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Infrastructure Automation Lead

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 21-00349
  • Date: January 25, 2021
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Job Description - Infrastructure Automation Lead

The Infrastructure Automation Engineer Lead will identify automation opportunities, design, develop, integrate, test and implement automation scripts to enhance the service-oriented processes within the IT environment.  The ideal candidate will have a strong DevOps mindset, experience in automation architecture design and test automation frameworks.


  • Formulate an enterprise automation roadmap that will provide an iterative strategic plan to implement and develop an automation framework
  • Work with customers to understand their infrastructure automation solution requirements
  • Reduce costs and improve service quality using in-depth knowledge of the relationship between applications and infrastructures
  • Lead technology innovation within the environment by researching, identifying and testing out leading edge automation technologies
  • Consult and provide technical support services on project implementation to customers to deliver automated infrastructure changes and technology configurations:
    • Identify and develop automated solutions
    • Identify and provide opportunities for refinement and automation of defined workflow processes
  • Promote continuous and seamless integration of technology automation into the Service Catalogue
  • Participate in and support process improvement initiatives
  • Share / leverage successful products, processes and best practices across the technology organization


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years functional experience working as an Automation Engineer
  • Experience in architecting automation framework
  • Familiarity with testing techniques and methodologies
  • Experience with scripting languages Perl, Python, Powershell, Scala and Java
  • Proficiency in Configuration Management & automation tools such as   Powershell, Perl, Ruby, Chef, Puppet, Ansible or similar
  • Current hands-on experience in automating infrastructure technology components ranging across the IT spectrum including facilities, network, storage, compute, security and end user technologies
  • Technical proficiency and understanding of core technology services including:
    • Security Services   Design and provision secure solutions related to firewalls, jump hosts, encryption at rest and identity/access management solutions
    • Understanding of Cloud Computing concepts and technologies such as AWS
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Network services   Design and provision core network services such as DNS, DCHP, Active Directory, load balancing and WAN simulation is preferred
    • Virtualization Technologies   Ability to install, configure/manage and provision virtual resources from one or more virtualization technologies (VMWare, Hyper-V, KVM) with a preference for VMWare is preferred
  • Proven time management skills (organization, prioritization, collaboration)
  • Understanding how to work in an environment of fluctuating/dynamic workloads while remaining committed to delivery deadlines
  • Able to absorb new technologies and capabilities
  • Strong problem solving and analytical capabilities
  • Experience participating in geographically distributed and culturally diverse workgroups
  • Relevant technology automation certifications from ISA or similar organization is preferred


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