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Lead Linux Automation engineer

Waregem START DATE: 2022-04-01 DEADLINE: 2022-05-31
For our managed serviced customer , we are urgently looking for a lead linux automation engineer.

start: asap
first PO : 6 months, contract for longterm
budget : 700€/day

Our customer is working with a self-steering Linux Automation team to optimize their Linux environment. 
The main goal of this team is to stabilize, standardize and ultimately automate the deployment activities as much as possible. 
The lead Linux Automation engineer is responsible to technically guide the team in optimizing the Linux environment, using agile practices and has comparable skills as typically referred to as a DevOps engineer. 
DevOps engineers often manage IT infrastructure, provision resources, oversee software testing, and monitor performance after release. 
These workers help simplify code updates, enabling companies to continuously tweak and improve processes in the organization for maximum efficiency.

Key areas
•    Lead profile onsite at our customer in Waregem
•    Coordinate and lead the offshore team in Kazan (3 full time)
•    Has the necessary leadership skills to convince a customer 
•    Will be the single point of contact to translate customer needs to delivery team offshore
•    Long term mission
•    Develop new infrastructure products in Terraform (future), according to design and security specifications defined by the Product Owners
•    Design and write test cases 
•    Coach team members and internal teams on how to use DevOps/Agile methodology 
•    Enable other IT departments for successful cloud adoption by providing hands-on technical guidance and Infrastructure as Code knowledge
•    Provides advice on the technology services ensuring continuity, performance and lifecycle in the broadest sense, including alignment with the service delivery organization to operate the service
•    Work closely with the Cloud Center of Excellence Solution Architecture team
    Competencies
•    Strong platform knowledge of the different services available (private cloud, public cloud)
•    Strong knowledge of Linux
•    Strong knowledge of ansible
•    Strong knowledge on Kubernetes
•    Strong knowledge in Terraform (nice to have)
•    Strong scripting knowledge (Python, bash, Groovy, etc.)
•    DevOps technologies (Git, Jenkins, ArgoCD, etc.)
•    Knowledge on ‘middleware’ like ELK, Prometheus
•    Strong understanding of Scrum as a development team member
•    Excellent team player with the ability to coach team members on technical matters (also off shore)
•    Experience in the fields of automation, scripting languages 
•    Business fluent verbal and written communication skills in Dutch and English