Linux Automation/Application Engineer

Austin, TX 78746

Posted: 05/22/2024 Job Number: 39214

Job Description

Pay Range: $57-62/hr

- Level: Senior (at least 9 years of related professional experience required)
- Work Location: Austin, TX (must be able to work on-site, not negotiable)

Role: Linux Automation/Application Engineer
- Must have a passion for automation and infrastructure development and will be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing software solutions and automation workflows for our IT infrastructure and operations.
- Will work closely with other cross-functional teams to automate workflows, improve server OS deployments and provisioning processes using automation, and develop containerized applications using the tools such as OpenShift, Kubernetes, Podman, and Docker.
- Need to leverage web frameworks like Flask or Django to provide full-featured RESTful APIs that can be used by end-users and other applications. Will also be responsible for hands-on application debugging, troubleshooting, and problem remediation with automation workflows.
- Contribute to the development of configuration management policies to further automate and streamline operations and contribute to open-source tool builds used on Linux servers.


Responsibilities
•             Design, develop and implement software solutions and automation workflows for IT infrastructure and operations
•             Based upon requirements, independently design and develop best-practice code that enables integration and administration of diverse applications with a focus on process automation
•             Deploy production-ready code using industry-standard testing and deployment processes, such as unit/acceptance tests, testing environments, and CI/CD processes
•             Leverage web frameworks (such as Flask or Django) to provide full-featured RESTful APIs that can be used by end-users and other applications
•             Document and support automation services – and continue to build on that automation framework; make it responsive, make it self-healing and incorporate AI, and make it purely data-driven
•             Improving and refining server OS deployments and provisioning processes using automation
•             Design, implement, and support IT applications,  such as CMDB, ELK stack, GraphQL, and other tools such as Grafana, InfluxDB, MariaDB, PostgreSQL
•             Contribute to configuration management policy development to further automate and streamline operations
•             Contribute to open-source tool builds used on Linux servers
•             Hands-on application debugging, troubleshooting, and problem remediation with automation workflows
•             Build tools and implement automated flow to integrate seamlessly into our job scheduling system, including regression and continuous integration systems
•             Work with other cross-functional teams to automate workflows, implement dashboards and monitoring systems, and support engineering groups
•             Develop containerized applications using tools such as OpenShift/Kubernetes/Podman/Docker and champion the adoption of microservices and containerization best practices for automating IT processes
•             Closely collaborate with IT and internal customer teams to understand requirements and develop new tools/applications
•             Continuously evaluate and improve best practices for IT process automation
•             Responsible for contributing and fully focused on executing project plans defined by the IT Team


Qualifications

Must have
•             7+ years of experience in IT automation engineering
•             Strong proficiency in one or more programming languages such as Python, Ruby, or Java Significant experience with development best practices:  source control, pull requests, code reviews
•             Experience with producing production-ready code using testing and deployment best-practices
•             Experience working with and developing APIs (Flask, Django, Sanic, or similar)
•             Experience with CI/CD tools and software testing frameworks
•             Knowledge of building, configuring, monitoring, and supporting open-source tools and application stacks on Linux
•             Experience with most Linux operating system commands and utilities
•             Experience working with Docker or Podman, Kubernetes, and/or Openshift


Nice to have
•             preferably Python and shell scripting
•             Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
•             Significant experience designing and developing enterprise-scale software solutions working with customers and stakeholder requirements
•             Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Puppet, or CFEngine
•             Commitment to continually improving services and automated processes to meet the needs of customers and colleagues [good to have]
•             Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
•             Excellent communication and collaboration skills
•             Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
•             Experience working with data analytics tools (CMDB, ELK stack, GraphQL, Grafana) and databases (InfluxDB, MariaDB, PostgreSQL)




 

Job Requirements

$14,500.00

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