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Linux Infrastructure Automation Engineer

Jackson Lansing Full-Time
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Job Purpose The Linux Infrastructure Automation Engineer II will be responsible to build reusable Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) automation to provision, managed, and decommission systems.  Engineers will create and maintain code for a hybrid cloud environment; operating in both on premises and public cloud datacenters.  In addition to automation, the Linux Engineer will have hands-on experience with Linux and AIX Unix operating systems, KVM, VMWare, and Kubernetes Containers virtualization platforms, and enterprise storage virtualization.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provides expertise and ownership for IaC efforts, building on Site Reliability Engineering.
  • Engineering and Automation to return value to the company through fast and consistent delivery, engineering self-service offerings, and automating problem recovery actions.
  • Creates and improves automation tools and procedures for level 2 teams.
  • Creates and maintains end-to-end automation for provisioning ephemeral systems to support Agile application development of custom built Business Applications.
  • Grows and maintains Infrastructure as Code (IaC) automation, using git based source control.
  • Assists with project work supporting corporate IT initiatives leveraging technologies such as on-premises server and storage hardware, Cloud IaaS, Cloud PaaS, virtualization, and containers.
  • Ongoing engineering and support of Disaster Recovery plan.
  • Leverages and builds skills in Python, Perl, SQL, and Powershell for scripting with Ansible for provisioning and configuration management.
  • Provides deliverables in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Serves as an escalation resource that provides 24/7 on-call level 3 support.

Other duties
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Excellent coding skills in at least one high level structured programming language, such as Java, Python, Perl, C#/.Net, or C/C++.
  • Strong scripting skills in a system automation language such as Perl, Python, or Powershell.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to use a variety of open source technologies and cloud services
  • Flexible with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical issues, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Education and Experience Required
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field or equivalent experience and/or education.
  • 10 years of experience in related job role.
  • 7+ years of combined Linux and Unix administration or engineering.
  • 2+ years of experience designing and writing automation using infrastructure tools (such as Python, Perl, or Powershell, Ansible and Jenkins).
  • 2+ years of experience deploying and maintaining automation that uses open-source software in an enterprise environment (such as Kafka, AWX, Ceph).
  • Demonstrated leadership in architecting and engineering solutions for system automation and user self-service offerings.
  • Successful completion of an analytical aptitude exam.

Education and Experience Preferred
  • 2+ years of professional software engineering experience.
  • Experience with the Hadoop ecosystem, Kafka, and Zookeeper.
  • Prior experience utilizing CI/CD Pipelines, including automated build hooks.
  • Experience supporting Kubernetes and Containers, VMWare, and KVM.
  • Experience using AI/ML frameworks.

Recommended skills

Java (Programming Language)
Infrastructure As A Service (Iaa S)
C++ (Programming Language)
C (Programming Language)
Server (Computer Science)
Sql (Programming Language)


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Linux Infrastructure Automation Engineer
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