Automation Engineer

World Wide Technology
GBP 40,000 - 60,000
Job description

World Wide Technology (WWT)

World Wide Technology (WWT) is a global technology integrator and supply chain solutions provider. WWT employs more than 7000 people worldwide and operates in more than 2 million square feet of state-of-the-art warehousing, distribution, and integration space strategically located throughout the world. WWT is ranked on Glassdoor Best Places to Work for 12 years in a row and featured on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 8 years in a row.

This is a Contract Role

Contract Duration: 6 months extendable

Location: UK, (100% Remote) Inside IR 35

The Role

As an Automation Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing our IT infrastructure by designing, creating, and maintaining bespoke Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines tailored to specific project needs. You will be responsible for the integration of CI/CD pipelines with solutions developed by other teams, scripting, and the creation of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) manifests using tools like Terraform. Your expertise in Jenkins, JIRA, GitHub, Python, and other relevant technologies will be essential. You should have a solid background in building CI/CD pipelines and a comprehensive understanding of DevOps practices. The ideal candidate should not only have technical proficiency in data structures, automation technologies, API interactions, and cloud services but also exhibit a strong drive to research, investigate, and collaborate effectively within the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  1. CI/CD Pipeline Development: Create and implement new, customized CI/CD pipelines tailored for specific project use cases, ensuring efficient, automated workflows
  2. Pipeline Maintenance: Regularly update and maintain existing CI/CD pipelines to ensure they are efficient, secure, and up-to-date with the latest technology standards
  3. Integration of Solutions: Work collaboratively with other teams to integrate their solutions and tools into the CI/CD pipelines effectively, enhancing overall workflow and productivity
  4. IaC Manifests Creation: Develop and maintain Infrastructure as Code (IaC) manifests, predominantly using Terraform, to manage and provision IT infrastructure in a consistent and repeatable manner
  5. Experience with API development and integrations with platforms such as Kong API Gateway (ideal), Apigee, AWS API GW, Azure API GW, etc
  6. Tool Proficiency: Utilize and demonstrate expertise in tools such as Jenkins, JIRA, GitHub, and Python, effectively integrating them into the CI/CD processes
  7. Script Writing: Write and maintain scripts to automate various aspects of the infrastructure and deployment processes, improving efficiency and reducing the potential for human error
  8. Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including software development, operations, and quality assurance, to ensure seamless integration and implementation of DevOps practices
  9. Proactive Research and Collaboration: Eager to research and utilize company resources like Confluence, find relevant contacts, and reach out to other teams for unknowns. Prepared to independently investigate and resolve challenges
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