OpenStack Architect

Houston, TX/Remote
Added: April 12, 2024
Company Description

CGG ( is a global technology and HPC leader that provides data, products, services and solutions in Earth science, data science, sensing and monitoring. Our unique portfolio supports our clients in efficiently and responsibly solving complex digital, energy transition, natural resource, environmental, and infrastructure challenges for a more sustainable future. CGG employs around 3,400 people worldwide and is listed on the Euronext Paris SA (ISIN: 0013181864).


  • Highly intelligent and motivated coworkers who are industry leaders in seismic imaging.
  • Energetic and challenging-yet-fun work environment, full of imaging problems to be solved and technologies to be developed.
  • Excellent training and mentorship programs.
  • We take care of our biggest asset – our people!

Job Description

CGG is seeking a highly motivated OpenStack Platform architect to help evolve our global cloud platforms. You will be part of a global team responsible for architecting and evolving CGG’s OpenStack HPC cloud platform. The ideal candidate would have a deep technical understanding of OpenStack best practices.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Architect, and enhance existing CGG’s OpenStack HPC cloud Platforms.
  • Develop technology solutions that meet the current and future needs of CGG.
  • Design customized OpenStack architectures tailored to our workload in collaboration with compute, network, and storage vendors. This includes CPU and GPU compute, interconnect, and storage components.
  • Assist with certification processes to ensure compliance.
  • Work alongside Global network architects to design networks to support CCG’s OpenStack Platform.
  • Ensure optimal deployment of production solutions.
  • Function as a high-level expert who can deal with escalated Cloud hardware & software issues.
  • Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst our operations teams.
  • Design and perform benchmarks to evaluate products, solutions, and vendors.
  • Support procurement of system components by evaluating technologies/sources, preparing specifications, and evaluating proposals
  • Documenting all OpenStack architecture components, configurations, and changes in the Enterprise Architecture tool.
  • Maintaining and updating the Enterprise Architecture tool to reflect changes in the OpenStack infrastructure.
  • Working closely with IT leadership to develop and maintain OpenStack architecture standards, documentation, and procedures.


  • 3 to 5-years’ experience in architecting and deploying OpenStack Platforms preferably for HPC.
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, Applied Science, or related field.
  • A background in High-performance Computing
  • Extensive expertise in compute, networking and storage, in both hardware (CPUs, accelerators, interconnects, storage, etc.) and software (Linux components, HPC tools and parallel file systems).
  • Extensive experience with Linux.
  • Proficient automation skills with multiple configuration management systems such as Terraform, Ansible, or other similar tools.
  • Experience with git and git workflows
  • Proficient skills in leveraging CI and CD tools to automate testing and deployment.
  • Experience with Ceph Object storage
  • Experience with Compliance Certifications like ISO or SOC
  • Proven experience in fixing operational issues for large-scale infrastructures.
  • Experience using and adapting to new technologies.
  • Experience communicating effectively across internal and external organizations.

Additional Information

Perks and Benefits:

  • Fast paced promotions and career progression
  • 3 weeks’ vacation to recharge, 3 personal days and 8 sick days for you to use when you need it the most
  • A hybrid and flexible work schedule
  • Relaxed dress code policy
  • Excellent 401k match program (we’ll match your 5% contribution up to 7%!)
  • Parental leave program – CGG offers eligible moms and dads paid time off to bond with their new child
  • Medical, dental, vision, supplemental benefits available and so much more
  • CGG wants our employees to be the best versions of ourselves. We offer a Wellness Program as well as a state-of-the-art Fitness Center

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

We see things differently. Diversity fuels our innovation, we value the unique ways in which we differ, and we are committed to equal employment opportunities for all professionals.

We see things differently. Diversity fuels our innovation, we value the unique ways in which we differ, and we are committed to equal employment opportunities for all professionals.