Senior Automation Engineer - Windows
Company: CGI Group, Inc.
Posted on: January 16, 2019
Are you obsessed with solving challenging problems? Do you think outside of the box and challenge the status quo? Are you constantly looking for ways to improve your skills, grow your technical experience and expand your knowledge of new and innovative tools? Are you interested in joining a fast-paced, innovating team that is making history and breaking new ground for a large enterprise client with 1000s of servers, 100s of mission critical business application, 200,000+ desktops and laptops and over 35 Peta Bytes of storage? We are looking for DevOps/ Automation Engineers to help establish several new teams. If so, come be a part of this exciting new opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you! Your future duties and responsibilities:* Provide help with architecture, design and engineering support for Microsoft Windows infrastructure deployed on VMWare and other platforms.* The candidate will provide SME support for infrastructure management and automation support.* Work collaboratively across cross-functional organizations to automate and streamline operations and processes using tools such as Ansible AWX etc. and configuration and monitoring tools provided by the client.* Perform as primary Windows Systems Administrator in a large enterprise environment with minimal supervision.* Perform Patch management tasks to include: maintaining current knowledge of available patches, deciding what patches are appropriate for particular systems, ensuring that patches are installed properly, testing systems after installation, and documenting all associated procedures* Help with policy and documentation when necessary. Provide best practices and recommendations.* Ability to work nights and weekends to deal with outages and maintenance windows and be a part of a team and provide moral and leadership support.* Share knowledge. Be open, honest, and have a positive attitude and support any other duties as assigned.* Provide guidance and coaching to the junior staff members and guide them as needed* Identify automation opportunities and implement automation to enable teams to build and deploy autonomously. Automate patch process, environment deployment process and platform security process.* Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral format.* Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, storage, Oracle database support personal, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.* Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.* Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.* Develop, document, and automate technical processes and procedures as needed.* Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases. Required qualifications to be successful in this role:* 7 years of hands-on infrastructure automation experience in a Windows environment.* Hands on experience working with Ansible (Ansible Modules, Ansible Playbooks, APIs).* Experience with one or more open source tools compatible with Microsoft Windows installation/patch automation.* Experience with Microsoft SCOM/SCCM tools.* Hands on experience with change automation and orchestration.* Proficient in at least one scripting language (PowerShell, Python, Bash, Ruby, Perl, etc.)* Hand on experience with troubleshooting and diagnoses of hardware and software problems.* Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware and software in a large-scale enterprise environment.* Expert level knowledge of Windows Server Environment - Active Directory and Group Policies.* Strong technical knowledge of network and PC operating systems including: Windows Server, Windows 7, 8, and 10, Remote Desktop.* Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.* US Citizenship and US based residency for the past 5 years required to qualify for the government clearance. SKILLS:* VMware* Wintel/Windows Server What you can expect from us: Build your career with us. It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change-supporting our clients' digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities. At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create. Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world. Learn more about CGI at www.cgi.com. No unsolicited agency referrals please. CGI is an equal opportunity employer. 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