenStack Platform Developer colleague for our state of the art Cloud Service hosted in our Icelandic data centre. This is a brand new facility and an entirely new team.

We're addressing the challenges faced by intensive and high performance computing across the world's most advanced industries by combining Iceland’s natural attributes with innovative design. It's a fully funded greenfield venture where you can have influence, and make a direct and positive impact across all facets of the business.

This is a coding oriented role, guided by our chosen architect who is expert in running HPC on OpenStack services. You will contribute across core platform engineering, upstream OpenStack development and our proprietary products.

Collaborating with platform engineering colleagues, you will help create the platform, integrate it with the underpinning infrastructure, create and support customer migration pathways, and scale out the live environments into enterprise grade fully productised solutions.

We hope to offer chance to become permanent in 2018, if you wish.

Example projects
  • Researching, designing and developing solutions for our innovative High Performance Compute cloud platform
  • Working with leading automotive manufacturers to develop their next generation HPC services
  • Helping to improve operational resilience of OpenStack and identifying failure root causes
  • Working with world leading universities to drive faster HPC based research
We're looking for
  • Proven technical ability developing Linux based cloud infrastructure software
  • Strong skills developing or integrating OpenStack services, ideally with an understanding of Telemetry and Horizon
  • Advanced systems-level Python programming skills
  • Strong scripting skills, using any of Perl, Python, Ruby, Shell, Tcl etc.
  • Experience with source code management (ideally Github) and packaging, CI /CD, configuration as code
  • Experience scripting against RESTful APIs
  • Experience with HA applications, monitoring, and logging tools
  • Experience with server orchestration tools such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible etc.
  • Experience peer reviewing colleagues and open source code
  • Ideally, some experience deploying to or integrating with cloud platforms such as GCP, AWS or Azure
  • Ideally, some experience with technical writing i.e. SOPs, technical proposals
  • Self strong organisational skills, with excellent structure and process
  • You may seeking Senior or Lead level OpenStack Developer jobs, such as: OpenStack Developer | OpenStack Software Engineer | Platform Developer | Cloud Developer | Python Programmer | Python Software Engineer | Systems Developer | etc.
Our current technology mix

OpenStack services: TripleO, Monasca, Glance, Neutron, Horizon, Nova, CloudKitty, Ironic, Keystone, Murano, Ceilometer. CentOS| RedHat | KVM | Kolla | Python | Bash | C/C++ | Ansible | GitHub | Swift / Ceph / RabbitMQ| HA monitoring| HPC Job Schedulers

Pay and terms

  • £450 - £625 per day, negotiable
  • August / September start: four / five months anticipated duration
  • Chance to become permanent in 2018, if you wish.
  • Well stocked food and drinks fridge, good coffee, free lunch every other Monday

About us

Ever since we began operations in early 2012, Verne Global has been at the forefront of data center design and technology, bringing new, innovative thinking and infrastructure to the industry. Today, led by a highly acclaimed management team and board, Verne Global is providing best-in-class data center solutions to the world’s most advanced industries. You will join a diverse and multinational team which has a deep understanding of the data centre industry. You can anticipate good opportunity to increase and leverage your personal network within the global HPC and cloud community.


  • Central London HQ - five minutes' walk from Charing Cross or Leicester Square
  • After six weeks, at our discretion, you may work remotely one or two days per week from anywhere that enables impromptu visits to London and our customer sites
  • Occasional domestic and international travel to customers (we anticipate one/two nights quarterly, this may vary)

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RECRUITERS: Verne Global has selected techfolk as our recruitment partner and cold calling is not welcomed.