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Linux and Ansible SME

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Your Responsibilities

A Senior Automation Engineer works within an Agile team with the following responsibilities:

·         Research of potential automation opportunities, documenting and ensuring readiness for development if applicable.

·         Development and documentation of approved automated tasks/processes using all available tools, including Ansible, BladeLogic, GIT, Confluence and Jira.

·         Testing of developed and approved automated tasks/processes, ensuring testing templates are complete and published on Confluence

·         Release of developed and tested automated tasks/processes, ensuring release templates are complete, published on Confluence, and communicating to key stakeholders

·         The investigation and remediation of any failures with ETAG automated tasks or processes. In addition, any bugs or enhancements identified are logged within the Jira backlog and documented in Confluence

·         Coding standards are adhered to and all scripts added and maintained within the appropriate repositories

·         Ansible Tower environment is maintained and updated in line with Experian security standards

·         Weekly code reviews should be attended to ensure scripts are efficient and written according to standards

·         Actively participate in all SCRUM ceremonies when available to do so

·         Maintain and update assigned Jira tasks to documented standards

·         Acting as a bridge between Automation and other teams



You will have a minimum 5 years’ experience in either an operational or automated delivery focused environment and must be able to demonstrate:

·         Strong Linux administration experience within a complex multi-tier enterprise infrastructure environment

·         In-depth automation and scripting skills including use of a scripting languages such as NSH, BASH, YAML. PowerShell would also be advantageous

·         In-depth knowledge of Ansible Tower

·         Exposure to agile development methodologies such as SCRUM


In addition to the essential skills listed above, experience of one or more of the following competencies is desirable:

·         Experience of Windows system administration

·         BMC BladeLogic automation toolset

·         Familiar with the Atlassian suite (including Jira, Bitbucket and Confluence).

·         Familiar with ServiceNow or other ITSM tools.

·         Database knowledge and SQL skills (on an enterprise database such as Oracle or EnterpriseDB)

·         In depth knowledge of virtualisation platforms


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