Automation (CHEF) Engineer/Specialist - Prague - 6 months

Apollo Solutions
London (Greater)
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Automation (CHEF) Engineer/Specialist


6 months

Apollo Solutions are currently recruiting for an experienced Automation (CHEF) Engineer/Specialist in Prague for 6 months.


* Strong experience with development in Chef automation tools
* Relevant experience with Orchestration and Automation tools
* Excellent scripting experience (at least one of PowerShell, bash, Ruby, PowerCLI, JavaScipt)
* Expert knowledge in using at least two Automation platforms (Chef, Puppet, vRealize Automation, Cisco UCS Director)
* In-depth understanding of deploying Windows, Linux, Database (SQL Server and Oracle) in a virtualized (VMware) environment
* In-depth understanding of automated Compliance and Configuration management
* Detailed knowledge of Service Management (ITIL) principles through experience or certification.
* Experience in creating interfaces to Data Centre Infrastructure tools (such as Active Directory, ServiceNow, Remedy on Demand, Atrium CMDB, QiP, HP OMi, NetBackup, TSM etc.)
* Knowledge of Converged (Vblock, HDS UCP) and Hyper-converged (Nutanix) platforms
* Experience in infrastructure architecture and design of complex distributed systems environments, including failover techniques, recovery/rollback, and application partitioning
* Excellent Communication Skills


* Responsible for automating day to day infrastructure and application management tasks, developing automated workflows and tests.

* Support for installation, configuration, customization, validation, qualification, administration and support of Private Cloud Automation Tools, especially Chef.

* Contribute to the activities associated with installation, upgrade and patching of Chef Automation Tools.

* Consult with and make recommendations to Private Cloud teams (Architecture, Service Delivery, Demand Management, Engineering) in defining, implementing and delivering Private Cloud Service Offerings.

* Improve, track progress, and make recommendations on Automation tools improvements, imaging, and new releases.


* Develop automated workflows/recipes in Chef automation tools
* Support installation and configuration of Chef Automation Tools adhering to security and organizational standards
* Contribute to availability of Automation Platform to meet agreed SLAs
* Resolve any issues in timely manner to avoid disruption to service
* Train operations team to use Automation tools effectively
* Document design, configuration and implementation details

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