Polaris Alpha

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Infrastructure/Automation Engineer

Infrastructure/Automation Engineer

Req # 
Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Engineering - Software Engineer
Security Clearance 
Preferred Secret
Denver, CO

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Job Description

Polaris Alpha is seeking an Automation Engineer who will be responsible for deploying and integrating scripts and recipes to automate Systems configurations 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 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.


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Required Skills

- 6+ years of relevant Infrastructure/IT experience related to system installation and configuration
- Background in Systems Operations environment supporting complex environment deployment and management activities
- Experience with automation tools such as Chef (preferred), Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, Fabric or similar products for O/S builds, software installation and configuration
- Hands-on experience with virtualization tools and cloud computing, either private (VMware, OpenStack) or public (AWS)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.)
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both written and oral Desired Skills:
- Experience with orchestration tools – Rundeck, VMware Orchestrator
- 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 code - GIT, CVS
- The ability to effectively plan their own work up and the work of others on the team\ Required Education: Bachelor 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 (technical Bachelor Degree = additional 8 years of related work experience)

Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use. EOE M/F/D/V Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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