Senior Network Engineer (DevOps) at Gapstars Colombo, Sri Lanka

 Senior Network Engineer (DevOps)

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About Gapstars
Gapstars is a Netherlands-based software development services provider that builds remote, agile teams in Sri Lanka and Portugal for innovative tech companies. Today, we are home to 220+ TechStars and innovative minds, turning scalable software into performance products that shape the future. Our partners are highly ambitious tech companies that are looking to conquer their respective markets.

The Role
We are looking for an experienced Network Engineer to help us build best-in-class, web hosting infrastructures within Europe.
You will be building and operating the critical infrastructure behind hundreds of thousands of online services. Together with an international team of like-minded professionals, you will be continuously striving for improvements to our environment.

Together with your team, you will be responsible for:
• Designing and building a scalable network stack, closely integrated with the host (KVM, CloudStack, OpenStack)
• The security, reliability and performance of our network services
• Advocating and adopting infrastructure as code best practices (or defining them).
• Continuous improvement of our practices, processes, and technology stack.
• Sharing success and learning from failure. We support a blameless culture.
• Participating in on-call rotations for incident response.

Our main technology stack:
• Automation: GitLab CI/CD, Bash, Python, Ansible, Salt, Kubernetes
• Network: IPv6-first, EVPN, VXLAN, FRR, Cumulus Linux, Juniper
• Cloud infrastructure: CloudStack, KVM, Ceph, or OpenStack

• 5+ years of relevant work experience
• Expert-level knowledge of network administration at scale in a Linux environment
• Strong scripting and automation skills such as Python, Ansible, Puppet, etc.
• Knowledge of virtualization technology (KVM, Qemu, libvirt)
• Knowledge of, and experience with running a cloud computing platform (we use CloudStack or OpenStack)

Gapstars believes in offering equal opportunities to everyone, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, race, or religion. We aim to thrive through diversity

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