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Automation Engineer

Sparta, NJ
Automation Engineer
Job Description

·       Identify opportunities for implementing automations in existing systems to improve efficiency.
·       Work with internal teams, vendors, MSP and partners to develop solutions that implement proactive monitoring and alerting to create self-healing systems by leveraging infrastructure as code.
·       Collaborate with clients and domain architects to understand and document solution requirements.
·       Develop and implement automation solutions and processes to meet client requirements.
·       Interface with vendors and service providers to identify solutions that deliver value to the business.
·       Plan, track and deliver work through SAFe Agile practices.
·       Collaborate with other infrastructure teams to set priorities, coordinate activities and provide periodic status reports throughout sprints and program increments.
·       Prepare and deliver presentations to clients, peers and leaders as needed.
·       Prepare and deliver periodic status updates to management team.
·       Develop self-service workflows using vRealize suite.
·       Develop and maintain Puppet manifests required to deploy configuration as a code.
·       Develop Powershell, bash, Python, Javascript apps/scripts to automate tasks.
·       Develop Ansible automation playbooks required to deploy operating systems.
·       Develop automations which facilitate interoperation between systems using RESTful APIs.
·       Ensure that security policies and practices are applied to all activities and deliverables.
·       Ensure that solutions are efficient yet robust and scalable.
·       Develop and deliver documentation as part of operational handoff of solutions.
·       Support and advocate for automation team initiatives, principals and best practices.
·       Provides automation and scripting subject matter expertise to other teams as needed.
·       Support company and departmental initiatives, including transformational initiatives.
·       Provide thought leadership and value add to IT and the enterprise.
·       Contribute to the management and planning of the budget for this cost center.

·       Strong attention to detail and highly organized
·       Well-developed logical, analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
·       Strong working knowledge and experience with:
o  Object-oriented programming concepts
o  One or more scripting languages (PowerShell, Bash, Python, awk, Java Script)
o  Scripting for process automation
o  REST and RESTful APIs
o  Data serialization languages (JSON, YAML, XML)
o  Version control (Git, Azure DevOps)
o  Desired state and configuration management (Puppet, Ansible, DSC, etc)
o  CI/CD Pipelines
o  Test driven development
o  Event driven architectures
o  Windows Server OS
o  Linux OS (RHEL preferred)
·       Experience developing and delivering infrastructure as code.
·       Experience managing hardware platforms such as Pure Storage, Dell Unity, HPe Synergy, Cisco Nexus through code and RESTful APIs.
·       Experience working with VMware vSphere, vRealize, and Log Insight.
·       Experience with Azure public cloud (Azure Automation, Azure Resource Manager, ARM templates).
·       Knowledge of tools such as Dynatrace, Log Insight, Chocolatey, Moogsoft, SCCM, Splunk, etc.
·       Familiarity with chargeback/showback reporting a plus.
·       Experience provisioning and managing servers in physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures.
·       Experience working with Active Directory, Azure AD, and O365/M365 are all a plus.
·       Experience integrating automation actions against ITSM tools such as BMC Remedy or ServiceNow a plus.
·       Experience with ML, AI and AIOps tools a plus.
·       Ability to develop and communicate strategic direction to leadership.
·       Ability to communicate effectively with customers, vendors and managed service providers.
·       Ability to work well with people from many different cultures and disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience.
·       BS or BA degree in computer science or related field preferred. Commensurate work and/or military experience will be considered.
·       5-10 years of infrastructure Engineering experience.
·       3-5 years of experience focused on delivering infrastructure as code.

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