Automation Engineer
Newport News , Virginia
November 24, 2016
This role is responsible for developing and implementing automated solutions to adhere to enterprise wide server and application standards as specified in the solutions design.

Automation Engineer
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 391 reviews - Newport News, VA 23602

Overall Job Objective: Responsible for designing, creating, testing, maintaining and continually improving orchestrated workflows to automate IT and non-IT processes throughout the enterprise. Also responsible for administering Orchestration applications that support orchestration functions across the Wolseley Group, for developing and continually improving the functionality of those applications, for providing end-user support and for conducting problem investigations and root cause analysis to resolve functional issues.
*Serves as a subject matter expert for automation and orchestration
*Liaises with automation requestors to determine requirements and identify best implementation approach
*Creates and maintains orchestrated workflows in conjunction with appropriate programming and scripting elements to fulfill automation requirements
*Supports the Manager, Service Automation with the identification of automation and orchestration related opportunities throughout the organization
*Supports the Manager, Service and Automation to document, communicate and continually improve the processes and policies that describe the use and administration of the in scope orchestration applications
*Documents developed code and workflows and uses version control systems to manage source code, documentation and workflow exports
*Installs, configures and maintains orchestration applications to ensure secure and reliable operation
*Identifies preventative actions needed to avoid application incidents based on monitoring and trend analysis
*Researches technical issues using web sites, vendor support procedures and other troubleshooting methods
*Collaborates with other Systems and Technology Administrators to troubleshoot hardware and OS-level issues on the application platforms
*Participates in projects and support issues associated with orchestration tasks, liaising with appropriate IT departments as well as associated vendors
*Provides appropriate IT associates with technical training, support and secondary documentation for orchestration applications
*Continually reviews the efficiency and effectiveness of the orchestration applications
*Maintains a current knowledge of orchestration product offerings and other supporting technologies
*Upholds the core values of the Systems Control and Automation center

*5+ years of IT work related experience
*IT generalist with broad knowledge of IT infrastructure and application concepts
*Scripting/programming experience preferably with MS PowerShell and Unix shell
*Profound Windows and Unix/Linux operating system knowledge
*Knowledge of SOAP and REST interfaces building the foundation of a Service Oriented Architecture
*Experience with MS System Center Orchestrator, VMWare vRealize Orchestrator and/or RedHat OpenShift preferred
*Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or Computer Technology
*Proficient using MS Office products

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