Infrastructure Automation Engineer

Automation Engineer - PowerShell
£500 - £550 per day
Remote Working

As an Infrastructure Automation Engineer you will work in the technical team responsible for the design, development, documentation, building and validation of various infrastructure automation components which form part of the Platform. These automation components will primary be developed using PowerShell, including some underlying .NET and Bash for Linux variants, specifically their various features, services, and configurations, as well as interactions with external REST/SOAP APIs and services. The team's responsibilities include:
Apply complex problem solving to "reverse 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 restive 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.
Debugging and enhancing existing PowerShell 5.1 and 7.x Modules
Production and review of all levels of design artefacts.
Supporting wider system testing activities.
Working with Service Management to resolve issues.

Essential skills, qualifications, and experience
It is essential that individuals have:
At least 12 months demonstrable hands on experience within the last 3 years of:
Creating complex PowerShell automation Modules/Scripts for production systems
Using configuration management tools e.g. Ansible, Puppet, Chef
Using Automation/Orchestration engines e.g Terraform, Jenkins
Use of scripting languages e.g. PowerShell, Bash
Building or supporting large infrastructure environments
Troubleshooting hardware or software component failure
Working as part of an Agile development team
Demonstrable experience with advanced PowerShell coding features e.g. Modules, Workflows and Desired State Configuration (DSC).
Ability to work with REST APIs and various interaction methods for application configuration.
At least one of the following professional 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.
Hold a valid Security Clearance (SC).
Competency in MS Office Suite.

Desirable skills, qualifications, and experience
It is desirable that individuals have:
Knowledge of the Atlassian toolset (JIRA, Confluence, BitBucket and Bamboo) to record and document work.
Experience of:
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.