Sr. Automation Engineer

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May 15, 2017

Sr. Automation Engineer

Sr. Automation Engineer
SeaTac, WA

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The Engineer takes a holistic view of all the company’s enterprise systems.  They gather input, provide direction, and make strategic decisions to ensure our infrastructure fits within our vision.  They will closely partner with different groups within IT as well as business customers in order to clearly understand their requirements, implement technology solutions and own the resulting system.  In addition, they will communicate the status of corporate and/or divisional initiatives.

The Engineer must demonstrate expert skills in Leadership, Project Management, Hardware/Software Architecture & Best Practice, Computer Security & Compliance, and Enterprise Architectures.  They must own a critical infrastructure technology and are subject matter experts in at least 5 infrastructure systems.  Finally, they are responsible for maintaining the vision and overall strategic direction for enterprise infrastructure systems.


  • Function as a technology thought leader
  • Function as a lead for cross divisional enterprise infrastructure projects
  • Function as a liaison and partner directly with Enterprise Architecture, maintaining the strategy and vision of our technology systems
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Enterprise Architecture, ensuring our forward looking strategies and roadmaps align
  • Research, develop and communicate system roadmaps, opportunities and constraints to IT as well     as the business
  • Represent the team, as well as the manager, at division, business and project meetings
  • Possess and display expert skills in the following areas: technical troubleshooting, vendor management, customer service, communication, thought leadership and     project management
  • Own vendor relationships (responsible for maintaining the relationship and reporting the status directly to senior leadership)
  • Own at least two core infrastructure technologies: Active Directory, DNS, Altiris, Cloud, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, VMware, Scripting, Local Traffic Manager, Global Traffic     Manager, Tivoli Workload Scheduler, Citrix, E-mail, FTP, UNIX, Linux, Windows Servers, Security & Compliance Standards, etc.
  • Pursue industry leading certifications and training
  • Hold team members accountable for enterprise best practices
  • Demonstrate an increasing ability to apply the general skill set
  • Participate in the team on-call rotation


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or a related study, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 6+ years of documented IT experience
  • Minimum 4+ years of technical engineering experience
  • Expert knowledge of enterprise data center technologies
  • Expert knowledge of infrastructure automation platforms (i.e. Chef, Puppet, etc.)
  • Expert knowledge of scripting languages (i.e. Ruby, PowerShell, etc.)
  • Expert knowledge of code development methods
  • In-depth knowledge of server operating systems


  • Professional certification in an applicable technology or project management discipline
  • In-depth knowledge of continuous improvement and continuous delivery
  • In-depth knowledge and experience supporting enterprise solutions
  • In-depth knowledge of enterprise monitoring solutions
  • Implemented projects involving enterprise hardware and/or software technologies
  • Knowledge of networking concepts (advanced networking/switching/routing)
  • Professional certification in an applicable technology or project management discipline
  • Proven experience providing strong leadership in a number of enterprise systems
  • Experience providing status of projects to senior members of the leadership team

(Keywords: DevOps Engineer, Software Engineer, Senior Automation Engineer, Sr. DevOps, Systems Engineer, Systems Admin, Sys Admin)

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