Shell&Python engineer for syslog-ng team

What is Balabit, you ask? It is the accumulation of the knowledge and experience of brilliant and devoted people, and a place where people can laugh even at the nerdiest jokes. It is also an exciting workplace, providing you with answers to your questions and feedback on your ideas and work efforts. A place where your projects can be just as engrossing as a good TV show or an exciting game. And last but not least: one of the world's leading IT security software vendors with approximately a million open source users from all over the globe.

We - the engineers of syslog-ng - are looking for a highly motivated, experienced person for our team. Our team is responsible for the whole life cycle of both the Premium Edition and Open Source Edition of syslog-ng. These include developing features for Fortune 500 companies and answering questions on GitHub.

Your responsibilities will include designing, developing and maintaining our test and release infrastructure with developers and testers. You would introduce monitoring of the infrastructure and provide support to the team members if needed.

We expect you to keep an eye on current logging and related technologies and extend our current infrastructure with these to help developers and testers integrate syslog-ng with these technologies. You must be able to work independently after understanding the requirements of the developers and testers.

Required Expertise/Skills 

  • Shell, Python scripting languages
  • Experience with maintaining and administering UNIX/Linux platforms
  • A strong knowledge of git
  • Experience with virtualization technologies e.g. AWS, VMware, HyperV


What can you learn in our team?

  • Automating release process using public/private cloud infrastructure
  • Improving the testing infrastructure by adding big data log processing nodes
  • Performance optimizing data processing pipelines
  • Writing technical blogposts
  • Deepening your existing knowledge of multiple platforms (on AIX, HPUX, Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux, Windows)
  • Collaborating with an open source community (including Google Summer of Code mentoring)
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