System Software Engineer, Instances Operating System Images

  • Permanent contract 
  • Possible full remote

The company



  • IT / Digital, SaaS / Cloud Services

The job

System Software Engineer, Instances Operating System Images

  • Permanent contract 
  • Possible full remote


Powered by talented and passionate people working hard on democratizing the cloud, Scaleway, the 2nd leading European infrastructure cloud provider, is a multicultural company, rapidly growing into a global brand. We are present in 160 countries, with more than 280 employees of 18 nationalities.
We are a cloud computing pioneer delivering the innovative capabilities of modern multi cloud, covering a full spectrum of services for professionals: public cloud services with Scaleway Elements, private infrastructures and colocation with Scaleway Datacenter and bare Metal infrastructures with Scaleway Dedibox.

We place people at the heart of our purpose as an enabler of the internet. Our organization encourages responsibility, autonomy, commitment and thought leadership from our collaborators. Our premises are open spaces, conducive to exchange and interaction between individuals.

We believe it is our responsibility to be a positive force in society and to collectively design new systems for a better future. We want to increase access to the digital and technology industry. As our business scales, the customers we serve are increasingly diverse and global. Giving them an unbeatable experience is central to our business strategy. To better understand our customers and partners, we need a workforce that’s as diverse as they are.

Job description

About the Job

We are looking for a Cloud Image System Engineer to join our Instances team. Your main mission will be to design, build and maintain images of OSs and Applications that are available to our customers. This role requires a background in system-oriented software engineering and an in-depth knowledge of operating systems. Are you ready to build images that get the most out of our hardware configurations and software infrastructure ? This is a unique opportunity to join Scaleway and enable developers around the world to swiftly deploy their chosen production environment.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Package OSs and Applications to run smoothly on our instances
  • Ensure we provide the best possible out of box experience
  • Tailor our images to take full advantage of our available platforms
  • Automate the build, validation process and deployments of OSs & Applications images within our availability zones

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with at least one Linux distribution (among Ubuntu, Debian, and CentOS)
  • Experience with QEMU & KVM and cloud-init
  • Proven know-how in troubleshooting both hardware and kernel issues
  • Experience with Layer 2 & 3 networking
  • Experience with Python programming and bash scripting
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Continuous Deployment

Nice to Have

  • Experience running Linux on various hardware designs
  • Experience in custom kernel compiling
  • Experience with Linux distributions build system
  • Experience with Windows Server
  • Experience with other Linux OSs (Fedora, Arch Linux, RHEL, Alpine Linux, CoreOS, RancherOS…)
  • Knowledge of one cloud platform and related use-cases
  • Experience as an OSS contributor or maintainer

Technical stack & tools we use

  • Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS
  • Python
  • GitLab, Gitlab-CI, Nexus, Docker, git
  • Ansible, AWX, Foreman,
  • HA Proxy, Nginx, REST APIs / Flask
  • S3 API, Ceph
  • Kibana, Prometheus, Grafana, Sentry
  • RabbitMQ + Celery
  • PostgreSQL + SQLAlchemy
  • Jira, Confluence, Slack

This position can be based in Paris, Lille or full-time remote

Do you recognize yourself by reading these lines and want to join a young, innovative, growing company where it is good to work?

What are you waiting for? Join us! :)

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