CHEF Automation Engineer / Middleware

Software Resources, Inc. - Lake Buena Vista, FL (30+ days ago)4.3

Software Resources has an immediate job opportunity for a CHEF Automation Engineer / Middleware in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

12+ month contract

The CHEF Automation Engineer will be focused on implementing and maintaining enterprise configuration management solutions. This individual works as part of a team responsible for planning, implementation, and end-to-end technical support of web-based applications into a complex data center and network environment, including design, configuration, tuning and support of the Operating System, Load Balancers, and Middleware stacks that are underpinnings of critical business applications.

Work Schedule
Provide rotational 24x7x365 on-call

Basic Qualifications
" 7-10+ years experience supporting and/or deploying web-based products or services.

" Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills and the ability to work effectively across a wide range of constituencies in a diverse corporate and client environment.

" Understand basic application design and dependencies for the applications the team supports.

" Able to create concise and accurate documentation for Level 1 and 2 staff for the resolution of simple to moderate incidents/issues.

" Comfortable presenting issues to management as well as peers, both written and verbally in a concise fashion.

" Able to create system and production documentation, adhering to organization standards.

" Expertise with configuration management tools such as Chef or Puppet.

" Proficiency in systems management and application deployment automation through authoring and maintenance of Python, Perl, Ruby, and shell scripting

" Experience with build and automation tools such as Rundeck and Jenkins.

" Experience with deployment orchestration tools

" Recognized as a subject matter expert on at least one OS and proficient in multiple operating systems, including OS performance monitoring, setup, configuration, tuning, and troubleshooting.

" Strong experience in at least one web server and application server technology, including setup, configuration, performance monitoring, tuning, clustering, and debugging (e.g. JConsole).

" Expert on HTTP, TCP/IP, SNMP and DNS.

" Strong knowledge of Middleware Application Servers (WebSphere Application Server, Tomcat and Node.js preferred)

" Experience with messaging tools such as WebSphere MQ or Sonic MQ.

" Working experience on one or more load balancer platforms including setting up pools, VIPs, layer 7 routing, debugging (F5 LTM preferred).

" Design, test, implement basic automation workflows for deployments and operational activities

" Able to use scripts and tools built by others, including the ability to troubleshoot or debug issues with these tools.

" Able to interpret error messages from scripts, tools and applications to identify root cause.

" Ability to author and update moderately complex scripts to automate repeatable production tasks (using scripting languages like bash, ksh, perl, powershell) and have advanced skills in at least one or more programming languages (e.g. Python, Ruby, Java, C#).

" Experience with cloud deployment and with container technologies

" Demonstrates exceptional troubleshooting methodology, including the ability to author and instruct new methodologies to the Systems Engineering team.

" Demonstrate ability to independently triage complex incidents.

" Independently resolve moderately to highly complex system and application incidents.

" Able to identify and propose system and application fixes for performance bottlenecks.

" Able to evaluate new application requirements for capacity and run-time best practices.

" Able to evaluate new system and/or infrastructure solutions for technical feasibility against known requirements and standards.

Required Education
" Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equiv exp

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Company Overview

Software Resources specializes in IT talent recruitment services and workforce staffing solutions. Founded in 1992 as an IT staffing services firm, we are a privately held women-owned business enterprise (WBE), celebrating our 25th year in business. We are headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, just outside of Orlando. With branches and sales professionals throughout the U.S., Software Resources is the staffing agency of choice for clients and consultants.

We specialize in IT. It's what we do and what we know, every day. We provide contract, contract to hire and direct hire placement IT staffing solutions for Energy, Entertainment/Gaming/New Media, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Professional Services, and Security.