Infrastructure Automation Engineer - Linux

Job Role: Infrastructure Automation Engineer (Linux)

Contract: 6 months+

Rate: £650-£700 per day

Location: Ipswich

Security Clearance: DV clearance is required

I am recruiting an Infrastructure Automation Engineer with expertise and knowledge of Linux for a client of mine who are an IT systems integrator operating within a UK defence sector.

As a technical specialist you'll be working within a fast-paced, constantly evolving team that uses DevOps methodologies to deliver world class secure platforms that make a real difference to our customers. From operating systems, build automation, deployment, monitoring, data storage, virtualisation and in-life management and threat detection and remediation, you'll be delivering the platforms that many of our programmes depend upon.

You'll also be deeply involved in the full engineering delivery life-cycle, including working directly with customers to understand and capture requirements/user stories, through to integration, acceptance and customer sign off.

Experience you would be expected to have

  • Experience automating deployments and configuration management of Linux and/or Windows systems using Infrastructure-as-Code tools such as Ansible
  • Advanced Powershell Scripting
  • SQL Server Design and Management Skills
  • McAfee EPO (End Point Security)


  • Experience of leading a team of technical professionals using modern software development methodologies (e.g. Atlassian and/or Gitlab).
  • Experience in developing and maintaining continuous integration/continuous delivery pipelines using test tooling such as Molecule, Jenkins, Pester and Robot)
  • instrumenting networks and monitoring using observability platforms such as Elastic (NoSQL), Influx or Prometheus (TSDB) with experience dashboarding using tools such as Grafana or Kibana.
  • System integration skills using programming/scripting languages such as Python, Powershell and Bash.
  • Worked on hybrid cloud/on premise virtualisation and container platforms (e.g VMware and/or Kubernetes).