Job ID 306173
SOFTWARE INTEGRATION ENGINEER
The Software Integration Engineering Service will support the technical team responsible for onboarding of customer applications and implementing infrastructure automation components which form part of the Client's Platform. These automation components will primarily be developed using Windows PowerShell and will focus on Windows Server components including its various features and services, Windows software products, Client's customer specific applications running under Windows, SDDC (Software Defined Data Centre) tools such as VMware PowerCLI and VMware PowerNSX, as well as interactions with external REST APIs and services. This work will also entail working with other teams to troubleshoot and diagnose technical issues. The detailed responsibilities of the team 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 repeatedly and reliably deploy against these designs. 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 Client's system testing activities.
Work on upgrading existing automation packages that may require future versions of Software or concepts to be absorbed.
Essential skills, qualifications, and experience
At least 12 months' demonstrable hands on experience within the last 3 years of:
PowerShell automation modules for production systems utilising at least PowerShell v as a minimum.
Designing solutions to meet 'bare metal' or 'zero touch' provisioning requirements.
Automated deployment of server, network or storage technologies across multiple vendors.
Building or supporting large Windows infrastructure environments.
Working as part of an Agile development team.
Demonstrable experience of:
Deployment of complex applications, including Solarwinds, ELK, Trend Micro, VMware Horizon and VEEAM.
Advanced PowerShell coding features e.g. Modules, Workflows, Desired State Configuration (DSC)..
Test driven development using tools such as Jenkins.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
Strong critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems and propose new ideas.
Competency in MS Office Suite.
Desirable skills, qualifications, and experience:
Knowledge of the Atlassian toolset (JIRA, Confluence and Bamboo) to record, document and test work.
At least one of the following professional certifications that have been obtained within the last five years: o Virtualisation certification – VMware VCP (VMware vCenter Certified Professional) or similar.
Windows Server certification – MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) / MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) or similar.
Software Development certification – OCA (Oracle Certified Associate) or similar.
Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell (OD10962C) course or similar.
Working within the public sector, preferably Defence, and ideally with Defence Digital (formerly ISS).
NATO FAS applications.
The High and Low level design of Windows Server technologies.
Experience of working with Linux distributions, specifically CentOS and Ubuntu