Hardware Architect
Scaleway

Scaleway

Hardware Architect

L'entreprise

Scaleway

Scaleway

  • IT / Digital, SaaS / Cloud Services
  • Entre 250 et 2000 salariés

Le poste

Hardware Architect

Who are they?

Founded in 1999, Scaleway helps developers and businesses to build, deploy and scale applications to any infrastructure. Located in Paris, Lille, Amsterdam & Warsaw, Scaleway’s complete cloud ecosystem is used by 25,000+ businesses, including European startups, who choose Scaleway for its multi-AZ redundancy, smooth developer experience, carbon-neutral data centers & native tools for managing multi-cloud architectures.

With fully managed offerings for bare metal, containerization & serverless architectures, Scaleway brings choice to the world of cloud computing, offering customers the ability to choose where their customer’s data resides, to choose what architecture works best for their business, and to choose a more responsible way to scale. Scaleway is the cloud of choice.

As a global corporate citizen, they assess their impact, set ambitious goals and communicate transparently about the results.

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Job description

At Scaleway, we provide a large scope of cloud products to our customers. From dedicated servers to virtual machines, and bare metal cloud servers, storage solutions and many others.

Hardware Engineering is a rapidly growing department at the heart of Scaleway’s infrastructure, offering a vast array of servers to our customers and internal teams.The Hardware Engineering department is responsible for most of the hardware activities of the company; from R&D and qualification to prototyping and rack level design, from tool development to hardware support, from designing to selection and documentation.

The Hardware Architect has a pivotal role interacting with Product, Engineering, and Operations teams, as well as liaising with the different manufacturers.

Our objective is to provide our customers with the best products and solutions and ensure that they are built with the most adequate and reliable hardware.This implies that we must always be a few steps ahead so we can offer best-of-breed solutions, and bring them to market.

Hence, we are always looking at next generation platforms and opportunities for our products.

Reporting to the VP Hardware Engineering, your role will be to propose and assess technologies and systems from different manufacturers, develop server hardware solutions, run tests, interpret results, and educate internal teams on hardware. 

Your input will be essential ahead of the qualification and production phases to finalize design, validate serviceability, define service levels, and industrialize the production of new offers.

Minimum qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of the computer/server hardware from the various OEM and ODM
  • BMC and Firmware management  (Redfish, OpenBMC, IPMI)
  • Advanced knowledge of the various types of technology and components (DIMM, CPU, storage, NICs, HBA, …)
  • Good knowledge of Linux-based environments and general system administration (PXE, grub, kernel, …)
  • Knowledge of the cloud ecosystem and products
  • Creativity and strong self-motivation
  • Focus on industrialization and processes
  • Project management
  • Structured thinking, prioritizing, and long-term planning skills
  • Communication/summarizing/documentation skills: being able to summarize all kinds of information in an efficient and synthetic manner as well as popularization targeting non-technical teams within Scaleway
  • Good people skills for meeting suppliers and conducting in-depth technological training internally and externally
  • Full professional English proficiency
  • Preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge of the network hardware
  • Knowledge of standard associations (JEDEC, IEEE)
  • Knowledge of OpenHardware community
  • Understanding of the benchmarking process
  • Knowledge of the power & cooling constraints at the rack and datacenter level
  • Experience in the world of hardware at scale
  • Understanding of cloud challenges
  • Understanding of µarch, technological standards
  • Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and trials based on the input from the Product, R&D and Innovation teams. 
  • Identify possible server hardware OEM or ODM solutions and the relevant components (DIMMs, HBAs, Storage, NICs, …). 
  • Design, build and evaluate server hardware prototypes from the identified solutions; answering the upstream teams’ business case (baremetal, cloud, storage etc. products).
  • Confirm that the solution meets the needs.
  • Document the technologies, findings, and results to support successful qualification.
  • Engage stakeholders (Engineering, Product, Hardware Engineering, Operations teams) in order to stay aligned.
  • Engagement with OEM and ODM and upstream stakeholders for next generation technologies.
  • Help train all the teams on how hardware functions.
  • Localisation:

    This position can be either:  

    - Based in our offices in Paris or Lille (France), partial remote is possible;

    - Frequent visits to the DC labs required.

    Salary Range:

    55,000 - 76,000 EUR per year

    Recruitment Process:

    - Screening Call

    - Manager Interview

    - Team Interview

    - HR Interview

    #LI-Hybrid 

    We treat every candidate equally in our recruitment process. Even if you don't meet 100% of the job’s requirements, we encourage you to apply and tell us why you would be a good fit!

    Questions about this job? Nathalie Tourbay, our Recruitment Team Lead, would be happy to answer your questions.

    👉Scaleway is a #singular place and we’re looking for #singular people. If you like what you see here and you’ve got a story to tell, we’d love to hear from you.

    About Scaleway

    Founded in 1999, Scaleway, the cloud of choice, helps developers and businesses to build, deploy and scale applications to any infrastructure.

    Located in Paris, Amsterdam and Warsaw, Scaleway’s complete cloud ecosystem is used by 25,000+ businesses, including European startups, who choose Scaleway for its multi-AZ redundancy, smooth developer experience, carbon-neutral data centers and native tools for managing multi-cloud architectures. 

    With fully managed offerings for bare metal, containerization and serverless architectures, Scaleway brings choice to the world of cloud computing, offering customers the ability to choose where their customer’s data resides, to choose what architecture works best for their business, and to choose a more responsible way to scale.

    We are committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, disability, age, or veteran status.

    Find out more about working with us on Scaleway’s Career Page.

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