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Title:  Automation engineer

Location: 

Zilina, SK, 010 01

About Descartes: 

Descartes Unites the People and Technology that Move the World
The need for efficient, secure, and agile supply chains and logistics operations has become ever more critical and complex.  By combining innovative technology, powerful trade intelligence and the reach of our network, Descartes helps get goods, information, transportation assets, and people where they’re needed, when they’re needed. 


We’re one of the most broadly deployed logistics and supply chain technology companies in the world. More than 22,000 customers around the globe use our cloud-based solutions to transform the way they move inventory and information to enhance productivity, better serve customers, thrive competitively, keep pace with evolving regulations, and respond to rapidly changing market conditions. Descartes is publicly traded (Nasdaq:DSGX, TSX:DSG) with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and offices and partners around the world. With record financial performance for more than 16 years, we lead the industry in innovation investment. Every day, logistics service providers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other logistics-intensive businesses of all sizes rely on our scale, stability, and comprehensive solution footprint to move what’s most important to them. Learn more at www.descartes.com. 
 
We’re growing fast and invite you to join our amazing team. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Automation Engineering is a strategic function that is being added to the Descartes IT group. The IT group provide infrastructure services, and support technical operations, to ensure delivery of stable, secure and performant products to our customers.  The Automation Engineering role is a transformative role within the IT department, working to apply automated solutions to infrastructure and operational challenges. As an Automation Engineer you will leverage various tools such as, PowerCLI, Ansible, Tower (AWX), SCCM, and powershell scripts to offer successful automation strategies and solutions for IT Operations globally within the Windows server realm.

 

Your role

•        You will be using Ansible playbooks, PowerCLI, PowerShell or python scripts, identify, groom, and create automation solutions within Technology Operations, such as Infrastructure as code (IaC) deployments, continuous enforcements, monitoring and infrastructure operations by working with various teams.

•        You will fulfil existing automation requests by using an Devops backlog.

•        You will document new and existing automation solutions.

•        You will contribute on Administration and maintenance of automation platforms such as Ansible Tower, SCCM.

 

 About you

•        You have 5+ years of hands-on experience in automation and/or coding and Windows server administration.

•        You have proficiency in: PowerCLI, Graph API and Azure CLI,  vSphere API, Ansible playbooks, PowerShell and Python.

•        You have experience in work management tools (Devops) and Documentation/Wikis (Sharepoint).

•        You have excellent communication skills; ability to collaborate with team members to find optimal automation solutions.

•        You have ability to engineer and propose new automation solutions.

•        You have a degree in Computer Science or a related field, with 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience. Microsoft certifications are considered a plus

 

You have experience in any of the following, or similar, is a plus:

•        Develop custom Ansible modules

•        VMware vSAN

•        Experience using APIs

•        Experience with SCCM orchestration

•        Foundation knowledge of cloud computing platforms (AWS, Azure)

•        You are self-motivated, innovative, and analytical with strong attention to detail and the ability to think laterally for problem solving.

 

LANGUAGES

•        Excellent knowledge of English (speaking, reading, and writing)

 

LOCATION

•        Homework due to the COVID-19 pandemic

•        Descartes office in Zilina, Slovakia.

 

Join Us 
As we scale, we’re looking for new doers, collaborators and innovators to join Descartes in uniting the people and technology that move the world as the Global Leader in Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. We’re entrepreneurial, hardworking, geeky-in-a-good way problem solvers. Guided by our values, we nurture a TEAM focused culture that invests in people and creates opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum of career paths. We prioritize work-life balance and foster an environment with the space to take ownership, to be heard, and to carve a path for your individual accomplishments to help drive our success. At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory. 

 

Descartes also has a deep sense of environmental responsibility. Learn more about how we helped our customers save over 552,000 metric tons of CO2 in 2020 by reducing fuel and paper consumption: https://www.descartes.com/who-we-are/social-responsibility-sustainability/environmental-impact.  Join a team that’s committed to working with customers to conserve resources and enhance sustainability. 

At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory. If you feel you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, and Descartes sounds like the team and the mission you want to be part of, apply now. We can't promise it will be a fit, but we do promise to consider your experience. 

 

Due to COVID-19, we've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video (Microsoft TEAMS) and are on-boarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we're all in this together. 


We are an Equal Employment employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please review our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics at Descartes.com.  


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