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Platform Automation Engineer



Requisition ID: 266771
Work Area: Information Technology
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



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Purpose and Objective:

The Native VMware Services (NVS) group seeks a DevOps Engineer (Developer) to work as part of the core business unit, Cloud Operations, with an experienced operations team in bringing the "Native VMware Services" to the next level.

The Role:

Act as a key member of the Cloud Operations team working with multiple application/LoB teams to help transform NVS’s cutting edge, collaborative platform operation to 99.999% availability.  Work with and extend the Hybrid Cloud infrastructure.  Have a deep understanding of VMware technology and several years of experience with the vRealize Automation components used in multi-tenant environments.  Experience in integrations with vRealize Automation and external tools like ServiceNow a plus.  Provide robust system ecosystem experience, including HA and DR experience to drive the most resilient and robust SAP systems.  Responsible for system configuration, directing system installation, code management, documentation, and enforcing system standards.

Expectations and Tasks:


  • Maximize system performance by instrumenting and monitoring performance
  • Troubleshoot and analyze system related problems and outages
  • Scheduling and testing upgrades to core platform hardware and services
  • Collaborating with system architects to optimize performance and reliability
  • Secure compute systems through the enforcement of policies and roles
  • Reporting system operational status by gathering and prioritizing information
  • Implement testing and validation procedures with automation focus
  • Experience with automation products: Ansible, Jenkins, Terraform, Chef, Puppet
  • Experience with programming languages: python, go, java, node, bash, etc.
  • Experience using code management systems: Git, Bitbucket, Subversion, etc.
  • Experience with Kubernetes and container services used in cloud-hosted environments
  • Experience with VMware vRealize Automation suite (vRA/vRO) in multi-tenant structure
  • VMware technology for service provider platform design and integration
  • Using VMware Cloud Foundation version 4.0 with native Kubernetes support
  • Design experience needed for virtualization, load balancing, security, and operations
  • Experience in the design of architectural best practices relevant to the core platform
  • Update job knowledge through participating in educational opportunities
  • Reading industry publications and participating in professional organizations

Education and Qualifications/Skills and Competencies:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Networking and Security or a related field of study and 5 years of experience required. 

Work Experience:

  • Experience must involve 5 years of development (DevOps) experience and 2 years in testing/benchmarking (Havoc, Gremlin, LoadRunner, TestRail, Ixia, VDBench)
  • Designing and maintaining of Critical System and security infrastructure; Datacenter System and security events monitoring, troubleshooting
  • Public cloud system design, implementation, and support; VMware vRealize Automation and Orchestration experience desired.



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Platform Automation Engineer

Facility:  266771
Posted Date:  Jun 8, 2021
Work Area:  Information Technology
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Palo Alto, CA, US, 94304

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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