Infrastructure Automation Engineer - Corsham



£500.00-550.00 PER DAY

The Infrastructure Automation Engineering Service will support the technical team responsible for the design, development, documentation, building and validation of infrastructure automation components which form part of the NSoIT(D) Platform. These automation components will primary be developed using Python3, Ansible and Bash with a focus on hardware components, 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 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 NSoIT(D) system testing activities.

Working with Service Management to resolve issues.

In order to deliver this service, it is essential that individuals have:

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