Lead Cloud Automation Engineer



Sandton, South Africa
Full Time
2y ago

Company Description

Experian’s a leading Analytics Enterprise


We’re passionate about unlocking the power of data in order to transform lives and create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. For more than 125 years, we’ve helped businesses grow, consumers and small businesses gain access to financial services, and economies and communities flourish – and we’re not done


Our 17k amazing employees in 40+ countries believe the possibilities for you, and the world, are growing. We’re investing in the future, through new technologies, talented people and innovation so we can help create a better tomorrow


To do this we employ the greatest and brightest minds that share our purpose and want to make a difference. We’re avid problem solvers. We embrace our diversity yet share similar values and growth mindsets


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Job Description

The Lead Cloud Automation Engineer would play a key role in project delivery with hands on experience in managing enterprise cloud platform. The engineer will work closely to design and build automated operational processes focusing on scalable cloud deployments with paradigm of infrastructure as a code. The role will be a critical member of a global enterprise cloud services engineering team working to build and support multi-cloud automated platform (IaaS). The candidate will bring a strong background in automated software engineering in cloud operations with strong emphasis on scripting, automated software engineering practices and supporting an enterprise level cloud platform.


•    Grade 12
•    VMware – VCP 
•    Microsoft Azure – Azure Administrator – Associate 
•    AWS/Azure Certified Solutions Architect – Associate 
•    AWS/Azure Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional 
•    AWS/Azure Certified Solutions Architect – Professional 
•    5+ years of relevant experience in VMware, Unix(Linux) Microsoft operating systems, server hardware, developing and operating robust highly scalable cloud infrastructure services.
•    Proven experience in cloud infrastructure project with hands on migration expertise on public clouds such as AWS and Azure 
•    Experience with server hardware e.g. Dell
•    Experience to setup and maintain Unix/Linux/Microsoft Systems in a virtualized/cloud environment (e.g. AWS/Azure)
•    Experience with performance and service availability monitoring.

Additional Information

What you’ll need to bring to the party
•    Master in writing Cloud Formation Templates (CFT) or Azure RM Templates to build cloud services as code (IaC) 
•    Proficient in automation/configuration management using Ansible, Terraform or equivalent 
•    Expertise in scripting using: Power Shell / JSON 
•    Strong scripting experience with the AWS/Azure SDK or CLI 
•    Strong background in Linux/Unix and/or Windows administration 
•    Understand Authentication & Authorization Services, Identity & Access Management 
•    Understanding of AWS/Azure Cloud Networking and core Internet Protocols such as TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, and routing in distributed networks 
•    Experience in cloud infrastructure project with hands on migration expertise on public clouds such as AWS and Azure 
•    Working knowledge of SQL, NoSQL and Managed DBs such as SQL, MySQL and AWS RDS 
•    Knowledge of Cybersecurity organization practices, operations, risk management processes, principles, architectural requirements, engineering and threats and vulnerabilities, including incident response methodologies 
•    Knowledge about AIPs designing RESTful services and integrated with other providers 
•    Ability to use wide variety of open source technologies 

What you’ll be doing 
•    Standardize, automate the provisioning, and support aspects as reusable cloud services and interfaces 
•    Develop infrastructure as code on AWS / Azure / GCP using best practices and implementations for non-production and production environments 
•    Implement automated configuration and deployment process towards improving functionality, availability, and manageability of our enterprise cloud offerings 
•    Lead technical operations on key initiatives or projects from requirements to design to implementation 
•    Ensure the availability, performance, reliability, and reporting of global cloud data centers and enterprise networks 
•    Improve productivity in delivery orchestration, proactive monitoring, self-healing automation and operations validations 
•    Solve problems related to these mission critical services and build automation to proactively detect and prevent their re-occurrences 
•    Support technology automation Compute, Storage, Backups and Operating system in the public cloud as well as on-premises 
•    Collaborate via open communication reaching across functional borders to analyze, tune, and configure automated platform infrastructure and systems 

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