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Principal Infrastructure Engineer - OpenStack

at Anaplan

London, United Kingdom

Anaplan. As the engine behind back-office system connectivity, you might not recognize our name, but our customers rank among the who’s who in the Fortune 50. Coca-Cola, LinkedIn, Adobe, and Bayer are just a few of the 2,000+ companies that rely on our best-in-class platform and its native AI capabilities to see, plan, and lead their businesses. By dynamically connecting financial, strategic, and operational plans in real-time, companies trust Anaplan to give them the power to anticipate change, address complexity, deliver operational insights, increase profits, and stay ahead of their competition.


What unites Anaplanners across teams and geographies is our commitment to our customers’ success and our collective motivation to achieve ambitious goals. We champion diversity of thought and ideas, and we behave like leaders irrespective of title. When you work for us, you’ll be part of a winning culture that’s dedicated to creating opportunities for our customers, partners, and employees. We hope you’ll join us. Let’s create something incredible together!

We are seeking a dynamic Principal Infrastructure Services Engineer to spearhead our automation and tooling initiatives within our Infrastructure and Platform Engineering teams. This role will be pivotal in maintaining and expanding our private cloud infrastructure, powered by OpenStack, across a global environment. Anaplan is not just about innovation; it's about revolutionising the industry. Here, you'll find yourself surrounded by leaders and teams who are not only experts in their fields but are also enthusiastic about making a genuine difference. You'll be challenged, you'll be inspired, and you'll be proud. Ready to make a big impact? Apply today to become part of our journey at Anaplan! This role will require you to go into our London office a minimum of 2 days a week. 

Your Impact 

  • Design, deploy, and refine OpenStack environments to ensure high availability, security, and scalability.
  • Implement and manage infrastructure using IaC tools such as Terraform, Ansible, and Docker.
  • Lead automation efforts within the infrastructure teams, promoting best practices and innovative solutions.
  • Develop and execute automated testing according to technical specifications to benchmark performance.
  • Collaborate with Engineering and Infrastructure teams to ensure our infrastructure solutions enable and meet their needs.
  • Serve as a subject-matter expert on private cloud architecture, guiding the organisation on best practices and technical standards.


  • Proven expertise in architecting and managing OpenStack environments.
  • Skilled in virtualisation technologies including KVM &VMware.
  • Strong proficiency in containerisation platforms, such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with bare-metal provisioning, particularly with tools like Ironic or MaaS.
  • Good knowledge of automation tools including Terraform and Ansible.
  • Proficient in scripting (Python or Shell) and familiar with CI/CD practices.
  • Experience with Linux operating systems in high availability environments.
  • Hands-on experience with observability tools like Grafana, Prometheus, and Splunk.


  • Experience with public cloud platforms (AWS/GCP/Azure).
  • Knowledge of data centre technologies and network topologies.
  • Familiarity with security best practices (e.g., NIST, STIGs).
  • Familiarity and experience with DC Networking
  • Certified OpenStack Administrator

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Build your job in a place that thrives on diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We believe in maintaining a hiring and working experience in which all people are respected and valued, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes people unique. We hire you for who you are, and we want you to bring your true self to work every day!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive equitable benefits and all privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Fraud Recruitment Disclaimer:

It has come to our attention that fraudulent and fictitious job opportunities are being circulated on the Internet. Prospective candidates are being contacted by certain individuals, mainly through telephone calls, emails and correspondences, claiming they are representatives of Anaplan. The main purpose of these correspondences and announcement is to obtain privileged information from individuals. 

Anaplan does not:

  1. Extend offers to candidates without an extensive interview process with a member of our recruitment team and a hiring manager via video or in person. 
  2. Send job offers via email. All offers are first extended verbally by a member of our internal recruitment team whenever possible, and then followed up via written communication.

All emails from Anaplan would come from an email address. Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of an email, letter or telephone communication purportedly from, for, or on behalf of Anaplan, please send an email to before taking any further action in relation to the correspondence. 


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