e-Merge IT Recruitment
- Johannesburg, City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
The automation engineer should have strong development experience and a proven track of experience implementing automation solutions on proprietary / open source automation platforms. In this position, you will be responsible for identifying possible automation candidates, designing, developing the automation solutions using workflow-based and other open source automation platforms. The role will also involve troubleshooting problems in existing automation solutions. As Automation Engineer – you will be helping our Operations out of their routine manual admin chores (L1-L2) and helping them focus on solving real Technical problems (L3).
Required skills and experience
Readiness to work on automating routine Ops tasks on various technologies
Strong ability to prepare and maintain documentation
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Efficient and pragmatic problem-solving skills Ability to multi-task, and clearly communicate the status updates to your peers and your management Ability to work in a team with clearly defined (and often tight) deadlines
Two+ years of strong programming experience
Outstanding scripting abilities, ideally with more than one language: bash, ksh, TCL, Microsoft PowerShell, Perl
Basic knowledge of networking, good understanding of basic Internet services: DNS, DHCP, TFTP
Good knowledge of any server OS and its internals: system layout, filesystem, location of configurations, services, logging, user-space binaries, package management model etc.
Optional knowledge of basic Java constructs is a plus
Excellent verbal and written communication
Strong client handling skills
Basic user-level experience with any relational database
Comfort using any CLI or menu-driven text interfaces
General sense of urgency, multitasking; ability to provide one line and extended reporting on the status of the tasks in progress / completed
Strong documentation skills
Duties and responsibilities:
Demonstrate knowledge of any active Automation solution. (proprietary/open source workflow based automation system)
Given a routine Ops SOP, architect your automation solutions
Provide evaluation and audit for existing automation
Develop best practices for different Automation scenarios involving a vast variety of different communication protocols and polling methods
Document and build step-by-step processes of implementing possible automations
Troubleshoot performance issues and identify and provide performance data
Bachelor’s degree in engineering / computer science
Two+ years of programming experience (in any programming language), Basic knowledge of UNIX operating system. Any distribution will work
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Posted on 14 Jul 14:41
- Language(s): English
- Availability for travel: No
- Availability for change of residence: No
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