Full Job Description
Join the thousands of innovators, advocates and forces who are making an impact every day at one of the biggest footwear brands in the world. Whether you love to connect with consumers on the retail floor or want to drive our award-winning powerhouse in new directions, the SKECHERS team is the place to be. Learn more about our brand at skx.com.
The Senior Automation Engineer is responsible for technical architecture, planning, implementation, performance monitoring, tuning, and maintenance of Skechers’ Linux and Windows based infrastructure components. Serves as subject matter expert in the area of systems administration/engineering with a focus on automation. Evaluates, and analyses project requirements to determine feasibility, develops specifications, and action plans to implement new products to accommodate business needs.
Essential Job Responsibilities-
Maintenance/troubleshooting/architecture of UNIX (Linux) systems inclusive of connectivity to Skechers Active Directory infrastructure in a heterogeneous environment
Define and execute automation methodologies that will define the future state of the Skechers IT Infrastructure
Manage/maintain Skechers Linux, Windows & DNS infrastructure worldwide, including in remote offices
Document all work thoroughly and completely in trouble tickets, maintenance notifications, outage resolutions, service/network diagrams, runbooks, etc.
Hardware/Software troubleshooting of server infrastructure
Coordinate work with other engineers, DBAs, admins, etc. to accomplish tasks and mutual goals
Mentoring/knowledge transfer with Engineering and Service Desk staff to facilitate cross training and mutual skill development
Provide troubleshooting/problem resolution assistance to Engineering and Service Desk staff on issues requiring escalation
Take lead on escalated issues and coordinates involvement of all necessary parties including other business units, service desk staff, outside vendors, or third-party partners.
Assist other business units in evaluating proposed software or hardware solutions
On-call for scheduled and emergency after-hours support/maintenance
Deployment of infrastructure in remote offices, either onsite or remotely as circumstances require
Other duties as assigned
None, but successful candidate should be able to take lead on designated team projects
Must be able to lift, and rack servers weighing ~50 lbs.
Ability to multi-task and self-prioritize important tasks
Employs excellent verbal and written communication skills in engaging with coworkers, and other business units
Working understanding of IT automation languages such as Ansible and PowerShell
Experience with automation code repositories, code management and review
Assist with development, implementation, and ensure compliance with security standards in Windows environment, including Anti-virus, security patches, GPO administration, malware detection/response, etc.
Assist in developing/implementing Information Security policies, specifically in regard to the Windows environment
Self-motivated, and able to manage time efficiently with minimal supervision
Strong troubleshooting/critical thinking skills
Ability to participate in a rotating on call schedule
Education and Experience-
Systems management concepts, procedures, best practices, and application suites
VMware, or other virtualization platforms
5 or more years’ experience in the IT field
Ability to create administrative scripts using with complete documentation.
Extensive background with subsystems such as SSH, SFTP, Apache/PHP, DNS, Kerberos, DHCP, RPC, etc.
Systems management of all Unix/Linux systems in the Enterprise, including maintaining inventory, maintenance schedules, monitoring backups, OS upgrades, patches, firmware, drivers, etc.
Day to day infrastructure maintenance, including health checks, diagnosis, root cause analysis, and remediation of critical, and non-critical events
Assist in development of Disaster Recovery/Data Availability policies, procedures and practices
Monitor systems infrastructure, and respond to service interruptions, performance degradations, or other adverse events
Good fundamental network skills, including a working understanding of TCP/IP
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times. The employee is regularly required to lift a 35 - 40lb dress form for garment evaluations.