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REMOTE Automation Engineer

Company: Hearst Corporation
Location: New York
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

One of our largest Media Technology clients are seeking an Automation Engineer. As an Automation Engineer you will work collaboratively within the technology engineering team to drive the way they deploy, provision, verify and monitor systems, applications and services. In addition to hands-on systems engineering, you will work with all technology stakeholders to help solve problems, define automation processes and shape the development culture. You will assist in the maintenance and ongoing improvement of continuous integration tools, environment provisioning through IaC and development workflows. You will help ensure that they have appropriate levels of monitoring and alerting set up for all their applications across a mix of public cloud, private cloud and on-prem systems. You will assist in the identification of commoditized and common operational tasks that can be automated and work to help bring those into workflows and processes and document them. This person must have experience with both Terraform and Chef. This position is remote and offers competitive pay, bonus, and benefits.

Key Responsibilities

Build a strong relationship with the application and development teams to understand the code, its dependencies and the infrastructure on which it runs

Help the development team with deployment strategy and capacity planning across development, QA, staging and production environments

Work with the development team to deploy and manage tools that support SDLC automation, configuration management and release management

Design and implement automation for common operational tasks

Maintain existing Chef configuration management environment

Build and maintain systems that will monitor all aspects of the application and the infrastructure



5+ years experience as an Automation Engineer

Experience working with Terraform & Terraform Cloud from an architectural design standpoint (not end user)

Experience with Chef configuration management environment and updating cookbooks/recipes. Must be from an architectural design standpoint (not end user)

Experience working within at least 1 of the big cloud providers: AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP

Scripting capabilities with any language

Must be very comfortable working and communicating with both developers and system administrators

Working understanding of serverless architecture (AWS Lambda, Azure Functions)

Strong working knowledge of Infrastructure as Code concepts

Ability to define, build and manage CI/CD pipelines using Azure DevOps, Github Actions, CircleCI, and/or Jenkins

Experience working with PowerBI, Tableau or any other similar tool

Understanding of deployment strategies; Canary, Blue-Green, Rolling etc

Knowledge of administrative best practices for application servers, database servers and 3rd party appliances

Good communication skills, both written and verbal

Keywords: Hearst Corporation, New York , REMOTE Automation Engineer, Other , New York, New York

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