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Automation Engineer
New York
Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metro Area
Network Engineer - IT
Network Engineer - IT
JN -032020-4331

TxMQ announces an exciting opportunity for your review
TxMQ Direct Client Requirement  
Job Title: Automation Engineer

Duration:  6 - 18 months 
Number of positions:  2
References:  2 WILL be required for submittal
This is an excellent opportunity with one of the country's most highly regarded regional banks headquartered in Western New York. As one of the 20 largest commercial bank holding companies in the US with over 650 branches throughout the northeast, our client focuses on investing in state-of-the art technology to continually provide high-quality banking services.

Job Description:  Automation Engineer

Client is seeking an experienced and dynamic Automation Engineer to work with an agile team.
The Automation Engineer is responsible for analyzing business requirements and delivering automated solutions and working with the Technology Infrastructure Services team to build robust platforms using automation.

An ideal candidate should have excellent technical credentials, excellent communication skills and experience in programming/scripting languages such as Python, Perl, Java, PowerShell and YAML.

As an Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for:
• Contributing to identifying, developing and implementing technical best practices guidelines
• Working closely with customers, and leading technical and business value discussions
• Advising customers in the deployment of solutions that meets their technical, business and compliance needs
• Proactively identify trends, perform root cause analysis, problem isolation, and manage adverse events from identification to resolution
• Interface with customers, vendors, and other technical staff to analyze business and technical requirements relating to automation
• Participate in all phases of system development, configuration, architecture and monitoring including performance and availability, alerting, security and capacity planning
• Enhance automated deployments using configuration management technologies and scripting languages
• Lead efforts in infrastructure automation and continuous deployment utilizing a CI/CD pipeline in a private virtualized environment
• Maintain software development disciplines including version control using Azure DevOps/GitHub
• Work across IT functions and collaborate effectively to deliver complete technical solutions
• Work closely with software developers to perform all levels of testing, as well as be an integral part of solving complex system level challenges
• Evaluate and understand complex interrelationships and effects among programs, interfacing applications and platforms.Provide highly analytical consulting and leadership in identifying and implementing new uses of information technologies to assist business units in meeting strategic objectives.
• Follow and promote use of development standards and procedures.

Key Requirements:
• 7+ years' experience in working with customers in identifying their business and technical requirements, and designing and/or implementing optimal technical solutions for them
• Understanding of container tools within the CI/CD pipeline (GitLab, Azure DevOps, JFrog, etc.)
• Experience with automation and creating Ansible playbooks a must
• Strong scripting skills and experience designing and writing automation using languages such as Python, Perl, Java and PowerShell
• Understanding of operating systems, application security configurations, and best practices in Windows and Linux/UNIX environment is required
• Working experience with JIRA and ServiceNow
• Ability to analyze business requirements and technical design documents
• Knowledge of Agile and iterative development methodologies
• Strong problem-solving skills to assist in issue resolution
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Detail-oriented
• Experience recommending and implementing systems solutions
• Experience with API design and best practices
• Ability to work in a team environment as well as autonomously
• Ability to multitask for various components of complex projects

Additional Requirements:
• Proven track record of thought leadership in a consulting role
• Knowledge of Red Hat Linux and Windows Operating Systems
• Knowledge of VMware technology
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with customers
• Effective presentation skills
• Technical writing/documentation skills
• Experience working within complex technical environments
• Willing to take on new challenges and eager to learn
• Exceptional customer support
• Follow all Technology processes (Change Management, Problem Management, etc.)
• Experience building services on on-line infrastructure like AWS, Azure, GCP a plus
• Understanding of cloud technologies, such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software-defined networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), OpenStack, and other emerging technologies a plus
• Knowledge of tools within the CI/CD pipeline such as Aqua and Dynatrace a plus

Basic Function:
The Automation Engineer is responsible for analyzing business requirements and delivering automated solutions and working with the Technology Infrastructure Services team to build robust platforms using automation.

Minimum Qualifications:
Two years of college and 7-10 years of scripting experience.

TxMQ specializes in finding the perfect career fit for our candidates. We make it our mission to understand your goals and objectives when you switch jobs, or take on a new position. As a leading technology and manufacturing staffing and services agency, we take pride in placing only the most qualified candidates into positions with our clients. It’s our job to ensure you and our clients’ satisfaction, and the only way to do that is to make certain that the position we find for you is an exact match for your needs as well as those of our clients. 

If you are a contractor, you should know our contractors receive the option of a health insurance plan as well as matched 401(k) from day one of employment, in addition to paid gym membership, and other great benefits and incentives. We treat our contractors like family, and have some who have been with us for over 25 years!
TxMQ is the perfect size to pay special attention to each and every one of our clients and candidates, thus fostering and growing great relationships and ensuring both contractor and client loyalty have equal priority.