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Senior Systems Engineer

Keywords / Skills : Senior Systems Engineer

Posted: 2019-10-30

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30th Oct 2019
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Job Description

  • Delivering simultaneous automation projects and initiatives through close coordination with business representatives and collaboratively with other IT teams
  • Managing, maintaining, troubleshooting and optimizing our hybrid hosting platform in a global environment while making suggestions and adjustments based on future needs
  • Designing solutions using technology/architecture best practices and industry trends
  • Proactively looking for ways to apply automation innovations to add business value across all Hosting services, for example to optimize cloud usage and help reduce costs
  • Working to build quality solutions using the automation development lifecycle end-to-end
  • Developing, building, configuring, deploying and supporting solutions in an environment using SCM, CI/CD, artifact management, automated testing and monitoring tools
  • Ensuring new solutions and cookbooks meet requirements and conform to best practices
  • Leveraging the right processes and tools to address gaps and build key capabilities
  • Applying DevOps/SRE best practices to deliver highly available & reliable solutions
  • Creating and maintaining programming and scripting standards within IT Hosting globally
  • Investigating new and emerging technologies and industry trends as part of figuring out how best to apply these innovations in a way that demonstrably adds business value
  • Working closely with key vendors to ensure solutions are reliable and of high quality
  • Ensuring through automation solutions and good governance practices that Informatica receives the best value for money when using cloud services
  • Ensuring that architecture designs, standard operating procedures, work instructions and troubleshooting scripts are documented (e.g. Knowledgebase articles) and kept current
  • Collaborating with business and other IT teams to ensure the timely delivery of consistent and predictable solutions to IT’s internal customers
  • Ensuring the consistent delivery of quality solutions while meeting project deadlines
  • Performing technology related project management activities and delivering business solutions on time and on budget as per expected quality levels
  • Continuously reviewing and improving the technology offerings delivered to the business
  • Ensuring your changes are fully tested, peer reviewed, quality assured and approved
  • Following through and closing out on all assigned Jira, incident and change tickets
  • Demonstrating accountability and sees him or herself as responsible for IT meeting customer expectations


Critical Competencies
  • Must be proficient at analyzing requirements, developing, testing and deploying solutions that solve real business problems
  • Must have highly effective oral and written communication skills
  • Must understand how IT supports and enables the business
  • Must have a strong solution oriented, problem solving technology focus
  • Must be tenacious, firm, assertive and demanding of high standards
  • Action and results-oriented and can think out-of-the-box
  • Must be well-organized, good at prioritizing and attentive to detail
  • Strong process and procedural orientation with an attention to quality and continuous improvement
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Skilled at working with multi-regional and cross-functional teams
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work to strict timescales and at times under stressful conditions
  • Ability to share knowledge and collaborate by developing content and documentation for distribution to other team members and customers

 Functional Competencies 
  • Must have excellent knowledge & experience of AWS, Azure & GCP cloud services
  • Must have excellent Python programming and PowerShell scripting experience
  • Must have a demonstrated track-record using software configuration management and automation tools such as Ansible, Chef or Puppet
  • Must have strong experience of Cloud Management platforms such as Morpheus, Embotics, vRealize Suite or OpenStack
  • Must have strong experience applying agile development and agile methodologies
  • Must have coding CI/CD and version control experience using tools such as GitLab, Bitbucket, GitHub or Spinnaker
  • Experience using or administering VMWare is a major plus
  • Experience using Jenkins, Jira and Confluence for development activities is a plus
  • Experience working as a project lead or project manager is a plus
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker container technologies is a plus
  • Requires a very good understanding of "Quality" as it relates to customer satisfaction
  • Requires excellent knowledge of computer hardware and software in general
  • Has previously worked in large multi-national environments that span the globe

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