Job ID 208097
People Source Consulting are currently seeking experienced Infrastructure Automation Engineers to pick up a 12 month contract working for an MOD client.
The Infrastructure Automation Engineering Service will support the technical team responsible for the design, development, documentation, building and validation of infrastructure automation components which form part of the NSoIT(D) Platform. These automation components will primary be developed using Python3, Ansible and Bash with a focus on hardware components, specifically their various features, services, and configurations, as well as interactions with external REST/SOAP APIs and services.
The team's responsibilities include:
Apply complex problem solving to "reverse engineer" applications, designs and manual build instructions to create zero touch automation packages that are parameterised, dynamic and able to deploy against these designs repeatedly and reliably. Often these applications are legacy, were created without automation in mind or are otherwise resistive to full, zero touch automation.
Create production quality code, following industry standard best practices as well as internal policies and procedures, utilising Version Control mechanisms such as GIT and BitBucket to submit development code as well as peer reviewing other team members' code modules.
Production and review of all levels of design artefacts.
Supporting wider NSoIT(D) system testing activities.
Working with Service Management to resolve issues.
Essential skills, qualifications, and experience
In order to deliver this service, it is essential that individuals have:
Creating complex Python3 automation Classes for production systems
Using configuration management tools e.g. Ansible, Puppet, Chef
Use of scripting languages e.g. Bash
Automated deployment of server, network and storage technologies across multiple vendors
Building or supporting large infrastructure environments
Troubleshooting hardware or software component failure
Working as part of an Agile development team
Demonstrable experience with advanced Python3 coding features e.g. Workflows, Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Bare Metal Deployment
Ideal qualifications (One or more):
Networking certification – CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) or similar
Virtualisation certification – VMware VCP (VMware vCenter Certified Professional) or similar,
Linux certification – RHCA or RHCE
Formal Software Development certification – OCA (Oracle Certified Associate) or similar
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
Strong critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems and propose new ideas.
Hold a valid Security Clearance (SC)
Competency in MS Office Suite.
Knowledge of the Atlassian toolset (JIRA, Confluence, and Bamboo) to record and document work.
Working within the public sector, preferably Defence, and ideally with Defence Digital (formerly ISS).
Delivering accredited secure solutions within the UK Public Sector.
A Computer Science university-based education at Bachelors or Masters level.SC Level Clearance is required prior to contract start, as such candidates must hold current, valid clearance OR be eligible and willing to undertake clearance as a minimum (Please be aware currently clearance can take 6-8 weeks).
£550pd (Outside IR35)
12 Month Initial Contract (Likely to extend)
Corsham base location with flexible working on agreement
People Source Consulting Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. People Source specialise in technology recruitment across niche markets including Information Technology, Digital TV, Digital Marketing, Project and Programme Management, SAP, Digital and Consumer Electronics, Air Traffic Management, Management Consultancy, Business Intelligence, Manufacturing, Telecoms, Public Sector, Healthcare, Finance and Oil & Gas