SCS Community & Knowledge Management Engineer

The Sovereign Cloud Stack (SCS) Project is looking for a Community & Knowledge Management Engineer.
We aim to fill this position by Apr 2021. The Project is driven by a small team in the OSB Alliance with multi-year funding from the German Ministry for Economy and Energy (BMWi). This job offering is for hiring into this team. In addition to this team there are numerous engineers from various companies contributing to the project -- some of them paid through the project funding, some of them because their employer is interested in making this project successful.

The Sovereign Cloud Stack (SCS) Project is aiming to define and implement a complete, modular, secure, open-source software stack. It covers software-defined storage and networking, operations tooling for automated deployment, logging, monitoring, alerting, trending, identity and authorization management, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service layer, as well as Container(Platform)-as-a-Service layer. It allows users (development teams) to create and control their own kubernetes cluster through standardized APIs and delivers standard building blocks used to construct and manage container applications. This stack fulfills high security standards and comes with tooling and documentation that reduces the amount of specialized expertise required to run complex cloud and container infrastructure. SCS can be used by cloud service providers and internal IT teams alike and it can be deployed as a whole or by just cherry-picking needed components from it. The end result can be subjected to a certification process, ensuring strict compatibility with other SCS based platforms, thus building a network of federatable compatible clouds.

The SCS project is contributing to the pan-european GAIA-X effort, serving as reference for development work and enhancing it with an implementation that node-providers can leverage as a whole or in parts to deliver federated sovereign infrastructure, underpinning a sovereign data ecosystem.

In this role, you will

  • be part of the OSB Alliance team that leads and organizes the efforts to define, implement, validate (CI/CD), document and disseminate the SCS open source software stack
  • orchestrate a cross-cultural and cross-company team of engineers that contribute to the effort
  • interact closely with upstream communities and downstream providers
  • create relationships, structure and technology to capture the experience that exists and that is being build up in the process of developing and using SCS
  • contribute to the process of creating a culture that allows for sharing such experience, including situations when operational issues happen
  • design processes to encourage contributions to our knowledge base, collecting input also from people not involved in the SCS on a daily basis.
  • structure the processes to document collected experience, validate it and make it available in ways that are easy to consume for cloud operators, developers and users.

We expect that you

  • have a good overview over open source system software technology
  • have hands-on experience with structuring technical documentation and knowledge management systems
  • know how to work with knowledgable individuals to efficiently collect and document information and experience from them
  • have been in roles where you had responsibility for designing documentation or publications and ideally had leadership roles for teams that were tasked with such responsibilities
  • have worked with open source communities with diverse background
  • understand agile development methodologies
  • are willing and able to present processes and technology

We offer

  • working in an open and inspiring environment, in a team of highly motivated experts, with top-level industry partners, relevant open source communities and scientists
  • contributing to a project that will make a difference for Digital Sovereignty by being instrumental for a vivid ecosystem of federated infrastructure providers in Europe and beyond
  • being a key part of a new project
  • working on cutting-edge open source infrastructure technology
  • a lot of flexibility in how you organize your work and contribute to the international distributed team
  • getting visibility by presenting the project to stakeholders and to the public on technology conferences
  • an adequate compensation package

Get in touch with Kurt Garloff if you are interested and would like to know further details. We are looking forward to receive applications with letter, CV and other relevant material from you!

Imprint (Angaben gemäß § 5 TMG):
Kurt Garloff, Grafenwerthstr. 8, 50937 Köln
Mail: scs at garloff dot de / Phone: +49-221-292772-0
Tax-ID (§ 27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz): DE296446025
Responsible for the content (§ 55 Abs. 2 RStV): Kurt Garloff (same address as above)
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