Job Description

Trade Street Consulting has been asked by a client in Brooklyn, NY to locate an Infrastructure Automation Engineer for a 12 month+ contract opportunity.  Qualified candidates must have prior Infrastructure Automation Engineer experience.  If interested, please send an updated word-version resume along with salary expectations.


Infrastructure Automation Engineer - 12 month+ contract - Brooklyn, NY




The Automation Engineer for the Lab as a Service (LaaS) Organization will identify automation opportunities, design, develop, integrate, test and implement automation scripts to enhance the service oriented processes within the IT Lab environment.


The ideal candidate will have a mature devOps mindset, experience in automation architecture design and test automation frameworks.  Supports a learning organization model through coaching, training and mentoring.


Works with internal and external LaaS customers to provide innovative automation alternatives within the technology environment for customers.  Collaborates with Service Delivery Managers/Teams and LaaS customers to drive effective utilization of lab services and creation of integrated automation solutions.



  • Formulate a LaaS enterprise automation roadmap that will provide an iterative strategic plan to implement and mature an automation framework
  • Work with the LaaS customers to understand their infrastructure automation solution requirements
  • Reducing costs and improving service quality using in-depth knowledge of the relationship between applications and infrastructures
  • Lead technology innovation within the LaaS environment by researching, identifying and testing out leading edge automation technologies
  • Render consulting and technical support services on project implementation to the LaaS customers to deliver automated infrastructure changes and automated technology configurations:
    • Identify and develop automated solutions for provisioning of lab resources.
    • Identify and provide opportunities for refinement and automation of defined work flow processes.
  • Promoting continuous and seamless integration of technology automation into the Laas Service Catalogue
  • Participate in and support process improvement initiatives.
  • Share / leverage successful products, processes and best practices across the technology organization.



Years and Type of Experience:

  • 5+ years functional experience working as an Automation Engineer
  • Experience in architecting automation framework
  • Strong project management skills in infrastructure and solution implementations.
  • Familiarity with testing techniques and methodologies. Understanding a myriad of approaches to testing: white box (logical), black box (requirements driven, load testing, regression testing)

Technical Abilities and Skills Requirements:

  • Experience programming in a number of high level programming languages including, including Ada, Algol, Basic, Cobol, C, C++, FORTRAN, Lisp, Pascal, and Prolog.
  • Experience with scripting languages Perl, Python, Powershell, Scala and Java
  • Proficiency in Configuration Management & automation tools such as - Powershell, Perl, Ruby, Chef, Puppet, Ansible or similar.
  • Current hands-on experience in automating infrastructure technology components ranging across the IT spectrum including facilities, network, storage, compute, security and end user technologies.
  • Technical proficiency and understanding of core lab services including:
  • Network services - Design and provision core network services such as DNS, DCHP, Active Directory, load balancing and WAN simulation.
  • Security Services - Design and provision secure solutions related to firewalls, jump hosts, encryption at rest and identity/access management solutions.
  • Virtualization Technologies - Ability to install, configure/manage and provision virtual resources from one or more virtualization technologies (VMWare, Hyper-V, KVM) with a preference for VMWare.
  • Understanding of Cloud Computing concepts and technologies such as OpenStack, AWS, Azure, SoftLayer and when Cloud Computing should be leveraged vs. other infrastructure technologies
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Proven time management skills (organization, prioritization, collaboration).
  • Understanding how to work in an environment of fluctuating/dynamic workloads while remaining committed to delivery deadlines
  • Ability to absorb new technologies and capabilities
  • Strong problem solving and analytical capabilities
  • Experience participating in geographically distributed and culturally diverse work-groups

Education Level/Degree:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Relevant technology automation certifications from ISA or similar organization are a plus



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