Automation Engineer 3 w/ Active Secret Clearance

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Automation Engineer 3 w/ Active Secret Clearance

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen, 
12- month contract position, 
W2 with full benefits 
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen 
Job Description:
Seeking a member of an IT Infrastructure Automation Team who will be responsible for developing scripts and recipes to automate O/S builds and COTS configurations in complex server environments. These environments, a mix of servers, workstations, and custom hardware, provide the backbone for the operational system of a critical, strategic national asset. The environments also support product development, testing, and maintenance. The candidate would be responsible for engineering, design and implementation of automation recipes (Chef) and scripts (Ruby, PowerShell, Python and others) as part of an automated installation process. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, have an engineering mindset, and be able to troubleshoot complex problems. This position may require some on call support and overtime as well as limited (<20%) travel for installation and troubleshooting support. 

Required Skills: 
• Must be able to obtain a DOD Secret or higher clearance and have US Citizenship 
• For G08 = 4+ years of relevant Infrastructure/IT experience related to system installation and configuration 
• Experience with automation tools such as Chef (preferred), Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, Fabric or similar products for O/S builds, software installation and configuration 
• Systems integration experience 
• Ability to troubleshoot complex configuration problems or system issues 
• Experience with Windows or Linux System Administration 
• Strong scripting skills (i.e. PowerShell, Python, Ruby, bash, etc.) 
• Solid background in COTS product Installation 
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both written and oral 
• Bachelors Degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering and 4 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Desired Skills: 
• Understanding of Infrastructure as Code and demonstrated implementation 
• Understanding of DevOps concepts  Experience with VMware– vCenter, ESXi, vSphere 
• Understanding of Change Management processes - Version Control of software and applications using ClearCase and familiarity with DRs, CRs, and IRs written with ClearQuest (or Remedy, etc.) • The ability to effectively plan their own work up and the work of others on the team • Experience with Tripwire or LogRhythm 
• Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products 

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