Kinney Group, Inc.

  • Sr. Automation Engineer

    Job Locations US-IN-Indianapolis
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/31/2018 9:19 AM)
    Job ID
    Next Gen Data Center - 210
    Security Clearance Level Required
  • Overview

    The primary mission for the Senior Automation Engineer is to work with the rest of the Next Generation Data Center team to continue development of new & existing customer solutions as well as enhance our internal development and CI/CD processes. We expect the Senior Automation Engineer to be proficient with the Puppet product stack as well as scripting languages such as Python & PowerShell.


    The Duties of the Senior Automation Engineer include but are not limited to:

    •  Team Membership
      • Collaborate effectively with the other Engineering team members.
      • Provide input to line management regarding personal development & training.
      • Function as a SME and provide guidance to other members of the team.
    • Technology Expertise
      • Understand the capabilities of the technologies for which they are a Subject Matter Expert
      • Understand the vendor’s roadmap and present new and interesting capabilities to Engineering leadership for inclusion in the product & service roadmap.
      • Broad systems and technology expertise including demonstrable expertise in troubleshooting complex issues.
    • Provide solution design and technical leadership for evolution of our support infrastructure.
    • Ensure that company development and process standards are implemented in all internal systems.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required to present to internal, and external stakeholders.
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities.

    Desired Skills & Experience

    Required Skills:

    • Experience designing and developing automated configuration management solutions using a framework such as Chef, Ansible, Puppet or Jenkins (Puppet strongly preferred)
    • Experience working in highly virtualized data center environments with a strong preference toward VMware
    • Able to install, configure and manage Windows and Linux virtual machines
    • A solid understanding of the software development lifecycle
    • Windows and/or Linux server administration experience
    • Minimum of 5 year’s experience with scripting or programming (PowerShell, Bash, Java, Python)
    • Familiar with software integration using APIs, CLIs or web services
    • A strong desire to build creative and high-impact automation solutions
    • A desire and ability to work productively in a highly collaborative team environment
    • Minimum 8 year’s experience in technology, with progressive experience as an engineer.

    Preferred Skills:

    • Experience with VMware’s vRealize Orchestrator / vRealize Automation suite (vRA/vRO)
    • Prior experience configuring Jenkins for building automated workflows
    • Prior experience working in Agile development environments. Scrum experience preferred
    • Some knowledge of, or experience working with the NIST 800-53 Cybersecurity framework
    • Prior experience working in regulated environments, DoD Experience a plus
    • Previous experience with a Git version control system such as GitHub or BitBucket

    More about Kinney Group:

    Kinney Group is a cloud solutions integrator harnessing the power of IT in the cloud to improve lives. Automation is in Kinney Group's DNA, enabling the company to integrate the most advanced security, analytics, and infrastructure technologies as an optimized solution powering IT-driven mission and business processes in the cloud for federal agencies and Fortune 1000 companies. We are an elite team with a unique combination of credentials for strict security environments.


    Our colleagues subscribe to a shared ethos and purpose for the company to achieve clarity and organizational health. This translates across every customer touch point within the organization. We offer compelling work as well as leadership commitment to ongoing training and development.  


    Kinney Group, Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.



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