Automation Engineer
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Full Time
Closes 27/07/22
Full Time
Closes 27/07/22
Who we are looking for
An Automation Engineer to be responsible for increasing our levels of automation and tooling to help drive forward our vision for a modern, flexible technology platform.

We are looking to build and scale an Automation capability within both our DevOps and Platform Delivery functions.

Automation Engineers will collaborate closely with colleagues in Software Release, SRE, Platform Delivery (Networks, Database and Systems) and IT Services to increase levels of Automation and Tooling with a particular focus on cross-team processes and services to help drive forward our vision for a modern, flexible set of platforms.

We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to tackle some of technology’s greatest challenges and continue to break new ground in software innovation.

This role is eligible for inclusion in the Company’s hybrid working from home policy.
Preferred skills and experience
Must have experience working in either an Infrastructure team (Network, Server) or a Software Development team.
Strong working knowledge of automation tooling and best practice.
Strong working knowledge of Procedural Programming (e.g. Javascript, GoLang, Python, Powershell) and SQL.
Experience with Automation and Orchestration platforms (e.g. Ansible, Jenkins).
Experience and knowledge of Windows and Linux operating system stacks.
Solid understanding of automation principles and tools such as Git, Jira, Docker, Ansible, Artifactory, AWX, Jenkins, Chef and CI/CD.
Experience in collecting and visualising metric and log data using tools such as Splunk and Elastic.
Experience building and consuming APIs.
Excellent issue investigation and diagnosis abilities.
Keen interest in industry trends, particularly DevOps.
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Main Responsibilities
Working with automation and orchestration platforms (e.g. Ansible, Jenkins), to automate manual activity and processes.
Developing bespoke in house tooling, using a range of technologies to aid colleagues across Infrastructure and the rest of Technology in the completion of their duties (e.g. Javascript, GoLang, Python, Powershell, Groovy).
Working with varied teams to consume and/or build APIs for their services in end to end department wide processes.
Collaborating with colleagues across Infrastructure to determine requirements and solutions, to solve problems and progress work.
Working with colleagues across Infrastructure to enable and progress the department’s Automation capability.
Carrying out development activities to agreed timescales in line with the agreed Software Development Lifecycle for Infrastructure Automation.
Contributing to discussions regarding suitable architecture and technology choice for Infrastructure Automation.
Contributing to the evolution of processes and approaches, including the Infrastructure Automation Software Development Lifecycle.
Taking part in an on call rota to support systems built by the Automation team.
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The benefits of working with us
Bonus Schemes
Recognition for your performance and hard work.
Company Pension
Preparing you for later life with a top pension.
Employee Assistance Programme
Supporting the wellbeing of you and your family.
Eye Care
In a digital world, we help take care of your vision.
Income Protection
Your income is protected, just in case.
Life Assurance
Peace of mind for your family in any eventuality.
Tax Free Childcare Scheme
A bit extra in your pocket to help with your little ones.
Life Events and Long Service
To celebrate your big occasions, dedication and hard work.
Hillside (Technology) Ltd opened our North West office in 2016 in the heart of Manchester’s buzzing city centre. In recent years the city has become a hub of technology and creative industries.
Our location
  • Often described as the UK’s second city, living costs in Manchester are around 30% cheaper than London.
  • Our office has plenty of public transport nearby, including trains operating around the country and the Metrolink.
  • Manchester is passionate about sport and has two Premier League football teams.
  • Full of fantastic restaurants and shops, from Spinningfields to the Northern Quarter, there is lots to see and do.
What we get up to
Our Manchester office is home to part of Hillside (Technology) Ltd's Software Development family as well as additional technology units. We work closely with our other Technology sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Bulgaria to deliver our first class product.
Some location benefits
Nearby Restaurants and Shops
Tea and Coffee Service
Great Commuter Links
City Centre Location
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