Infrastructure Automation Engineer

Job Title Infrastructure Automation Engineer
Sector IT
Location Corsham
Type Contract
Salary Confidential

Infrastructure Automation Engineer
12 months
SC clearance
OUTSIDE IR35
Corsham

Job Specification

  • Apply complex problem solving to €œreverse engineer€ applications, designs and manual build instructions to create zero touch automation packages that are parameterised, dynamic and able to repeatedly and reliably deploy against these designs. Often these applications are legacy, were created without automation in mind or are otherwise resistive to full, zero touch automation.
  • Create production quality code, following industry standard best practices as well as internal policies and procedures, utilising Version Control mechanisms such as GIT and BitBucket to submit development code as well as peer reviewing other team members' code modules.
  • Production and review of all levels of design artefacts.
  • Supporting wider system testing activities.
  • Working with Service Management to resolve issues.


Essential:

  • At least 12 months' demonstrable hands on experience within the last 3 years of:
  • Creating complex Python3 automation Classes for production systems
  • Using configuration management tools e.g. Ansible, Puppet, Chef
  • Use of scripting languages e.g. Bash
  • Automated deployment of server, network and storage technologies across multiple vendors
  • Building or supporting large infrastructure environments
  • Troubleshooting hardware or software component failure
  • Working as part of an Agile development team
  • Demonstrable experience with advanced Python3 coding features e.g. Workflows, Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Bare Metal Deployment

    Certifications that have been obtained within the last five years:

  • Networking certification - CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) or similar
  • Virtualisation certification - VMware VCP (VMware vCenter Certified Professional) or similar,
  • Linux certification - RHCA or RHCE
  • Formal Software Development certification - OCA (Oracle Certified Associate) or similar
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems and propose new ideas.
  • Competency in MS Office Suite.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the Atlassian toolset (JIRA, Confluence, and Bamboo) to record and document work.
  • Working within the public sector, preferably Defence, and ideally with Defence Digital (formerly ISS).
  • Delivering accredited secure solutions within the UK Public Sector.
  • A Computer Science university-based education at Bachelors or Masters level.


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