Principal DevOps Automation Engineer

Job Location: Cary, NC


Role Value Proposition: 

This position is for a Principal Automation Systems Engineer supporting our complex IT environments.  The primary day to day activities for this engineer will revolve around the technical aspects of Infrastructure Provisioning.  Role is key in strategy, planning and design around the currency, provisioning, deployment and mechanism for service impact recovery. This position will be integral in designing a sustainable operational model which will implement Infrastructure as Code.  This position must understand the ITSM process, operations data, as well as real time visibility requirements and how each interacts with the operation of complex production environments. We are looking for an individual that can drive a group of professionals using critical thinking and create a forward moving plan that will impact Enterprise Operations moving forward.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads transformational initiatives focused on improving and simplifying the way we do business
  • Engineer cross product end to end maintainable automation framework for server products, requiring tools evaluation, infrastructure planning, collaboration with existing tools and team members
  • Responsible for designing and improving the orchestration flows associated with each layer of infrastructure provisioning
  • Responsible for designing the complex workflows needed to provision across the layers of infrastructure
  • Member of the architecture board in defining the Infrastructure standards and processes
  • Define the standards and process for Infrastructure as Code with other architects, participating in testing and evaluation of new technologies to ensure compatibility and functionality
  • Review tool sets regularly for efficiency, functionality, and cost for performance; stay current on industry trends and new technologies and recommend future initiatives
  • Work closely with internal customers to understand needs, technology landscape, and changing requirements


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 8+ years of related experience with deep knowledge in provisioning requirements of Physical and Virtual hardware, various cloud providers, Operating systems, Network devices, Storage devices and Database servers. 
  • 3+ years of experience with: DevOps or Automation, software distribution/configuration management, leading a team charged with designing, implementing, maintaining, and administering enterprise systems and experience with Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt Stack, and/or BladeLogic Automation Tools


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline preferred
  • Creating global strategies & technology roadmaps and/or strong working knowledge of all aspects of server configuration management, including software distribution, provisioning, patching, compliance & inventory


Business Category

Global Infrastructure Technology Operations – Engineering


Number of Openings



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Requisition #: 98322 

Full time
Cary, NC 27513, US