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Senior Automation Engineer (Windows)

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Chicago
  • Salary: $200000 - $300000 per annum
  • Job reference: NEBS-0323-115
  • Sector: Technology, Selby Jennings
  • Date posted: 23/03/2018
Our client is seeking a Windows Systems Automation Engineer to be a leading memeber of their technology team. This individual will be responsible for ensuring stability, integrity, and efficiency of operation through automation. This individual will also be a key member of their team and will also help identify areas for potential improvements in order to maximize the benefit of their IT investments and help integrate existing systems. This person will also need to engineer and build solutions, with a high degree of autonomy, to help solve every day business’s needs. 

The ideal candidate will have advanced experience with Windows and PowerShell. They will also ideally have prior financial experience and be located in the Chicago Area.

  • Collecting/working with time-series data within our InfluxData environment and continuing to advance our opensource contributions in that space
  • Help develop a framework for centralized system configuration management and automation in our Windows environment
  • Help Manage and maintain a global Windows server based infrastructure including technologies such as Microsoft ADDS, Exchange
  • Extracting data from existing systems/appliances to populate our alerting and monitoring stack
  • Integrate our build system with tools used elsewhere within Jumps IT
  • Automate existing processes and procedures where beneficial using MS PowerShell or other automation tools
  • Utilize experience to come up with innovative solutions to unique problems facing our team and the company
  • Better integrate environment with existing business systems and processes
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues for a variety of different appliances working with vendor’s support to resolve issue when necessary
Skills you'll need:
  • 5-10 years of experience managing a Windows environment
  • Expert in PowerShell scripting language used for automation or creating tools
  • Experience managing distributed infrastructure in a centralised way
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
  • Experience working against 3rd party RESTfull apis for system integrations
  • Additional experience beneficial in:
    • HyperV
    • Vmware Virtualisation / PowerCLI
    • Well-organized, good communication skills, and attention to details
    • Citrix NetScaler
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Enterprise Storage
    • Citrix Xenapp
    • ADDS
    • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures
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