Build Generation Automation & Deployment Specialist - Corsham

  • Location:

    Wiltshire, Corsham

  • Discipline:

    Digital

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Benefits:

    £Negotiable

  • Published:

    28-11-2023

  • Expiry date:

    08-12-2023

  • Reference:

    381

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We are currently recruiting for an SC or DV cleared Build Generation Automation and Deployment Specialist with a focus on the packaging, configuration control and automated deployment of enterprise server products. The role will be based at our clients site in Corsham, Wiltshire (with flexible working arrangements to be agreed once work is underway). The day rate on offer is negotiable dependent upon experience and is outside the scope of IR35.

The role is responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining automation solutions to streamline the deployment and provisioning of enterprise level nodes for Users. This role involves leveraging Python, Ansible, Jenkins, and the Atlassian toolset to automate the deployment of enterprise level hardware. The Build Generation Automation and Deployment Specialist plays a critical role in optimizing efficiency, reducing manual effort, ensuring consistent robust and repeatable node deployments.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Automation Solution Development: Design, develop, and enhance automation solutions using Python, Ansible, and the Atlassian toolset to automate the provisioning, configuration, and management of bare metal infrastructure. This includes creating playbooks, scripts, and workflows to automate repetitive tasks.
  • Infrastructure Provisioning and Configuration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to automate the provisioning and configuration of bare metal servers. Develop Ansible playbooks and templates to standardize and streamline the deployment process.
  • Integration and Orchestration: Integrate and orchestrate automation workflows with Jenkins to enable end-to-end automation pipelines. Ensure seamless integration between various tools within the Atlassian toolset (e.g., Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket) for efficient collaboration and version control.
  • Infrastructure Monitoring and Management: Implement monitoring and management capabilities using Python and Ansible to ensure the availability and performance of bare metal infrastructure. Develop scripts to collect system metrics, perform health checks, and generate reports.
  • Version Control and Configuration Management: Utilize Git and other version control tools to manage code repositories and maintain version history. Ensure proper configuration management practices are followed for infrastructure components.
  • Documentation and Knowledge Sharing: Create detailed technical documentation, including architecture designs, deployment guides, and best practices. Share knowledge and provide training to internal teams on the automation solutions, tools, and methodologies.
  • Vendor-specific Integration: Work closely with vendors to understand product APIs and integrate automation solutions with vendor-specific management tools and APIs. Collaborate on hardware-specific requirements and configurations.
  • Troubleshooting and Issue Resolution: Investigate and resolve complex issues related to bare metal automation, collaborating with relevant teams to identify root causes and implement effective solutions. Perform debugging, log analysis, and system troubleshooting as required.
  • Backend Development: Build efficient and optimized backend systems, including data storage, retrieval, and processing. Develop APIs, services, and integrations to support application functionality.
  • Automation and Scripting: Utilize PowerCLI and PowerShell to automate tasks, streamline processes, and improve efficiency. Develop scripts for infrastructure provisioning, configuration management, and deployment automation.
  • WINTEL and LINUX Platform Knowledge
  • Atlassian Toolset Integration: Integrate software development processes with the Atlassian toolset, including Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Bamboo. Utilize these tools for collaboration, version control, issue tracking, and release management.
  • Documentation and Knowledge Sharing: Create comprehensive technical documentation, including design specifications, user guides, and API documentation. Share knowledge and provide training to internal teams on software development practices and frameworks.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay updated with the latest technologies, frameworks, and industry trends. Continuously seek opportunities to enhance software development processes, tools, and methodologies

EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

  • Strong programming skills in Python with experience in developing automation scripts and tools.
  • Proficiency in Ansible for infrastructure automation and configuration management.
  • Experience with Jenkins for continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.
  • Knowledge of the Atlassian toolset, including Jira, Confluence, and Bitbucket.
  • Strong proficiency in PowerShell and .NET Core Version 7.
  • Experience with PowerCLI and PowerShell scripting for automation and system administration tasks.
  • Familiarity with the Atlassian toolset, including Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Bamboo.
  • General working knowledge of WINTEL and LINUX platforms.
  • General working knowledge of networking, IP protocols and Software Defined Network (SDN) technologies such as NSX.
  • Solid understanding of bare metal infrastructure components and provisioning processes.
  • Familiarity with DELL and HP hardware products, management tools, and APIs.
  • Understanding of networking concepts and protocols relevant to bare metal infrastructure.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Attention to detail and a focus on delivering high-quality solutions.
  • Understanding of software development principles, object-oriented programming, and software frameworks.
  • Solid problem-solving and analytical abilities.

DESIRABLE

  • Experience with other infrastructure automation and orchestration tools like Terraform or Puppet.
  • Familiarity with software-defined networking (SDN) technologies.
  • Knowledge of server configuration management tools such as iDRAC or iLO.
  • Understanding of virtualization technologies (e.g., VMware, Hyper-V).
  • Experience with Git or other version control systems.
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies and DevOps practices.
  • Knowledge of database systems like MSSQL or MySQL.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and Scrum practices.
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