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Storage Automation Developer

Posted: April 23, 2018
Company name: TEKsystems
Location: Houston, TX
Country: United States
Pay rate: $90/hr
Poster represents: a recruiting agency
Terms of employment: Hourly employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: yes
Description: Requires active collaboration with storage and backup engineers and other developers to assess automation solution for ExxonMobil data storage and backup needs, select the appropriate solution , develop the appropriate processes, automation solution to meet those needs, and certify the solutions for deployment. The automation developer participates in all aspects of application development including work planning, requirements gathering, development, testing, deployment and ongoing support.

These activities include:
• Collaborate with storage engineers in Storage technology evolutions including staying abreast of industry developments and actively participating in discussions with storage/backup vendors
• Identify automation framework for our storage and backup platforms
• Develop integrated processes and support tools for automated solutions
• Participate in storage/backup automation certification activities , production deployment, maintenance and continuous support and improvements
• Develop detailed deployment & operational documentation for the automation and processes/tools
• Automated software provisioning, configuration management and application deployment through Ansible
• Expertise in the installation, use, and maintenance of Red Hat Satellite, Puppet Enterprise, remote terminal emulation systems, and Centrify.
• Experience programming in Perl, Puppet (Ruby), bash scripting, and C/C++
• Knowledge of Red Hat CloudForms, application containerization, virtualization, and hyper-converged infrastructure
• Knowledge or experience with Agile Development
• Work closely with Product Owners and Scrum Masters in keeping to committed schedules for deliverables to be implemented
• User Center Design (user research, usability studies, interactive and visual design, paper prototypes and other low fidelity design methods etc.)
• Build productive work relationships with customers and software developers
• Prefer a minimum of five years of experience and end-to-end development and product support experiences, automating infrastructure using tools such as Ansible, Puppet

Additionally, some operational support activities are required including backups & storage arrays, monitoring tools, and archive system break/fix support.

Individual will need the ability to work with minimal supervision and possess strong technical knowledge.
Desired skills: Skill Requirements:
• Strong analytical & problem solving skills
• Self-starter and self-motivated
• Interpersonal and negotiation skills - effectively interact with staff, peers, & management
• Planning and coordination skills - effectively multi-task & progress many work items concurrently
• Strong technical writing & communication skills
• Ability and willingness to learn new technologies and processes
• Creativity & innovation
• Team player
• Hypervisor (VMware/Hyper-V) knowledge
• Operations Support Tools (SCCM, SCOM, OCI, ESM, etc.)
• Storage arrays (SAN/NAS) and/or backup tools
• Ansible, Puppet, PowerShell, Perl, UNIX/Windows scripting
• C/C++, Python, .NET
• UI development e.g. UI patterns such as MVVM
• SQL queries & Tableau and/or any other reporting tools
• IT Security Practices
• ExxonMobil project management and security control practices
• Experience in Agile and Dev Ops methodology

- Desired Skills:
• Strong knowledge of storage and backup technology
• Strong Windows Server and/or UNIX OS experience and knowledge
Contact information: Please email me at abeiting@teksystems.com

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