Job Opportunities with the MOC

Support the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) project and work with the MOC development and leadership team on their active projects to create a novel, transformative marketplace model for public cloud offerings!   Please consider joining our dynamic team; we are growing and need you!

Job Description

Work as part of a Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) agile team developing and
operating OpenStack cloud software and infrastructure to support the mission of
the Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI) and the larger Hariri Institute. Work with
researchers to maintain and expand HaaS software. Work also involves
participation and is in support of multiple projects. The candidate will have a role of
mentoring a community of students, interact/contribute with a number of Open
Stack and Open source communities as well as MOC industry and academia
partners alike.

Required Skills

B.A./B.S., Masters preferred. One to three years of related experience.

We are looking for students from BU, NU, Harvard, MIT or UMass interested in gaining experience with cloud technology and helping us on a full or part time basis with the Massachusetts Open Cloud. The work will involve:

  • Helping deploy, operate, and maintain a cloud service.
  • Enhancing OpenStack to enable multiple providers to participate in a shared cloud.
  • Working with a broad industry and academic community to enable new workloads and users to exploit the cloud.

Students interested in these positions should have a strong desire to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment and a passion to impact science and society.  Important skills that you should have (or learn very quickly) for these positions are:

  • Using and maintaining Linux/Unix systems
  • Python programming experience
  • Database technologies: SQL databases (MySQL, Postgres, etc.) for some of the positions

Additionally, experience in some of the following would add to your qualifications (and you will be getting experience in many or all of these):

  • OpenStack, or another cloud infrastructure
  • Deploying and maintaining systems with Puppet (or a similar technology such as Chef)
  • Map-reduce services such as Hadoop
  • NoSQL databases (HBase, Redis, MongoDB, Riak, etc.)Monitoring tools such as Sensu
  • Experience with open source development, and working with and releasing software into a community of developers.
  • A GitHub account with some cool projects in it.

For more information, or to apply, please send a CV to Orran Krueger at and Piyanai Saowarattitada at  Pay is commensurate with skills and experience.

Please see our other job opportunities with the Hariri Institute for Computing.