Senior Software Automation Engineer

Sacramento, CA 94203

Posted: 10/31/2022 Employment Type: 9+ Month Contract Job Category: IT/Ops Job Number: 24623 Pay Range: $60/hr-$70/hr Remote Friendly: Fully Remote

Job Description

Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a SSenior Software Automation Engineer to join our team at our client’s site in Sacramento, CA.


Primary Responsibilities:
  • Will lead Automation initiatives and efforts for on premise infrastructure.
    • This includes development of the infrastructure, automation tools, pipeline executions, and monitoring dashboards of the automations deployed.
  • Identify existing automation use cases to document, catalog, manage and improve.
  • Improve efficiency of Platform task execution by identifying repeatable tasks that can be automated and streamlined, including self-service abilities.
  • Own and be responsible for automation pipeline, execution, and roadmap of the Platform Engineering Team
  • Work independently and as part of a team to develop and document standards and procedures.
  • Be responsible for overseeing major automation initiatives and supporting key functional groups.
  • Development of support processes, technical planning, and work coordination for all facets of automation.
  • When necessary, interact with software vendors to reach problem resolution; may include opening service calls, providing logs, and responding to advice received by phone call, tickets or email.
  • Oncall required as part of a team rotation


Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Automation first attitude and ownership approach
  • 5+ years of high development proficiency in one or more scripting languages (Python, Ruby, PowerShell).
  • 5+ Years development experience with infrastructure automation and configuration management tools including Ansible, and Terraform, and code repositories in GitLab/Github.
  • 5+ Years working with GitOps / DevOps processes and environments including developing and running automated CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience with VMware Cloud Foundation, vRealize Operations(vROps) and vRealize Automation (vRa), Vmware Tanzu and other virtualization management tools
  • 8+ Years of UNIX/Linux and Windows Administrator experience supporting medium to large enterprise environments.
  • Ability to understand complex technical concepts and communicate them effectively to other team members
  • Familiarity with ITSM practices and process.
  • Participate in performing and leading technology development, test, and deployment activities
  • Ability and desire to work both independently and with a team.


Preferred Education, Years of Experience Requirements and Certifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or 10 years of equivalent work experience in IT related work.
  • DevOps and CI/CD certifications
  • Programming languages certifications preferred
  • Linux/Unix and Windows Administration certification preferred

Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

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